Bambina Wise

The Eritrean delegation at the COMESA DTFA workshop held in the Seychelles last January.

Government and Trade

Key African Nations Establish Digital Free Trade Zone

Fifteen nations have launched a pilot electronic certificate of origin program to speed and simplify cross-border trade.

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Groups like PVH are turning to Ethiopia to source apparel given its low costs and logistics network.

Government and Trade

Industry’s New Sourcing Hope: Ethiopia

The East African nation has become a key sourcing location for groups like PVH and others seeking to counterbalance rising costs in China.

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A look from Thebe Magugu during South African Fashion Week Fall 2018.

Designer and Luxury

African Fashion Weeks Boost Local Design Talent

South African Design Week and Lagos Fashion and Design Week both focused on nurturing younger designers.

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Jochen Zeitz


Jochen Zeitz on His New Museum of African Art

The former ceo of Puma talks about collecting, museums — and what he has on his walls at home now.

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Stuttafords Closes Its Doors in South Africa

The retailer, known as “the Harrods of South Africa,” was hit by the country’s struggling economy as well as infighting among its owners.

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The interior of the new Okapi store in Johannesburg


Okapi Opens Flagship in Johannesburg

The label was founded by Hanneli Rupert, daughter of Richemont head Johann Rupert, in 2008.

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A look from Lufthansa First Class competition winner Sheila Madge, Designs by Sheila Madge Bakker.

Designer and Luxury

South African Fashion Weeks See Spurt of Young Designers

The two fashion weeks saw a slew of new faces.

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A look from Tokyo James at SAMW

Designer and Luxury

Jahnkoy, FMBCJ, Babatunde Standouts at South Africa Men’s Wear Week

The show week saw a new sponsor, Lexus, even as the nation’s designers continue to face challenges.

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Michael Kors has opened its first store in South Africa, in Cape Town.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Opens First Store in South Africa

The fashion company has opened a store in Cape Town with Surtee Group selling the brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories.

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Edcon South Africa


South Africa’s Edcon Aims for Turnaround in 2017

The country’s largest apparel retailer has a new owner and hopes restructuring initiatives will result in consistent profits.

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Zegna Awards for Mohair Handed Out in Johannesburg

Mohair is the natural luxury fiber that comes from the fleece of the Angora goat, and 50 percent of the world’s production of mohair comes from South Africa.

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Origin Africa

Government and Trade

Origin Africa Shows Growth in Madagascar

Now on its seventh year, the event, which takes place in a different African country every year, aims to position Africa as a viable sourcing alternative to China, Vietnam and India.

clock November 28, 2016Bambina Wise

Designer and Luxury

African Fashion Weeks Show Challenges of Continent’s Designers

Fashion weeks took place in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria.

clock November 2, 2016Bambina Wise

Rafe launches collaboration in the Philippines

Fashion Scoops

Rafe Launches Capsule Line for Bench in the Philippines

The see-now-buy-now collection includes apparel as well as accessories.

clock October 19, 2016Bambina Wise


Origin Africa Sets Design Competition

Project Upscale is open to paid-up exhibitors at this year’s Origin Africa, which will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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