Afrosartorialism – The Ethical Fashion Initiative names new designers for 2020 Accelerator programme
The Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) has named the six African designers that will participate in its acceleration programme.
EFI is a programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, and a partner of EuropeAid providing artisans from the South access to the international fashion market. EFI promotes fair labour conditions and sustainable fashion. As member of The United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, it encourages use of traditional techniques in the production of garments and accessories.
The EFI Accelerator, launched in 2013, is a programme that trains emerging African designers “to become investment ready”. The mentorship focuses on expanding a brand’s supply chain, scaling up production, sourcing new products and developing a production team. Find more information here.