Ethical Fashion Initiative African Fashion Designer programme © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative

duaba serwa, Lisa Folawiyo, Mina Evans and Stella Jean showed their Spring-Summer 2015 collections at Altaroma in July 2014. The event marked the fourth year the Ethical Fashion Initiative partnered with Altaroma, bringing ethical and African fashion to the city of Rome. Italo-Haitian designer Stella Jean brought the responsible fashion message to the runway with fabric made by African artisans in Burkina Faso and Mali and jewellery made by Haitian artisans. The three West African designers, duaba serwa, Lisa Folawiyo and Mina Evans were selected by the Ethical Fashion Initiative as part of the African Designer Programme.