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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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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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.

www.longchamp.com

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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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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.

www.frankandeileen.com

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Maison Lejaby

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Maison Lejaby

Maison Lejaby

France
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MAISON LEJABY is a century-old French fashion house creating premium lingerie. Elegant French lace and embroidery is the brand's signature.

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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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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Italy
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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini is the Italian brand oozing a heightened elegance, personified with dynamic prints and innovative silhouettes.

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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.

www.net-a-porter.com

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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.

www.nordstrom.com

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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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Simone Perele

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Simone Perele

Simone Perele

France
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Simone Perele is a French label making size-inclusive lingerie and sleepwear. Silk and sheer lace makes their range particularly sensual.

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Vilebrequin

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Vilebrequin

Vilebrequin

Switzerland
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Vilebrequin is a luxury swimwear brand with Saint Tropez roots. Expect exclusive fabrics from Europe and incredible craftsmanship. You'll regularly see its iconic men's Moorea swim trunks on French beaches.

www.vilebrequin.com

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