SOUTH AFRICA

Versace acquisition: Michael Kors needed to boost its credibility to make it in the luxury market

By acquiring the prestigious Italian fashion house, Versace, American group Michael Kors enters the luxury world, despite a lack of experience in the sector...

By Stéphane J. G. Girod 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition

One year after buying Jimmy Choo, US fashion company Michael Kors is acquiring Italian luxury goods house Versace for $2.1 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens

One of my ice cube trays is a small, yellow novelty tray that, when placed in the freezer, molds water into little duck-shaped pieces of ice...

By Kiersten Muenchinger 31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market

The number of pantyhose imported worldwide totalled 1.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year's level...

18 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman after the fashion company concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment...

13 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

De Beers enters the lab-grown diamond business

After years of vowing to never sell laboratory-made stones, De Beers Group has announced the launch of a new company that will begin marketing a new brand of lab-grown diamond jewellery...

30 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

GLOBAL

Nike cites 'conduct' violations, top executive out

Sportsgear maker Nike on Thursday announced the surprise departure of top executive Trevor Edwards, who was considered a potential successor to the firm's CEO...

19 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#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 23 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations...

19 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

Chen Peng is only 26 years old and yet his wildly original puffer coats have already adorned the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga...

8 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

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