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Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers launches new brand
Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers launches new brand

Mintaka, a new brand of leather bags and accessories, is the most recent addition under the Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers umbrella...

1 day ago

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers
How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...

By Dan Lewis 2 days ago

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop
#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market
SA architect Handre de la Rey's concrete sunglasses launch to market

Concrete sunglasses have for the first time been made available for commercial retail. The designer behind the range is South African architect Handre de la Rey...

3 days ago

Material hurdles remain
Material hurdles remain

For a short while, some time around 2014, it looked as if the clothing, textile, footwear & leather (CTFL) sector was beginning to recover after almost 20 years of crippling pressure...

20 Nov 2017

3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet
3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet

The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some of the big names that have been working on delivering bespoke shoes to their customers...

By ManMohan S Sodhi 17 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo
Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

Monopoly Durban hits shelves
Monopoly Durban hits shelves

The Durban edition of popular property trading game, Monopoly, has hit local shelves ahead of the festive season...

16 Nov 2017

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection supports local talent
Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection supports local talent

Gavin Rajah's Prêt à Vivre collection of linen and handpoured massage candles is the driving force behind the 'Behind the Seams' initiative...

15 Nov 2017

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll
Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness...

14 Nov 2017

SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world
SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world

South African art and fashion marketplace Wezart is helping African artists and designers sell to the rest of the world via its e-commerce platform...

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Indaba eyes growth in SADC region
Manufacturing Indaba eyes growth in SADC region

The annual Manufacturing Indaba has its sights set on expansion and growing its current offering to manufacturers both from South Africa and from the SADC region...

14 Nov 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Darling Sweet adds some local spice to its range
#FreshOnTheShelf: Darling Sweet adds some local spice to its range

Local toffee manufacturer Darling Sweet is excited to announce the addition of Rooibos Chai to its range of now 11 flavours, all handcrafted using traditional methods and with no artificial colorants, flavourings or preservatives....

10 Nov 2017

Bowler Metcalf CEO Friedel Sass | Credit:
Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

Plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf (Bowcalf) served up a dose of good news to shareholders on its investment in struggling soft-drink bottler SoftBev at its annual general meeting on Wednesday...

By Marc Hasenfuss 9 Nov 2017

October tractor sales leap 24.2% y/y to 704 units
October tractor sales leap 24.2% y/y to 704 units

Tractor sales surged 24.2% year-on-year in October to 704 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...

By Dominic Preuss 8 Nov 2017

Group Five to dispose of its manufacturing cluster
Group Five to dispose of its manufacturing cluster

Group Five's share price was little changed on Tuesday, 7 November, despite the company providing additional details on a turnaround strategy first announced in October...

By Karl Gernetzky 8 Nov 2017

Photo by toine Garnier on Unsplash
Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal...

7 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration

With its unique silhouettes and colourful African prints, Rich Factory designs demand attention. The creative force and founder of the brand is Zambian-born, South Africa-dwelling Rina Chunga...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards
Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards...

3 Nov 2017

Decorex SA reveals #rhythmoflife theme for 2018 events
Decorex SA reveals #rhythmoflife theme for 2018 events

Now in its 25th year, South African décor, design and lifestyle exhibition Decorex SA has announced 'Rhythm of Life' as its 2018 theme.

2 Nov 2017

Weylandts announces rewards programme
Weylandts announces rewards programme

Home outfitter Weylandts has announced the launch of a nationwide loyalty programme, offering 3% of spend in loyalty rand value from every purchase...

2 Nov 2017

Conceptual, custom-made decor online with Something Desired
Conceptual, custom-made decor online with Something Desired

Building on the success of its décor and design business that operates in the events industry, the team behind Something Different has launched an online store called Something Desired...

31 Oct 2017

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?
Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialised global economy...

By Suzanne Mancini 25 Oct 2017

Minister Ebrahim Patel with participants of the Massmart Supplier Development programme.
Massmart salutes small, local manufacturers breaking into international markets

Massmart was joined by the Economic Development Department and Proudly South African at an event to celebrate participants in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme...

23 Oct 2017

Chris Weylandt
#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#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

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture
How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers...

12 Oct 2017

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