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The term ‘art’, is multifaceted, with several layers to it. In the case of Nigerian art, there are several examples under this umbrella which continue to inspire and educate younger generations and the rest of the community. 22 year-old Nigerian visual artist Olarinde Ayanfeoluwa is a prime example of inspiring younger communities through art that carries a positive message. Defined as a scribble artist, she has coined the term ‘jagaish’ meaning ‘rubbish’, which stems from her putting pen to paper out of frustration, and beginning to see form appear out of the marks she was making.  Her work covers a...

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Aline Bispo Souza is a Brazilian illustrator, visual artist and now, creator of the current collection, Brasil Renewal. . . The collection has been created to commemorate the beauty of Brasil following the tragic Vale dam collapse which occurred in Brumadinho, Brazil on the 25th January 2019. A mining dam collapse led to a mudslide throughout the area, claiming hundreds of lives as a result. . Bringing this issue to the forefront through her art, Souza demonstrates her passion for highlighting social and ethnic inequalities of Brazilian people, whilst representing the black, feminine figure. As we know, artwork is multi-layered...

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Living on the streets at 17, each and every day was hard. I didn’t know when or where my next meal would come from. I didn’t know what was going to happen at night, sometimes there were people firing gunshots around me or there were days where it would rain suddenly. All of these things made life very difficult.  

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  Denim has been a staple in many people’s closet. It is stylish and chic and remains a classic fashion item. The denim jacket goes back over 200 years when it was used as uniforms for the US Army and Navy. It was therefore viewed as a garment worn by respected people. Many years on, however, this image would mould and change until denim would ultimately represent a form of casual rebellion.   . . The denim jacket made one of its biggest marks on the world when American singer Bing Crosby wore an all-denim ensemble in the 1950s and was...

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Children should understand injustice and the mechanisms through which it persists. They must able to identify when they or others are mistreated and have the tools to reject it. Most of all, they should know that we all share the responsibility of fixing what is broken and unjust in our world. Here at Camarades Wear, we not only support fashion with a cause, but we like to shed a light on people who share this sentiment: be curious, imaginative and bold. . Activism isn’t just for adults and teens. Here are some young Activists Who Are Changing the World:  ....

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