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Art, Design & Architecture Museum reopens at UCSB

Santa Barbara News-Press 26 Sep 2021
Recent Gifts to the Art Collection.” This collection features an array of paintings, photography, wood-carved statues and colorful textiles, all of which ... Inside the museum’s main gallery, visitors will notice a variety of African art pieces, including carved statues and textiles.

US fashion contaminates Africa’s water

Mail Guardian South Africa 25 Sep 2021
It quotes Sareen Malik, the executive secretary of the African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation, as saying that “untreated effluent from textile factories is killing our rivers — there is no life downstream.”. This growth in the textile industry has a lot to do with the African Growth and Opportunity Act or Agoa.

Hadley Park slated for new picnic pavilion, signage

Nashville Pride 24 Sep 2021
The striking, butterfly-roofed pavilion is designed to anchor this high-profile corner of the park and celebrate the culture of the surrounding community with colorful, patterned ceiling panels inspired by African textiles, examples are pictured above.

Metro Parks: Historic Hadley Park Slated for New Picnic Pavilion and Signage

The Tennessee Tribune 23 Sep 2021
The striking, butterfly-roofed pavilion is designed to anchor this high-profile corner of the park and celebrate the culture of the surrounding community with colorful, patterned ceiling panels inspired by African textiles, examples are pictured above.

Ethiopia's Chinese-built industrial park generates 114 mln USD revenue from export of face-masks

People Daily 22 Sep 2021
Hawassa Industrial Park, which the Ethiopian government considers as a model for the construction of other industrial zones across the country, has proved successful immediately after its inauguration in July 2016 by attracting various world-class textile and apparel companies to the East African country.

BellaNaija leads talks on industrialisation of Africa’s fashion sector

Business Day Online 22 Sep 2021
From responding to the United NationsSustainable Development Goals, new advances in recycled fabric technology to the promotion of African textiles heritage, designers Nkwo Onwuka (NKWO), Ekwerike Chukuma (WUMAN Brand), Sydney Nwakanma (Emeka Suits Kenya) took the stage hosted ...

Government must grant workers access to pension funds to ease struggles and debt, urges Cosatu

Independent online (SA) 22 Sep 2021
In his secretariat report, Ntshalintshali indicated that Cosatu and one of its affiliates, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu), want the changes to provide relief to highly-distressed workers and to avoid forcing them to resign and cash in their entire pensions ... ”The other two thirds will be in a preservation pot.

Amid Uncertainty, Art Museums Respond to Demographic Shifts

New York Times 14 Sep 2021
Overdue career tributes and shows on West African textiles and the Great Migration demonstrate museums responding to global movement and demographic shifts ... .

A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Sept. 10-12)

NJ dot com 09 Sep 2021
WOODBRIDGE “African Accents -- Modern Designs from Traditional Textiles,” opening of in-person and virtual exhibit, to run through Sept ... NEWARK House Music Festival and a Splash of Caribbean, hosted by African American Caribbean Cultural Organization of Essex County, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Weequahic Park, Elizabeth and Meeker avenues.

Feature: Zimbabwean fashion entrepreneur fuses tradition with modernity in eye-catching ways 08 Sep 2021
To him, African textiles and their intricate composition of designs are more than just a fashion trend, they portray and celebrate African tradition and culture in their own unique manner ... In Zimbabwe, people are increasingly wearing African print fabric to traditional events, weddings and other social gatherings.

Armando Cabral, Model and Luxury Footwear Designer, Is Featured in the First Installation of Allen ...

The Marshall News Messenger 07 Sep 2021
Six featured styles draw inspiration from his signature pano di pinti, a unique social and cultural hand-woven textile of his native Guinea-Bissau ... African textile influences, European design, and bespoke craftsmanship are encapsulated in designer Armando Cabral’s fresh take on his heritage.

First African solar project capacity financed under €5m crowdfunding-backed partnership

PV Magazine 06 Sep 2021
Businesses as diverse as a fish farm, a textile manufacturer, and a packaging company will benefit from solar power after a €5 million partnership was announced between Swedish crowdsourcing platform Trine and South African commercial solar leasing firm Solarise Africa.

Over 500 youth benefit from ActionAid’s job initiative programme

Joy Online 31 Aug 2021
“Basically the purpose is to be able to contribute to government’s effort at addressing unemployment, and we do know that statistics show that in 202 unemployment in Ghana stood at 12% which is way above the sub-Saharan African average of 7%.

24 art exhibits to check out in Columbus this fall: 2 Van Gogh features and ...

The Columbus Dispatch 27 Aug 2021
'Nina Katchadourian ... When ... Where ... What ... Works in fiber, textiles, metals and more by members of a group of African American women artists will be featured ... In paintings and ceramics, Stewart interprets Ilya Kaminsky’s poetry book, “Deaf Republic.” Anderson, a Columbus painter, captures African Americans, especially in music and dance ... .

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