It’s a wrap for the very first edition of West Africa Connect! On November 16 and 17, 441 registered participants from 31 countries around the world engaged in lively online exchanges.
If there’s anyone who can tell you all about initiatives, opportunities, and challenges in the West African textile and garments industry, it’s Fiona Coyne.
Virtual matchmaking brings suppliers and buyers in textile, garments, and ICT together during West Africa Connect event
On November 16 and 17, 2021, West Africa Connect will bring industry representatives from the textile, garments, and ICT service sectors together virtually.
So, how does matchmaking actually work? And what can you expect from it? Read all about it in this article.
We had the chance to catch up with Mark Kwami, one of the speakers at West Africa Connect. At the event, he will give an inspirational talk about how to successfully export from Africa. So, who is Mark Kwami? And what is his connection to (West) Africa?
West Africa Connect gives attendees the unique opportunity to find business partners for textiles, garments, and ICT services. But who will actually attend this great online event? And what kind of suppliers, buyers, and services can we expect to see?
From a consumer’s point of view, fast fashion is very attractive. The clothes are cheap, trendy, and disposable, making impulse buying easy and affordable. But the effects of fast fashion are under a lot of criticism.
We had the chance to speak with Jacqueline Shaw, ahead of her talk on West Africa Connect to find out more about her story and the secret to building fashion businesses.
Do you want to make the most out of your appearance during West Africa Connect? Make sure to check out our latest blog with useful tips on how to prepare yourself.
West Africa Connect: The place to be for textile and garments buyers and suppliers and IT service providers
West Africa Connect is the place to be for textile and garments buyers and suppliers and IT service providers. Read our latest press release here.
A show like West Africa Connect can’t happen if it’s not backed by strong partners. In the case of West Africa Connect, we would like to introduce a few partners and donors.
Leading designers, manufacturers, and retailers are increasingly making commitments to use more organic cotton as they develop their sustainability strategies.
The beauty of African prints is no longer limited to African markets. Thanks to the rapid growth of e-commerce, every wardrobe can be brightened up with colorful, African-inspired collections.
West Africa is the perfect landscape to shape a textile and garments industry from the start and create best ethical practices– a bold statement, maybe, but one which is very likely to come true in the future.