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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

K-Way factory cuts carbon emissions with solar power installation
K-Way factory cuts carbon emissions with solar power installation

In an effort to cut carbon emissions and reduce its environmental impact, K-Way has installed a solar power plant at its factory in Ottery, Cape Town...

11 Oct 2017

Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection
Pichulik and Weylandts collaborate on Capsule collection

Weylandts and Pichulik have collaborated on a newly launched range of jewellery exclusive to the furniture retailer.

10 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer
Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya...

10 Oct 2017

South African Fashion Week celebrates 20th year
South African Fashion Week celebrates 20th year

South African Fashion Week (SAFW), now in its 20th year opens its doors on 24 October 2017 to 53 Autumn/Winter 2018 collections at Sandton City Rooftop, surrounded by a skyline of modern architecture.

9 Oct 2017

Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store
Luxury activewear brand Plein Sport opens first SA store

International luxury active sportswear brand Plein Sport has opened its first South African store in Johannesburg at Sandton City...

4 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

European streetwear, sneaker convention comes to South Africa
European streetwear, sneaker convention comes to South Africa

Sneakerness, where sneaker fans and manufacturers come together to buy, sell and swap footwear and street fashion, will debut in Africa in Johannesburg from 16-19 November...

2 Oct 2017

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit
Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

Look good, do good, feel good
Look good, do good, feel good

Uzwelo beach bags are wide-strapped bags roomy enough to fit in everything a beach babe cannot live without. By buying one, you'll also improve people's lives and help the environment...

Issued by Expand a Sign 28 Sep 2017

How SA's retailers can overcome stunted growth forecasts
How SA's retailers can overcome stunted growth forecasts

Retail businesses that are not meeting their customers' needs as and when they require, can quickly find themselves sidelined...

By Rod Salmon 27 Sep 2017

Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket
Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket

Levi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google...

26 Sep 2017

Mozambican designer on taking back the African textile market
Mozambican designer on taking back the African textile market

Clothes, patterns and evocative prints had always held meaning for Mozambican entrepreneur Wacy Zacarias...

By Jamie Matroos 26 Sep 2017

USA-based Africa International Models Management debuts in Uganda
USA-based Africa International Models Management debuts in Uganda

Africa International Models Management (AIMM) will premiere its Open Call during the final auditions of Miss Fashion Week Africa (MFWA) modelling competition at Amnesia in Kampala, Uganda...

Issued by Europlaw 22 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2017

Levi's opens pop-up tailor shop in Braamfontein
Levi's opens pop-up tailor shop in Braamfontein

Levi's is celebrating 50 years of its iconic Type III Trucker jacket by opening a pop-up tailor shop in 70 Juta Street Braamfontein...

22 Sep 2017

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Hot new talent lights up Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week roared into Milan on Wednesday with a line-up of hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as luxury titans ranging from Moschino to Armani...

21 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing
#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing

Now Showing is a constantly evolving boutique store, gallery and events space that recently opened its doors at 109 Waterkant Street in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Sep 2017

Selena Gomez partners with Puma
Selena Gomez partners with Puma

Singer, actress and producer Selena Gomez has signed a long-term partnership with global sports brand Puma to work with the brand to design product and create marketing campaigns...

20 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

Business accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs launched
Business accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs launched

Marketing agency Nonzero is collaborating with Standard Bank to create the Business of Fashion accelerator programme...

15 Sep 2017

Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump
Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump

Recently Marie Claire, a major fashion magazine, published its first-ever sustainability issue. It represents one of the first times mainstream fashion...

By Anika Kozlowski 15 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

By Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

How Rex Trueform feels the pinch
How Rex Trueform feels the pinch

Operating margins were ripped to shreds at Rex Trueform - the owner of niche fashion retailing chain Queenspark - in the year to end-June...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2017

Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows
Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2017

NY Fashion Week: designers seek to soothe troubled times
NY Fashion Week: designers seek to soothe troubled times

Tory Burch led efforts on day two of New York Fashion Week on Friday to head off troubled times by offering an upbeat collection of bold color and geometric print...

11 Sep 2017

Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans re-located, new look store
Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans re-located, new look store

Ackermans relocated, and re-opened its doors in one of Africa's leading retail, leisure and entertainment destinations, Canal Walk shopping centre, on 1 September...

Issued by Ackermans 7 Sep 2017

French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models
French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows...

6 Sep 2017

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