City/Area Group | AFRICA


City/Area Group | AFRICA

This is a group created in order to foster community spirit and development within those interested in furthering the ethical fashion movement and who realize, and are, harnessing the potential we all know Africa indeed has!

Location: "I have no problem with whatever the next big look is. Just don't try and tell me that only one look is beautiful". Alek Wek
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Comment by DÍÈKÓ on August 11, 2011 at 23:41

Hi, i am looking for cloth manufacturers in Ghana mainly for production. Garment construction  in Africa , so please if you have any connections or network or small  businesses that are known to you please do pass on the information to me.


Comment by elinor soccorsi on June 3, 2011 at 16:41

Hi all,

I am a designer based in Europe looking for projects within the fashion/textile industry in Africa to help out with. I am planning on taking time off this autumn and would be happy to be connected to anyone who might need my experience and help. I currently work as a design consultant for H&M and other brands in Sweden with capsule collections, sustainability and collaborations. Being born and raised in Africa, I would like to get more involved in the growing textile industry, as well as contribute with my expertise.

I am also sourcing embellishments from the continent, such as metal beads, appliques and other ethnic materials for a project I am working on.

All the best,


Comment by Mallory Giardino on June 1, 2011 at 6:59

Hello all,

I am currently in Karatu, Tanzania, and looking to learn more about the sustainability of the textile industry here. Can anyone recommend any resources, companies, or initiatives that I should look into contacting?




Comment by Margaret Kadi on May 24, 2011 at 15:11

Hi Jacqueline,


This is a good thing you are doing!  I work with Artsians in Sierra Leone that make all the products I sell.  Please have a look at our website and let me know what you think.  The website is




Comment by Pam Nwelih on May 24, 2011 at 15:03
Hi Jacqueline,
Good to hear from you. Excited to see what your project brings.

Pam x
Comment by jacqueline on May 24, 2011 at 14:07

Check out my new project Africa Fashion Guide. Its a one stop shop for all those who are interested in sourcing/producing in Africa or working with African designers/craftspeople/artisans/workshops or if need to know where to source cotton in Africa then this is the place to visit!



I am launching the website along with a fashion book in August but for now you can read regular updates on the African fashion and textiles industry in the blog:


Africa Fashion Guide BLOG

follow us on twitter too!


Sign up to the blog to hear about the launch of the Africa fashion book I am working on too!

An exciting project I hope you come along for the journey.




(contact me at if you wish for your business to be featured on the soon to launch website or if you have an African fashion story to tell!)

Comment by Nicola Thornley on May 5, 2011 at 20:12
Hi all,  I'm looking for textile and clothing factories/producers in Madagascar, Ghana and Ethiopia - can anyone help?  Thanks,  Nicola.
Comment by EDWINA AMA ASSAN on March 8, 2011 at 22:12

Hi Nicola,

I produce batiks and i am based in Ghana. Any plans of getting to town.Look forward to doing business with you.



Comment by Nicola Thornley on March 8, 2011 at 19:24

Hi Prama - thanks for your comment.  I was in Tanzania last year but didn't quite make it to Arusha.  Hopefully I'll be back later in the year and would be very interested in visiting Sunflag - I know all about you already!


Sarah - thanks for the tips.  I hadn't heard of Village Artisinal so I'll look them up when I'm in Ouaga.  I think most of the textile mills are industrial/uniform fabrics for the local market but I'll investigate further.  I think hand-woven fabrics from Burkina are the way to go.  And I think that place outside of Ouaga is exactly where I'm going...!

Comment by Pam Nwelih on March 8, 2011 at 16:12
Shame you couldnt get to Ivory Coast Nicola, I got a lot of gorgeous material from there! I hope you find what you are looking for. I have been to Nigeria several times, you will definitely find it fun! Enjoy!

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