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Vibrant #Tanzanian Prints Meet Jersey Wear in Chichia for Made by Africa (Photos) via @TreeHugger @chichialondon

Chichia for Made by Africa, spring 2011. Photo: Not Just A Label From an Ethical Fashion Forum 2011 Innovation Award -winner Chichia London , comes a bright and bold collection of casual wear that merges vibrant, locally made traditional printed fabrics, known as Khangas, with Made by Africa 's jersey knit organic cottons. The result: JoAnn Berman meets Afia edgy knits with colorful prints for spring 2012 -- yes, it's already 2012 fashion time. Take a look: For Made by Africa, not to be confused with Made Africa , the focus is local. Local manufacturing, local materials, and giving back, locally. They manufacture their knitted garments at Kibotrade Textiles Ltd, the first fair-trade registered textile factory in East Africa and donate $1 of the wholesale value of every garment sold toward education for the children of the SOS Children's Village in Tanzania. A stand out for...

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