The African Fashion Foundation (AFF) is set to;embark on the first-ever Creative Industry Retreat in Africa.
The three-day event is scheduled for;Wednesday, 19th May to Sunday, 23rd May 2021.
The program is aimed at “igniting and facilitating critical;and valuable discussions around the industry ecosystem”.
The event will provide a unique platform for industry players and stakeholders;to convene, collaborate and build solid partnerships;needed to scale the fashion ecosystem in Africa. Meanwhile,. Also,. Also,.
That notwithstanding, Ghana is set to be the convening;point for this trailblazing three-day event. It will focus on the theme ‘Building a Sustainable;Value Chain for Africa’s Creative Industry’. Also,. Also,. More so,
The discussions will focus on the need;to forge real links in Africa’s creative;industry, the strategic role of Development Finance Institutions within;the sector, and the need to drive the sustainability agenda. Also,. Also,. More so,. Like wise,.
According to a statement by the foundation, this;groundbreaking event “seeks to;foster industry collaboration and position the creative;economy to become sustainable and resilient”. Meanwhile,. Also,. More so,
The event will see creative industry players and professionals;from all around Africa attending the event. It will host top industry players like;Claudia Lumor (Glitz Africa), Adama Ndiaye (Adama Paris), Nisha Kanabar (Industrie Africa),;Roberta Annan (Founder of African Fashion Foundation), Adeline Akufo-Addo Kufuor;(The Lotte Accra), Viola Labi (Founder of Woven Worldwide), Jennifer Ronne;(Victoria Grace Fashion), Fashion;Icon and Broadcaster, KOD, P. Y. Addo-Boateng amongst others.
AFF’s project to promote fashion sustainabilty. Also,. Also,
The Retreat also seeks to reiterate AFF’s commitment towards sustainability;as well as showcase its sustainability project, ‘Recycle, Re-work, Re-use’, a fashion;project which was launched in March. It was done in collaboration;with five young African;fashion brands to address the issue of fashion;waste and sustainable product life cycles. The five brands were engaged in developing;the collection using clothing and;products from local second-hand clothing;markets in their various countries.
It can be recalled that the sustainable fashion project was embarked to encourage;the rethink of circular economy as well as collaboration;amongst other African fashion bodies. The project was also aimed at redefining growth;and focusing on positive society-wide benefits in Africa.
“With over 70% of the world’s;waste being dumped on the shores of Africa, the issue of fashion waste and Africa is one that needs;addressing and re-thinking”.
It is worth noting that, African Fashion Foundation is a non-governmental;organization that empowers fashion designers and;creative professionals from;Africa and its diaspora to succeed in the global fashion industry. Also,. Also,. Meanwhile,. Also,.
The organization also provides professional;and educational developmental;opportunities in partnership with established players in the;fashion industry to support;the; success and progression of the African creative economy. Also,. Also,. Meanwhile,.
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