afDB Fashionomics Africa Contest

afDB Fashionomics Africa Contest 2023 For fashion designers ($10,000 prize)

Fashionomics Africa invites interested African fashion firms to participate in the sustainable fashion online competition in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Parsons School of Design, the United Nations Environment Programme, BPCM, and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

The African Development Bank is holding an online competition as part of a challenge award to recognize African fashion companies that are redefining the ways in which we create, consume, and recycle fashion while also promoting more environmentally friendly consumer behavior.

Eligibility criteria

The contest is open to fashion entrepreneurs of 18 years of age and above (proof of age will be requested), operating in the textile, apparel, and accessories industry in Africa. 

Entrants must pursue environmentally friendly, sustainable and circular economy measures to qualify. 

Priority will be given to youth (18-35 years old) and women-led fashion businesses.

Applicants should have an African passport and / or live in an African country and have an identification document like a passport, national ID Card or Voters Card issued in an African country.

Participants must have launched a fashion business* and operate in the textile (fabric making), apparel (clothing) or accessories (jewelry, bags, etc.) sector. Recently launched businesses are encouraged to apply. Proof of business registration will be requested.

Requirements for Admission

Applications must be received no later than January 18th, 2023 at 23h59 GMT.

Applications must be submitted by completing the online registration form.

If participants already HAVE a Fashionomics Africa account, they must LOG IN FIRST to be able to submit their proposal. Once they are logged into their account, they can access the contest form. 

If participants do NOT HAVE a Fashionomics Africa account, they just have to submit their proposal via the registration form. An account on the platform for them will be automatically created for them**. 

Benefits of the Contest

The winner will have the opportunity to win:

  • A financial reward of USD 10,000**** for the best sustainable and innovative brand;
  • A Fashionomics Africa certificate;
  • Access to a network of media insiders and industry experts;
  • The possibility to take part in online events and share insights on key sustainability challenges facing the industry;
  • The publication of the winner’s story on the African Development Bank’s website and Fashionomics Africa platform;
  • The possibility to attend a Fashionomics Africa webinar as a panelist;

The finalists (2) will have the opportunity to receive:

  • A promotion package to advertise the brand on Fashionomics Africa social media for a month;
  • A Fashionomics Africa certificate;
  • A branding kit (new logo, color palette, recommended fonts, letterhead, business card, email signature).

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How To Apply

Deadline for application is January 18 2023

Visit the official website for Fashionomics Africa Contest to get more details

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