ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

The Assembly is a community and platform for ambitious young talent, entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives in the fashion industry

WHAT WE DO

We unite creativity and entrepreneurship by providing physical and virtual (URL + IRL) business, creative and professional support.

We also provide creative consultancy services.

VISION

We seek a world where everyone with a passion for creativity can achieve their ambitions, whilst matching local talent for global success.

MISSION

To upscale and up-skill creative entrepreneurs to create socially and economically viable enterprises by removing barriers to creative and professional development.

ACCESS

Access to knowledge, people and resources is at the core of The Assembly’s values. These ideals translate into providing everyone we work with, with financially and physically accessible opportunities that enable them to thrive.

CREATIVE COLLABORATION

We are always better together, we want to create spaces and experiences that enable you to think, ideate, act, innovate and be open to solving problems together. 

A Little About The Founder

Hello! I’m Pepper and I founded The Assembly because I truly believe that anyone should have the opportunity to pursue their passions and achieve their ambitions as a creative. As a serial entrepreneur, I know what it’s like to try and turn a big, sometimes scary dream into a reality, how lonely it can feel and how much the right know how and support would have helped me. I hope you feel at home and find our home useful.

I started my career in fashion over a decade ago as a Stylist and out of my desire to make an impact in the African fashion scene, I was the Fashion Editor of FAB and TW Magazine and in 2013 I became the Head of Channel for Africa’s pioneering fashion channel, SPICE TV.

My career in Fashion cuts across Media, PR and Consulting with experience in the UK and West Africa. Now I’m pursuing my passion to drive growth within Africa’s fashion eco-system and i’m curious about leveraging trade and technology to do so. I continue to work as a consultant and journalist with a focus on the creative economy.

Contributing to SDGs

Through our commitment to catalysing the sustainable growth of the fashion and apparel sector in Africa, we are making meaningful progress towards many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goals, 1, 4, 8, 9 and 12.

1. No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

4. Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

5. Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

8. Decent Work & Economic Growth
Our work contributes to promoting inclusive sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive & sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation.

12. Responsible Consumption & Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The Assembly Hub, SDGs

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