Made in Ghana: Fashion Designer Launches Ethically-Made Luxury Accessories

A A K S produces raffia bags handmade by a women’s cooperative in Bolgatanga, northern Ghana. The brand produces luxurious handmade accessories using ethical processes and age-old craft traditions, are not often seen beyond the borders ofGhana. However Ghanaian Fashion designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi wants the world to see how luxury and quality can grow from traditional…

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A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

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Shop Made in Africa

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The Art of Hair as Adornment

In the African cultural life, a woman’s hairstyle has often had varying social implications – both socially and individually. Traditionally, in many African cultures, hair was usually dressed according to local culture complying with aesthetical standards. Beyond adornment and the aesthetics of identity, in cultural aspects, hair has had a sacred element perceived as a…

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Hub of Africa Fashion Week: the Editorial Edition

In 2010, Hub of Africa Fashion Week, the first of its kind in Ethiopia, in a fashion-thrilled style was introduced to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The pioneers of the fashion week, Linda Murithi & Mahlet Teklemariam have not looked back, since. Murithi and Teklemariam founded Hub of Africa Fashion Week recognizing the need in East Africa,…

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Made in Africa Week (In Pictures)

In a weeklong collaborative program in New York City, Made in Africa celebrated and promoted all that’s new & upcoming in African culinary arts, music, entertainment, and designer fashion. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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