suppliers of recycled textiles and factories in Africa, opportunities and projects in Africa within the textile/ fashion industry
About me / About business or organisation:
Over ten years “hands-on” experience in the fashion industry, beginning with mastering my design credentials for leading fashion brands such as H&M and TOPSHOP, to applying my industry knowledge and design skill-set by establishing my own fashion label, Sweden’s avant garde NAKKNA, in 2003.
My passion remains fervently focused in the fashion industry. After running my own company in Stockholm for six years I would like to redirect my design and business operations towards sustainable design and production in Africa- where I was born and raised.
Career history / Company history:
Concept Designer, H&M 2010-Present
Freelance Concept Designer for New Developments, a department focusing on innovative products, collaborations and sustainable design. (Apr.’10-Present)
Designer, BJÖRN BORG CLOTHING AB 2009- 2010
Freelance Concept Designer for women/menswear swimwear collection SS2011 (Dec.’09-Mar.’10)
Print designer underwear (Aug.’09-Dec.’09)
Founder, co-owner and Designer, NAKKNA AB 2003-Present
Founder, co-owner, and designer of NAKKNA design label (www.nakkna.com)
Head of production in China, Portugal, Estonia (2005-2007)
Head of sales and marketing (2007-2009)
Design of womenswear and unisex collections with focus on jersey, print design and leather (Aug. ‘03- Nov.’09)
Lecturer, Beckmans School of Design 2007-2008
Part time teaching in fashion design and portfolio aid (Jan. ‘07-May. ‘08)
Designer, GANT 2005-2007
Freelance graphic design and product design womenswear (Mar. ‘05-Dec. ‘07)
Designer, H&M 2001-2004
Freelance product designer womenswear Trend department (2003-2005)
Print designer womenswear Hennes (2002-2003)
Design assistant womenswear Trend department (Oct. ‘01-‘02)
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in regards to my project AfricaFashionGuide i think we could make a great connection as you have a focus on Africa too.
I look forward to hearing from you
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