Industrie Africa is committed to celebrating the diverse voices of the African fashion industry.
We are proud to be an African and Africa-based business with a global ethos. Our small, digitally native team reflects our core values of inclusivity, diversity, and innovation. Between the continent and the world, we seek to push the boundaries of geographic limitations.
Nisha Kanabar, CEO
Nisha Kanabar is a curator and storyteller, and the founder of Industrie Africa. A Tanzanian of Indian origin, Kanabar graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York and went on to forge a career in luxury fashion and publishing. With over a decade of experience at renowned industry names, she held formative positions at the editorial and commercial departments of American Vogue, Vogue India, and Style.com in the Middle East (now Vogue Arabia). Her experience across international markets fuelled a desire to channel her work into her home continent’s contemporary and luxury designer market, with a special focus on digitization and storytelling. Nisha’s unique perspective allows her to frame the conversation around African fashion through a unique global lens and places her at the forefront of a cultural movement experiencing seismic change. She currently resides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania—whilst her work regularly takes her across the continent and around the world.
Alice Sam, CHIEF GROWTH & REVENUE OFFICER
Alice Sam is a senior marketer with experience driving e-commerce, digital, offline, and go-to-market strategies for leading fashion, entertainment, lifestyle, and startup companies in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. She has worked with brands including Disney, GAP, Moncler, lemlem, Fisher-Price, ABC, Showtime, and National Geographic Channel. At Industrie Africa, Alice spearheads e-commerce strategy, marketing and operations, to drive awareness and growth as the brand expands its global reach.
Nokuthula Chasosa, E-commerce Executive
Nokuthula Chasosa is a fashion design and business management graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. During her time in Los Angeles, she worked closely with womenswear designer Heidi Merrick to gain invaluable technical and industry experience in online retail, showroom management and client relations. Nokuthula has since relocated to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on a mission to amplify the regional fashion voice through her role as E-commerce Executive at Industrie Africa.
MEGAN WOOLLEY, content marketing executive
Megan is a community manager and cultural disruptor who got an early start in the industry by dedicating her school holidays and extramural time to gaining experience in publishing and e-commerce at South Africa’s O, The Oprah Magazine, and 36 Boutiques. After completing her BA in Brand Strategy and Design in Cape Town, she has worked on global brands and campaigns for Adidas, Discovery, and Mini Cooper in Sydney and Johannesburg. Invested in elevating the voices of our continent’s designers and artisans, Megan has managed several artists and exhibitions at Kalashnikovv Gallery, freelanced in film and advertising, managed online platforms for start-ups, and worked in garment production. She combines these passions and experiences into her role as Content Marketing Executive at Industrie Africa.
Takudzwa dlamini, E-COMMERCE AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Selected as part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Class of 2020, Takudzwa Dlamini is a dynamic fashion creative and researcher from Johannesburg, South Africa, and a graduate of the University of Johannesburg and STADIO (formerly LISOF), where she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design and Fashion Design, respectively. Previously, Taku worked for House Cinnamon and spearheaded her eponymous fashion brand, Taku Dlamini. Today, she is completing a Master’s in Brand and Business Management at the Milano Fashion Institute. Taku’s commitment to responsible design and advancement of African craftsmanship informs her role in the E-commerce department at Industrie Africa.
As a growing commerce and content platform, we are always looking for talented, creative individuals to potentially join our family. If you are passionate about the African fashion industry and would be interested in being a part of the team, please drop us a note on email@example.com.