Locally Sourced Materials
Popular use of sustainable fabrics:
African fashion designers have long embraced cotton fabric as a staple material in their creations. This preference contributes greatly to the industry’s inherent sustainability. Cotton, being a natural fibre, is biodegradable and renewable, aligning perfectly with eco-conscious practices. By incorporating cotton into their designs, through wax print fabrics African fashion designers not only celebrate the continent’s rich heritage but also champion sustainable fashion by prioritising materials that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible.