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Ghanaian Fashion designer Sally Torpey changing the African Narrative through Fashion

Sally Torpey is the designer behind the SALLY TORPEY brands Oheemaa™ and the JAK Gentile Giant Collection which is in honor of the former president of Ghana John A. Kufuor. Sally combines her rich sense of design, culture, and heritage, along with inspiration from nature and her environment. She creates and produces simple, elegant, and sophisticated indigenous textiles and clothing …

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Meet Sally Esinam Torpey, CEO & Creative Director at Sallet Fashion House of Ghana

Sally Esinam Torpey

Sally Esinam Torpey, the designer behind the brand Oheemaa™, combines her rich sense of culture and heritage, along with inspiration from nature and her environment to produce simple, elegant, and sophisticated textiles and clothing for both men and women. Oheemaa™ is all about redefining African fashion. Sally has been a featured designer at the National Art Center of Ghana in …

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Largest African fashion conference in Europe returns

African fashion

The Fashion Africa Conference returns to London on May 25 and 26, 2017. Hosted by the social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide, there is no other African fashion conference of this scale outside of Africa which seeks to bring together international interest for industry opportunities on the continent. Coinciding with Africa Day, which began in 1963 to mark the formation of …

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LaBré Fashion Collection Contributes To Ghana Economy

Breanna Moore, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia USA launched the LaBré fashion line to increase economic growth in Ghana through job creation with Ghanaian inspired fabrics. LaBré employs local artisans in Ghana who hand make all of their apparels. Breanna studied twice in Ghana as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, while in Ghana …

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Yet Another Tema Arts and Fashion Festival

The Tema Arts and Fashion Festival is happening this year, once more. Last year was a success, and riding on that success is many more packed into this year’s event. This December 4-6, expect art and fashion on display in Tema. The three-day festival has been segmented into three eras; the past which represent our history, the present which holds …

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Africa Fashion week to infect Washington DC with African culture

Washington DC will from March 19-21, 2015 witness the maiden edition of the African Fashion Week DC (AFWDC), a fashion event extravaganza that will feature African designers, vendors, entertainers, art, and businesses parading and networking over a series of events and shows. AFWDC’s founder & event producer, Joyce Donkor, says “we couldn’t be more excited about holding our first African …

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Meet Ghanaian lady who works as nurse at night and lawyer by day

Ghanaians on social media have been celebrating a woman who works as a lawyer and also a nurse at one of the country’s top health facilities. Elizabeth Owusua during the day pursues her dream of being a lawyer, helping people access justice but at night she goes to the hospital to serve as a nurse to save lives. Owusua reportedly had a childhood …

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Pennsylvania county votes to make racism “a public health crisis”

In a rather startling fashion, racism is now a public health crisis in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania after local authority voted 12 to 3 on a motion that was based on a 2019 report that said Pittsburgh had one of the worst quality of life for black people in the United States. The report compared access to public health services for different ethnicity …

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Meet Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2020 according to Forbes

This is a first-of-its-kind Pan-African compilation of the continent’s leading women, drawn from business, politics, media, science, sports and public life, who are challenging the status quo and creating a trail on terrain where there was none. They are reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them. Africa’s 50 Most …

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