Bias In African Fashion (BAF) in conjunction with The Fashion Law Africa Summit are seeking to create a platform to provide regular access to low cost and affordable legal consultation services for the fashion sector in Africa.
The organizations’ aim is to roll out this pro-bono legal advisory service by the second quarter of 2022.
As part of this, they will be hosting two presentations early on in the year for those in the industry to gear them up for the legal advisory offering. The first seminar is tagged “The Fundamentals of Building A Fashion Business” and will focus on the business basics of establishing and running a fashion company. This virtual session is slated for Saturday, January 22 at 10 AM EST/ 3 PM GMT.
The second session will focus on the basics of fashion law and it is scheduled to take place in February.
By April, the next phase of the project will roll out via a Fashion Legal Clinic. The event will match fashion industry professionals and companies with legal practitioners across the globe to provide targeted feedback and assistance on areas of need.
By the second half of 2022, the organizations expect that the pro-bono and low-cost legal offering will be fully functional. This service will allow fashion practitioners on the continent to readily have access to legal professionals that can help them fortify their business to protect against abuse and infringement.
BAF works by bringing together groups of fashion industry professionals around select causes that further fair and equitable practices in Africa’s fashion sector. Completing the planning team for this initiative in Nairobi, Kenya based lawyer, Liz Lenjo, of My IP Legal Studio and Abuja, Nigeria based designer, Nkwo Onwuka, of the sustainable and ethical fashion brand, Nkwo.
For more information or inquiries contact BAF via email at [email protected]