Ghana Fashion and Design Week® launched in 2012 the first Ethical Fashion and sustainable business development platform in Ghana under its umbrella themed – ETHIKHA™.
GFDW | ETHIKHA™ – is a contemporary platform dedicated to supporting and highlighting the work of designer entrepreneurs and social enterprises committed to sustainable fashion and lifestyle products made in Africa, and businesses with a social mission impacting lives, to showcase their products and trade during Ghana Fashion & Design Week.
The ETHIKHA™ Exhibition platform focuses on highlighting contemporary quality made in Africa products including – Clothing, Accessories, Jewellery, Hair and Skincare products, interior design and home-ware accessories, as well as Green Living products and well-being services from practicing social entrepreneurs.
GFDW aims to further create awareness and develop interest in ethical fashion, sustainable production and consumer appreciation, especially in Ghana, and across the mother continent, by promoting the essential message that ethical fashion practices carries through its ETHIKHA™ platform.
GFDW | ETHIKHA – works with designers and local artisans, and focuses on the work of social entrepreneurs committed to making sustainable products that improves the environment, impacts social lives, and supports community development across Ghana, and the mother continent of Africa.
:: TO SHOWCASE AT GFDW ETHIKHA EXHIBITION.
Ethical Fashion designers, Social impact entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises can apply to present contemporary Lifestyle products, including Interior Accessories, Fashion Collections, Fashion Accessories, Natural Health and Beauty products, as well as Green Living – healthy edibles and healthy nourishment drinks.
For Further information about other products categories, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY FOR FASHION SHOWCASE: email@example.com
APPLY FOR TRADE EXHIBITION: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethical Fashion designers and social impact entrepreneurs presentation at GFDW ETHIKHA Contemporary Africa Exhibition. View more Brand Stories here.
STUDIO ONE EIGHT NINE ::: 2015
Ethical Fashion Brand
BOHTEN EYEWEAR ::: 2015
Sustainable Luxury Brand
DELLA ::: 2015
Social Impact Fashion Brand
ADUBEA JENSEN ::: 2015
Social Impact Fashion Accessories Brand
TALOWA HAIR & BEAUTY ::: 2015
TASH’ORNEE – Nigeria ::: 2013
Social Impact Jewellery Brand
FASHION IN ACTION – DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA 1 BY 1
FASHION” meaning “CLOTHING” is the second most essential human need besides food consumption daily. It is worn by almost all human on earth every day!Fashion (Clothing) speaks a common language understood by all humans. WE ALL WEAR IT!
SOCIAL IMPACT FASHION – Fashion in Action
Considering how important clothing is to society at large, social impact fashion transcends beyond the word “Fashion” – where fashion in action activates and drives social change, by supporting the needs of society’s underprivileged through job creation for socio-economic inclusion.
PROTECTING CREATIVE HERITAGE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES THROUGH FASHION JOB CREATION.
Designers are encouraged to source natural resources on the continent, and make use of creative heritage and traditional skills, working closely with local Artisans to produce innovative quality made in Ghana, and Africa products, whilst protecting heritage and the environment. Think Creative…Think Future.
FASHION FAIR TRADE
Through Ethical Fashion and sustainable business development, creative businesses are encouraged to produce consciously and trade fairly across the industry value chain, whilst working with local artisans, social enterprises, co-operatives, skilled individuals and small scale businesses in Africa.
Designer entrepreneurs with a social mission helps to raise living standards for the marginalised and underprivileged, especially women, by creating sustainable jobs through skills training, education and production of quality commercial goods, using locally sourced materials and natural resources from within the country in which they design and produce.