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The Wax Print Fest

The festival is a celebration of all African textiles. The purpose of the gathering is to build understanding and appreciation for the textiles and related industries that could play an important role in economic development.

The festival will explore historical underpinnings, current use cases, future opportunities for growth and intersections over time between African and Afrodiasporan cultural traditions through interactive and engaging activities such as films, exhibitions, demos, art, music and more, and will feature the premiere of the Wax Print Film in Ghana.

The festival a) centers exhibitions using photos, music and visual art, b) includes a musical and cinematic element to ground the fashion in other forms of creative expression, c) includes relevant conversations on identity, culture and industry as it relates specifically to textiles and d) incorporates digital innovations in finance to shine a light on the intersection of technology and textile trading.

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What is Happening ?

Food

Tastetales @ Wax Print Fest-A food experience that combines great taste with great conversations in the middle of the festival grounds.

Pop App Food Pavilion @ Wax Print Fest by Jumia Foods and Jumia Party- Ghana’s first virtual food pavilion where food from the festival can be delivered straight to your door.

Experiences

Quick Stitch by August Studio @ Wax Print Fest- Bring or buy a cloth, and get a garment made in less than two hours while you enjoy the festival, it’s that simple

Afrothreads @ Wax Print Fest- Showcasing live demonstrations of dyed, woven and print fabrics

Shopping

The Marketplace @ Wax Print Fest- Cashless shopping from the best vendors across the region

Exhibition

Chalewote @ Wax Print Fest- 7 Artists, 7 Days- Ahead of the Chalewote festival, we get 7 different artists giving us 7 different exhibitions. If you miss a day, then you miss the artist. It’s that simple.

Heirloomed: An Exhibition by The Nana Project and Mongo & Slade- We are taking a look back at the ways in which our fabrics represent our most important moments in life. From births to death and everything in between this exhibit will feature both crowd sourced pictures with vintage pieces from Maame Adjeis collection.

Stitched: An Exhibition and Pop Up by The Shop Accra- Looking at the ways in which various African expressions of dyed, woven and print fabric are represented in traditional and pop culture

Music

Yoyo Tinz @ Wax Print Fest- Curated sounds from across the region that combine performances, DJ battles and loads of dancing

Conversation

Open Spaces @ Wax Print Fest- Unpanel style conversations in the Untamed Empire concept store

Wax Print Ambassadors- We are looking for the Celebrity King and Queen of Local Textiles. Who do you think it should be?

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