Rhino horn is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but increasingly common is its use as a status symbol to display success and wealth. Poaching is now a threat in all rhino range states, however as South Africa is home to the majority of rhinos in the world, it is being heavily targeted. More than ever, field programmes are having to invest heavily in anti-poaching activities.
It takes a whole elephant to make a little ivory. Your purchase has just cost the life of one of the most mystical and majestic creatures on earth. These carved picture frames are just one of the many items that come from the ivory tusks of elephants. The ivory trade is a complicated issue and most trade is illegal. Still, you can find ivory in markets around Africa and Asia, and even in the US and Europe.
The Sponsors of our show have pledged to donate a grant to 2 chosen charities dealing with Rhino and Elephant direct care in Africa during 2019 and then til 2025. Every year . More info soon.
Offering a huge variety of gifts and clothing for the family, friends and the home such as ceramics, Welsh wool duvets, oak furniture, hand painted cushions, pictures, ladies clothing, bags, scarves, knitwear, persian & oriental carpets & rugs, rag dolls & teddies, textiles, wooden items and so much more. All in our boutique sales area which will be open throughout the event and clothing & accessories on our catwalks.
Our specialist pop up bars and live action throughout the event ensures a full energetic event
WHY WE ARE DOING THE SHOW
Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed across Africa each year for their tusks. A century ago, there were maybe 5 million elephants across Africa. Now there are less than 500,000. Savannah elephants declined by 30% from 2007-2014, and forest elephants by 60% from 2002-2011.
While unrestricted international commercial trade in ‘new’ ivory is banned (CITES 1989), many countries continue to allow some form of commercial trade in ivory within and across their borders. Increasingly, these domestic markets are being recognized as significant drivers of elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.
For years ivory has become a fashionistas item and used for jewelry so we are using the fashion industry to pay back the elephants that have lost lives due to the trade.
THE international illegal ivory trade encourages poachers in Africa to kill up to 20,000 elephants a year for their tusks.
Now Britain is set to lead the world in stopping the bloody business - by imposing a complete ban on the sale of ivory. Still to be signed into law, the ban comes after a consultation in which more than 60,000 people favored the move.
With thanks to IFAW
Upon arrival pick up a glass of champagne and enter the luxurious world of Africa !! Step through the doors of an African Adventure where art, fashion and the decadence of Africa literally flows from the floor to the ceiling even with free flying African birds.
YOU CANNOT GET MORE AFRICAN UNLESS YOU FLEW TO AFRICA !!!!
The booming sun and colours of Africa collide here with British fashion, 2 worlds that both make our heart beat and race like a Djembe drum. Enjoy live drummers and performers all the way from Kenya
FEATURING AT THE SHOW
FASHION & CATWALK
FULL SIZE METAL ZOO
Live streamed live to China, Dubai & South Africa thanks to PANOPTO
Entertainment all evening and plenty of chance to see and purchase the latest designers and dance the night away to the beat of Africa.
- NEVER BEFORE DONE IN THE UK -
JULY 13TH 2019
AKAMBA AFRICAN HERITAGE CENTRE BIRMINGHAM
Tythe Barn Ln, Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH
Fresh from TOWIE Fame Ricky Rayments super new fishing and bank clothing line Filthy Hooker is soon to be available in country shops.
Filthy Hooker & Ricky will be at the show to get your apparell signed.
Model & actor Jordan Bridgewater is becoming the first in the UK to launch and have this USA best seller available in the UK.
Jordan is at the show so get ya boots booked on the day.
How to take part in the fashion show
Through its participation in the fair, every company can promote its brand name using a stand of its choice.
2m tall construction stand with tubes
– 1 sign with the exhibitor’s name
– 2 150watt ΗQI headlights
– 1 round wooden table
– 2 chairss
Choice to have brand on catwalk & modeled by celebrities on night.
Coming April 2019 our Fashion Against Ivory Channel with a series of our brands and sponsors videos and behind the scenes of the show set up. Presented by Jordan Bridgewater the series is courtesy of Viloud. More info coming April