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(From the left) Khanyi Dhlomo (CEO Ndalo Media), June Ambrose (American Celebrity Stylist) and Anina Malherbe-Lan (Founder of VividLuxury) and Carol Bouwer (Founder and CEO, Carol Bouwer (CB) Productions.
Fashion blooms at inaugural African Odyssey

The inaugural African Odyssey business summit was held on Youth Day to celebrate fashion, beauty and business and to emphasise the country's rich heritage...

11 hours ago

Luxury retail feels the pinch
Luxury retail feels the pinch

Conventional wisdom has had it that luxury retail - including clothes, shoes and accessories - is immune to movements in the economy...

By Colleen Goko 1 day ago

Locnville style now available online
Locnville style now available online

Locnville brothers, Andrew and Brian Chaplin have launched an online store for their ContraBanned clothing label. The site offers apparel for both men and women...

1 day ago

Adéle’s Mohair near Fish River Mouth has been providing employment for rural communities for over 30 years. Here founder and Agri EC Adéle Cutten (left) and long-time employee Liz Dyakala (right) inspect the team’s new uniforms. (Image: Supplied)
EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities...

2 days ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
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...

23 Jun 2017

Image credit: Business Day
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 22 Jun 2017

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
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...

22 Jun 2017

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

#YouthMonth: Fresh fashion with RedThread Apparel X
#YouthMonth: Fresh fashion with RedThread Apparel X

RedThread Apparel X, a fashion line started by three (currently still in) high school friends offers contemporary and fashion forward looks for young men. We spoke to co-founder Daniel Moleka for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Jun 2017

Inner Secrets Lingerie ventures online
Inner Secrets Lingerie ventures online

Upmarket swimwear, lingerie and shape wear retailer Inner Secrets Lingerie used its 11th birthday to announce and celebrate the launch its online store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jun 2017

This footwear startup is using 3D imaging technology to give you the perfect fit
This footwear startup is using 3D imaging technology to give you the perfect fit

How comfortable are the shoes you are wearing right now? A tad too tight? According to a study by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in shoes...

By Lindsay Samson 1 Jun 2017

TFG invests R75m into Caledon factory
TFG invests R75m into Caledon factory

TFG officially opened its newly expanded and revamped Prestige Clothing factory in Caledon, following its R75 million investment into construction of a new building...

1 Jun 2017

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Mr Price down, not out

Mr Price Group reported a drop in headline earnings for the first time in 16 years following a difficult year for South African consumers...

31 May 2017

Global fashion giants fret over India cow crackdown: industry
Global fashion giants fret over India cow crackdown: industry

Indian exporters were scrambling on Tuesday to assure global clients like Zara and Giorgio Armani their shipments would arrive despite a government crackdown...

31 May 2017

Trappers celebrates 40 years of successful retailing
Trappers celebrates 40 years of successful retailing

The outdoor gear retailer, Trappers, is celebrating its 40-year history of shifting from a ‘mom and pop' wholesaler to a national retail enterprise...

30 May 2017

Meet the Afro-centric kidswear brand uplifting PE communities
Meet the Afro-centric kidswear brand uplifting PE communities

Myang is an all-woman company, which provides employment and upliftment opportunities for several women in the poverty-stricken communities...

26 May 2017

TFG acquires Australian menswear group RAG
TFG acquires Australian menswear group RAG

TFG has acquired Australian menswear group Retail Apparel Group (RAF) for close to R3bn...

25 May 2017

This breathable workout suit helps you cool down after a sweaty gym session
This breathable workout suit helps you cool down after a sweaty gym session

Researchers at MIT use living cells to give this unique garment a cool advantage...

By Lindsay Samson 25 May 2017

#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista
#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista

The brand-new Johannesburg-based fashion design college, Fashion Academy Network (FAN), has opened its admission doors for its first intake of students in 2018...

By Shan Radcliffe 24 May 2017

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