Fashion Africa ...
is a visual overview of contemporary African fashion compiled with an ethical perspective. This guide is the first of its kind to bring together designers, design companies, ethical manufacturers and more, that are linked through a connection and commitment to Africa. Covering the entire continent, the book highlights designers who have specifically sourced Africa for their designs, whether that be materials (sustainable cottons and silks) or techniques (traditional weaving or batik), or simply for the vast opportunities for designers to grow and utilize the great natural resources of the region.
In the book, the author works tirelessly to promote Africa as a place not just for sourcing materials, but with the potential to be a vital epicenter of trade within the global marketplace. Fashion Africa is a comprehensive guide to the designers, materials, and sustainable practices available on continental Africa and provides an excellent resource in conjunction for the very vibrant growing industry already in existence.
As described by Eco Fashion expert and writer Sass Brown…“The publication of Fashion Africas in 2011 helped popularise the new wave of African Design”
This is Jacqueline Shaw’s first publication.