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R81m Black Industrialist textile firm set for launch in KZN
R81m Black Industrialist textile firm set for launch in KZN

A multimillion-rand Black Industrialist textile firm, Africa Bespoke Apparel (ABA), is ready to launch on 22 January 2019 in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. A 100% black-owned company operating in the textile, clothing and footwear sector...

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You had me at Toughees school shoes...
You had me at Toughees school shoes...

11-year-old Corban Anthony has the potential to become South Africa's next dancing sensation after he was announced as one of the winners of the Toughees Move Maker competition which ran on social media platforms...

Issued by Bata 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay
#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay

It's that time of the year again darlings. When I look at my social media comments, take inspiration from runway rages and peek into the mind of Li Edelkoort to bring you my version of what we'll be wearing next summer...

By Kumari Govender 14 Jan 2019

The best parts of me - my drive, motivation and ambition exist because she is in my life!
The best parts of me - my drive, motivation and ambition exist because she is in my life!

13-year-old Storm Boost dances her way into the Toughees telecision commercial motivated by her sister who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy...

Issued by Bata 11 Jan 2019

Madiba's prized Hi-Tec trainers return to SA
Madiba's prized Hi-Tec trainers return to SA

Nelson Mandela's favourite footwear during his 28-year long incarceration on Robben Island was a pair of blue and white Hi-Tec tennis trainers. Upon his departure, he auctioned them off for charity...

11 Jan 2019

Toughees discovers South Africa's dancing talent
Toughees discovers South Africa's dancing talent

Toughees, South Africa's most-loved school shoe brand has discovered South Africa's next dancing sensations!...

Issued by Bata 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design
Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design

Woolworths has once again been accused of plagiarising the product design of a smaller business. This time, the item in question is a Woolworths baby carrier, which entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin claims is a copy...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?
#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?

Natural materials, texture, and individuality are the key elements that will shape interior design and décor trends into 2020...

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2019

Back to school: Beat the uniform blues
Back to school: Beat the uniform blues

Ackermans now offers customers an even wider range of affordable school uniforms in an assortment of sizes, fits and colours, through its exclusive "Toughees Schoolwear" and Ackermans' own uniform label...

Issued by Ackermans 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 7 fashion trend predictions for 2019

Due to our geographic location, South Africa is a season behind in fashion. Where we initially adopted trends slower, the gap is slowly closing as customers awareness increase because of social media influences...

By Meagan Duckitt 7 Jan 2019

Edgars campaign celebrates self-expression and creative collaboration
Edgars campaign celebrates self-expression and creative collaboration

As part of Edgars' refreshed branding strategy, the department store chain is collaborating more with South African creatives. The recently released Sho Madjozi Collection is one of the fruits of the approach...

4 Jan 2019

Everli Baby creators, Nina and Sally Nortier.
Everli Baby celebrating its first birthday in business

Everli Baby, the creation of sister-duo, Nina and Sally Nortier, is celebrating its first birthday in business this month. Like the one-year-old babies this company often clothes, it has grown substantially in its short life....

28 Dec 2018

Considered curation at online lifestyle store Jimnojean
Considered curation at online lifestyle store Jimnojean

Jimnojean is a new online retail destination founded by Keagan Carlin, focused on offering shoppers a curated selection of decor, art, beauty and lifestyle products...

20 Dec 2018

Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa
Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki eyes growth in South Africa

Turkish-based global fashion chain LC Waikiki has just opened its third South African store. The new branch, located at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, follows store openings in Menlyn Park and Sandton City...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Dec 2018

Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions
Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions

The global fashion sector has increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Premier fashion brands, retailers, and supplier organisations have agreed...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Farfetch snaps up streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods
Farfetch snaps up streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods

Online luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch is acquiring Stadium Goods, a premier sneaker and streetwear marketplace, for $250 million...

14 Dec 2018

RunwaySale's runaway success
RunwaySale's runaway success

RunwaySale was born from a love of affordable designer brands. The two dynamos behind this business combined their international experience to give South Africans access to premium brands...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Dec 2018

October retail trade sales up 2,2% y/y
October retail trade sales up 2,2% y/y

Retail trade sales increased by 2,2% year-on-year in October 2018, after a contraction of 0.7% in September, according to Statistics South Africa...

13 Dec 2018

Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964. Photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
Mary Quant: Fashion's inspirational icon for the #metoo era

Tickets have just gone on sale for the V&A London's Mary Quant exhibition, which opens its doors on 6 April 2019. The timing, whether through luck or curatorial savvy, feels perfect...

By Jenny Gilbert 12 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal
#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal

Mike Schalit, co-founder of Net#work BBDO, has introduced a new 'Wear it Forward' range of t-shirts and caps with Marlboro Originals through the agency's non-profit Mal Foundation...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Dec 2018

Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel
Armitage Outfitters: KZN's new one-stop-shop for men's grooming and apparel

After working in the retail trade for 23 years, Neville Armitage has realised his dream of opening his own store...

11 Dec 2018

Bata unveils its 'Me & Comfortable With It' signature
Bata unveils its 'Me & Comfortable With It' signature

Bata South Africa has recently revealed its new brand signature. From Christmas onwards, the Bata logo will be joined with "Me & Comfortable With It"...

Issued by Bata 10 Dec 2018

Coke Threds design collab merges SA fashion with pop culture
Coke Threds design collab merges SA fashion with pop culture

Coca-Cola has teamed up with four local fashion designers to create a quartet of signature collections influenced by South African experiences and the beverage brand's iconic design elements...

10 Dec 2018

Chanel halts use of fur and exotic animal skins
Chanel halts use of fur and exotic animal skins

French luxury fashion brand Chanel has initiated a ban on the use of exotic animal skins in all future designs...

5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales
Private Label surges ahead with R49.3bn in annual sales

The latest research from global measurement and data analytics expert Nielsen reveals that sales of Private Label products in South Africa now equate to R49.3bn annually...

Issued by Nielsen 5 Dec 2018

H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brand
H&M group shuts down Cheap Monday brand

Fashion retail giant H&M is closing its struggling independent brand Cheap Monday, which is known for its low-priced skinny jeans...

28 Nov 2018

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