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China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

2 days ago

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy...

By Giulietta Talevi 3 days ago

Carla Fendi, one of fashion label's five sisters, dies

Carla Fendi, who along with four sisters helped build her parents' leather and fur goods shop in Rome into a global fashion powerhouse, has died aged 80...

21 Jun 2017

Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturers

I am often asked what it is that prevents clothing and textile manufacturers from breaking into the international market. There are several answers to that question...

By Christian Gerling 20 Jun 2017

V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers

Cape Town's new upmarket art and design space, the V&A Waterfront's Silo District, held a launch party to welcome its new crop of retailers...

19 Jun 2017

Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y

Retail sales grew faster than economists expected in April, the first month of the second quarter, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday...

By Sunita Menon 15 Jun 2017

French luxury leaders create precious work at home

Using globalisation's potential with the precision of master designers making fashion, France's luxury companies are generating jobs again...

14 Jun 2017

TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre

Trade Call Investments (TCI) Apparel opened its new design centre in Epping, Cape Town. With industry-leading, conscious fashion the new centre is set to be a prime example...

12 Jun 2017

Decimal Agency to launch Lee Cooper South Africa

Decimal Agency has been been selected as the lead agency of communication for Lee Cooper in sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Decimal Agency 9 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so often

Denim jeans - whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw - are one of the world's most-loved garments. But from fibre to wardrobe, they have a considerable ecological footprint...

By Alice Payne and Susannah Kate Devitt 8 Jun 2017

Puma Select moves into Braamfontein store

From 7 July 2017, the Puma Select Jozi store is moving into the Puma store on the corner of De Korte and Melle streets in Braamfontein...

7 Jun 2017

Marie Claire SA launches digital fashion platform

‘Styled By Marie Claire' is a new digital platform offering on-trend, shoppable looks curated by stylists and influencers such as editor Jackie May...

6 Jun 2017

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South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

3 days ago

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

21 Jun 2017

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

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