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AFRICAN FASHION FOUNDATION SET TO HOST FIRST- EVER CREATIVE INDUSTRY RETREAT IN AFRICA

AFRICAN FASHION FOUNDATION SET TO HOST FIRST- EVER CREATIVE INDUSTRY RETREAT IN AFRICA

The African Fashion Foundation (AFF) presents the first-ever Creative Industry Retreat in  Africa. The three-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, 19th May to Sunday, 23rd May, 2021  and aimed at igniting and facilitating critical and valuable discussions around the industry  ecosystem. 

The three-day 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. 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”. 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. 

This groundbreaking event seeks to foster industry collaboration and position the creative  economy to become sustainable and resilient. It will host top creative industry players and  professionals including Claudia Lumor – Glitz Africa, Adama Ndiaye – Adama Paris, Nisha  Kanabar – Industrie Africa, Roberta Annan – African Fashion Foundation, Adeline Akufo-Addo  Kufuor – The Lotte Accra; Viola Labi – Founder of Woven Worldwide, Jennifer Ronne – Victoria Grace Fashion; Fashion Icon & Broadcaster KOD, P. Y. Addo-Boateng – Mi Prime  Entertainment, Emmanuel Uba Okoro – Emmy Kasbit, Nuel Bans – Debonair Afrik, Rebecca  Donkor, Maame Adjei – Sweet Roots Media, Arieta Mujay Barg – Creative Strategist, Renown  Fashion Writer Ekow Barnes, Writer & Humanitarian, Rozan Ahmed and Fredericka  Brooksworth, Founder of Fashion Scholar.  

The Retreat also seeks to reiterate AFF’s commitment towards sustainability and showcase its  sustainability project, Recycle, Re-work, Re-use, a fashion sustainability project which was  launched in March in collaboration with five young African fashion brands to address the issue  of fashion waste and sustainable product life cycles. They include Omaliko Godson Ebuka 

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Maliko, Omafume Niemogha- Peperrow, Samuel Otteng, Baboa Tachie- Menson – Balm labs. To participate in the Retreat, register using this link http://bit.ly/IndustryRetreat-forms .  

For more information on the Industry Retreat, kindly visit AFF Website at  www.africanfashionfoundation.org or call 0302935194. Follow on Social Media: Instagram: @africanfashionfoundation Twitter: @AfricanFashFndn Facebook: African  Fashion Foundation

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