2018 SAFW Cape Wools SA Designer Challenge winners revealed
2018 SAFW Cape Wools SA Designer Challenge winners revealed

The winners of the second annual SAFW Cape Wools SA Designer Challenge have been announced, with Carina Louw and Natasha Jaume of Erre scooping the prize for ladies wear...

16 Aug 2018

Homeware haunt Block and Chisel opens in-store cafe in Cape Town
Homeware haunt Block and Chisel opens in-store cafe in Cape Town

Furniture and decor retailer Block and Chisel has opened a "coffee and toastie emporium" at its store in Diep River, Cape Town...

16 Aug 2018

Finding the right shapewear for your silhouette
Finding the right shapewear for your silhouette

Ackermans' new affordable range offers women flexibility and body-shaping, while not compromising on comfort...

Issued by Ackermans 16 Aug 2018

What's in store for Witchery SS18
What's in store for Witchery SS18

Australian fashion brand Witchery recently showcased its 2018 spring/summer and limited edition collections at The Argyle in Woodstock, Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Aug 2018

The perfect Nude Colour Collection for you
The perfect Nude Colour Collection for you

Leading value retailer Ackermans has launched a new range of comfortable, affordable seam-free underwear in a wider variety of nude shades: the Nude Colour Collection...

Issued by Ackermans 15 Aug 2018

SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments
SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments

South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017...

15 Aug 2018

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and sole

Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands...

By Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

By Naomi Braithwaite 10 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

Baselworld CEO quits following Swatch exit from trade fair
Baselworld CEO quits following Swatch exit from trade fair

Baselworld's chief executive René Kamm has announced his resignation, just days after Swiss watchmaker The Swatch Group announced it was pulling out of the annual watch and jewellery trade fair...

6 Aug 2018

Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury
Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury

In a difficult economic context, the fashion industry, and even the long-reluctant luxury goods sector, have turned towards digital technology...

By Valérie Moatti and Céline Abecassis-Moedas 6 Aug 2018

A brief history of briefs - and how technology is transforming underpants
A brief history of briefs - and how technology is transforming underpants

Underpants. We tend not to talk about them but they are a fact of life (unless you go commando). Briefs have a fascinating history and are now being transformed by technology...

By Alana Clifton-Cunningham 2 Aug 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business

With smartphone usage in SA as high as an estimated 29.2 million (51% of the population), more and more shoppers are making purchases on their mobile phones...

By Sven Schoof 30 Jul 2018

2018 Bokeh Fashion Film Festival selections to be announced in August
2018 Bokeh Fashion Film Festival selections to be announced in August

The official selections for the fifth edition of the Bokeh South African International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival will be revealed at a press event in Johannesburg on 1 August 2018 and 50 nominated films will be revealed at a press event in Durban on 4 August 2018....

27 Jul 2018

AndreaBrand - Traces - Leaf Green range. Image supplied.
High-end design exhibits at 100% Design South Africa

High-end design takes centre stage at 100% Design South Africa this year...

26 Jul 2018

Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide
Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide

Travelstart and Pep have partnered to deliver a service that enables customers to pay for flights in more than 600 Pep stores nationwide...

25 Jul 2018

Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector
Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector

It's not just the smuggling of rhino horn, narcotics and other substances that is big business in South Africa. Although not as high profile, illegal clothing and goods trafficking also come with a hefty price tag...

25 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers
#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers

With the rise of e-commerce in South Africa taking some bold steps during the last few weeks with the merger of Superbalist and Spree, it seems that mobile e-commerce may finally be on a path to reaching its full potential...

By Gareth Paterson 24 Jul 2018

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Burberry burns £28.6m worth of unsold products to be more exclusive

It has been reported that iconic British luxury fashion label Burberry destroyed its unsold products to the value of £28.6m last year to make its brand more exclusive, adding to the total value of £90m worth of goods it has destroyed over the last five years...

23 Jul 2018

Décor brand Something Desired launches kiddies' range
Décor brand Something Desired launches kiddies' range

Something Desired, the online custom décor arm of events design concept Something Different, has launched a kiddies' collection...

23 Jul 2018

UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector
UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently presented its African Stitch Secondary Co-operative Enactus project at the Enactus South Africa National Competition...

20 Jul 2018

Panasonic reveals new SA headquarters in Cape Town
Panasonic reveals new SA headquarters in Cape Town

Panasonic South Africa, a local subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, unveiled its new Cape Town offices last week...

20 Jul 2018

Introducing South Africa's first comfort adjustable mattress
Introducing South Africa's first comfort adjustable mattress

One mattress for all types of sleepers. Sloom's goal is to eliminate the confusion and frustration of commission-driven, high-markup beds in the South African market...

Issued by Sloom 18 Jul 2018

Garmin EMEA Office Award
Garmin EMEA Office Award

After years of hard work and dedication the Garmin sub-Sahara Africa team have achieved new heights and have been recognised on an international level by being awarded the 2017 EMEA Office of the year award by Garmin International...

Issued by Garmin 18 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jul 2018

SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online
SA fashion brands Donna and The Fix now shoppable online

TFG has launched two new online fashion stores, Donna and The Fix, marking the 16th and 17th online stores for the retail group since it started its e-commerce journey in 2014...

18 Jul 2018

LG's InstaView fridge and TwinWash are models of efficiency
LG's InstaView fridge and TwinWash are models of efficiency

Home appliances have always been designed to make our lives easier. And as consumers become increasingly time-poor, the need for 'convenience' is driving more and more of our purchasing decisions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Jul 2018

Top formal shoe brand goes casual
Top formal shoe brand goes casual

One of the world's most sought-after formal shoe brands has introduced a casual range in response to consumer demand and in line with international trends...

Issued by Leap Communications 17 Jul 2018

Budding furniture designers, manufacturers invited to apply for Good Design Programme
Budding furniture designers, manufacturers invited to apply for Good Design Programme

Furniture designers and manufacturers have been invited to apply towards the Good Design Programme, a competition geared at individuals and startups looking to further their understanding of innovation in business...

17 Jul 2018

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