Fashion Changers Conference
The vision of the Fashion Changers Conference is to positively transform the fashion industry. The mission is to provide a platform where industry participants can access and share concrete recommendations and expert knowledge.
The Fashion Changers Conference 2021 will take place in cooperation with Fashion Africa Now and Future Fashion.
Topic: Trade with Africa - Deconstructing Colonial Trade Relations.
Moderation: Beatrace Angut Lorika Oola
Panelist: Asmaa Sbou, Skander Negasi, Chebet Mutai.
A change of image for Africa! The contemporary Fashion scene is showing the continent in a different way. Creatives enjoy an international presence thanks to the digital transformation. A booming young, dynamic creative and business oriented scene is increasing and wants a seat on the table. The interest of African designers, brands and producers are in exporting into Europe. In order to practice sustainability honestly in the fashion industry, it is essential to talk about colonialism. It is time to break the one-sided and exploitative trade relationship between Africa and Europe.
But in line with the spirit of the times, the fashion industry must also authentically address the issue of sustainability. In this context, narratives around colonialism are essential, alongside topics such as environmental friendliness and fair production. It is time to break the one-sided and exploitative trade relations between Africa and Europe and to sustainably use and promote the potential of African and diasporic creatives. "Made in Africa" and its qualities became a trend within the last years and the interest in brands that are of African origin is growing.
26. Okt. 2021
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