Industrie Africa is committed to celebrating the diverse voices of the industry.
We are proud to be an 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 diversity. 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.
Natasha Nyanin, editor
Natasha Nyanin is a writer and creative consultant from Ghana who is based in New York City. Natasha's writing has been published in several internationally renowned outlets such as CNN, Man Repeller, Food & Wine, The Cut, and Paper. Her creative work has been lauded by publications such as Glamour, New York Magazine, and Architectural Digest. She has an inveterate understanding of the literary as well as of luxury, the combination of which she brings to her role helping to shape IMPRINT, Industrie Africa's editorial platform.
Lindsay samson, fashion writer
A freelance writer and content creator, Lindsay Samson was born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa. After cutting her teeth studying theatre making in New York City, she returned home to obtain her B.A. from the University of Cape Town, ultimately embarking upon a career as an arts and culture journalist and copywriter. A former staff writer for Design Indaba, her focus is on stories that elevate the voices of black woman artists, activists and creators, particularly those on the African continent.
Krupa mandavia, assistant
Born and raised in Kenya, Krupa Mandavia is an aspiring expert on policy and legislative development in African fashion. In addition to her role at Industrie Africa, she is a trained lawyer and the youngest serving member of the Kenya Fashion Council as part of the Trade and International Relations committee.
As a growing commerce and content platform, we are always looking for talented, creative individuals to potentially join our community. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.