The Head Of The Ethical Fashion Initiative Of The ITC, Simone Cipriani Announced As The Keynote Speaker For The Fashion Business Series


We are excited to learn that Simone Cipriani, the founder and head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the keynote speaker for the Fashion Business Series holding on the 15th of April, 2016 at The Metropolitan Club, Lagos.

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As the head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, he oversees the promotion of trade and incubation of creative micro-enterprises within marginalised communities in Africa and Haiti. Operated through the wider Poor Communities and Trade Programme launched by the ITC, the Ethical Fashion Initiative, spearheaded by Cipriani, launched Ethical Fashion Africa Limited in Nairobi and through partnerships with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Sass & Bide and Stella McCartney, has created a hub for creative manufacturing and production in countries such as Ghana and Uganda, using fair trade labour and ethical fashion practices.

Cipriani will join an impressive line-up of speakers who will touch on critical sectors of the fashion industry such as manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, PR, communications and more. Industry stakeholders will discuss on varied topics including Retail and Etail: Maximizing Opportunities and Reducing Risk,Communicating Fashion, and Exporting Fashion to the World amongst others.

Facilitated by PAL Pensions, FBS will also feature a VIP Signature Session, titled The Next Level. Open to fashion entrepreneurs operating for a minimum of five years, the session will host thought leaders in fashion and the private sector as they discuss how to build a sustainable business.

The Fashion Business Series is hosted by Style House Files, founders Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week and sponsored by PAL Pensions and Nigerian Exported Promotion Council (NEPC).

Attendance is FREE, no registration required.



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