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The Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion

Disclaimer: The Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion ("The Journal") is published for informational and educational purposes only. The views, opinions, and conclusions expressed in the articles and comments are those of the respective authors and do not reflect the policies or views of CIAFE, its editors, publishers, or affiliated institutions. The information contained in The Journal is not intended as, and should not be taken as, professional or expert advice on any particular matter. CIAFE reserves the right to modify or update this disclaimer at any time without prior notice.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL 

The Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion is a mixed-media Interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal. A compilation of research across various topics but not limited to Textiles and Fabrics, Culture and Society, Marketing and Branding, Technology and Innovation, Economics and Business Management. The journal is published bi-annually and encourages research from students, academics and industry professionals. 

A strategic collaboration with STADIO School of Fashion.

 

AIM AND SCOPE

The 5 core aims of the journal are:

  • Decolonise the fashion industry through fashion education, and educate the Global Fashion Industry on past and future developments

  • Diversify voices, develop new scholars and build new scholarly activity

  • Document information and preserve culture to be used for both academic and industry purposes

  • Provide strategies and recommendations to support the development of the fashion industry in Africa and the Diaspora

  • Strengthen and promote the African fashion industry

 

JOURNAL INFORMATION

 

The Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal that aims to promote the study of African and Diaspora fashion within an interdisciplinary framework. 

 

The journal features original research articles, review articles, and case studies that cover a wide range of topics related to African and Diaspora fashion, including textile production, fashion design, fashion history, cultural studies, fashion technology and the fashion market. The journal welcomes submissions from scholars, researchers, educators, and industry professionals with expertise in the field of African and Diaspora fashion.

 

The Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in its publications. However, the journal, its editors, and its publisher do not make any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of the information contained in the journal. The opinions and views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the journal or its publisher. The accuracy of the information contained in the journal should be independently verified with primary sources. The journal and its publisher will not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the information contained in the journal.

WE INVITE YOU TO READ THE FIRST EVER JOURNAL FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA FASHION!

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ABOUT VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1

 

This issue of the Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion is aimed at exploring and preserving the rich cultural heritage of African and Diaspora fashion. This includes documenting a variety of areas that provide more information on the African and Diasporan fashion culture and practices.  

 

Our mission as the Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion is to document and promote the African and Diaspora fashion industries' rich cultural heritage and contemporary innovation. Our research and publications aim to raise awareness and appreciation for these industries' unique contributions to the global fashion landscape.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2

 

ABOUT VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2

 

The discussion surrounding sustainability within the fashion realm gains an enhanced perspective when delved into through the lens of African and diaspora fashion narratives. The amalgamation of ancestral values, modern-day innovations, and the ongoing discourse between Africa and its diaspora encapsulates a compelling field for academic inquiry. 

This issue of the Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion aspires to navigate and conserve the abundant cultural lineage of African and Diaspora fashion. This encompasses documenting a myriad of areas that offer greater insights into the fashion sustainability cultures and practices rooted in African and Diasporan regions.

 

Our mission as the Journal for African and Diaspora Fashion is to document and amplify the cultural richness and contemporary ingenuity inherent within the African and Diaspora fashion spheres. Our research and publications are oriented towards elevating awareness and reverence for the singular contributions these sectors proffer to the global fashion panorama.

 

 

THEME: SUSTAINABLE FASHION IN AFRICA: PAST AND FUTURES   

 

Sub-Themes

 

We welcome submissions on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Historical perspectives on sustainable fashion practices in Africa.

  • Traditional eco-friendly textiles and materials: their uses, significance, and potential.

  • Contemporary innovations in sustainable fashion: African designers leading the change.

  • The global impact of African sustainable fashion initiatives.

  • Challenges and opportunities for sustainable fashion development in Africa.

  • The intersection of indigenous knowledge and modern sustainability principles.

  • Future prospects and aspirations for sustainable fashion in Africa.

  • Case studies of successful sustainable fashion projects and initiatives.

  • How technology is shaping the future of sustainable fashion.

  • Exploring legal hurdles and opportunities in sustainable fashion.

  • The relationship between waste colonialism and sustainable fashion.
     

Please Note:

  • Before submitting, please ensure that you read the author and submission guidelines, which can be found by clicking on the buttons below. 

  • All submissions should be sent to research@ciafe.org, and if you have any questions, please contact the editorial team via research@ciafe.org.

 

Submission Deadline: November 30th 2023, at 11:59pm GMT  

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