mission

Industrie Africa is the continent’s first digital showroom.

As the definitive guide to industry talent and designer discovery, the platform provides media, buyers, customers and other insiders access to a comprehensive profile of Africa’s contemporary fashion landscape.

Industrie Africa empowers a network of regional talent to become more influential players in the global narrative, positioning the continent as a leading, connected fashion frontier.

eligibility

With a focus on the vast diversity of the continent’s fashion industry, Industrie Africa adheres to a clear set of guidelines to craft a network of relevant and active contributors to Africa’s creative economy.

  • Brand must produce products in at least one of the following categories: Ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, or jewellery. Home accessories, fine jewellery and lifestyle products do not qualify.

  • Brand must have at least one regular stockist.

  • Brand must have a seasonal collection cycle and a minimum of one professionally photographed collection in the past year.

  • Brand must be predominantly based in Africa.

Industrie Africa prides itself on its inclusivity, and supports African designers globally. If not based in Africa, the brand should root from African influence. All entries are subject to approval.

Sustainability

Brands that are marked sustainable on Industrie Africa must uphold at least two of the five pillars of sustainability.

Responsible
Ethical
Artisanal
Recycled
Charitable
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Nisha Kanabar

Born and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nisha Kanabar studied at Parsons School for Design in New York City, graduating with degrees in Fashion Marketing and Design & Management. She joined top industry names including the American and Indian counterparts of VOGUE, and Conde Nast’s Middle Eastern presence, Style.com/Arabia. Enterprising and adept, she orchestrated game-changing initiatives including VOGUE’s first ever Fashion’s Night Out and the Style.com/Arabia-DDFC Fashion Prize. Sparked by her passion for emerging markets and the talent that drives them, Nisha is well-positioned to elevate African fashion through a contemporary, global lens—ultimately, forging a path for increased connectivity and conversation.

Georgia Bobley

Originally from New York, Georgia Bobley’s long-standing love affair with words started well before her foray into the digital world. With both a BA and an MA in English literature from The George Washington University, her thirst for new challenges and ideas led her from New York, where she began her career, to Dubai, where she launched the Middle East outpost of digital mega player and US transplant POPSUGAR. With a knack for cultural commentary, Georgia’s signature editorial voice quickly became the defining tone of the site. Georgia’s point of view has drawn her to storytelling through strategic content, and exploring the powerful role it plays across all mediums.