This series of immersive fashion business mission trips are focused on connecting the fashion business world with the producers and artisans in Africa. Our initiative is focused on development and so we aim to build direct relationships with the fashion design community and artisan focused social enterprises throughout the African continent.
These trips have been tailored specifically for design industry professionals as well as sourcing specialists and product developers. Being practical and hands-on sourcing trips, the interaction provided with those on the ground and the chance to network with those in the field, allows for real business opportunities. We have curated a group of individual businesses and organisations to partake.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will meet:
A shoe factory and subsidiary of one of the U.K’s oldest footwear companies.
Hand weavers who produce for international brand Lemlem and more!
Leather tanning house
Garment making factories including that have produced for high street retailers
Leather bag Artisans and factory houses and see how the local leather is made into the most desirable pieces of accessories
Hand spinners and dyers for silk and cotton
Clothing factory units
Government and trade specialists to give you up to date information on setting up your fashion business in the country.
and so much more!