Our upcoming Ethiopia Trip is from May – May 2019 register here: https:/



How does this sound….Waking up to a cup of one of the world’s best coffee producers before walking through one of several UNESCO world heritage sites and natural preserves, to the sound of church bells in one of the countries famous rock churches en route to the Museum to visit “Lucy” remains one of the earliest human ancestors. All this during visits to a few locations around the country to meet hand weavers, shoemakers and garment makers. We will also take part in a trade show where you will get up close and personal with more suppliers, producers and artisans and be part of a conference event too! Ready to #gofastwithus ?



Recognised during the colonial period as a symbol of African independence, Ethiopia is not just a founder member of the United Nations and the African base for many international organisations, it is not just a place of ancient culture but most significantly Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population.

A country split by the Great Rift Valley, this landlocked country has had archaeological finds which have dated back over 3 million years. The Horn of Africa, is home to Ethiopia that for business, it is a market which has both low and high risk areas. Specifically for the fashion industry, there is an abundance of various artisan skills, traditional textiles, garment production units too and high opportunities.

Ethiopia is THE buzz word for African fashion manufacturing. You can join us to find out exactly why!


Do note: 

Full price 1997GBP / 2297€ / 2497$ is also payable in 4 parts

Price includes accommodation

(minimum 3***, price based on 2 person room share, additional £250 for single occupancy)

and includes on the ground transport

Price is exclusive of flights, immunisations, visas, food and workshop fees.

To register do pay your deposit of 197GBP / 247€ / 297$ by JUNE 30TH, 2018 and email events@africafashionguide.com for a delegate registration form


Register for our Ethiopia Trip this OCT 2019: 



The itinerary includes an exploration of these businesses through on-site visits of Artisans workshops and manufacturers factory houses. We will deliver workshops and undertake practical activities and provide opportunities to meet with local designers in their stores and/or studios. You will also attend business enterprise panel discussion events as well as business feasibility workshops with professionals in the field of businesses and entrepreneurship (from a local and country government perspective), to assess your business aims and objectives, including social enterprise and business models used.

We challenge you as a business to work together with the manufacturers and artisans to create foremost beautiful and desirable, competitive products, which not only meet industry standards, but also preserve the local and traditional artisanal techniques, alongside maintaining social responsibility throughout. Are you up for it? Then join us on our Fashion Africa Sourcing Trips.


Trip details to follow:








  • Hatch Africa
  • Africa Fashion Guide

(image taken by Africa Fashion Guide of     workshop in Addis, Ethiopia)


Refund policy

Please note any last minute cancellations will not be deemed refundable. Cancellations can be made up to 4 weeks prior to travel of which the initial deposit to secure your place will not be refunded to cover administrational fees. Any other payments made prior to this cancellation which has not paid for accommodation or transport will be fully refunded.