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Is Wax Print Truly African or Simply Africa-Inspired? Find Out June 14-16, 2019 at The Wax Print Festival.
June 14 @ 12:00 PM - June 16 @ 10:00 PM GMTGHS63
Is wax print truly African or simply Africa-inspired? How can Africans and Afrodiasporan people create innovation in the African print industry and become economic giants? These are some of the questions The Afropole seeks to explore during Ghana’s Year of Return with its Wax Print Festival in Accra from June 14 – 16, 2019.
Venue: Untamed Empire in Spintex (Google Map Directions)
Date: Friday June 14 – Sunday June 16, 2019
Time: 12pm – 10pm each day
Registration: Get a day pass or all-access pass via Egotickets Enter the code “WPFCircumspecte” for a 15% discount.
A three-day cashless event by The Afropole and partners ( including Circumspecte), the Wax Print Festival features creative, informative and fun experiences geared at new thinking and conversation on the popular wax print and textile industries. The festival is part of the Year of Return activities and features a series of exhibitions which depict the Past, The Present, Intersections and The Future of wax print, highlighting key themes and attributes that reflect African identity, heritage, ancestry and culture.
In addition to an exclusive Africa premier of the Wax Print Film, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in live demos on kente weaving, batiking, and bead-making; sample food from across Ghana; and indulge in music from local artistes like Worlasi, Trigmatic, and Eff the DJ. The Quick Stitch Station will also be available for attendees looking to have some same-day delivery fashion made from their fabrics. Also look out for Circumspecte’s stand and come say hi!
So whether you’re an avid fashionista searching for opportunities and answers, or a curious explorer looking to indulge in a top-notch Year of Return activity, the Wax Print Festival is certainly one you don’t want to miss! And in case they ask, tell them Circumspecte sent you!
The Afropole is a brokerage that connects African and Afrodiasporan businesses within the food, beauty and creative industries. Through events, communications, merchandise and business advisory, The Afropole aims to build trust and community, develop resources and enrich value chains to #BuildBlackGlobally.
Circumspecte is a digital platform and company dedicated to capturing meaningful insights, teaching digital skills, spurring interaction and inspiring creative action on/for/by Africa(ns). Created in 2007, we offer business and digital marketing services, create projects, and embark on partnerships which influence the experience and narrative around Africa and Africans. We also create offline experiences geared at sparking conversations, connections, and social impact.