African Development Bank Fashionomics Africa Contest 2023 (USD 10,000 Award)

Deadline: January 18, 2023

Deadline: January 18, 2023

Fashionomics Africa Contest 2023 applications currently open. Submit yours straight away!

The African Development Bank is hosting an online competition as part of a challenge reward with the goal of recognizing African fashion firms that will alter the way we create, use, and recycle clothing as well as promote more environmentally friendly consumer behavior.

The competition is accessible to African fashion entrepreneurs that work in the textile, garment, and accessory industries and are at least 18 years old. To be eligible, participants must adopt environmentally friendly, sustainable, and circular economy practices.


The winner will have the opportunity to win:

  • A financial reward of USD 10,000 for the best sustainable and innovative brand.
  • A Fashionomics Africa certificate.
  • Access to a network of media insiders and industry experts.
  • The possibility to take part in online events and share insights on key sustainability challenges facing the industry.
  • The publication of the winner’s story on the African Development Bank’s website and Fashionomics Africa platform.
  • The possibility to attend a Fashionomics Africa webinar as a panelist.

The finalists (2) will have the opportunity to receive:

  • A promotion package to advertise the brand on Fashionomics Africa social media for a month;
  • A Fashionomics Africa certificate.
  • A branding kit (new logo, color palette, recommended fonts, letterhead, business card, email signature).

The winner and finalists will also benefit from networking, mentoring and capacity building opportunities offered by the competition partners:


  • Open to fashion entrepreneurs of 18 years of age and above (proof of age will be requested), operating in the textile, apparel, and accessories industry in Africa.
  • Entrants must pursue environmentally friendly, sustainable and circular economy measures to qualify.
  • Priority given to youth (18-35 years old) and women-led fashion businesses.
  • Applicants should have an African passport and / or live in an African country and have an identification document like a passport, national ID Card or Voters Card issued in an African country.
  • Participants must have launched a fashion business and operate in the textile (fabric making), apparel (clothing) or accessories (jewelry, bags, etc.) sector.
  • Recently launched businesses encouraged to apply. Proof of business registration required.
  • The deadline for applications is January 18, 2023, 23:59 GMT.
  • The online registration form must be filled out in order to submit an application.
  • Participants already having an account with Fashionomics Africa must LOG IN before they may submit a proposal. They can access the contest form once they have logged into their account.
  • Participants only need to submit their idea using the registration form if they DO NOT YET HAVE A Fashionomics Africa account. They will have a platform account immediately generated for them.

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