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‘Black in the Garden’ podcast live recording at Cheekwood’s Black Arts Bash

Nashville Pride 19 Aug 2022
Home cooked favorites will be available for purchase from 11 am-8 pm.A Community Quilt Activity, where guests will learn about the colors and symbols in African textiles, including Kuba cloth, Adinkra cloth, and Mudcloth and see how artists brought these fabrics to canvas.
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Cheekwood Estate & Gardens announces Black Arts Bash

Nashville Pride 12 Aug 2022
The Sankofa African Drum and Dance Companyaims to rally communities around the beat of the drum to unify, heal and inspire ... Guests will also learn about the colors and symbols in African textiles, including Kuba cloth, Adinkra cloth, and Mudcloth, and see how artists, brought these fabrics to canvas.
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Tex Styles Ghana to empower 5,000 tailors, dressmakers in 5 years

Joy Online 11 Aug 2022
In the past, there were about 17 companies in the textile industry but it’s left with five ... “We want to be a premium African fashion brand, what does it mean? Why do we want to do that? We have seen over the years and since the 1980s that many of the manufacturers or textile companies have collapsed.
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Metalworkers’ union saga revives investment company row

Mail Guardian South Africa 08 Aug 2022
Today, former trade unionist Johnny Copelyn’s stake in Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) is worth close to a billion rand. Copelyn served as the general secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) for 20 years before he became the chief executive of the Cape-Town based investment holding firm in 1997.
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Exhibitions in three Johannesburg buildings give historical context to city life

Mail Guardian South Africa 05 Aug 2022
HCI chief executive Johnny Copelyn proposed naming the building after the legendary trade unionist and founder of the union that eventually morphed into South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) ... Fifteen years after Sachs left, Copelyn joined the Textile Workers Industrial Union, which later became Sactwu.
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Cheekwood Announces Black Arts Bash on Aug. 20

The Tennessee Tribune 01 Aug 2022
– the Sankofa African Drum and Dance Company aims to rally communities ... an appreciation for African culture and music ... Learn about the colors and symbols in African textiles, including Kuba cloth, Adinkra cloth, and Mudcloth and see how artists, brought these fabrics to canvas.
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CWG opening ceremony: Indian women deserved better than the unisex attire. Call it a post-Black ...

Indian Express 29 Jul 2022
Some of the African nations turned it on, with accessories, such as the traditional flowing tunics and gowns, the silk boubous stayed a basic monochrome ... South Africa tends to work around the green, yellow, colour scheme, and looks for a neat meld of African and European fusion in its textiles.
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Community Building Is The Collective Theme For Ethical Fashion Brands In Africa

Mail Guardian South Africa 25 Jul 2022
Textile waste reduction, skills preservation such as hand weaving and crocheting, environmental conservation such as the use of indigo dyes, responsibility to humanity, rubbish sorting and slow production have long been ingrained in the working principles of African fashion ... Beyond this, they’re also by African gods and deities such as masquerades.
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Why the V&A’s new Africa Fashion exhibition is important – and long overdue

Independent online (SA) 23 Jul 2022
Fashion is a catalyst to tell deeper, richer, expanded stories from across the African continent ... The Western use of African textiles, colours, patterns and style often exhibited disrespect and lack of understanding, resulting in appropriation rather than appreciation.
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Party has a ‘fascination with ANC palace politics’

Independent online (SA) 22 Jul 2022
We should be asking where was “due process” two years ago? South Africans aren’t easily fooled ... Mbhazima Shilowa, the former general secretary of Cosatu, speaks for many concerned South Africans when he asks ... Addressing the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union’s second central committee, he argued.
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Cosatu's Losi: ANC must get its house in order before 2024 national elections

Eye Witness News 19 Jul 2022
Losi was speaking at the South African clothing and textile workers union second central committee gathering in Cape Town ... .
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A new exhibit will change your view of African fashion

The Philadelphia Tribune 12 Jul 2022
Last week, at a time when many museums with colonial legacies are reevaluating representation in their Eurocentric collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London opened a vibrant exhibition showcasing African fashion and textiles, the first in its 170 year history.
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Why the V&A's new Africa Fashion exhibition is important – and long overdue

The Conversation 08 Jul 2022
Fashion is a catalyst to tell deeper, richer, expanded stories from across the African continent ... The Western use of African textiles , colours, patterns and style often exhibited disrespect and lack of understanding, resulting in appropriation rather than appreciation.
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The Fashion Fix – 20th May 2019 | Fashion Capital

Fashion Capital 07 Jul 2022
2020 Resort Special ... The Moroccan city’s artists and culture inspired the collection, with a theme of “Common Ground” running through amid a sequence of partnerships with several African artists. Signature Dior motifs were woven into African-inspired textiles and the French house’s iconic silhouette was seen reimaged into various looks ... Prada ... Chanel.
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First-ever 'Africa Fashion' exhibition opens in London

Deutsche Welle 04 Jul 2022
The V&A Museum opens its first African fashion exhibition. Photographs, textiles, music and art showcase the creative power and global influence of the continent's designs ... .

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