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Calling all fashion brands from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Kenya, Mali and Uganda! From footwear and accessories to jewellery and ready-to-wear, we’re on the lookout for emerging labels that will define African fashion worldwide and join us in our mission to a more sustainable future in fashion.

Application call closed. Click here for more info. 

The Ethical Fashion Initiative creates and strengthens social enterprises in emerging economies to connect discerning international brands in fashion, interiors and fine foods with talented local designers, artisans and micro-producers.

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Celebrating International Women's Day

We think that International Women’s day is the ideal moment to highlight the work of Zarif, our Afghan partners. Zarif is a women-owned and managed social enterprise in Afghanistan, whose primary mission is to revive Afghanistan’s artistic culture, providing training and job opportunities for Afghans, mostly women; using fashion as a way to connect and empower communities of weavers, tailors and embroiderers.

Film by Barmak Akram. Photo by Farzana Wahidy. 

Discover more about our work in Afghanistan here. 

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