Are you a talented African fashion/accessories designer with experience showcasing internationally and interested in building a global brand that values and is committed to high quality artisanship? Well, you're in luck because the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative is scouting the African continent for creative fashion designers like you!
Photos courtesy of: Altaroma, Asiko Fine Art Photography, Ibra Ake, Jason Eric Hardwick Photography & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative.
Founded in 2009 by Simone Cipriani, the Ethical Fashion Initiative's mission is to connect marginalized artisans to the international fashion industry. With the slogan “not charity, just work,” the Initiative has mentored emerging African fashion designers by connecting them with international fashion buyers and press to promote trade. Notable African brands that have worked with the Initiative include Christie Brown, Jewel by Lisa, Mina Evans, and Duaba Serwa.
How to Apply
The Initiative is seeking designers from all across Africa that possess creativity, potential and a passion to expand their business, while creating jobs and demand for luxury artisanship in ethical fashion.
Applications should include the following:
Completed Designer Profile form
- Designer CV (PDF format only)
- 8 photos of your recent work (professionally photographed)
Email these documents as a zipped folder attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5th, 2015
For more information, visit the competition website.
We can't wait to see what new talents emerge from this competition! Good luck to all that apply!