MARYANN KAIKAI AT THE ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE Beat of AFRICA SEMINAR
In March 2015, Maryann Kaikai, Creative Director of Madam Wokie attended the Beat of Africa: The Ethical fashion Initiative seminar by Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, at the Fashion Institute of technology in New York. I attended the event with stylist and beauty expert, Nya, from Cosmic_Journey.
The Ethical fashion Initiative (EFI) is a flagship program of the International Trade Centre. Mr Cipriani's talk focused on EFI’s efforts to propel the international fashion industry in Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Kenya, and how EFI enables artisans living in urban and rural poverty to connect with the global fashion chain, while encouraging the use of sustainable, environmentally sound materials and practices. I found the seminar most insightful and was grateful for the opportunity to network with artisans from around the world.
with Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative