Fashionomics, the platform for the most exclusive high-end Made-in-Africa creations, is holding its first online contest.
Environmentally friendly measures, sustainability and circular economy actions applied to fashion are the focus of Fashionomics Africa’s first online contest. The first Fashionomics Africa contest is a challenge prize run by the African Development Bank, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, Parsons School of Design and Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, across the Continent.
On the continent and worldwide, the current linear take-make-dispose model, characterised by rapid and endless consumption is giving way to a more circular and inclusive fashion value chain.
This year’s competition is looking for African fashion brands that will change the ways we produce, buy, use and recycle fashion and encourage a more sustainable change in consumer behaviour – as well as to raise further awareness around the topic itself.
The competition is open to entrants from across the Continent and the application deadline is on 15 January 2021 at 23:59 GMT.
The winner receives:
- A financial reward of USD 2,000 for the best sustainable and innovative design4;
- A Fashionomics Africa certificate;
- Access to a network of media insiders and industry experts;
- The possibility to take part in online events and share insights on key sustainability challenges facing the industry;
- The publication of the winner’s story and 400-word blog on the African Development Bank’s website and Fashionomics Africa platform;
- The possibility to attend a Fashionomics Africa webinar as a panelist;
- Access to mentoring and networking opportunities
If you are an African designer and a fashion entrepreneur over 18 years old, based in Africa, operating in the textile, apparel or accessories industry and you have launched a fashion business (with a maximum of 50 employees), submit your proposal by following the link .