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7 unexpected interior design and décor trends for 2021
7 unexpected interior design and décor trends for 2021

Interior design and décor trends may not always be as changeable as their fashion counterparts, however, things do change and when they do they look to the past for inspiration. Very few trends are new.

By Yael Geffen 9 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman
#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman

A light-hearted take on drinks mega-trends for the year ahead...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear
#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

By Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming
#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet - well, not too much anyway - but all of the #BizTrends that I made last year came to fruition. A focus on independent artists, the rise of TikTok, the continued domination of streaming services - all featured prominently in shaping the global music scene...

By Tecla Ciolfi 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Innovation and collaboration will shape a more sustainable future for musicians
#BizTrends2021: Innovation and collaboration will shape a more sustainable future for musicians

While Covid-19 has had a significant impact on many industries, musicians were one of the first casualties, as live performances - which represent the biggest and most sustainable income generator for many musicians - came to a complete halt...

By Lindani Ntsibande 6 Jan 2021

3 intense wellness trends for 2020
3 intense wellness trends for 2020

For those seekers always on the lookout for new wellness and events trends, here are three that we'll hear more about in the coming year...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions
#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way travellers are thinking, and it might just change how we travel forever...

By Teresa Richardson 23 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 spirits trends in South Africa for 2020

Curated, experiential and tailored experiences were at the forefront of South Africa's alcohol consumption trends in 2019...

By Michael Lebona 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 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

#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation
#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation

The global food and beverage space is bubbling over with creativity and innovation, with an eager audience of brave consumers with bold taste eager to sample the next big thing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019 at the movies
#BizTrends2019: 2019 at the movies

Let's take a look at what 2019 has in store in the movies, shall we?

By Charles Siboto 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business

There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we're seeing it in the world of drinks too...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 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

#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019

From 2018, we carry forward the anti-plastic movement; our concerns about over tourism; the ever more natural choice of sustainable travel; and the important need to establish animal rights in tourism. But beyond that, what travel trends can we expect to see in 2019?

By Dawn Jorgensen 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What to look out for in film this year
#BizTrends2019: What to look out for in film this year

Daniel Dercksen explains what we can look forward to gracing the silver screen in 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Travel influence - inspiring authentic and conscious travel in 2018

Travel bloggers and influencers have become responsible for providing authentic travel experience to their readers, from destination travel best practices to providing insight into enhancing travel adventures...

By Dawn Jorgensen 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 15 big screen trends
#BizTrends2018: 15 big screen trends

Daniel Dercksen gives his top 15 international and local big screen film trends for the year ahead.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018
#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018

The trend is still leaning to eating light and healthily, diners want to know the source of their food (farm to table is still very popular) and they are also considering eat-in options where they enjoy the best of both worlds by ordering their favourite dishes from their preferred restaurants.

By Janine Fourie 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Noteworthy films and film trends for 2018
#BizTrends2018: Noteworthy films and film trends for 2018

Welcome to my 2018 edition of trends in film. Let's get right into it.

By Charles Siboto 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Creating value remains key in the premium spirits brand experience
#BizTrends2018: Creating value remains key in the premium spirits brand experience

In challenging economic times, consumers either choose less expensive brands that allow them to buy more, or opt to buy less and trade up to indulge their tastes for aspirational brands...

By Elizabeth Lee Ming 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Individuality is key for interior design and decor trends in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Individuality is key for interior design and decor trends in 2018

When it comes to trends in any area it is important to understand that one of the biggest drivers is the consumer. There has always been the belief that interior trends follow on from fashion, but this is no longer the case.

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise of authentic fashion
#BizTrends2018: The rise of authentic fashion

Authenticity, inclusivity and conscious consumption are the major themes and buzzwords for 2018. Jackie Burger, salonniere of Salon 58, editor-at-large and style influencer unpacks these fashion trends and more.

By Jackie Burger 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world
#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world

Coffee helps millions of people worldwide to get out of bed in the morning. It's one of the world's most popular beverages, and one that has shaped society and industry...

By Jonathan Robinson 8 Jan 2018

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space
#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space

Alexandre Torrao, MD of MUCHOMOO Experiential Marketing & Events Agency, Johannesburg identifies key trends for 2017 in the live experience space.

By Alexandre Torrao 18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Four runway trends for A/W 17
#BizTrends2017: Four runway trends for A/W 17

Leading global trend forecasting agency WGSN, rounds up the most important directions from the catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, for Autumn/Winter 17 women's apparel in their Key Trend report.

By Hannari Slabbert 17 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Seven runway trends for S/S 17
#BizTrends2017: Seven runway trends for S/S 17

Leading global trend forecasting agency WGSN, rounds up the most important directions from the catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, for Spring/Summer 17 women's apparel in their Key Trend report.

By Hannari Slabbert 16 Jan 2017

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