Putting the entertainment flair that normally goes with fashion events aside, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has revealed that the major aim of the CommonWealth Fashion Week and Awards is to give fresh breath to African fashion, textile, leather industries.
CommonWealth Fashion Week and Awardsscheduled for June 2021, by Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industries will be aconfluence of Africa’s fashion related industries.
“We want to use the event to promote made inAfrica fashion products. Cosmetics inclusive, fashion has become everything wedo and it is one important industry that grows individuals and economies ofnations” Buchi George said.
Billed for Kigali, Rwanda, CommonWealthFashion Week and Awards will witness Africa Garments, Leather Industries andTextile Expo at the same period Common Wealth Head Of Government Meeting CHOGM will be taking place in Rwanda.
“We have done a couple of fashion eventsarounds the world in the past and this one is really exciting for us”
“Covid-19 pandemic saw CHOGM postponed to2021 and we want to also take that advantage to spice things up with anotherevent that will attract people from around the world”
“African fabrics for instance should behousehold items around the continent, but so bad that some of them have hardlyleft the shores of the owners’ countries. We want to share their heritage andwe want to see people wearing them with pride around the world because inAfrica, one thing we care so much about is our heritage which is what ourfashion industries connote”, he said.
Beyond having lots of participants, Hon.Nwabueze Buchi George is looking forward to making the event a fashion fairthat will feature many countries of the continent and he believes that theeconomical impact will be very massive.