In the News | 28 February 2023

A Nigerian streetwear brand competes for the next LVMH Prize, Sindiso Khumalo collaborates with & Other Stories, and Milan hosts the first Black Carpet Awards.

In the News | 28 February 2023
Faith Oluwajimi, Nigerian designer of streetwear brand Bloke, is a 2023 LVMH Prize finalist.


A Nigerian streetwear brand competes for the next LVMH Prize, Sindiso Khumalo collaborates with & Other Stories, TFG's Markhams collaborates with Imprint, Rich Mnisi joins the inaugural Smiley Future Positive Creators Fund cohort, Kenyan surface pattern design marketplace UndaMeta opens, Takealot launches SMME accelerator, H&M goes online at Superbalist, and Jumia limits losses with a 20% staff cut last quarter.

Après le succès des éditions précédentes, le LVMH Prize revient pour la troisième année consécutive.
Future Positive Creators Fund
The Original Smiley Brand creates the world’s best fashion, beauty and lifestyle products.
Sindiso Khumalo to Take Her Colorful, Playful Textiles, Designs to & Other Stories in April
Based in Cape Town, Khumalo is the latest designer to collaborate with & Other Stories, which belongs to H&M Group.
Making a mark -
Get to know more about Mzukisi Mbane, designer and founder of local brand, Imprint, and peep a first look at our exciting new collaboration.
UndaMeta Limited – We are a marketplace for Afrikan-inspired surface pattern design. Afrika’s first.
Cape Town Fashion Week Venue | African Fashion International
Cape Town Fashion Week Venue: Get ready for a week of high fashion.Africa’s top creative talents to take over the CTICC.
Takealot launches accelerator programme for Black-owned SMME suppliers
The programme will give select SMMEs trading on the Takealot Marketplace access to invaluable business skills development, training, mentorship and potential grants or interest-free loan funding…
UEL Fashion Speaker Series: Africa’s Evolving Fashion Landscape
What is shaping the conversation, the interest, and the western representation of fashion in Africa?
Register ASAP; this talk is in 2 hours
Foschini’s Bash wants to shake up online shopping in South Africa
The Foschini Group’s ecommerce platform, Bash, launched this week.
H&M partners with Superbalist, opens new CT store
Consumers will be able to shop for H&M clothing and homeware products on the Takealot-owned e-commerce platform from next week.
Jumia laid off 20% of staff in Q4 2022 amid work to reduce losses by half this year
Jumia, as part of streamlining efforts, undertook headcount reductions that resulted in more than 900 position terminations in Q4 2022.


Key stories on global fashion's environmental impact from the last 2 weeks, including possible new futures for overproduction solutions, a documentary by fashion designer Amy Powney making waves at several film festivals, H&M's new recycling partner in Germany, a new report on the impact that waste clothing from the global north is having on Kenya, and the Design Futures Lab returns.

Fossil fashion
Revealing the hidden reliance of the fast fashion industry on fossil fuels for the production of synthetic clothes
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Messages for the world’s fashion capitals from the front lines of reuse: In Mexico, Ghana and the Philippines, circularity is inextricable from community wellbeing | By Whitney Bauck. [Not behind a paywall]
Twyg announces call for entry for Design Futures Lab 2023
Why GANNI is brutally honest with its sustainability program
Danish fashion brand GANNI is taking the long and gruelling route to understanding its carbon and social footprint. Founder Nicolaj Reffstrup is not leaving anything to chance, having implemented 44 ’responsibility goals’ to follow and hiring full-time teams to trace down every supplier and worker.
H&M and Remondis form textiles recycling venture
H&M , the world’s second biggest fashion retailer, said on Wednesday it had formed a joint venture with German recycling group Remondis to collect, sort and sell used and unwanted garments and textiles.
Fashion Reimagined
Trailblazing fashion designer Amy Powney is on a mission to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment and transform the way we engage with fashion.
How Fashion Can Outgrow Overproduction
We report on the scale fashion’s overproduction problem, and propose an alternative path through flexible, turnkey digital printing, on-demand.
New Material, New Method: Why Fashion Needs Next-Generation Factories
Fashion’s digital transformation hasn’t reached sourcing and production, making a strong argument for new methods, materials, and factories.
Why Pangaia’s Recycled Denim Jacket Has ‘No Tradeoffs’
It’s the first denim product derived completely from NuCycl, which is “regenerated” from cotton waste.
Who decides what’s regenerative?
Why there can’t be a universal definition for regenerative—and why that’s a good thing.


Elsewhere, Farfetch invites fashion tech applications for the second edition of the Dream Assembly Base Camp, H&M returns to designer collaborations with Mugler, Milan's fashion set host the inaugural Black Carpet Awards, global brands line up to participate in Metaverse Fashion Week at Decentraland and Skechers teams up with Diane Von Furstenberg.

dream assembly base camp
> Apply Now > Book a meeting Applications for our Dream Assembly Base Camp are now open Supporting the future of Web3 luxury commerce > Apply Now > Book a meeting Base Camp Summary > Starting Mid-April 2023 > Where Fully remote > Duration 12 weeks > Funding (terms apply) $150,000 […]
First Black Carpet Awards Get Emotional
Held during Milan Fashion Week and organized by the Afro Fashion Association, the event recognized 10 leaders of change.
H&M and Mugler will collaborate on a collection for Spring 2023
H&M is proud to share that its next designer collaboration will be with the house of Mugler. The Mugler H&M collection, crafted under the direction of Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader, will encapsulate the unique and vibrant spirit of Mugler. The collection will be available online and i…
Tradition and Innovation Collide: Decentraland Metaverse Fashion Week 2023 | Decentraland
Together with Decentraland community designers, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, COACH, adidas, DKNY, Vogue Singapore, Monnier Paris, DUNDAS, Phygicode Dress in collaboration with Rubin Singer, and others lead an all-star lineup at Metaverse Fashion Week 2023, showcasing the future of digital fashio…
Skechers and Diane von Furstenberg join forces on an apparel and footwear collection -
US-based footwear label Sketchers is collaborating with luxury womenswear designer Diane von Furstenberg on its first-ever apparel…
Glamorously Chic 3D Printed Dior Concept Store in Dubai - | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
One of the biggest innovators in Dubai’s 3D printing scene has recently been WASP (short for World’s Advanced Saving Project). The pioneering Italian 3D printer manufacturer specializing in sustainable additive…


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