Bias In African Fashion (BAF) aims to stimulate discussion around inclusivity in African fashion by identifying and asking how we can address areas of prejudice and bias in the industry.

As part of their “Permute” series, they engage players in the fashion industry both globally and within Africa in a dialogue to better understand how Africa can build a thriving and inclusive fashion industry.

For this session in the BAF PERMUTE series, Jennifer Roenne of Victoria Grace speaks with London based designer José Hendo about creating fashion with barkcloth and fabric derived from trees.

The process of barkcloth production, a practice common in Uganda and other East African countries, predates weaving. It shows one of the many ways sustainability in fashion has for long been embedded in many of our practices on the continent.

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