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#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains
Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality
#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality

Puma SA's MD shares how the company is adapting to do business during the pandemic, and how Covid-19 will impact retail...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 May 2020

#StartupStory: Haute Afrika embodies sophistication and elegance
#StartupStory: Haute Afrika embodies sophistication and elegance

Ten-year-old Gracia spent hours watching her seamstress grandmother make clothes. As she grew older, she became concerned about how people didn't like to wear African print designs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Collaborate and communicate, says Apollo Brands' Gareth Kemp
#LockdownLessons: Collaborate and communicate, says Apollo Brands' Gareth Kemp

As managing director of Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, Gareth Kemp is responsible for keeping the company's wheels turning...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your Fashion
#LockdownLessons: NOWNOW - Your People, Your Fashion

#LockdownLessons: Eohan Lakey, founder of NOWNOW, a marketplace for local fashion designers and brands, shares his experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2020

Under Armour reveals its vision for sportswear in 2020
Under Armour reveals its vision for sportswear in 2020

Under Armour SA recently hosted a Tech Summit, showcasing its latest product technology and the collections at the forefront of its strategy in 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry
#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2020 will be a year of reinvention...

By Dov Girnun 21 Jan 2020

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Google Search will now show you shoppable results for clothes in one place

Google on Wednesday revealed a new feature on Search that gives users a simpler way to shop for fashion items on mobile...

By Shereesa Moodley 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brands
#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brands

Many disruptive consumer brands eventually expand into retailers in order to reach broader scale, and fast-moving retailers can accelerate this process...

By Paul Cook 16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

By Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

By Semona Pillay 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of Faber Futures. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Natsai Audrey Chieza promoting sustainability and eliminating waste in fashion

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of multidisciplinary agency Faber Futures will be speaking at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Jan 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion
Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery
#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery

Black Betty Jewellery is the latest addition to Sea Point's vibey Regent Road. Kristin Weixelbaumer created the new retail space to be the physical representation of the Black Betty brand personality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Nov 2019

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South African retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday has gained significant momentum in South Africa since the North American shopping event was piloted locally by Takealot in 2012...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa
Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself
#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured
#SACSCCongress: Carrol Boyes, Marc Wainer and Antoinette Joubert honoured

Trailblazers within South Africa's retail and shopping centre industry were recognised at the 23rd South African Council of Shopping Centres' Annual Congress...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer
A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer

When you think about South Africa's most successful online fashion retailers, it may not immediately occur to you that RunwaySale is one of them. The platform boasts over 1 million members...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Go green with Sneaker LAB
#StartupStory: Go green with Sneaker LAB

With a global movement towards consciousness and sustainability becoming more apparent, more brands are looking to biotech as a solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Oct 2019

Handcrafted handbags with heart from WeAllShareRoots
Handcrafted handbags with heart from WeAllShareRoots

South African handbag brand WeAllShareRoots was created with sustainable development and poverty alleviation in mind...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2019

From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability
From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability

Having never been inside an actual factory before, never mind a clothing factory, I had imagined mega-machines and giant conveyor belts - nothing but cold hard steel moving fabric about...

By Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis
#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis

Penny Parolis, founder of Inner Secrets Lingerie, reflects on the motivation behind the upmarket boutique and the lessons learned along her business journey...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Aug 2019

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