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Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

Levi's drives awareness around importance of clean drinking water
Levi's drives awareness around importance of clean drinking waterArticle

Levi Strauss & Co is drawing attention to the environmental challenge of water pollution and how the company is actively trying to be part of the solution...

29 Mar 2021

Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuild
Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuildArticle

Local clothing manufacturing businesses across Cape Town are launching an online development programme that is being supported with funding from the City of Cape Town...

8 Mar 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs
Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobsArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

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Playtex factory liquidation leaves hundreds without work in SAArticle

Hanes South Africa, which holds the licence to manufacture, sell and distribute Playtex underwear in SA and other African countries, filed for voluntary liquidation...

10 Feb 2021

H&M probes harassment at Indian factory after female worker's killing
H&M probes harassment at Indian factory after female worker's killingArticle

Fashion retailer H&M said on Tuesday it would investigate reports of sexual harassment at a supplier's factory in southern India following the death of a female employee...

Anuradha Nagaraj 3 Feb 2021

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry
Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industryArticle

Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

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

Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniforms
Local manufacturing incubator to produce Dis-Chem uniformsArticle

In a move to support local manufacturing and small enterprises, Dis-Chem Pharmacies will outsource the production of its staff uniforms via a small manufacturing incubator...

25 Jun 2020

Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't working
Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't workingArticle

For years, apparel brands have promised to police their supply chains to root out unsafe conditions and worker abuse...

Jason Judd and Sarosh Kuruvilla 8 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

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

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 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

Patel meets with clothing and textile industry
Patel meets with clothing and textile industryArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has met with representatives of the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sector...

6 May 2020

Proudly SA launches marketplace for locally-made face masks
Proudly SA launches marketplace for locally-made face masksArticle

The online marketplace links corporate buyers with local producers of masks...

24 Apr 2020

Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 relief
Pepkor donates over R2m towards Covid-19 reliefArticle

Pepkor is supporting the fight against Covid-19 by donating a portion of senior leadership's salaries to relief efforts and having its clothing manufacturing division produce face masks...

23 Apr 2020

SA's major clothing retailers offer to pay 20% of rentals during lockdown
SA's major clothing retailers offer to pay 20% of rentals during lockdownArticle

Some of SA's largest clothing retailers - TFG, Truworths, Mr Price Group, Woolworths and Pepkor - have collectively offered to contribute R220m to landlords for rental and other costs during the lockdown...

14 Apr 2020

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City of Cape Town reiterates support for local clothing and textile sectorArticle

The City of Cape Town says it is committed to supporting the local clothing and textile sector by providing grant funding to strategic business partners...

24 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliers
Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliersArticle

Pick n Pay has launched a mentorship app to connect its small suppliers with experts across its business. The initiative seeks to empower entrepreneurs with easy access to business development support...

13 Dec 2019

3 clothing brands on an ethical production journey
3 clothing brands on an ethical production journeyArticle

While sustainability may be just a buzzword to some fashion companies, others ensure that every aspect of their business is sustainable - from the materials used to produce garments to ensuring that their staff is treated fairly...

2 Oct 2019

Ackermans deal with Universal Footwear creates over 400 jobs
Ackermans deal with Universal Footwear creates over 400 jobsArticle

Ackermans has partnered with footwear importer and distributor, Universal Footwear, to locally design, source and produce its leather sandals...

30 Sep 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?Article

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

Help Thursdays Lingerie support bigger boobs
Help Thursdays Lingerie support bigger boobsArticle

Cape Town-based company Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist the label to extend its size range to a G cup...

9 Sep 2019

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact
#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pactArticle

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

Pep Clothing celebrates 50 years of local production
Pep Clothing celebrates 50 years of local productionArticle

Pep Clothing is celebrating 50 years of production in South Africa. The company, which is SA's largest clothing manufacturer under one roof, has reached this milestone birthday despite operating in a strained manufacturing environment...

13 Aug 2019

Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources and energy minister
R850m set aside for beneficiation initiativesArticle

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says R850m has been set aside to support beneficiation initiatives by science councils that will forge a developmental growth path and transform the economy...

11 Jul 2019

Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands
Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brandsArticle

Nominations are open for the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which recognise Southern African designers who have implemented a sustainable design approach...

10 Jul 2019

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to TrumpArticle

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes
The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoesArticle

Celebrating 160 years in the industry, Grasshoppers shoes have transcended generations to remain one of South Africa's favourite homegrown footwear brands...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 May 2019

Workers' Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing worker
Workers' Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing workerArticle

Fadwah Rinquest has been working as a seamstress at one of Cape Town's oldest clothing factories - House of Monatic - for ten years...

Barbara Maregele 2 May 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help nowArticle

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online
H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold onlineArticle

H&M has launched a new transparency initiative that will see the retailer share details on for each garment it sells online. This information will include the country where it's produced, supplier names, factory names and addresses...

25 Apr 2019

Hot competition for the humble zipper
Hot competition for the humble zipperArticle

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

François Lévêque 8 Apr 2019

New store openings, local collaboration on the cards for H&M South Africa
New store openings, local collaboration on the cards for H&M South AfricaArticle

Global fashion retailer H&M has announced plans for three new store openings in South Africa in 2019, and a greater focus on local partnerships in the sphere of design and social impact...

27 Mar 2019

Reviving Cape Town's clothing and textiles industry
Reviving Cape Town's clothing and textiles industryArticle

The City of Cape Town has plans to commission a clothing, textile and fashion study in the 2019/20 financial year, to unpack the economic contribution of the sector...

19 Mar 2019

Jeans maker Diesel files for bankruptcy in the U.S
Jeans maker Diesel files for bankruptcy in the U.SArticle

Diesel USA, the clothing maker famous for its five-pocket jeans, filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week...

7 Mar 2019

South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs
South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobsArticle

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass...

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass 25 Feb 2019

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

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...

17 Jan 2019

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashionArticle

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industry
Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industryArticle

African clothing manufacturers have to become super vendors to reduce lead times and cost better to handle more styles, cater to in-season change and improve the top line and bottom line of their businesses...

26 Sep 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcingArticle

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

Lira, Kwesta to perform at Wear SA's inaugural gala fashion dinner
Lira, Kwesta to perform at Wear SA's inaugural gala fashion dinnerArticle

Wear SA has introduced the inaugural Gala Fashion Dinner as a complement to the Vodacom Durban July. The gala dinner will be held at the Durban Convention Centre in Durban on 6 July 2018.

4 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaround
#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaroundArticle

K-Way has been lauded as exemplary in its approach to boosting the local clothing manufacturing sector. But 14 years ago, the company was approaching the brink of closure...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2018

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

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...

10 Oct 2017

R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry
R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industryArticle

The arrival of digital textile printing in Cape Town can revive the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry and salvage some of the job opportunities...

18 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne Fassler
#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne FasslerArticle

With a career spanning 40 years, Marianne Fassler remains a formidable force in SA fashion...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine
#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machineArticle

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders
#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-foundersArticle

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturers
Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturersArticle

I am often asked what it is that prevents clothing and textile manufacturers from breaking into the international market. There are several answers to that question...

Christian Gerling 19 Jun 2017

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