The African Fashion Foundation (AFF) presents the first-ever Creative Industry Retreat in
Africa. The three-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, 19th May to Sunday, 23rd May, 2021
and aimed at igniting and facilitating critical and valuable discussions around the industry

The three-day event will provide a unique platform for industry players and stakeholders to
convene, collaborate and build solid partnerships needed to scale the fashion ecosystem in
Africa. Ghana is set to be the convening point for this trailblazing three-day event. It will focus
on the theme “Building a Sustainable Value Chain for Africa’s Creative
Industry”. Discussions will focus on the need to forge real links in Africa’s creative industry,
the strategic role of Development Finance Institutions within the sector and the need to drive
the sustainability agenda.

This groundbreaking event seeks to foster industry collaboration and position the creative
economy to become sustainable and resilient. It will host top creative industry players and
professionals including Claudia Lumor – Glitz Africa, Adama Ndiaye – Adama Paris, Nisha
Kanabar – Industrie Africa, Roberta Annan – African Fashion Foundation, Adeline Akufo-Addo
Kufuor – The Lotte Accra; Viola Labi – Founder of Woven Worldwide, Jennifer Ronne –
Victoria Grace Fashion; Fashion Icon & Broadcaster KOD, P. Y. Addo-Boateng – Mi Prime
Entertainment, Emmanuel Uba Okoro – Emmy Kasbit, Nuel Bans – Debonair Afrik, Rebecca
Donkor, Maame Adjei – Sweet Roots Media, Arieta Mujay Barg – Creative Strategist, Renown
Fashion Writer Ekow Barnes, Writer & Humanitarian, Rozan Ahmed and Fredericka
Brooksworth, Founder of Fashion Scholar.

The Retreat also seeks to reiterate AFF’s commitment towards sustainability and showcase its
sustainability project, Recycle, Re-work, Re-use, a fashion sustainability project which was
launched in March in collaboration with five young African fashion brands to address the issue

of fashion waste and sustainable product life cycles. They include Omaliko Godson Ebuka-
Maliko, Omafume Niemogha- Peperrow, Samuel Otteng, Baboa Tachie- Menson – Balm labs.

To participate in the Retreat, register using this link .
For more information on the Industry Retreat, kindly visit AFF Website at or call 0302935194. Follow us on Social Media:
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Fashion Foundation

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