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Adidas Criticized For ‘Shackles’ Sneakers

AFRICANGLOBE - A hurtful symbol of slavery or simply a quirky fashion statement? Adidas is rebuffing fierce criticism of one of its upcoming original sneaker designs. The JS Roundhouse Mid, a collaboration between Adidas Originals and edgy fashion designer Jeremy Scott and due to be released in August, features a bright orange chain and ankle strap.

Africa’s Developing Textile Industry

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Africa is attracting the world's textile and apparel industry due to cheap labor power and raw material. Speaking at...

Nigeria Fashion Week Highlights African Designers

Africa-influenced fashion, from Yves St. Laurent's 1960s collections to Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam's Spring 2012 shows, have been featured in designs for decades....

South Africa’s Middle Class a New Target for Retailers

A rainbow nation of shoppers poured through the racks of fashion giant Zara's brand new store, its first in South Africa, where the Spanish chain hopes to tap an increasingly diverse middle class. With deliveries from Spain twice a week, the low-price retailer opened the store in November in a posh shopping mall in South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg, where officials are already smiling over the response.