TAFDA Members

Shamim Juma Suleiman

I Grew up in a fashion oriented family with a brand name Ummy Investment Company dealing with African designs preferred by Kaole Sanaa Group, a Local performing art group in 1998 – 2012. I developed an interest and a sense of style at a very young age. After a short carrier in Journalism I switched to fashion and took a…

Elly MLAKI

Elly Morrison MLAKI grew up in Switzerland, Geneva. Then, he went studying Fashion design in UK, London at AIU-London 1999-2003 to be granted a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Back in Tanzania in 2005, he founded his own fashion business: “Neith Arts Workshop”, commonly known as Neith design, specialized in Womenswear and Handmade beaded Jewelries. Later on, he created: “Neith men”,…

Kulwa Mkwandule

Kulwa Mkwandule is a Tanzanian fashion Designer. He entered the fashion industry in 2014. With his degree in business administration from Dar es Salaam’s College of Business Education, he opened his own clothing store at Tabata, one of Dar’s busy suburbs. Essentially a menswear and women’s wear designer, he has extended his work into wedding attire as well. His work…

Kemi Kalikawe

Winner of the 2017 Swahili Fashion Week Innovative Fashion Designer of the Year, Kemi Kalikawe founded Naledi Fashion in 2009. The brand focuses on afro-urban, ready-to-wear fashion for the professional woman. Her feminine designs transition easily from day to night wear, with a modern sophisticated aesthetic. Kemi strongly believes in the power of collaboration, having worked with Words and Pictures…

Adam Hassan Kijangwa

Born in Tanga on the 8th February, 1975, I have been engaged in fashion designing since the early 90’s. I studied basic design in 1991 at VETA Technical College in Tanga, Tanzania after which I relocated to Zanzibar in 1993. Between 1993 and 1996 I worked as an ordinary worker in different palace in Zanzibar, using the opportunity to gain…

Ailinda Sawe

Ailinda Sawe has been on the Tanzanian fashion map since the mid seventies when she represented Tanzania at the FESTAC ’77 in Lagos, Nigeria; coordinating fashion for the East and Central Africa zone at the festival. After FESTAC ’77, she studied art and crafts in Greece and went on to graduate in Fashion Designing and Textile Technology at Manchester Polytechnic…

Alex Kafuruki

Kafuruki Fashions African Fashion Mens Shirt Style KF180101-1 by Alex Kafuruki - Tanzania Fashion DesignerKafuruki Fashions African Fashion Mens and Womens Top and Bottom Style KF180102-1 by Alex Kafuruki - Tanzania Fashion DesignerKafuruki Fashions African Fashion Womens Short Dress Style KF180104-1 by Alex Kafuruki - Tanzania Fashion DesignerKafuruki Fashions African Fashion Womens Short Dress Style KF180105-1 by Alex Kafuruki -…

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