H&M’s latest collaboration with Liya Kebede’s Lemlem drops on Earth Day, but it won’t use the artisan-focused label’s supply chain, underscoring the complexities of these kinds of partnerships.
The industry is grappling with an uncertain outlook amid projections for slowing growth and mounting socio-political unrest, but new technology and business models offer hope for innovative solutions.
Several of the continent’s top fashion minds weigh in on the exciting opportunities and legitimate concerns that come with making clothes in the region.
This week on Inside Fashion, the Ethiopian supermodel gives a tour of her 20-year modelling career and discusses the opportunities for fashion in Africa.
Brands like Lemlem have proven that scaling in some corners of the continent is possible. But is it sustainable?
Ethiopian manufacturers are becoming increasingly competitive and ambitious, but can East Africa really provide an affordable sourcing alternative to Asia?
For Africa to attract the investment it needs, the fashion world needs to let go of some myths and misconceptions about the continent, says Liya Kebede.