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Hub of Africa fashion show to rock Addis Ababa

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A fashion show themed around sustainable development will be  held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to showcase the works of young talented African designers.

According to organisers, the show scheduled for April 24 to 27 has the theme Eco-fashion with the aim to “Unite the Fashion Industry for Sustainable Development.”

It will feature young up and coming fashion designers from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, and Tanzania.

“All designers are required to create a line that emphasizes on sustainable development and eco fashion. (If possible) bring ideas on Eco Fashion. We also want designers to take part in the production of a short documentary, which will highlight the path taken to create their line,” the organisers said in a press release.

They said three awards will be given out at the show: the chance to participate in Africa Fashion Week New York; the chance to participate in Ethical Fashion Week, in Paris, and the Retailer award where a buyer from a huge department store will ask the winning designer to produce and manufacture a line in 90 days, which will then be sold in their store.

There will also be symposiums with guests and leaders from across Africa sharing knowledge and best practices!

According to the organisers, a trade show for 100 exhibitors from various fashion sectors, manufacturers, fabric suppliers, buyers and designers.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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