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Fashion Recycling: How Southern Designers are Re-using and Making Money

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY With the rising awareness of the importance of doing fashion in an ethical and sustainable way, more and more fashion designers in the South are getting very creative. Fashion earns big money around the world: The global clothing industry is estimated to be worth US $900 billion […]

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Made-in-Africa Fashion Brand Pioneers Aim for Global Success

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY African fashion brands have not always been the first place fashionistas turned to when shopping for new clothes or shoes in developed economies. While Africa has long been a source of inspiration in contemporary and traditional fashion, the continent has had a weak reputation for manufacturing and […]

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Putting Quality and Design at the Centre of Chinese Fashion

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  Awareness of the sourcing of materials for fashion has been on the rise in the past decade. Concerns about how the global fashion industry functions and its impact on the environment have given rise to savvy retailers who take care over the sourcing of their materials […]

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African Fashion’s Growing Global Marketplace Profile

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  Tales of African global fashion successes have multiplied in the last few years. African fashion is seeing its profile rise as more and more shows and festivals boost awareness of the continent’s designs, designers and models. In turn, African fashion and design is being taken more […]