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#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 5 hours ago

DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference set for Cape Town in March

The fourth DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference, one of the continent's largest e-commerce events, is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14 to 15 March...

4 hours ago

SIZA sets gold farm sustainability standard for SA

SIZA was thoroughly reviewed against SAI Platform's Farm Sustainability Assessment 2.0. The result was a maximum Gold level of equivalence (100% essential, 100% basic and 100% advanced)...

4 hours ago

Spur feels the squeeze of low consumer spending

Restaurant group Spur on Thursday reported lower first-half earnings, after attracting fewer feet through its doors...

By Andries Mahlangu 7 hours ago

Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style on Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.

6 hours ago

Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018

The heavily anticipated superhero movie Black Panther hit the screens on 12 February 2018, after being predicted to become the biggest ever Marvel film...

By Roshida Khanom 1 day ago

#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky Live...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Trade in second-hand goods the hidden boom in SA economy

While the formal South African economy is clearly struggling - the finance minister's grim budget on Wednesday confirmed that harsh truth - there is one key segment of the economy which is booming...

By Claire Cobbledick 1 day ago

#Budget2018: Struggling wine industry disappointed in excise duty increases

With the wine industry supporting approximately 290,000 jobs, the fact that the average wine grape producer does not function at sustainable profit margins and more than a third operate at a loss is great cause for concern...

1 day ago

2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion

Cape Town-based clothing label 2Bop started its life in 2004 as a way to turn a passion for classic video games into a form of expression...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Nelson Mandela Foundation, PepsiCo enter multi-year partnership

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and PepsiCo have embarked on a multi-year partnership, focusing on alleviating poverty and advancing the rights of women and girls in South Africa...

2 days ago

How 'brand you' came to be

Dale Carnegie's line from his bestseller book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' rings especially true in the retail sector...

By Gary Mortimer 1 day ago

A water-wise SA Cheese Festival

The agricultural society, along with its partners, will present the will present the 2018 SA Cheese Festival without any impact on the already depleted water sources in the Western Cape...

1 day ago

Bidcorp reaps most of its profits from Australia and New Zealand

Bid Corporation (Bidcorp) earns most of its revenue in Europe, but most of its profit from Australia and New Zealand...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute

Following a dispute between fashion designer David Tlale and the original winner of his reality show The Intern, a young Limpopo designer has been announced as the new winner.

2 days ago

Western Cape showcases at Gulfood in Dubai to promote halal sector

"The region has a rapidly growing population which is opening up tremendous opportunities for Western Cape food and agriculture producers and exporters."

2 days ago

Walmart shares dive as e-commerce growth slows

Investors pummeled Walmart shares on Tuesday after the retail behemoth reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings in results that revealed growing pains in its e-commerce buildout...

2 days ago

Improving responsible agricultural supply chains critical to fulfilling SDGs

Enterprises involved in the agricultural sector are critical for the fulfilment of the SDGs - playing a key role in generating much-needed investment, decent employment, developing productivity and supply chains that benefit producers and consumers...

2 days ago

Special occasions: Ideas for your on-pack promotion

Because marketing around special occasions can be a competitive and noisy landscape, it's important to choose a strategic platform for your marketing message...

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Ryan Reynolds purchases stake in Aviation Gin, now available in SA

Actor, writer and producer Ryan Reynolds has acquired an ownership interest in American craft gin company Aviation Gin after tasting it for the first time. He announced the acquisition in an Instagram post this week that read "I own nothing in this photo. Except that gin company. @aviationgin".

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