SOURCING FASHION IN AFRICA, THE OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES + LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT
This Fashion x Tech meet up gathers industry professionals, entrepreneurs and enthusiast to discuss sourcing fashion locally and how technology can be used as an enabler for our continent to become a formidable and sustainable sourcing hub.
Social Media has given fashion brands the opportunity and in some cases a mandate to leverage technology to provide transparency of their sourcing and manufacturing processes. This has aided the communication of brand storytelling and PR, but how else can technology be leveraged to connect and promote local manufacturing and sourcing in Africa’s fashion industry?
Africa’s investment in new technologies lags behind that of developing economies. Increased investment is needed in energy, R&D, wide spread tech skills, industrial engineering and lean manufacturing. How can we as an industry add to existing efforts, invigorate this conversation further into actually igniting innovation and implementing development?
Join us to drive the conversation that will inspire innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology.