Made in Africa – Fashion Brands Embracing African Manufacturing
Made in Africa clothing is a small but thriving industry. There are a number of, predominantly European, clothing brands on this list that are supporting the growth of both textile and apparel manufacturing in the region.

Countries at the forefront of made in Africa is Tunisia and Morocco. The close proximity to Europe gives these countries a particular advantage. Morocco is celebrated for its colorful print fabrics and sustainability has been recognized as an important growth factor for the country.

Lemlem (seen here) is a stand-out brand worth supporting for its ethical support of artisans in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Read on to find some made in Africa brands worth supporting.
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BRANDS

A.P.C.

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A.P.C.

A.P.C.

France
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A.P.C., (Atelier de Production et de Creation) is the French fashion line known for clean, timeless designs with a relaxed Parisian aesthetic.

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AAKS

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AAKS

AAKS

Ghana
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AAKS handcrafts its colorful raffia handbags in Ghana. Each bag has a unique artisan touch, innovatively woven in colors inspired by the seasons.

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Carrie Forbes

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Carrie Forbes

Carrie Forbes

USA
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Carrie Forbes is a Californian label making handcrafted sandals and handbags in Morocco. Artisans weave natural raffia using ancient techniques to create one-of-a-kind items.

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Charo Ruiz

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Charo Ruiz

Charo Ruiz

Spain
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Charo Ruiz is a Spanish designer who creates beautifully breezy and feminine cover-ups inspired by her home Ibiza.

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Clergerie

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Clergerie

Clergerie

France
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Clergerie is a high-end French shoe brand handcrafting elegant footwear with a masculine bent. Known for pushing boundaries, find styles that incorporate unconventional materials like woven raffia.

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Frank & Eileen

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Frank & Eileen

Frank & Eileen

USA
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Frank & Eileen make luxury off-duty basics, including the infinitely-classic button-down shirt from premium Italian cotton. The company is a Certified B-Corp.

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GAUGE 81

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GAUGE 81

GAUGE 81

Netherlands
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GAUGE81 is an Amsterdam-based clothing label creating bold day-to-night outfits for the modern woman. Find unmistakeable sexy '90's-style outfits to wow.

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Isabel Marant

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Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

France
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Isabel Marant is the eponymous label of the French fashion designer. Loved by celebrities, the brand has a chic bohemian aesthetic coveted for its easy-to-wear unpretentious collections.

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Jerome Dreyfuss

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Jerome Dreyfuss

Jerome Dreyfuss

France
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Jerome Dreyfuss designed his iconic The Billy bag for his wife, Isabel Marant, to hold everything for their newborn son. Find practical, luxury bags for busy lives.

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Le Chameau

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Le Chameau

Le Chameau

United Kingdom
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Le Chameau makes the French heritage rain boot favored by the Duchess of Cambridge and British Royal Family. Find rubber and leather boots constructed by hand since 1927.

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Lemlem

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Lemlem

Lemlem

USA
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Lemlem is the ethical women's clothing label started by supermodel Liya Kebede. Crafted in handwoven cotton by skilled artisans in her native Ethiopia and Kenya.

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Longchamp

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Longchamp

Longchamp

France
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Longchamp is the iconic French luxury leather goods brand known for its understated everyday handbags that have garnered cult status worldwide.

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