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If convicted, directors could be fined R1m each or be imprisoned for 10 years

Embattled Steinhoff executives face hefty prison sentences and fines if allegations of multibillion-dollar accounting fraud are proven true...

By Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child 9 hours ago

Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding
Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute said the foreign currency generated from the textile sector has been steadily growing...

By Abebe Wolde Giogis 12 hours ago

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 hours ago

Blok design network platform returns with new Spring Summer '17 selection
Blok design network platform returns with new Spring Summer '17 selection

Blok is showcasing its new Konnect Spring Summer '17 selection at its revamped Sea Point showroom and within two furnished apartments...

15 hours ago

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

1 day ago

Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range
Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range

Wednesday, 29 November saw the launch of Guess' Summer range at The Lookout in Cape Town V&A Waterfront.

By Meagan Duckitt 2 days ago

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Strip searches spark march

The owner of a Durban fashion company has apologised for stripping female workers naked on suspicion of theft when they knocked off duty...

By Bongani Mthethwa 8 Dec 2017

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Net#work's Brad Reilly on the multiple award-winning Vagina Varsity campaign
#Newsmaker: Net#work's Brad Reilly on the multiple award-winning Vagina Varsity campaign

Net#work BBDO's Vagina Varsity campaign for Libresse recently received its 14th award at the Epica Awards in the 'Health, Beauty and Fashion Digital Campaigns' category, and was the only South African campaign to be awarded at the prize giving ceremony in Berlin on 16 November...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

Luciano Benetton to return to clothing giant's helm at 82
Luciano Benetton to return to clothing giant's helm at 82

Luciano Benetton, one of the founders of the eponymous Italian clothing company, announced his return on Thursday to the helm of the struggling company...

4 Dec 2017

Uncertainty in store for retail
Uncertainty in store for retail

As with other retailers at this stage in the uncompromising economic environment, the results of Spar Group reflect "the weak state of consumer buying power and confidence"...

4 Dec 2017

Black Friday 2017 marked Superbalist's biggest trading day yet
Black Friday 2017 marked Superbalist's biggest trading day yet

Fast fashion online retailer, Superbalist, has reported that Black Friday 2017 has gone down in history as its biggest trading day so far...

29 Nov 2017

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?
It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

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...

23 Nov 2017

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 22 Nov 2017

Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales
Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

Despite a dire political and economic environment, retailers are upbeat about Black Friday sales and Christmas spending...

By Michelle Gumede 21 Nov 2017

#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 21 Nov 2017

Doubts on TFG and Truworths
Doubts on TFG and Truworths

Clothing retailers Truworths and The Foschini Group (TFG) have long been mainstays of the domestic fashion scene...

21 Nov 2017

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...

20 Nov 2017

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2017

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

Moving Tactics installs digital signage solution for Sunglass Hut flagship V&A Waterfront store
Moving Tactics installs digital signage solution for Sunglass Hut flagship V&A Waterfront store

Sunglass Hut SA opened their new flagship store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to much fanfare and awe-inspiring visuals...

Issued by Moving Tactics 17 Nov 2017

Warrick Gautier on Fabiani's foray into womenswear
Warrick Gautier on Fabiani's foray into womenswear

Suiting and tailoring brand Fabiani, established as an exclusively menswear label for nearly forty years, has broadened its focus to include women's fashion...

16 Nov 2017

Retail trade sales up 5.4% y/y in September
Retail trade sales up 5.4% y/y in September

In good news for third quarter economic growth, the retail sector did better than expected in September...

By Sunita Menon 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

Reminder to visit the China Premium Tex - ATF Trade Exhibition - 21-23 Nov, CTICC, Cape Town
Reminder to visit the China Premium Tex - ATF Trade Exhibition - 21-23 Nov, CTICC, Cape Town

If you are in the business of clothing, footwear, textiles and fashion accessories, then come and network, explore and see what's available on the international market...

Issued by LTE South Africa 15 Nov 2017

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The business of curating a Loveable online and pop-up store

Just in time to avoid the Christmas shopping panic mode most consumers snap into come November, The Loveables pop-up store has opened online as well as a brick-and-mortar store...

By Leigh Andrews 15 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

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