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Nigerian fashion brands feature at New York event

Three Nigerian fashion brands – Zizi Cardow, Morin.O, ‘Ita’I Our Cloth — which have indigenous woven fabrics at the heart of their designs will feature at this year’s FashInnovation “Worldwide Talks NYFW”, ahead of the New York Fashion Week.  They are scheduled for a panel on 10 September (5:40 PM – 6:20 PM WAT) to be moderated by US-based journalist and producer Oyiza Adaba.

The Talks is a two-day online summit hosted with support from the UN Office for Partnerships and aims to focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It’s billed to be a gathering of leaders in the fashion and technology industries from around the world “to connect with one another as well as inspire start-up and scale ups on how the current crisis is affecting each sector of the supply chain and ways of adaptation to thrive during these times.”

Among other activities, the event will host at least 25 panel conversation, 80+ speakers and a virtual display of new collections by participating designer-partners.

According to a press release sent to The Daily Report, Zizi Cardow, Morin.O and ‘Ita’i Our Cloth will also be “unveiling future plans like the Weaving Training Program, which empowers women and girls and develop communities by reviving the dying art of weaving”.

Organisers say that the global fashion industry “is in need of positive messaging at this time” and “uniting the leaders in the industry to inspire via various topics will give the lifeline and hope in which start-ups, fashion designers, entrepreneurs need to survive and the established to thrive.”

This edition of the Talks is the third in the series. Some of the conversations will examine the deeper meaning of fashion pegged on topics like: Fashion Is Art, Sustainability and Design; Fashion Is Sustainability in Culture; Fashion is Inclusivity/ Diversity Within Sustainability; Fashion is How Clean Went Mainstream, and a lot more.    

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