Ghana has a reputation for producing high quality, traditionally designed printed cloth. The widely celebrated Kente cloth of the Ashanti and Ewe people are hand-woven and brightly coloured with traditional symbols and design. African textiles have gained an international reputation for their patterns, but national branding had not been promoted heavily in the past. Promoting…
PIDGIN IMAGINARIUM ABSTRACT In the last 500 years, the African continent has provided free labour for the Western imperial project. Whether via the triangular traffic of human-merchandise or conscription into two world wars, the implications of this brutal harvesting of bodies are yet to be fully measured. Presently, we are witnessing the rise of fascism…
WearGhana as you SeeGhana, EatGhana, and FeelGhana, not only when you VisitGhana. Ghana Fashion is key to Ghana’s economy and you can support Ghana by wearing Ghana.
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In Ghana, the fashion industry is generally more desirable than ever before. Brands are opening small productions or boutiques shops to market and sell their pieces. They hire workers and pay them very fair wages, which will automatically reduce unemployment in the country. #WearGhana #FeelGhana #SeeGhana #EatGhana #VisitGhana
The idea to WearGhana, SeeGhana, EatGhana & FeelGhana is a really positive one, and a campaign that should be built upon. The hotels in the country should also get behind it far more than they do. By shopping more local tourists can really support the local economy and the local communities.
For days, the historic Jamestown neighbourhood, which served as the city’s bustling port on the ocean and now is home base to scores of fishermen, is packed with people partying in the bright sun. “Our vision is to cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa by breaking creative boundaries and using art as a viable form to rejuvenate public spaces,“ says the festival’s statement of intent.
EL represents this future of creativity. He’s rapping in his local language; he embraces his culture. He just knows what he likes.” The singer agrees, and seeing him in his slim kente suit with no shirt on underneath, it’s clear that he’s relentlessly forward-thinking in his fashion choices, even when he’s wearing a fabric as old as this. “I want to reflect an African kid who has had the opportunity to travel far and wide but hasn’t forgotten where he’s from,” he says, a day of shopping for new clothes behind him. “We don’t lose sight of who we are.”