People to share ideas with and gain inspiration from.
About me / About business or organisation:
I have strong passion for ethical clothing and a deep rooted love for all things different. This inspired me to create NearFar, an ethical brand working with local tailors in Sierra Leone producing a beautiful unique collection in African prints.
Career history / Company history:
I graduated from Goldsmiths University in 2007. I created NearFar in January 2009.
I saw you're looking for a shop for your collection. Try contacting Alex Smith who is also in the Africa group. Alex is a buying manager and might have some useful suggestions. There's also a shop in Glastonbury called African Artisans (i've invited them to join the group and the network) and they have a website www.african-artisans.co.uk . At the moment I believe they don't sell clothes but it could be an option for you both. I hope that helps!
Welcome to the Africa group :) I hope you find it useful. I am the group administrator and will send you an useful relevant information that I find. I will also inform you of upcoming events. Please feel free to invite others to join the group.
Hi Stephanie, I hope you're the person Ive been looking for. I own a series of African designs each based on the colours in national flags. Only 14 of the 22 are shown on my website but Ive added the image of the Sierra Leone tartan to the pics on my profile.
I am operating a business something like your own but from the UK end. To reach stage 3 I require to have cotton goods made in Africa. Can you help?