Arapapa Goes Global | Coterie New York, An Exclusive Sourcing Event For Fabric Providers

Posted October 13, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Fashion ~ 6,409 views



Taking place every September at Coterie New York, SOURCING Coterie hosts a juried selection of world-class factories and fabric providers. This exclusive sourcing event connects the most influential luxury and designer brands to a curated selection of manufacturers specializing in lower minimums and high-quality production.


Friends, ARAPAPA by Santa Anzo won a contract to showcase their products and pitch to American chain buyers in New York city. According to Santa who says she has relentlessly and passionately displayed her undoubted commitment to promote MADE IN UGANDA clothing. She also believes that this is a much needed AGOA success story that is a big win for Uganda.


On that note Santa wishes to thank the East African AGOA Hub and USAID for successfully representing Uganda to their counterparts in USA.  She also thanked her sponsors for paying the Ugandan booth as well as the marketing representative who manned the booth in New York.


Sadly, Santa Anzo points to the lack of support from the Uganda government for this sector. She wonders why it is always easier for government to financially support foreign owned firms but not we the local investors. As a unique fashion brand this would do well in promoting Uganda’s tourism potential!


Finally Santa is grateful to her crew at Arapapa for believing in her through the years in her very words — these people rock my world.  To you our clients, fans and friends….THANK YOU.


Now we need your every positive vibe and wishes for a great win for Africa, East Africa and ultimately for Uganda.  May the the beauty of our fashion,  intricately tailored bring total satisfaction to all the buyers across the world!

Santa Anzo
Chief Fashion Designer & MD
Arapapa Fashion House & Design Studio

Founder & President
Uganda International Fashion Week
1st Floor, Oasis Mall
P.O.Box 2471, Kampala-Uganda.
Tel;  +256 414 252614 Cell; +256 772 470325
facebook; ARAPAPA by Santa Anzo

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One Comment


    Cool. Well done santa! Never mind the ug govt they don’t know what’s good for us it’s 30 yrs in. Still don’t see Ugandans as important. They only have time & ears for foreign investors! Which is sad.
    You do your thing and make u and Uganda proud am sure the diaspora see u and the rest of the world sooon! We Like your work.

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