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APPLY || African Development Bank (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022

APPLY || African Development Bank (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022 

APPLY || African Development Bank (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022 

Do not miss out of the currently ongoing African Development Bank (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022 is now accepting applications. The second online competition of the African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative is offering $6,000 in cash prizes, mentoring, new branding packages, and other support to winning African sustainable and circular fashion designers.

Fashionomics Africa, in collaboration with the UN Environment Program, Parsons School of Design, BPCM, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is inviting interested African fashion brands to enter the sustainable fashion online competition. To be eligible, entrants must be pursuing environmentally friendly, sustainable, and circular economy actions. The competition honors African fashion brands that are revolutionizing the way we make, buy, use, and recycle clothing, as well as encouraging a more sustainable shift in consumer behavior.

Prizes

  • The designer or design team submitting the “best sustainable design” will win $3,000 along with other prizes.
  • Two other competition finalists will take home $1,500 each, plus other support.
  • In addition to the cash prize, the winning fashion brand will receive a certificate and the opportunity to showcase its creation by taking part in online events and sharing insights on key sustainability challenges facing the industry.
  • The winner will have access to a network of media insiders and industry experts and receive mentoring and networking opportunities from competition collaborators.

Eligibility

  • The competition targets textile, apparel, and accessories entrepreneurs from Africa;
  • Aged 18 years or older, who have launched fashion businesses (up to a maximum of 50 employees), and whose sustainable designs have been produced within the last five years.
  • Qualifying applicants will submit pictures of their products, detail their sustainable business model, and explain how their startup is environmentally friendly and innovative.

Application

A five-person judging panel representing the African Development Bank and competition collaborators will announce the three finalists by 22 March 2022. The finalists’ entries will be posted on the Fashionomics Africa digital marketplace and mobile application for public vote between 22 March 2022 and 7 April 2022. Polls close on 7 April at 23:59 GMT.

Applications must be received by 1 March 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Fashionomics Africa Contest.

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