Guardian writer and Women of the world festival curator Hannah Pool will be speaking about the state of fashion in the African continent at the Fashion Africa conference scheduled to take place in April.

The event organisers say the conference aims to “act as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.”

The aim of  the ‘Fashion Africa’ Conference and Seminars is to be a catalyst in the industry to help change perceptions of the fashion and textile industry in Africa and to ask those in Africa working in garment design and textile manufacturing what THEY think and need and so aim to keep these discussions ongoing in different locations annually where international industry leaders can connect, do business and initiate change.

The 2015 Fashion Africa conference will act as a revolutionary vehicle to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of design from the African continent.

Other speakers confirmed to Sinem Bile Onabanjo (FAB magazine Editor), Arieta Mujay (African Creative Collective) and Kiran Yoliswa of Styled by Africa.

If you’re an African fashionista or are interested in African fashion, this is an event not to be missed. Found out more about how to get tickets here.



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