Online retail brand Fashpa unveiled a new marketplace model today! Stating on their website –

All our brands are made in Africa. Sustainable. Ethical. Handmade. #nevermassproduced. We are connecting African brands to the global consumer  creating new opportunities and empowering women. We believe that what you buy has impact

It is unclear how designers can join the marketplace – but a quick perusal of the website shows some early adopters like Shekudo , Sunny Rose  and FIA Factory

Further elucidating on their Instagram – the brand shared a statement from founder Honey Ogundeyi , stating their renewed focus on creating a platform for African design and making it more accessible to the international market:

We are so excited to share what we have been working on over the last few months. When we started Fashpa, the Vision has always been to create a platform that showcases the best of Africa. We are excited to introduce #FASHPAMALL, an online marketplace where you can discover the best African fashion and design brands. We are here to connect African brands to the global consumer, to create new opportunities and also, to empower Women. We can’t wait to show the World what Africa is made of – Honey (Founder, Fashpa)