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Designers prepare for African Mosaique fashion festival
Anna Getaneh

Designers prepare for African Mosaique fashion festival

The annual African Mosaique Fashion Festival and Award Ceremony will be held on November 23 and 24, 2019 at the African Mosaique Design Center and Manufacturing Hub, located in Legetafo, Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Addis Ababa, with twenty designers set to display their products.

The festival, sponsored by the Embassy of Italy, plays a role in identifying and promoting emerging designers as well as provides training, production, and showcasing facilities for emerging and establishing designers alongside networking and business facilitation services.

According to a statement released by African Mosaique, the festival which will take place for the third time, is to attract more than 500 participants from the international community and diplomatic community as well as the business community.

“The two-day festival is packed with fashion shows and shopping experience from some of Ethiopia’s creative emerging talent and award-winning established designers,” the statement said.

Owned and managed by Anna Getaneh, an Ethiopian social entrepreneur with a successful international modeling career, African Mosaique is a premiere platform that promotes and celebrates African fashion and design. It designs, manufactures and markets high-end, value-added garments, with fabrics and other raw materials sourced primarily from African textile mills. In that regard, African Mosaique focuses on three elements: sourcing, manufacturing and developing talent in Africa.The company employs mostly women who are young trainees from low-income segments, providing mentorship. In addition, it collaborates with young designers and entrepreneurs in the fashion and apparel industry.

African Mosaique events held in Addis Ababa have benefited ECF Children’s Fund, an integrated development project for children and adolescents in Aleltu, 55km north of Addis Ababa, which is founded and chaired by Anna Getaneh.

African Mosique is a luxury-fashion and clothing production enterprise, export-oriented, registered in Ethiopia, and operational in the Legetafo area on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.