Jacqueline Shaw is the Author of the coffee table book Fashion Africa and Founding Director of social enterprise and sourcing agency Africa Fashion Guide (www.africafashionguide.com) a business platform promoting the full supply chain of the African fashion and textile industry to create links with African fashion businesses and the UK and EU fashion retail and consumer markets. This site has been recognised by The Guardian as one of the top 10 African Fashion blogs.
As an industry Fashion Designer with 15years professional experience working and designing for fashion brands and retailers in the UK, Turkey, Germany and China, Jacqueline holds extensive experience in Apparel Design, Research and Product Development for several multi-national brands, and expertise delivering the full design and production process on time and on budget specifically for key account needs, Designing products with an awareness of pricing, costings, margins, OMU, detail and price strategy. This hands-on experience has lead her to consult for companies within Africa, USA and Europe to now become recognised as Your African Fashion Consultant.
As well as being interviewed by BBC radio Womanhour, BenTV, BBC Africa, Colourful Radio and Monocle radio, Jacqueline has been featured in Stylist magazine, Arise magazine, New Africa Woman magazine, FAB magazine, accredited by Guardian as one of their top Sustainable Fashion tweeters and been recognised on Vogue Italia by online editor Bethann Hardison regarding her Ethical Fashion in Africa presentation during Ghana Fashion Week 2012. “Jacqueline Shaw…did her homework and then some. It’s a true calling to be inspired and … have the desire to save the planet. Ms Shaw…as she continues her education, educates others, maintains a full time design job. Very impressive… I learned a lot.”
As an eco-entrepreneur, as well as a bridal and eveningwear dressmaker, Jacqueline possesses a large interest in Africa’s fashion and textile industry, ethical fashion, sustainability and even more for international development through trade. Jacqueline holds a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, a Masters Degree in Ethical Fashion and an MSc in Social Research (completing Jan2017)