Social Impact Fashion | An Exclusive Interview with “Quazi Design” made in South Africa

An exclusive interview with co-founder Doron Shaltiel of Quazi Design, an Ethical Fashion label impacting social lives in Swaziland, South Africa.

By Simona Campli | Sustainability Advocate
Contributor at  ETHIKHA | Ghana Fashion & Design Week
20th February 2015

 

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What’s the story and who are the people behind Quazi Design label?

It was my itchy feet and heart for handcraft that brought me to Swaziland. And a chance to meet with local magazine owner Anthony van Rywswyck that saw Quazi Design grow out of an Everest of old magazines. I wanted to create employment and use my design background to make positive social change.

When Quazi Design adventure started and where?

It was founded in 2009 in Swaziland, Southern Africa, a country high in unemployment and with a good network of craft companies.

I looked to the local ladies to find my crafting team, and with scissors in hand and a vision in mind, we all started to cut and slice and tear and dice.

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What was the concept or urge that pushed and inspired you to start the label?

After a product development internship with a local established handcraft company I was excited about the combination of craft, design and empowerment and wanted to take this further and start my own label.

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What’s the authentic Quazi Design mark and its key aspects for success?

To change the perception of recycled goods one rolled-paper bead at a time, to use paper in an innovative way and show that waste magazines can be made into design led unique accessories. Our authentic mark is our creativity. Creativity can change the world.

How you manage to enhance positive impacts of your business and which type of sustainable aspects you follow and evaluate the most?

We are a founding member of SWIFT Swaziland fair trade business, and I am also a board member, helping to steer the organisation. We’re also advocate to pay artisans a living wage, and not a minimum government wage. All products are handmade and each artisan is employed full time with a contract, giving her job security.

All our paper is 100% waste magazines which we combine with brass craps, crushed recycled glass and locally carved jacaranda wood.

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Why you think it’s important to promote a different type of fashion and what you think can really make the difference to promote success for the sustainable fashion revolution? In other words what do you think is working and what can be changed or improved in the general panorama of ethical and sustainable fashion?

I think the general public are becoming more aware of where their clothes and accessories come from, and this is shining a spotlight on brands that do not respect people and planet. In turn, ethical fashion is growing with up to date designs, a wide variety of brands and more choice for consumers. So I think we are on the right path and ethical fashion is shedding its old hippy or out-dated look and entering into a new exciting era.

“I don’t think we should follow trends but rather create clothes and accessories that are beautifully made, with love, by well-paid artisans, and by doing this we preserve hand craft and materials.”

I hope that our products show people that recycled paper jewellery can be design led, new, exciting, different, clever and beautiful!

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—Doron Shaltiel is co-founder and director of Quazi Design, one-of-a- kind accessories label based in Swaziland.

Designers from Africa – Short-listed by Vogue Italia “Scouting For Africa” Project

Written by: Ghana Fashion & Design Week

The search for Vogue Italia “Scouting For Africa” designer talents has ended with a shortlist of 11 Designers selected from the mother continent of Africa.

The project aimed at supporting emerging talents from Africa, of African nationality finally short-listed 11 designers, amongst the selected designers are, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, accessories designer of AAKS hailing from Ghana, Orange Culture, menswear designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal from Nigeria, Moroccan designer Artsi Ifrach of ART/C, Loza Maleombho, fashion womenswear designer of Ivory Coast, and South African Katherine-Mary Pichulik, of Pichulik, who is known for her Avant-garde meet skilled craft Jewellery designs.

As one of the most renowned luxury fashion publication in the world, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozani’s continuous effort to drive sustainable fashion development in Africa has been instrumental in the mission to use fashion as a source for women empowerment through fashion-led job creation, where the focus is set on using available resources from the continent, and improving existing craftsmanship skills to develop viable products that are both aesthetically pleasing and globally desirable.

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Whilst fashion continue to expand in Africa with new ideas and new vision for business development, we are well encouraged that the future for Fashion products made in Africa will continue to grow to become a greater aspect of social and economic empowerment on the continent. Looking around Africa, this promising light is already shinning through positively despite the odds.

Indeed, nothing is without a challenge, like everything else, and anywhere else, the challenges are expected, yet through these challenges will solutions prevail for success.
The fashion industry in Africa, like her mother continent bares a resilient force that continues to push itself through the challenges to the top slowly but surely.

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New designers such as Akosua, Loza, Orange Culture and Pichulik collections are among many designer brands in Africa that perfectly depicts the possibilities that made in Africa products promises, making use of heritage African traditional skills, textile print techniques, and materials sourced from the continent to create quality and unique fashion products that stands out to be seen boldly and beautifully.

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The 11 Designers short-listed by Vogue Italia – Scouting For Africa – emerging fashion talents include the following designers and countries:

GHANA
AAKS, by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, Ghana
Monaa, by Nana and Afua Dabanka (Ghana)

SOUTH AFRICA
Pichulik, by Katherine-Mary Pichulik (South Africa)
Maxhosa by Laduma, by Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa)
Simon and Mary, by Dean Pozniak (South Africa)

NIGERIA
O’Milua, by Olajumoke Ademilua (Nigeria)
Orange Culture, by Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Nigeria)

IVORY COAST
Loza Maléombho,  by Loza Maléombho, Ivory Coast
Laurenceairline, by Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud, (Ivory Coast)

MOROCCO
ART/C by Artsi Ifrach (Morocco)

MALAWI
Mafrika by Sadia Mustafa (Malawi)

 

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Photos: Courtesy of AAKS  <>  Pichulik  <>  Loza Maleombho  <>  Orange Culture   <> Art/C

FASHION STORIES BY GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK REVEALED BY VOGUE ITALIA

FASHION STORIES BY GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK REVEALED BY VOGUE ITALIA.

Fashion Editorials are an exciting feat for great story telling through captured images. Onward to 2015 fashion week event in October, Ghana Fashion & Design Week reveals an enthusing fashion story. An editorial campaign inspired by the ‘Discovery of Knowledge in “WONDERLAND”

The story of Wonderland is captured in the expressions of three models, unleashing a silent, but powerful statement of social evolution documented through photographic images.

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Behind the lens is creative director; Adrenus Craton in collaboration with GFDW, and Co-art director and stylist, Daryl Rita Osekreh. A leading hand from Award winning hair stylist Charlotte Mensah is paired with creative make-up Artist Elaine Lynskey.
A creative force unearths a colourful story in a natural setting with subtlety and beauty.

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VIEW THE FULL STORY AND PHOTOS ON VOGUE ITALIA HERE: http://www.vogue.it/en/vogue-black/the-black-blog/2014/11/wonderland

WONDERLAND: “Discovery of Knowledge

Creative & Art Director: Adrenus Craton
Photographer: Adrenus Craton
Co-Art Director: Daryl Rita Osekreh
Head Stylist: Daryl Rita Osekreh
Celebrity Hair Stylist: Charlotte Mensah of Charlotte Mensah
Creative Makeup Artists: Elaine Lynske
Assistant Stylist: Tamar Kioumedjian
Actress/ Model: Emilyne Mondo
Models: Ebba Merrington, Sofia Elhaj @ Novelmodels Elite
Designers Wardrobe: Casely Hayford, Roberto Cavali, Just Cavali,
and Sophia Kah @ Purple PR Fashion.
Shoes: Joanna Stoker, Paul Andrew and Curiously London
Jewelry: Felicia Swartling.
Backstage & Location Assistants: Matt Vlahos, Naeela Sulman,
Lizzy Nicholson & Keo Moagi
Books: Thanks to renowned British Poet Jeremy Reed
Prep Location: Renata Jon Salon & Beauty Spa London

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Sustainable Fashion Production | Ghana

RETHINKING THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

The Spirit of Discovery presented by Sauder Business School delves into the fashion business supply chain, and fashion production insights from Ghana, with Ethical Fashion brand Osei Duro’s Maryanne Mathias.

Maryanne sources and produces own textiles in Ghana, using traditional dyeing techniques to create unique print designs for the Osei Duro brand, targeted at the international market.
Watch her story and insight into sustainable fashion production in Ghana.

Video Source: http://www.discoverwith.sauder.ubc.ca

NEW TALENT SPOT™ initiative space launches at Ghana Fashion & Design Week – introdcing Afua Biney of Radford University College.

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK LAUNCHES NEW TALENT SPOT™ INITIATIVE SPACE TO SUPPORT NEW GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURS – INTRODUCING AFUA BINEY OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.
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Accra, 14 Nov 2014 – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to introduce NEW TALENT SPOT™ Initiative space, a new addition to the platform’s activities and industry development plans in Ghana ahead of the international event in October 2015.
Under the New Talent Spot™ Initiative space, GFDW will collaborate with Universities and Higher Education Institutions dedicated to fashion, design and creative arts education in Ghana.
This collaboration will see the selection of outstanding fashion design and talented creative arts graduates work spotlighted and given creative business support and guidance through the GFDW developing platform’s inclusive activities and professional support from its industry partners.
The New Talent Spot™ Initiative space will serve as an incubator for creative development transition and business continuity for the new graduate entrepreneur to facilitate sustainable job creation post graduation.
The New Talent Spot™ Initiative space launches with the premiere collaboration between GFDW and Radford University College in Ghana (RUC), introducing to the space AFUA BINEY, new fashion design Graduate of Radford University College. Afua Biney’s graduation collection embodies her ability to translate complex creative thinking into simplified reality, exhibiting skills and quality in production that GFDW hope to find in new graduates to produce quality Made in Ghana products relevant to a wider market.
The initiative, which will focus on multi-faceted design and creative arts disciplines will identify and develop through the New Talent Spot™ space inclusive and essential areas in creativity that has direct and significant relationship to the fashion and design industry in Ghana for sustainable growth. It is hope that this new initiative will encourage fashion and creative arts students to challenge their creative abilities and perfect learned skills to be the best, think global, and embrace technology to push their creative barriers for innovation to achieve their career goals as forward thinking and successful future creative entrepreneurs in Ghana.
Africa is going through a fashion revolution with a bright future shining through, GFDW is pleased to be part of this new transition and transformation for industry growth in Ghana. The fashion industry in Ghana has great potential to create sustainable local jobs, though yet to be fully explored, and furnished with the support that it needs to reach its potential. We are pleased to initiate these new but promising steps to pave the way for progression.
With universities like RUC (Ghana) dedicated to advancement in fashion and design degrees, it is encouraged that aspiring designer entrepreneurs seek the right education and essential guidance to equip and propel them towards the future in an age of technology that is rapidly changing the world.
The Fashion and design industry is a multi-million global industry, in a new age of technology and media, countries around the world are brought even closer than before, with new opportunities for international trade reaching almost all corners of the globe, and changing how the fashion industry market operates through global interaction. Ethical Fashion and Sustainability development practices supported by GFDW are at the heart of Africa, creating jobs and sustaining lives, and Ghana is no exception. It is hope that Ghana and designer entrepreneurs will fully explore these new opportunities opening to Africa and the country for trade, to become a one stop destination for sourcing quality Made in Ghana designed products that are wearable and usable locally and globally.
Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is globally recognized for leading innovative ideas for fashion and creative business development in Ghana. It aims to continue to explore innovative ways for growth, and establish successful experiences for new graduates with this initiative, staying true to its ethos as a platform for Vision, Education and Creation.
Follow Afua Biney’s exclusive interview and view her conceptual designs on the New Talent Spot™ Digital Curation Space here or via the GFDW website:https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/new-talent-spot/
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CONTACT INFORMATION
PRESS: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
NEW TALENT SPOT

https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/new-talent-spot/

FOR GFDW 2015 EVENT PARTICIPATION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
PLEASE EMAIL TO:
SPONSORSHIPS & MARKETING: sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
CATWALK PARTICIPATION: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TRADE EXHIBITION PARTICIPATION: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
GENERAL ENQUIRIES: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
LEARN MORE – CONNECT TO GFDW GLOBAL LINKS HERE:

Website |  http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
Facebook |  http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter |  http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
Instagram | http://instagram.com/ghanafashionweek
Tumblr | http://www.ghanafashionweek.tumblr.com/
YouTube | http://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV

About New Talent Spot™
The NEW TALENT SPOT™ (NTS) Initiative space at Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is dedicated to spotlighting the work of emerging new fashion design and talented creative arts graduates with outstanding skills and innovative ideas that translates creativity in fashion and product design with relevance, and communicates forward thinking ideas through their work to a global market. The New Talent Spot™ initiative aims to create a sustainable space for fashion and creative design business continuity, an incubator for inspiration and innovation in fashion, design and creative business development.
About GFDW
Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is Ghana’s innovative leading platform for commerce, responsible for placing Ghana on the international fashion week map. To date the platform continues to attract significant following across the globe, and among the top fashion platforms for commerce in Africa. The platform is an international resource for creative design talent, and has been responsible for launching new and emerging designers to an international audience.
GFDW is designed to bridge the gap between Ghana’s creative business entrepreneurs and international exposure, and renowned for providing new opportunities for global fashion media promotion. The event promotes the work of designers through its outstanding display of fashion shows and at its trade exhibition salon that gives entrepreneurs in Ghana and across the continent and beyond the opportunity to exhibit their fashion collections, lifestyle products and relative business services alongside the catwalk shows. An educative seminar for knowledge transfer for fashion business advancement sits at the core of the platform’s activities.
GFDW ETHIKHA™ focuses on Ethical Fashion and sustainability development, through its ETHIKHA™ platform, dedicated to showcasing the work of designers and social enterprises with a social mission who are committed to supporting and improving the lives of society’s underprivileged.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) 2014 Event Postponed to the year 2015.

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#For Immediate Release.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) 2014 Event Postponed to the year 2015.

Accra, August 15, 2014Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) regrets to announce that this year event scheduled for 24 – 26 October 2014 has been postponed to the year 2015, following the Ghana Government directive and ban on all international conferences and gathering in the country issued yesterday for the next 3 months to avoid recent health risks in the West Africa Region.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this new turn beyond our control may have caused to all involved in this year’s event.

The anticipated event will return fully in its glory in 2015, bigger and better with new additions to the platform’s activities yet to be released.

We are excited about the progress of this industry in Ghana, and across the whole of Africa. And, are positive that any challenges that the country, and Africa are currently facing will make the continent even stronger and better as it continues to develop and grow through this millennium.

2015 will be a new year, and a very special year for GFDW event. As with every challenge comes growth, so will this phase lead to even better heights for the GFDW event, and all Africans affected in one way or the other during this period.

More information on event plans for GFDW 2015 will be made available on the GFDW website and across all its social media platforms. We are already excited!

We welcome interested participants, partners and sponsors who wish to take part in GFDW 2015 to reach out to us using the below contact email information or through the GFDW website.

The future is bright for Africa, we remain positive, encouraged with great excitement!

We look forward to GFDW 2015 with new surprises and interesting developments. See you at #GFDW2015! Thank you.

CONTACT:

Press & Media Enquires: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
General Enquiries:           info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Catwalk Participation:     designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Exhibition Participation: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Seminar Registration:     seminars@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Internships Enquiries:    internship@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Sponsor Partnerships:   sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.co

FIND US HERE

Website     – www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Blog – https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/

Facebook   – www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

Twitter      –  https://twitter.com/GhanaFashionWk

Instagram – www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Youtube     – https://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV

ABOUT GFDW:
Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) is an international fashion and creative business platform for commerce, envisioned to support, direct and lead both emerging and established creative business practitioners.

The event focuses on fashion and creative design entrepreneurs, including accessories and interior design practitioners in Ghana, and in the Diaspora of the mother continent, alongside international designers and businesses to showcase and exhibit their collections to a global audience for trade and marketing.

GFDW is Ghana’s most innovative fashion business week platform that continues to push the boundaries for innovation in creativity. GFDW ETHIKHA™ focuses on Ethical Fashion & Sustainability development with a dedicated platform for designers and social enterprises with a social mission committed to social fashion, supporting and improving the lives of society’s underprivileged.

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For Immediate Release: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Annouces 2014 Event Dates & Venue

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#For Immediate Release.
Friday, August 11, 2014.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week Announces 2014 Event Date & Venue.

Accra, August 11, 2014 – Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) is pleased to announce event plans set for 24 – 26 October, 2014 at the Movenpick Hotel.

Ghana’s most innovative fashion business week event will bring life to the fashion scene in Accra, throwing light on an interesting line-up of Ghanaian and International designer entrepreneurs at the platform for commerce, alongside the event’s contemporary Trade Exhibition Pop-Up salon.

The “must-attend” international event in its third edition year will once again welcome local and international audience, global press and media to witness the event that has successfully placed Ghana on the global fashion week map, positioning the country in the top 5 most sought after fashion business weeks in Africa.

The event’s structured Business and Knowledge Transfer Seminars will play a key role in bringing business education and global industry knowledge to both aspiring and established creative entrepreneurs during the fashion week.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week is at the forefront of promoting Ghana’s fashion and creative business industry on the global stage, and has been instrumental in launching the businesses of talented designers through the platform’s activities, standing as a beacon for fashion industry development that continues to instigate positive interest for global trade.

With more exciting news on its way this year, GFDW Ethical Fashion & Sustainability platform – ETHIKHA™ will shine light on the works of social fashion entrepreneurs committed to improving the lives of society’s underprivileged, using fashion as a medium to drive skills development and create sustainability in fashion and related goods production in Ghana and across the globe.

GFDW is pleased to be in continuous partnership with Luxury fashion publication and globally renowned media company Vogue Italia in support of the platform development and activities. And, Ghanaian cosmetic Make-up brand – SO Aesthetic created by Sacha Okoh.

Also in continuous partnership this year is the Africa Daily Groupe media, and its founder professor Zandile Blay – who has been instrumental to the development of the GFDW educational seminars program. As well as Accra’s own globally renowned City Guide TimeOut Accra, documenting the what, when and where in Accra to the world.

Welcoming to the platform this year in support of the fashion business week is Business Day Ghana newspaper, one of West Africa’s strongest Business newspapers, offering readers an in-depth analysis of business events such as GFDW.

On its third edition, GFDW will launch its newest curated platform in support of Ghana’s burgeoning new talents and institutions dedicated to contemporary fashion and creative skills development in Ghana. We’ll be back with more details on this exciting new development starting in Ghana.

REGISTRATION for ACCREDITATION for interested Press, Media, Retail Buyers, Photographers and Videographers is now opened, and can be attained via the GFDW website, or directly from this link here: http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule/

Event TICKETS can be attained via the GFDW website for anyone wishing to attend this year’s innovative fashion business week.

For event Participation and Partnerships opportunities at GFDW 2014, please contact GFDW using the below contact information or via the GFDW website.

REGISTER FOR 2014 BUSINESS SEMINARS HERE:

https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/seminars/

 

CONTACT US:

Press & Media Enquires: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
General Enquiries:           info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Catwalk Participation:     designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Exhibition Participation:  exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Seminar Registration:     seminars@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Internships Enquiries:      internship@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Sponsor Partnerships:    sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FIND US HERE

Website     – www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Blog – https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/
Facebook   – http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter        –  https://twitter.com/GhanaFashionWk
Instagram   – http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Youtube     – https://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV

MODELS Apply Now! – For Casting and Participation at this year GFDW.

MODELS CASTING APPLICATION 

Interested fashion models who would like to participate at Ghana Fashion & Design Week can now apply by sending the necessary information on the image below to models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com 

In order to be considered you must follow the simple instructions required for both male or female model.
Please note that by sending your images and statistics to GFDW does not automatically guarantee that you have been selected.

FEMALE MODELS – SEND BELOW INFO REQUIRED

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MALE MODELS – SEND BELOW INFO REQUIRED

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK – A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION CONTINUES TO PUT GHANA ON THE GLOBAL FASHION MAP.

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK – A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION CONTINUES TO PUT GHANA ON THE GLOBAL FASHION MAP.

Accra, 5 November 2013Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) in its second year running took the city of Ghana’s capital Accra by storm, from the 11 – 13 Oct 2013, attracting some of the world’s most powerful media and international guests from across the world, some of whom traveled to the country as far as from Japan and Mauritania to be part of the event and experience Ghana for the first time.

Ghana’s dynamic local press and media, fashion savvy guests, and industry personalities joined international press and guests to witness the event in Accra over 3 days.

The international annual event continues to push its boundaries to elevate fashion design and creativity, support creative education, skills advancement for business development and international involvement through its platforms activities.

GFDW, Ghana’s most contemporary fashion event continues take steps to put Ghana on the global fashion map bringing to light the development of the fashion business industry in Ghana, staying true to its vision. The organizers are hopeful that with the world now looking closely at the activities at GFDW and taking more interest in the event, it will open more avenues for further development, dynamic business partnerships, and encourage more investment opportunities in creative skills development, technology in creativity, as well as manufacturing in the country. The event only its second year is a developing platform with great potential, serving as a source of inspiration, promotion and development for creative businesses practitioners to evolve.

One of the platform’s key activities includes the support for Ethical fashion and sustainability, dedicated to contemporary designed products created by ethical fashion designers and creative business practitioners with a social mission, giving them the opportunity to showcase under the GFDW ETHIKHA whilst creating more awareness of the importance and possibilities of ethical fashion production in Africa.

This year GFDW Knowledge transfer and educative seminars provided the opportunity for creative practitioners, students and businesses to meet dynamic panelists to discuss relative industry issues, and gain an insight into areas of the industry that are key for development, whilst gaining business knowledge for advancement.

In partnership with the event this year are supportive brands including; ORS Hair Care, USA – formerly Organic Root Stimulator as the events official hair partner, SO Aesthetic Cosmetics, Ghana’s very own luxury make-up brand as official Make-Up partner, Villa Monticello Hotel, Accra, Ghana’s most sought after luxury boutique hotel served as the event’s official VIP evening venue partner, exclusively sponsored by luxury champagne house Moet & Chandon, Paris, not completed without the support of USA luxury gifting company Largess Affair.

The event this year also garnered the support of an interesting selection of renowned global Media partners, including; Vogue Italia – Italy, New African Woman Magazine-UK, Shadders Africa, Africa Style Daily (The Africa Daily Groupe)-USA, The Independent Newspaper, Ghana, Time Out Accra, Raine Magazine New York, Designing Africa TV – with Diana Opoti, Kenya, Haute Fashion Africa, Bella Naija, Pana TV, and Urban Buzz Ghana. Each one unique and dynamic in documenting and unveiling unfolding stories as they took place at the event. Along side this year’s Media partners, the event also attracted coverage from several media houses including; CNBC/CCTV, The Africa Channel UK, Vox Africa, The Africa Channel USA, Viasat1 TV, Ghana.

As the event moves into its third year of development, it looks to further improve the platform’s experience with dynamic partnerships in support of its development plans to create more opportunities that will drive the new creative generation forward in the age of technology.

About GFDW

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is the most contemporary fashion showcase in Ghana with a vision to push international interest with the work of designer’s collections. GFDW is an international resource for creative design talent and has been responsible for launching new and emerging designers to an international audience. Showcasing the work of numerous designers who have greatly benefited from this platform, GFDW is designed to bridge the gap between new talent and international exposure and is renowned for providing innovative platform for fashion media promotion. The event incorporates outstanding display of fashion shows and a creative exhibition salon hub that gives fashion and creative businesses in Ghana and across the globe the opportunity to exhibit their collections, products and relative creative business services alongside the catwalk shows. As well as, providing educative seminars for Knowledge transfer and skills advancement.

CONTACT INFORMATION

FOR 2014 EVENT PARTNERSHIP & SPONSORSHP OPPORTUNTIES email to: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR 2014 CATWALK PARTICIPATION email to: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR 2014 EXHIBITION PARTICIPAION email to: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
Facebook |  http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter |  http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
Instagram |

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