Fashions Finest Africa (FFA) Conference will hold its maiden edition in Lagos on Friday, 25th May 2018, at the Balmoral Convention Center, of the Federal Palace Hotel. The conference kicks off the three-day fashion event and has the theme: “Increasing Nigeria’s Participation in the Global Garment Production Industry”.
Headlining the conference as a speaker will be Jennifer Sutton, a Development Director at Fashion Enter, the UK’s leading ethical garment manufacturer. Sutton joined Fashion Enter in 2006 as a paid intern when the business was newly incorporated and has seen the company grow and develop from a team of four employees to what it is today. As a Development Director, she is responsible for all new business strategic decisions and works across all functions of the business.
Fashion Enter’s 7,500 square foot Factory in North London manufactures 10,000 garments a week for leading retailers such as ASOS and David Nieper and incorporates a Fashion Studio for sampling and small production runs for London Fashion Week designers and new business start-ups. As Development Director Sutton plays an active role in the business support for new and emerging designers ensuring the next generation of fashion creatives receive the right guidance they need including; mentoring, seminars, workshops, advice and promotion via Fashion Enter’s sister company FashionCapital.co.uk – the UK’s portal for the industry. The site fully supports the fashion industry as a one-stop online resource with a dedicated team of journalists, mentors and industry experts to ensure users receive a unique and comprehensive insight into the world of fashion, manufacturing, and business.
At FFA Sutton will discuss the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000units a week in a fully compliant factory, while offering accredited qualifications across the complete garment lifecycle for succession planning. She will also be explaining how their business model can be replicated in Nigeria.
The FFA 2018 Conference and Epic Show is a three-day event running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May 2018; it will be three days of nonstop fashion with a lot of development activities for those in the business of fashion and for lovers of fashion.
Following the conference on Friday Morning, in the evening there would be a prestigious Awards Ceremony to celebrate those who have made a mark in the fashion industry.
The fashion show will hold on Saturday and Sunday, featuring Student designers, new, and emerging designers and established designers out of Africa. In addition, FFA 2018 will also play hosts to a wide range of Exhibitors and marketplace vendors giving fashion lovers the opportunity to shop till they drop.
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