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FASHION,TEXTILE AND APPAREL CONFERENCE

ABOUT

According to the report by Textile Development Unit on why invest in Tanzanian textiles and garments which stated that, “Tanzania is a major cotton producer with the expertise and infrastructure to sustain the spinning, weaving and manufacturing elements of the value chain. The country can therefore be a base for vertically integrated textile and garment operations.”

The Fashion, Textile and Apparel Conference under the theme “Advancement of the Fashion Industry in Tanzania” was aimed at improving the textile industry in Tanzania, establish the way forward for the fashion, textile and apparel industry in Tanzania and how to take it global.

The forum was held on 1st December 2016 at Colosseum Hotel, Dar es Salaam where the key players in the Fashion and textile industry gathered and discussed how to advance the industry in Tanzania and Beyond

PROGRAM

“Advancement of the Fashion Industry in Tanzania”

TIME(PM)
PROGRAM
2:00– 2:20
REGISTRATION
2:20- 2:25
MC INTRODUCTION
2:25– 2:30
OPENING REMARKS
2:30 – 3:00

Panel discussion on “OVERVIEW OF TEXTILE & APPAREL INDUSTRIES IN TANZANIA,  AND ITS FUTURE” by:

  • N.J Merinyo Artistic Director Afrika Sana Ltd.
  • Adam Zuku Secretary General Textile & Garment Manufacturing Association of  Tanzania (TEGAMAT)
3:00 – 3:10
Q&A SESSION on above topic
3:10 – 3:40

Panel discussion on “GROWTH AND CHALLENGES OF THE TANZANIAN FASHION INDUSTRY” by:

  • Jamilla Vera Swai Fashion Designer, Sam Zebedayo Fashion Designer & Stylist for TV1.
  • Mustafa Hassanali CEO of 361 Degrees Africa .
  • Ailinda Sawe Director and Fashion Designer of AfriKa Sana
3:40– 3:50
Q&A SESSION on above topic
3:50 – 4:20

Panel discussion on “BUSINESS OF FASHION” TALENT IS NOT ENOUGH by:

  • Martin Kadinda Fashion Designer & Talent Consultant.
  • Shamim Mwasha Fashion Blogger.
  • Rio Paul Director of Rio Paul Company Limited.
  • Masana Chikeka Director of Arts & Culture in South Africa
4:20– 4:30
Q&A SESSION on above topic
4:30 – 4:40
Closing Remarks

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • Overview of textile & apparel industries in Tanzania, and its future.
  • Growth and challenges of the Tanzanian fashion industry
  • “Business of fashion” talent is not enough