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Lace isn’t just for shawls and your grandmother’s curtains! Over the past few years beautiful, colourful laces have exploded on to the catwalk and are now worn by everyone from…

  Lace has become an integral part of African fashion and here at Empire Textiles, it’s a popular fabric that’s shipped around the world to make high-quality garments. In particular,…

In Cameroon and Congo, men’s fashion is a serious business. Since the late 1990s, a fashion phenomenon of dandyism, or La Sape, has swept these African nations. It can be…

Guipure lace is a staple of African fashion and popular throughout the world for it’s intricate design and hard wearing quality. Read about it’s origins here!

Have you heard of African Fashion Festival in New Zealand? Nor had we… That’s why we urge you to help support initiatives like this that show such passion. Have a read about it here.

Swiss voile is a favourite material: It’s versatile and popular with men and women alike. But what makes voile different to other materials, and how did it become such an important part of African fashion?

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