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TFG posts higher Q4 sales on Jet acquisition boost
TFG posts higher Q4 sales on Jet acquisition boostArticle

South African fashion retailer TFG reported turnover growth of 21% in the fourth quarter ended March, aided by the contribution of recently acquired budget clothing retailer Jet...

2 days ago

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Charmagne Mavudzi of Volvo Car South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Charmagne Mavudzi of Volvo Car South AfricaArticle

Charmagne Mavudzi of Volvo Car South Africa uncovers recent campaigns she has worked on, plans for sustainability and more...

Imran Salie 13 Apr 2021

SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist
SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlistArticle

Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

1 Apr 2021

Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expo
Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expoArticle

Sandton City Shopping Centre has teamed up with celebrated South African designers and several of the mall's tenants for a sustainable fashion exhibition...

31 Mar 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contestArticle

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talent
Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talentArticle

The Chivas Venture platform is returning to SA with a new format launching in collaboration with streetwear personality and Grade Africa founder Zaid Osman...

4 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 key factors influencing the business of fashion
#BizTrends2021: 5 key factors influencing the business of fashionArticle

2020 was a difficult year for fashion businesses globally. Consumers became more self-aware, with a more needs-based focus and the pandemic forced a shift in industry 'thinking' and the implementation of new strategies to improve sales in 2021...

Meagan Duckitt 4 Jan 2021

African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition
African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competitionArticle

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative has launched an online competition to support designers of sustainable and circular fashion...

15 Dec 2020

PlatAfrica jewellery design competition winners revealed for 2020
PlatAfrica jewellery design competition winners revealed for 2020Article

PlatAfrica aims to promote innovation and technical expertise in platinum jewellery design and manufacturing in South Africa and provide international exposure to jewellers, apprentices and students...

17 Nov 2020

Ackermans selects Zebra Technologies' mobile computing solution to modernise store operations
Ackermans selects Zebra Technologies' mobile computing solution to modernise store operationsArticle

South African fashion retailer utilises Zebra's TC20 mobile computer for Windows to Android migration...

Issued by Zebra Technologies 16 Nov 2020

SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thing
SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thingArticle

Largely due to global supply chain disruptions brought about by Covid-19, more big South African fashion brands are committing to producing fashion at home. What are the implications?...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 16 Nov 2020

Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual
Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtualArticle

AllFashion Sourcing, the annual trade show for the apparel, textile, footwear and leather industry, will this year be hosted on a virtual platform from 3-5 November 2020...

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2020

Why authentic African fashion matters and how it is taking its rightful place on the global stage
Why authentic African fashion matters and how it is taking its rightful place on the global stageArticle

"Africa has shaken off its history of replicating international fashion trends, Africans are clearly defining what is African..."

Issued by MANGO-OMC 29 Oct 2020

#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to Cameroon
#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to CameroonArticle

As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, Agbor-Ebai Nenembou of Cameroon shares more about her startup, Supreme Sparkle, a multifaceted business that offers tailoring, salon and spa services...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

Finalists announced for PlatAfrica 2020 jewellery design competition
Finalists announced for PlatAfrica 2020 jewellery design competitionArticle

PlatAfrica announces finalists for 2020 jewellery manufacturing and design competition...

26 Oct 2020

Rubicon's latest collection pays tribute to founder Hangwani Nengovhela's Venda heritage
Rubicon's latest collection pays tribute to founder Hangwani Nengovhela's Venda heritageArticle

Local fashion brand Rubicon's latest collection, Myth of Origin, pays tribute to founder and creative director Hangwani Nengovhela's colourful Venda heritage...

23 Oct 2020

Future of Fashion 2020 indaba to explore African sustainability
Future of Fashion 2020 indaba to explore African sustainabilityArticle

Rewoven will host fashion indaba, Future of Fashion on 19 and 20 November 2020, with Twyg and AFRI hosting masterclasses from 3 to 12 November 2020...

20 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Fulfilling the potential of South African fashion
#DoBizZA: Fulfilling the potential of South African fashionArticle

A local, SA designer-led fashion industry has the very real potential to make a significant contribution to our national GDP...

Lucilla Booyzen 28 Sep 2020

New home for SA fashion at Mall of Africa
New home for SA fashion at Mall of AfricaArticle

Mall of Africa is the new host of SA Fashion Week and has also welcomed the opening of Koop Studio, a new retail hub that showcases the work of local fashion designers. Koop Studio is a collaborative venture between Sandy Rogers and Lucilla Booyzen...

15 Sep 2020

The altered eco-system of South African fashion
The altered eco-system of South African fashionArticle

For years now, South Africa's local fashion industry has been steadily trudging along. Many production and economic challenges face both local brands and designers, but the closest to their bottom line are inexpensive imports.

Samantha Chrysanthou 8 Sep 2020

Second AfricaRise store opens in Gauteng
Second AfricaRise store opens in GautengArticle

Thula Sindi opened the second AfricaRise store in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, earlier this month, providing an additional platform for African designers to sell their high-end fashion, crafts...

21 Aug 2020

Morena Moletsane, a Gauteng-based illustrator.
#YouthMonth: Use your time effectively and challenge the normsArticle

This Youth Month we talk to one of the Design Indaba's emerging creatives for 2020, Morena Moletsane...

Juanita Pienaar 22 Jun 2020

Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19
Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19Article

Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chainsArticle

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask production
AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask productionArticle

To ensure that local fashion businesses continue to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, African Fashion International (AFI) has partnered with local designers in the production of facemasks...

4 May 2020

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

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...

Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Lorraine Maisel
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Lorraine MaiselArticle

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

22 Apr 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashionArticle

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Global artist Raine Tauber's top 5 runway make-up trends
Global artist Raine Tauber's top 5 runway make-up trendsArticle

Raine Tauber, global make-up artist and talent director at creative talent agency LMDA, will once again spearhead the make-up artist team at the AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town...

11 Mar 2020

Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneurs
Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneursArticle

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative recently held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on how to establish a successful fashion brand, training 100 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry...

9 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'
Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'Article

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launchedArticle

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives...

18 Feb 2020

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

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...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Feb 2020

SA retailer Big Blue criticised for offensive "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" t-shirt
SA retailer Big Blue criticised for offensive "Water Polo Teacher's Pet" t-shirtArticle

South African fashion and gifting retailer Big Blue has come under fire for selling a t-shirt printed with the words "Water Polo Teacher's Pet"...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashion
#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashionArticle

Let's take a look at what we can expect from the South African fashion industry in 2020...

Meagan Duckitt 20 Dec 2019

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

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"Article

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

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How the media is reacting to Zozibini Tunzi [analysis]Article

Meltwater tracked and analysed conversations surrounding the Zozibini Tunzi winning the Miss Universe pageant...

10 Dec 2019

#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019
#SACSCCongress: Footprint Marketing Awards winners for 2019Article

The SACSC announced the winners of the Footprint Marketing Awards 2019 at its Annual Congress in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2019

UWC partners with WearSA on fashion incubator store
UWC partners with WearSA on fashion incubator storeArticle

UWC has entered into a five-year agreement with WearSA that involves the launch of a retail clothing store at the Community and Health Sciences Faculty building in the Bellville CBD...

14 Oct 2019

AFI Fashion Week to open with African Fashion Unites show
AFI Fashion Week to open with African Fashion Unites showArticle

The African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week - which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 10 to 12 October 2019 - will open with the African Fashion Unites show...

7 Oct 2019

What to expect from SA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020
What to expect from SA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020Article

The South African Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020 Collections and Trade Show will be held at the Protea Court Rooftop of Sandton City in Johannesburg from 23 to 26 October 2019...

4 Oct 2019

Noni Gasa announces fashion bursary for aspiring design students in 2020
Noni Gasa announces fashion bursary for aspiring design students in 2020Article

In partnership with Design Academy Of Fashion (DAF) in Cape Town, The Noni Gasa Bursary offers one deserving student the chance to pursue a three-year Diploma in Fashion in 2020...

Issued by OnPoint PR 1 Oct 2019

30 Top African designers showcase at AFI Fashion Week
30 Top African designers showcase at AFI Fashion WeekArticle

African Fashion International (AFI) prides itself as The Home of African Fashion. With the world looking for creativity, craftmanship and innovation, African designers will once again inspire and excite the fashion community...

Issued by OnPoint PR 25 Sep 2019

Image credit: AFI Fashion Week.
Over 30 African designers to showcase spring/summer collections at AFI Fashion WeekArticle

The African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 10 to 12 October 2019...

23 Sep 2019

#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashion
#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashionArticle

Designers and brands creating innovative, sustainable work in South Africa's fashion industry were honoured at the inaugural Twyg Awards, held in Cape Town on Thursday...

20 Sep 2019

Mr Price Home collaborates with Durban designer Lou Harvey
Mr Price Home collaborates with Durban designer Lou HarveyArticle

South African fashion and textile brand Lou Harvey has teamed up with Mr Price Home to launch a colourful collection of soft furnishings, kitchenware, crockery and stationery...

18 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH PrizeArticle

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

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