Sustainability is a darling word now in the industry, but African designers have always practiced sustainability. African designers are more resourceful when using fabric. They’re careful to minimize waste. Made-to-order is more common and the African fashion market is not as seasonal as the mainstream Western market.
Pan-Africanism is an enduring hope and appreciation for the continent, the people of it and what it can offer. With 54 countries, Africa is a vast land mass — 11.7 million square miles — that can contain the United States, China, India and the whole of Eastern Europe. Pan-Africanism is not glorifying blackness as a divine or magical race. It is not black supremacy.
This poem is an ode to the African woman’s head scarf and all that she carries… I grew up watching my mother tie huge pieces of fabric on her head. […]
Hi friends. It’s been quite a while since I lasted posted here. But not to worry, I’m back! Once a week, I’ll share something that you: a work of art, an article I read, a story I wrote, a piece of fashion, music, whatever. So, here it goes. The hiatus is over. Thank you for visiting.