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A Travel Experience to Explore African Fashion Culture
Developed by African Fashion Project x Hospitalented

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CAMEROON
DOUALA & KRIBI BEACH

JULY 5-14, 2024
HOSTED BY

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery and innovation with our exclusive fashion exchange trip to the heart of Cameroon. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled exploration of our textile ecosystem, designed for those who are engaged in fashion, textiles, or sustainability education. This curated experience promises not only to enlighten but also to inspire, as it bridges the worlds of academic pursuit and real-world application.

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Delve into the rich tapestry of Cameroonian culture and its unique textile heritage, where traditional techniques meet contemporary flair. Through expert-led workshops, engaging discussions, and hands-on experiences, you will gain intimate knowledge of the distinctive qualities of Cameroonian cloth, setting it apart from textiles found elsewhere around the globe. This is a rare opportunity to understand the nuances of fabric production, from raw material to finished product, and the intricacies involved in bringing these creations to the international market. Challenges to exporting, sustainability practices, and innovation within the textile sector will be key topics of exploration, providing a comprehensive overview of the industry's landscape.

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Those accepted to be a Fashion Ex-Change fellow will participate in the prestigious International Forum of Cotton Textiles and Accessories, hosted by the African Chamber of Trade and Commerce from July 9-12, 2024. This esteemed event not only serves as a testament to the vibrancy and resilience of the African textile industry but also offers invaluable networking opportunities with industry leaders, designers, and artisans from across the continent and beyond. Discover the latest trends, engage with thought leaders, and contribute to meaningful discussions that shape the future of fashion.​

Upon acceptance into the program and following deposit, participants will be thrust into a series of information sessions leading up to the trip. The program lead (Dr. Duchamp) will assist with travel preparations, available to answer any questions you might have. He is happy to meet with students, advisors, and parents as needed.

This fashion exchange trip is more than a journey—it is a profound engagement with the heart and soul of Cameroonian culture, an invitation to be part of a global dialogue on fashion, sustainability, and innovation. Secure your place in this extraordinary expedition and be ready to be transformed by the rich heritage and dynamic future of Cameroon's textile industry. Your vision of fashion will be forever enriched. The vibrant cities of Douala and the pristine sands of Kribi Beach await!

MORE ABOUT AFP

AFP’s Call to Action
Be knowledgeable, accountable, and intentional with your product and production processes to create maximum positive impact and value for all involved, from the developmental stages to consumer experience

African Fashion Project launched its first workshop on February 5, 2021 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. 

African Fashion Project has machinery and supplies donated by the United Nations Development Programme in 2023.

JOIN AFP TO EXPAND YOUR IMPACT IN THE AFRICAN FASHION INDUSTRY AND BEYOND

Becoming a member of AFP will provide you with industry updates and opportunities to connect with like-minded leaders who are paving the way 

Our Team

OUR TEAM

Meet the team of professionals fueling the African Fashion Project

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Mary Concilia Anchang

Co-Founder

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Dr. Damien L. Duchamp

Advisor

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Elorm Sika Amankwa

Mentor

Ghana

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Alexis Rai Gaynor

Co-Founder and Program Director

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Dorcas Payne

Mentor

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Uyi Aigbe

Country Representative

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OUR PARTNERS

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