Upcoming Event African Design: alive and innovating

by Alexandra Doughty

Today marks the start of the 2015 Design Indaba event in Cape Town, South Africa and I am excited to be here to share with readers the design conversations and social innovations on show at the event.

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expression, identity & empowerment through design

craft+design Making real connections

Introducing the ‘Making Real Connections’ series which aims to provide information and advice to buyers, merchandisers and marketers wanting to connect and promote Fair Trade and hand-made products to their...

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craft network : swaziland Quazi Design

Quazi Design was founded in 2009 in a mission to create much needed employment in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Quazi Design started with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead...

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craft network : south-africa Projekt

Projekt is a design-based fair trade initiative based in Cape Town, South Africa, established to create new opportunities for disadvantaged craftswomen.

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craft network : bangladesh Basha

Meaning ‘house of hope’ in Bengali, Basha was founded to provide secure employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Each woman's story varies, but for each her circumstances...

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craft network : swaziland Baobab Batik

Founded in 1991, Baobab Batik is a social enterprise based in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Since then Baobab Batik has evolved into a thriving enterprise employing 35 artisans full time, with...

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craft network : laos Ock Pop Tok

Ock Pop Tok is a Lao­-based social enterprise that produces beautiful, handmade textiles and artisan products. Founded in 2000, Ock Pop Tok has grown from a small shop selling only...

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craft network : rwanda Indego Africa

Indego Africa is an innovative non-profit social enterprise & lifestyle brand that supports women in Rwanda through economic empowerment and education. Indego Africa’s mission is to break intergenerational cycles of...

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events Making real connections

As part of the Retail Hub Professional Seminar Series at the upcoming Sydney Reed Gift Fair, the décologist will be presenting a seminar which discusses how to increase engagement with...

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