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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

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

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

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

YID-Textiles Programme to empower business-minded youth in SA townships
YID-Textiles Programme to empower business-minded youth in SA townshipsArticle

Technoserve has introduced a Youth Ideas Development Textiles Programme, aimed at empowering township-based youth and helping to revive SA's textiles sector...

2 Dec 2020

PnP Clothing announces Gavin Rajah collab and Futurewear winners
PnP Clothing announces Gavin Rajah collab and Futurewear winnersArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing has launched its third limited-edition locally-produced collection, this time designed by the well-known Gavin Rajah...

24 Nov 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners listArticle

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 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

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announced
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announcedArticle

Twyg has announced the finalists of its Sustainable Fashion Awards for 2020. The annual awards celebrate SA designers leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices...

29 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resale
#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resaleArticle

These businesses are slowing the lifecycle of fashion by championing rentals and resale in South Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2020

'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seems
'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seemsArticle

The fashion industry has seen a rise in "green", "eco" and "sustainable" clothing. This includes an increase in the use of natural fibres, such as wool, hemp, and cotton...

Thomas Stanton and Kieran Phelan 22 Oct 2020

New online fashion platform StyleMode launches in SA
New online fashion platform StyleMode launches in SAArticle

Powered by Loot.co.za, StyleMode enters the market with a range of brands across apparel, footwear and accessories...

13 Oct 2020

Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020
Nominations now open for Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020Article

Twyg is calling on fashion designers who implement sustainable and circular approaches, and who foster ethical practices, to enter its second annual Sustainable Fashion Awards...

3 Sep 2020

How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on
How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live onArticle

High street chains in the UK and elsewhere could have immediately paid their garment suppliers to make PPE rather than clothes, but did not...

Alessandra Mezzadri and Kanchana N Ruwanpura 23 Jul 2020

K-Way's Re:Down winterwear makes use of recycled filling
K-Way's Re:Down winterwear makes use of recycled fillingArticle

K-Way has worked with international company Re:Down to create a small range of winter apparel that uses recycled down filling and energy-efficient production methods...

14 Jul 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

Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textiles
Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textilesArticle

Puma's exploration of sustainable alternatives for producing and dyeing textiles continues in its latest biodesign project Design to Fade...

22 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

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

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 May 2020

Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRF
Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRFArticle

The announcement regarding the finalisation of the clothing, footwear and bedding that may be sold during Stage 4 of lockdown, was preceded by detailed submissions made by various retailers...

Anthony Thunstrom 14 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

Customer experience in the age of #Covid-19
Customer experience in the age of #Covid-19Article

The heart of customer experience is an emotional connection, especially in the moments where it matters most to the customer...

Dr Sibongile Vilakazi, Issued by Kantar 14 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Textile industry agrees on temporary relief for employees
Covid-19: Textile industry agrees on temporary relief for employeesArticle

Regulations giving effect to the government's commitment to assist ailing industries and workers through the Unemployment Insurance Fund are being gazetted...

Tania Broughton 8 Apr 2020

Olympic International to manufacture shoes with Vibram soles
Olympic International to manufacture shoes with Vibram solesArticle

South African footwear brand Olympic International will this year become the first local brand to manufacturer its shoes using the Vibram outsoles, which are known for their excellent traction.

23 Mar 2020

Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies
Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologiesArticle

Sportswear brand Puma has teamed up with the BA Fashion course at London-based design school Central Saint Martins to explore more sustainable technologies in textile manufacturing...

19 Mar 2020

H&M Group offers third parties access to global supply chain
H&M Group offers third parties access to global supply chainArticle

A new B2B initiative by H&M Group, called Treadler, allows external companies, including competitors, to access the group's global supply chain...

6 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

5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry
5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industryArticle

One of the greatest challenges faced by the textiles and fashion industry is to make itself more sustainable, not just in terms of economic and labour force issues but in the face of ecological necessity...

Chetna Prajapati 27 Feb 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

Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the way
Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the wayArticle

Jane Fonda hit the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony in a beaded red dress by Elie Saab - a gown she had previously worn at Cannes....

Mark Liu 14 Feb 2020

Tommy Hilfiger aims for 100% 3D apparel design
Tommy Hilfiger aims for 100% 3D apparel designArticle

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., is incorporating 3D design technology into all global apparel design teams at its headquarters in Amsterdam...

11 Nov 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

Foschini collaborates with local fashion brand Burgundy Fly
Foschini collaborates with local fashion brand Burgundy FlyArticle

Foschini has announced its collaboration with Burgundy Fly, a woman-focused fashion brand based in Gauteng, founded by Nobesuthu and Nhlanhla Ndlovu...

11 Oct 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

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

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 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

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?
Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?Article

Recently Zara introduced a sustainability pledge. But how can Zara ever be sustainable? As the largest fast-fashion retailer in the world, they produce around 450 million garments a year...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Aug 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

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

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

#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

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retailArticle

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

Maroefah Smith 26 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

#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

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