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Interview with circular fashion designer Anyango Mpinga

Updated: Dec 2020

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Fashion designer Anyango Mpinga strong purpose towards circularity and sustainability. Alongside her work with fashion, Mpinga has also started her own non-profit organisation, Free As A Human, centred around raising awareness of human trafficking.

This interview between Forbes and Mpinga explores her early years when she began to investigate designs inspired by her childhood and culture. She talks about how her designs are structured and measured to create minimal wastage throughout the manufacturing process, establishing an official studio in Nairobi, using creative materials for design collections, and being involved in the transition to digital formats in the fashion industry.

She also goes over her design methodology, identifying the signature aesthetics that help her define upcoming collections, while exploring her own position and its social implications as an international African designer in the African fashion platform.

Read more: Interview with circular fashion designer Anyango Mpinga

Topics

Sustainable design and manufacturing processes in the fashion industry

Size-inclusive sustainable fashion brand

Signature design aesthetics exploring traditional African patterns

Using creative materials for fresh sustainable design collections

Sustainable design patterns to ensure low garment waste generation

Geography

| Kenya

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