IGC FASHION (Ibrahim and Godfrey’s community fashion) was found in 2017 by two uganda fashion designers Kasoma Ibrahim & Katende Godfrey.
IGC is a fashion and costume label from kampala uganda inspired by African heritage, nature and culture always paired with a forward thinking and a unique design aesthetic.
We tend to look at a garment as a moving breathing piece of sculpture art which can be used as a vehicle for communicating and questioning ideas about our cultures.
We are partially interested in using raw materials like bark cloth, raffia, sisal, shells and other neglected fabric items that can be combiner and transformed into a unique garment. As designers we find it more important to recognize craftsmanship and sustainability and this contribution is something we always seek to incorporate into our work through reclying, sourcing from diverse African cultures and a zero waste initiative.
Apart from creating our own collections, we also carry out community fashion outreach event (FASHION CYPHER) every month in different regions around Uganda with the aim of creating , inspiring and sharing tailoring skills to youths and children with the help of other fashion designers ,artists and different organizations to build a creative approach on how to eradicate unemployment one of the major problems facing communities in East Africa.
We as well organize an annual culture and fashion event (KWETU KWANZA) that brings together fashion designers , bloggers and influencers both local and international to address major issues affecting the local fashion industry and how we can forge ways to make fashion more sustainable without its negative social and environmental impacts.