Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business. Selling hair extensions and women's handbags online to customers across Africa and abroad has grown her client base from 10 in 2015 to more than 1,000 currently. Of these, 70% are in Africa and 20% in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Yun Shi 13 hours ago
Vogue Talents, Vogue Italia's fashion talent scouting arm, has announced a new project dedicated to African creatives. Named Scouting for Africa 2020, the project is a collaboration with non-profit organisation African Fashion Foundation (AFF), with the support of Impact Fund for African Creatives, and is aimed at supporting emerging designers hailing from the African continent.
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Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton. From 6th place in the last ranking, the apparel company now sources 100% of its cotton from sustainable sources and leads the Cotton Ranking 2020 with the most established brand for sustainable cotton. Ikea and H&M Group came in second and third place respectively.
13 Feb 2020
The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair starts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) tomorrow and runs until Sunday, 16 February. Showcasing over 400 artists, 93 galleries, informative talks, art documentaries and much more the fair is one of the largest and leading events on the African art calendar.
Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020
Digital online research is taking off slowly in Africa, despite offering the continent so many evident benefits over traditional methods. Bev Tigar, Lead Business Development Consultant, Africa, of Borderless Access elaborates on some of these.
Borderless Access 13 Feb 2020
South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities. Boosted by its relationship with Mergence Group, which acquired a 26% stake in 2Engage in November 2019, the company has plans to aggressively grow its footprint and consumer rewards programmes in Africa and beyond.
12 Feb 2020
Global communications firm, Edelman is further cementing its position as a pan-African consultancy having opened a new office based in Nairobi, Kenya and with the acquisition of Gina Din Corporate Communications.
12 Feb 2020