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  • Ethiopian Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Fashion Business Manufacturing Apparel In Africa

    manufacturing apparel in Africa By Dana Sanchez, 4:10 pm

    For many Western companies, Africa is a fresh start — an opportunity to build facilities and processes that are environmentally friendly and safe. And don’t forget the tax breaks. Manufacturing in Africa is expensive, training and the quality control are expensive. Most apparel will continue to be made in Asian countries where labor is still relatively cheap and infrastructure, in place. But in China, the world’s apparel manufacturing leader, wages have increased 80% since 2010.

  • 17 Of The Most Powerful African Celebrities

    By Julia Austin, 12:11 am AFKI Original

    Africa is not short of celebrities in pop cultures. Some of them, like Fela Kuti, have been more than just celebrities in their countries, but champions of change. Among the list of the most powerful celebrities In Africa includes actors, cerebral authors, musicians, movie producers, supermodels, TV personalities and athletes, drawn from all across Africa and traverses the generational divide.

  • 10 Victoria’s Secret Models You Didn’t Know Were African

    By Julia Austin, 8:30 am AFKI Original

    Many regard Victoria’s Secret models as some of the most beautiful women in the world. After fleeing civil war in South Sudan, Alek Wek was discovered in London when she was still just a teen. She’s modeled for H&M, Kenzo, Saks Fifth Avenue and Benetton, and walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2001.

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