African fabrics are inspiring famous fashion designers. With Fashionomics, the AfDB Plans to Raise the Profile of African Fashion and Textiles On the International Stage. In Africa, the fashion industry could generate €15.5 million in the next five years. Of course, that’s a far cry from the €1.3 billion that it generates worldwide. The entire textile/clothing market is already worth more than €31 billion in Sub-Saharan Africa and accounts for the second largest number of jobs in developing countries, following agriculture. What’s more, the vast majority of workers are women and young people. The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, unveiled a new project within the Fashionomics initiative, launched last year under her leadership: a B2B website dedicated to fashion and textiles in Africa that is ready to launch.

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With Fashionomics, the AfDB Plans to Raise the Profile of African Fashion and Textiles On the International Stage

Whether in New York, London, Milan or Paris, the fashion runways all agree: African fabrics are inspiring more and more famous designers. Read More about it Here: With Fashionomics, the AfDB Plans to Raise the Profile of African Fashion and Textiles On the International Stage. Fashion is not just about design or inspiration. It’s also a multi-million dollar industry that creates millions of jobs, including in textile and clothing manufacturing.