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Wrap it up: African headwrap design competition launches

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ARE YOU a fashion enthusiast with an eye for detail and a passion for culture? Well this new African headwrap competition will be right up your street!

The I'm Still Here headwrap design competition launched last month, and is being run by the southeast London-based African art gallery, Azawala, with the charity Bridging Arts.

The rules are quite simple: design a headwrap pattern that reflects your life in Britain today.

“Our gallery is in the heart of an area where the individual is being squeezed out,”
said gallery director Jos Brient. “We’ve seen what’s been happening here so we decided to launch this competition. We want people to create designs that say something about their lives.

“You don’t have to be African – or a fashion student – or a print maker. You just have to have a voice and want to tell us about your life and experience.”

The winning design will be commercialised and showcased during Black History Month this October.

To download the entry form or for more information, visit: or text 0794 12 52 444.

1. Designs - to be reproduced on a 50cm x 50cm square - can be on paper or submitted digitally with a brief statement telling us your thinking and inspiration. You can specify the fabric that you’d like to use.

2. All entries, whether digital or on paper, must be received by August 31 2016. Post to Azawala, 152 KEMP HOUSE, CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1V 2NX or email to

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