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    Tosheka Textiles has been invited to participate in the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this July in Nairobi Kenya


    We are thrilled & honored to be invited to participate in the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this July in Nairobi Kenya. This will provide our business enormous exposure and opportunities for funding and global sales.

    Global Entrepreneurship Summit Kenya:

    Tosheka Textiles has been invited by the Commercial Attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya to participate in the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this July in Nairobi Kenya.

    Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them. This will be the first time the GES will take place in sub-Saharan Africa.

    President Obama will travel to Kenya in July for bilateral meetings and co - host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference that connects entrepreneurs with business leaders, international organizations, and governments. The White House White House statement, noted that during the visit he will “continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security.”

    Launched by President Obama in 2009, the annual summit has grown to include high-level meetings and networking events, strategic workshops and pitch competitions. It’s a chance to celebrate startups and more established ventures and unlock the world’s economic potential. More than 6,000 people, from small-business owners and mentors to policymakers and investors, participated in last year’s summit. For the sixth year, the summit will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with one another, gain expert insights and attract investment.

    Background info. on the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit:

    “Choosing Kenya as the destination for G.E.S. underscores the fact that Africa, and Kenya in particular, has become a center for innovation and entrepreneurship,” reads a White House press release. The White House also hosted dozens of leaders from sub-Saharan Africa at the U.S. - Africa Summit in Washington last year.

    It’s the first time the summit will be held in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that has seen massive economic growth in recent years. It is home to a booming start up scene as entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on largely untapped markets and a growing middle class. Between 2013 and 2014, private-equity fundraising for the region tripled to hit $4 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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    (BPRW) Dentons Expands Its Presence in Africa, Opening Johannesburg Office

    The Firm is the First Global Firm to Achieve Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Status


    (BLACK PR WIRE)-- JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dentons, the global law firm with more than 50 years’ history in Africa, is expanding its presence in South Africa with the opening of its second South African office. The first global firm with Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status, Dentons’ new Johannesburg office joins its Cape Town locale, growing the Firm’s unique offering in South Africa.

    This expansion puts in place another piece of Dentons’ strategy, offering clients talent from diverse backgrounds and countries, with local knowledge and deep experience in every legal tradition in the world, and follows last week’s news that Dentons and (pronounced “da CHUNG”), a leading law firm in China, will combine to form the largest law firm in the world.

    “Following the news of our exciting combination with, our expansion in South Africa further underscores our commitment to bringing clients comprehensive solutions that are simply not available elsewhere,” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons. “Many of the best known brands in the world care about Black Empowerment qualified service providers, and as the first global law firm to be Level 1 B-BBEE qualified in South Africa, Dentons not only demonstrates its polycentric positioning but offers our clients a true choice.”

    “South Africa is an exciting and sophisticated commercial market, as well as an important gateway for the Southern Africa region,” said Global Chief Executive Officer, Elliott Portnoy. “Our Johannesburg launch will tap into that dynamism and enhance our service offerings for international clients, especially those in the energy, infrastructure, mining, transport and finance sectors. Very few global firms can match our geographical scope or depth of service in these sectors, here or abroad.”

    Dentons currently supports clients in more than 75 locations across more than 50 countries around the world. Eighteen of those countries are in Africa, providing seamless local support through the Firm’s extensive network of African offices and associate firms. The combination with will grow that already expansive footprint to 6,500 lawyers and professionals in more than 120 locations.

    Dentons’ Cape Town office opened in April 2014, through its combination with local firm KapdiTwala, led by Managing Partner Noor Kapdi.

    “The Johannesburg opening and expansion in South Africa truly showcases Dentons’ commitment to Africa and its clients,” said Kapdi. Kapdi’s team is regularly listed among the most prominent oil and gas lawyers in South Africa and the continent at large. “We anticipate growth in the energy, infrastructure and transport industries,” said Kapdi. “The new Johannesburg office will buttress Dentons’ renowned global energy practice, position the Firm for significant developments on the continent and provide us with an opportunity to tailor our local offering.”

    By expanding the Firm’s capabilities and reach across South Africa, Dentons’ clients— from Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the US— will have an unrivalled access point for legal services in a vibrant continental economy. Foreign investment in African economies reached a record high in 2014 with countries including the United States, Italy, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, China, India and Brazil driving growth, according to a 2014 report by the African Development Bank Group.

    As part of Dentons’ commitment to serve the communities in which it operates, the Firm will create jobs, support a transformation in the legal services industry and transfer an international skillset that can contribute towards the local economy. The Firm continues to be a Level 1 B-BBEE status firm, 100% owned by local partners. Through its relationship with The Black Lawyers Association, the Firm will also be offering five bursaries in the following locations: Polokwane; East London; Bloemfontein; Port Elizabeth; and Cape Town. The grants will allow trainee attorneys to complete a six months Professional Legal Training course - specifically assisting graduates who were unable to secure the two years of articles required before they can be admitted as an attorney - thereby reducing the period of articles of clerkship to one year.

    About Dentons
    Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons’ clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK, and the US. The Firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.


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    FOSE AFRICAN FASHION WEEK 2014


    HOUSTON – On Saturday, August 16th, the Fall of Signature Essence (FOSE) concluded a successful debut of African Fashion Week (AFW) 2014 in the City of Houston with an exciting and stunning presentation of ethnic aesthetic on the runway at the official FOSE African Fashion Show, located at the Ayva Center.

     FOSE AFRICAN FASHION WEEK 2014
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     FOSE AFRICAN FASHION WEEK 2014
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    Fashion Show
    Hosted by America’s Next Top Model alumni, Nnenna Agba and comedic trio The Wowo Boyz, the evening’s fusion of live music and performances was led by the electrifying and elegant presentation of 11 designers (Hafshelline, TeKay Designs, Just Belle, Southern Gents, Kachi Designs, Sanerd, Diva Style, Sebastian Faye, Oge Fashion and Precious Pieces Couture) from around the world. The elite designers had the opportunity to present their collection to over 200 attendees.

    Special guest included Macy’s Department Store corporate representatives, Executive Director Val Thompson with Houston International Trade and Development Council, 2014 Deputy Miss Africa USA & Goodwill Ambassador - Hasifa Kivumbi, Lisa Amous-Smith of My Trendy Place, Nenaji MEDIA, Houston Style Magazine, Fresh Broadcast Network, Adrian Johnson with Keep IT Klassy Modeling Agency, and many more. The audience was well entertained by the comedic relief of the Wowo Boyz, the groovy tunes of the evening house band (lead by popular Houston musician, Mr. VSAX), a powerhouse performance from international singing sensation Katumbella, and a breathtaking presentation by the popular South African dance troupe, Impande Ye Africa.

    Over 60 different looks were presented by models against the white floral-theme and color lit stage (Designed by Temmie Omodu of T’soule Designs). From the regal and fine gold stitching signature designs of TeKay Designs, to the diversified body curved friendly presentation of Sanerd, and fun and colorful theme accessories presented by Precious Pieces, not a detail was missed by the talented designers who participated in the event.

    Networking Mixer
    The multi-event series kicked off on Thursday, August 14th with an upscale mixer, host by Huffington Post-recognized rapper, CEO and social personality, Tobe Nwigwe of TeamGINI at the 024 Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Memorial City. The event gave event patrons, sponsors and AFW participants to opportunity to socialize while listening to a special lecture on the progression of African Fashion from AFW mixer special guest Julie Griffith of J. Griffith Public Relations, CEO Kai Dunna of Freedom 54 Clothing Line, and AFW Director of Media Nenaji Adeyinka of Nenaji MEDIA.

    Tradeshow
    Day two of African Fashion Week took place at the Ayva Center, where more than twenty local and national businesses presented their products to attendees. Some of the featured vendor brands include Eni Wear, Praxyssories, Oge Fashion, Kachi Designs, Beauticontrol, Sanerd, Southern Gents, Mary Kay, My Trendy Place, Segun Gele, Afroniqueconce, Vicenzo Leather, Luxury Hair Direct, and many more.

    In addition, a special workshop on African fashion and style was presented to the audience. Lisa Amosu-Smith of My Trendy Style gave a moving presentation on hair restoration with an emphasis on cancer patient care. Mr. Segun of Segun Gele demonstrated the art of tying Gele (a special head tie design) to compliment the attire and pallet of every fashionable African enthusiast. Following the workshop presentations, a special panel session was held with Segun, Lisa, Hasifa Kivumbi and Macy’s on the influence of African fashion in the current market.

    Event Founder & Recognized Charity:
    Mr. Nkem Oji-Alala, CEO of Emaginethat Entertainment and Executive Producer of FOSE, has worked for several years to bring the concept to African Fashion Week to life in the City of Houston. Reflecting on the outcome of the event, Mr. Oji stated, “A vision without a plan is only a dream." He further expressed his satisfaction with the results made from this year’s African Fashion Week in Houston, and looks forward to working with the entire FOSE organization and their supporters to evolve AFW Houston to a greater magnitude.

    Proceeds raised from this year’s fashion show will go to Hospitals for Humanity (www.hospitalsforhumanity.org), a non-profit organization committed to providing access to quality and affordable health care for people who are in dire need, especially those who live in developing and third-world countries. For additional information from Fall of Signature Essence, please send e-mail inquiry to info@thefose.com, or visit us online at www.TheFose.com.


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    The Africa Center Opens to Public for the First Time at “Meet The Africa Center”

    Board of Trustees announces election of new Co-Chair


    New York, NY (September 15, 2014) – The Africa Center, Africa’s Embassy to the World announced that on Saturday, September 20th, The Africa Center will open its doors to the public for the first time, with an all-day “Meet The Africa Center” festival from 10:00am until 6:00pm. A private concert performance will follow from 8:00pm until midnight.

    Once known as The Museum for African Art, The Africa Centerhas expanded its mission to become the world’s leading civic African institution. The Center is located less than 20 minutes from the United Nations, at One Museum Mile, and plans to permanently open in late 2016.

    All are invited to the one-day extravaganza on September 20th, which will introduce the New York community to its new neighbor at The Africa Center’s stunning home at 1280 Fifth Avenue. The “Meet The Africa Center” festival will be a celebration of African culture, featuring an art installation by Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh; performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem; musical presentations by OkayAfrica; a West African Photo Booth; healthy living presentations and African-Influenced tastings by Alexander Smalls and The Cecil; and screenings of ONE’s inspirational film, The Power of Protest Music.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about and sample African cuisine, partake in educational craft workshops, listen to African musicians and storytellers, and much more, all while listening to the sounds of traditional and contemporary African music.

    The evening concert at The Africa Center, is a special edition of the Festival-in-Exile, a solidarity event hosted in conjunction with the The Timbuktu Renaissance initiative. The evening will feature many of the finest Malian musicians and special guest stars, in a unifying performance, including Amanar, Amkoullel, Rocky Dawuni, Salif Keïta; Samba Touré and Vieux Farka Touré; with remarks by H.E. N’Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, Minister of Culture of Mali. All the way from the ancient cross-roads of Timbuktu, the concert is a musical exploration highlighting the profound connections between West African and American Blues.

    Partners: The Cecil, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem Eat Up!, Okayafrica, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ONE, El Museo del Barrio, Wells Fargo and iMarc.

    Supporters: The Government of Mali, The Brookings Institution, Festival au Desert, USAIDS/Office of Transition Initiatives, ONE.org, FN.org, Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem, The OIC.

    Sponsors: The Boston Consulting Group, Voss Water and The Voss Foundation, Empire Entertainment.

    Chelsea Clinton elected new Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees

    The Africa Center is also pleased to announce Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been elected as the new co-chair of the Board of Trustees for The Africa Center.

    As Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea’s work emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea also serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media, and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at New York University.

    Chelsea will succeed Ian Bruce Eichner, Founder and Chairman of The Continuum Company, as Co-Chair of The Africa Center. Previously Chair of the Board of Trustees, duringMr. Eichner’s tenure The Museum for African Art was transformed and expanded to become The Africa Center.

    Together with Co-Chair Hadeel Ibrahim, Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mr. Eichner and Ms. Ibrahim envisioned a new world class cultural institution that embraces the entire African continent, including and beyond African Art. Mr. Eichner’s new role is Vice Chair of The Africa Center’s Board of Trustees.

    The Africa Center’s Board of Trustees leadership team also includes Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar, Board Treasurer and Mr. Hosh Ibrahim, Board Secretary.

    Mr. Thakkar, Founder of the Mara Group and Mara Foundation joined the Board of Trustees in January of 2014. Mr. Ibrahim, Founder, Planet Developments, also joined the Board of Trustees in January of 2014.

    The Africa Center will provide a gateway for engagement between Africa, New York City and the world. Spanning culture, policy and business, The Africa Center aims to transform the international understanding of Africa and promote direct engagement between African artists, business leaders and civil society and their counterparts from the United States and beyond.

    The Africa Center
    Our Vision: To be Africa’s Embassy to the World. Our Mission: To be the premier international destination for dialogue on critical issues of the day facing the development, understanding, and advancement of the African continent, its citizens, and its culture. www.theafricacenter.org




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    Africa: The Next Growth Frontier

    International Celebrity Akon Convenes Leaders to Rebuild and Rethink The African Continent


    (Washington, DC) – During President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, will convene the first annual“Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference,” on August 7, 2014. Featuring African Heads of State, including those from Guinea, Kenya, Congo, and Ghana, this international conference will give the next generation of African leaders from all sectors of activity a platform and opportunity to directly exchange with African decision-makers, business leaders, civil society representatives, opinion leaders, athletes, artists, and celebrities.

    Akon will discuss the results of this event at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the club’s Murrow Room, National Press Building, 52914th St. NW, Washington, D.C. The news conference was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. the same day.

    The objectives of the Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference are to:

    (1) Debrief with African Heads of State on their experience of the challenges of building a different Africa and on the takeaways they will have gathered from the US-Africa Summit with President Obama;

    (2) Provide young African leaders with a chance to showcase to their elders how they are increasingly finding their own voice, redefining themselves and rallying around a call to unity and action, bringing global partnerships, and delivering innovative and inclusive solutions to Africa’s fast-track development. The conference builds on Akon’s role in founding Akon Lighting Africa, focused on bringing electricity to 1 million rural African households in over 20 countries by the end of 2014. Akon Lighting Africa uses an innovative, scalable, cost-effective, and replicable solar energy model, which is designed to provide green energy solutions and create youth employment.

    Like all NPC Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to club member and credentialed media, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

    Contact:
    Steven Olikara, Newsmakers Event Host
    262-894-3584, steven.olikara@millennialaction.org


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    INVITATION: Love Concert 2014


    Love Concert 2014



    LETTER OF INTRODUCTION/INVITATION
    With reference to the above, we hereby write to officially introduce to you Heal The World Mission Inc. a non-denominational Christian Charity Organization committed to give succor to Orphans, indigent students, Widows and the less-privileged in our society.

    The Mission is currently having over Eight Hundred (800) beneficiaries under her scholarship scheme studying in various institution of learning in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. The scholarship covers through to the completion of University education.

    Also as part of her contribution to the society the Mission established The World changers club. The World Changers Club is a project tailored to motivate our young people towards successful achievement, mobilize them to participate in community development and growth, educate them to influence positive change among peers and the Nation in general. Equip them with tools for all round excellence and subsequently engage them to promote social moral values, national integration and impact global decision making.

    It is our pleasure and honor to invite you to our annual Love Concert, an event set up to celebrate the faithfulness of God towards all our beneficiaries.

    Theme: Lift Him High
    Date: August 9th, 2014
    Time: 10am prompt
    Venue: 1, Heal the World Avenue, Opp Gateway Hotel, Ota

    We look forward to having you as our special guest for this event; we urge you to join us in supporting this worthy cause for our common good and together make our world “a better place to live”

    It is our prayer that all your efforts shall be divinely rewarded even as you honor our invitation.

    For further details call - 08073735153 | Email - info@healtheworldmission.org.ng


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    The World Must Hear My Story


    Dear Sir/Madam,
    As you read this email, the news on the air is that I am dead in United Kingdom. So be it if only that will keep me and my children alive for the world to hear my story.I am Simbiso Chisirimunhu, the second and customary law wife of late Retired General Solomon Mujuru of Zimbabwe. My late husband Solomon Mujuru was murdered and burnt in his farm house in Beatrice - zimbabwe in the early hours of Tuesday 15 August 2011 on the orders of President Robert Mugabe of Kenya and his men because my late husband was the only remaining official able to openly challenge Mugabe in high level meetings and was poised to succeed him in the next election as President of Zimbabwe. Till date the President could not establish a commission of inquiry into my husband’s death because of his complicity. My late husband first wife is Joyce Mujuru. She became the Vice President of Zimbabwe in 2004 and never wanted to see me and my two children hence we left to South Africa where my childre n were learning. Mujuru used to c Sincerely, Ms Simbiso Chisirimunhu

    For details on my husbands death and my purported death, please visit the following links.

    http://africajournalismtheworld.com/tag/solomon-mujuru/
    http://nehandaradio.com/2012/01/13/chiwenga-ordered-mujuru-assassination/
    https://www.newsday.co.zw/2012/06/21/2012-06-21-gen-mujuru-wife-dies/


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    Half a Piece of Cloth

    the Courage of Africa’s Countless Widows


    The estimate is grim: thanks to HIV/AIDS, relentless wars, and the harsh realities of poverty, an estimated one in four women in Sub-Saharan Africa, or 63 million women in all, are widows. Many of them are young, have small children, and are desperately poor.

    Half a Piece of Cloth



    In Half a Piece of Cloth, the Courage of Africa’s Countless Widows, author Jane L. Crane exposes the daily realities these women face. In this reader-friendly book, Crane examines the plight of nearly 60 widows in seven different African countries, giving first-hand accounts from widows who survived the genocide in Rwanda, ran from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, survived the "rape capital of the world" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, fought for their land in Zambia, and cope with HIV/AIDS in a black township in South Africa.

    Half a Piece of Cloth also documents how cultural factors and superstitions often compound the widows’ suffering, putting their children at great risk for little or no education and a life of poverty and despair. Among other atrocities, widows in multiple African countries are blamed for their husbands’ death, stripped of assets, at times subjected to dehumanizing widowhood rituals, and are frequently left desperate, without welfare or other safety nets.

    Part I of Half a Piece of Cloth tells the widows’ stories. Part II offers solutions – among them education, economic empowerment, and individual, grassroots, and other efforts to bring about change – with the goal of helping Africa’s widows to have a full and satisfying life, or what Crane calls "a whole piece of cloth."

    She comments, "When I heard a speaker from Zambia at the United Nations describe the horrors that widows go through culturally after the death of a husband, my life was changed. Eventually, I traveled to Africa multiple times to see for myself. Half a Piece of Cloth is the result."

    "[Half a Piece of Cloth is]…in tune with the African way of telling stories. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down." ~ Emily Onyango, Dean of Students, St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya

    AUTHOR: Through her graduate work on women’s land issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, Jane L. Crane discovered the desperate situation of widows in that region, a topic that has been largely ignored. After interviewing dozens of desperate widows in Africa, she founded Adopt A Widow. Similar to a sponsored-child program, Adopt A Widow helps African widows learn a skill to support themselves and their children in a one-year program while experiencing emotional healing. The author of the "Map for Gender Reconciliation," she holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Justice and is currently working on her doctorate in Oxford, England, on Africa’s widows. Born in Augusta, Georgia, she was raised in the tender care of African-American maids and babysitters, to whom she dedicates the book. Today, she lives in San Diego, California, and travels to Africa regularly.

    HALF A PIECE OF CLOTH: The Courage of Africa’s Countless Widows



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    We are a company in Wanaka, New Zealand looking into "Tosheka"


     Tosheka




    We thank you, I am attaching some of our recent project updates and activities. They include the following:

    We were recently contacted by a business in New Zealand requesting our products & services.

    We are a company in Wanaka, New Zealand looking into "Tosheka". For months we have been searching for an organic material as we are trying to make a 100% organic range of lingerie; we therefore need a sophisticated, luxurious but also pliable/comfortable material. We are seriously interested and enthused about creating a product that is sustainable and ethical too (exactly what you seem to be showing yourselves as!). We are a young start-up company and are interested in being a part of your service. We have recently been recognised by our local Chamber of Commerce as a company with high growth potential and have been awarded a funding grant to help us establish our chain or production. We have designs, the capital and now we are just looking to find contacts to source our material and help us manufacture our product to our high specifications.

    We would love to hear back from you, especially if you able to help through our production process; sourcing the organic materials, spinning, weaving/knitting, dyeing/finishing and the cutting/sewing.

    Tosheka Textiles recently became a member of the African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation:

    The Mission of ACTIF is, to promote trade and increase market access for the cotton, textile, and apparel industry in Africa. This Mission is informed by its Vision, which is, an integrated cotton textile and apparel industry that effectively competes on the world market.

    The Untours Foundation USA steps into its third decade of support to cool green businesses that create jobs/technical assistance. They are featuring us in their catalog being set to 100,000 people. Tosheka Textiles is a perfect example of our foundation’s work. As creators of gorgeous purses, clothing, and other textiles, Tosheka Textiles employs and trains Kenyan women to weave and crochet its designs using natural and organic fibers and recycled materials – even plastic bags! Additionally, it has established a recycling program to collect clean plastic bags that litter parts of Kenya and eventually the oceans.Textiles purses available through www.Toshekadesigns.com

    Woman employed and trained by Tosheka Textiles work on their own time and from their homes or community centers. Everybody wins with this arrangement!

    Tosheka Textile Products were purchased by the are being featured at this years Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. United States of America. It is an annual event that attracts over one million people. The organizers of the event Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage invite countries each year to participate at the Festival where programs focusing exclusively on these countries. Kenya has been invited to participate at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival making her the first East African country.

     Tosheka




    Tosheka Textiles has been invited to participate in a major Kenyan Media project highlighting Eco-Friendly brands. Nation Media group through the East Africa’s leading daily newspaper Daily Nation will publish an authoritative and comprehensive feature on Eco-Friendly brands in its publication of Thursday June 26th 2014. We will highlight organizations that have challenged the status quo and gone on to bring success and inspire many in saving our environment. We invite you to participate in the feature by showcasing and advertising your eco-friendly products and services in this special feature that is sure to attract wide readership and interest.

    Lucy has established a great relationship with the Permanent Sec. of Agriculture of Kenya after her delegation tour of our facility and community and is supporting our efforts to dramatically increase organic cotton production and our cotton to cloth project. See attache photos of her tour.

    Mr. Tayo Onadein our Commercial textile Consultant is making Great Strides & waits the opportunity to support our project in Kenya to help restore the commercial textile industry.

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    Lucy has established a collaboration of Tosheka Textiles and ICIPE for the purpose of introducing ‘Eri’ Silk in Makueni. A pilot project will be necessary before commercialization of the Eri Silk rearing and textile production. Tosheka Textiles has done the research and established the value proposition.. We have established the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Security under the Makueni County Governments’ interest in supporting the project and received the approval from KEPHIS / KITSCIE for the pilot project.

    We have also developed a new woven textile material that has a broad range of applications that we are now introducing to the market.

    A) As we increase the capacity to produce cotton fibre, we have introduced a new woven fabric using plastic Yarn woven with cotton yarn. The plastic yarn “plarn’ is made from clean used plastic paper. We are proposing to train the youth in collection of clean used plastic paper, preparation and production of ‘Plarn’.

    Herman Bigham
    hblj2@aol.com


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    SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. As a young man, Albie defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions as a lawyer, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured through sleep deprivation and forced into exile. In 1988 he was blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye, but miraculously he survived and after a long year of rehabilitation in England, he recovered. Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Albie helped write the new Constitution and was then appointed as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court, which for the past two decades has been insuring that the rights of all South Africans are afforded protection. http://www.softvengeancefilm.org/MAIN.html

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