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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

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Preparing your brand for the female consumer of 2030Article

Nicky Brand, senior business consultant at Acceleration writes that the women of 2030 will not be stereotyped and elaborates on research from Wunderman Thompson which identifies five emerging female archetypes for the modern marketer to consider...

Nicky Brand 4 Sep 2020

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Influencer compensation: How money moves within the Nigerian influencer industryArticle

Gbenga Sogbaike, CEO at Plaqad comments on the state of influencer compensation in 2019/2020 based on a recent report - Influencer Compensation 2020...

Gbenga Sogbaike 4 Sep 2020

Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030
Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030Article

Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

2 Sep 2020

Entries open for female-focused fashion mentorship programme
Entries open for female-focused fashion mentorship programmeArticle

The Fashion Hatchery has launched a fashion entrepreneurship programme aimed at aspiring or existing fashion entrepreneurs looking to build a sustainable fashion brand...

31 Aug 2020

What is shaping culture? Sustainable fashion
What is shaping culture? Sustainable fashionArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 31 Aug 2020

Lockdown transaction data reflects acceleration of e-commerce in SA
Lockdown transaction data reflects acceleration of e-commerce in SAArticle

South Africans have historically been cautious about shopping online, but faced with the realities of lockdown restrictions have turned to online shopping in unprecedented numbers since the start of 2020...

28 Jul 2020

How Covid-19 has impacted print media [news and social media analysis]
How Covid-19 has impacted print media [news and social media analysis]Article

Meltwater tracked and analysed news and social media to explore the impact that Covid-19 has had on the print media industry. The answer, the data seems to indicate, is not the end of print media, but rather, a 'new normal'...

Issued by Meltwater 23 Jul 2020

Tommy Hilfiger launches programme to address racial inequality
Tommy Hilfiger launches programme to address racial inequalityArticle

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., is launching the People's Place Program, which aims to advance the representation of BIPOC within the fashion and creative industries...

15 Jul 2020

Diesel reveals Hyperoom, its new virtual fashion buying platform and showroom
Diesel reveals Hyperoom, its new virtual fashion buying platform and showroomArticle

Diesel has launched Hyperoom, a 360-degree digital sales platform and exhibition space designed to create "immersive and emotional engagements" with fashion buyers...

26 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: 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

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry
How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industryArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 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

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

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

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

Angie White 28 Feb 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

Avon teams up with David Tlale to launch range of fashion accessories
Avon teams up with David Tlale to launch range of fashion accessoriesArticle

Avon has collaborated with South African designer David Tlale to produce a collection of fashion accessories that will be exclusive to Avon customers...

19 Feb 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

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

H&M appoints first female CEO during leadership reshuffle
H&M appoints first female CEO during leadership reshuffleArticle

Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) has named Helena Helmersson as its new CEO. The appointment follows a board reshuffle in which outgoing chief executive Karl-Johan Persson stepped down from his role...

31 Jan 2020

Diesel launches sustainability strategy
Diesel launches sustainability strategyArticle

Italian retail clothing brand Diesel has launched a sustainability strategy, a commitment to taking action for the benefit of current and future generations...

21 Jan 2020

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

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

Emma Longden 15 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

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#DesignIndaba2020: Futurist Li Edelkoort hosting new trend seminars in 2020Article

Futurist Li Edelkoort will host inspiring new trend seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town this during the Design Indaba Conference...

17 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

Sun Met to pay homage to visionaries in 2020
Sun Met to pay homage to visionaries in 2020Article

The 2020 Sun Met will take place at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on 1 February...

2 Dec 2019

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Social Media Landscape Briefings: Understanding the dynamics of Generation FluidArticle

Mike dos Santos, co-author and strategic director at Joe Public Shift, and Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social at Joe Public, presented at the recent Social Media Landscape Briefing on Generation Z, aka Generation Fluid, and elaborated on why marketers need to start focussing more on this demographic of the market...

Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

Radisson Red launches #PlusIsEqual casting call for male plus-size models
Radisson Red launches #PlusIsEqual casting call for male plus-size modelsArticle

The Radisson Red V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has launched the #PlusIsEqual casting call for plus-size male models...

29 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

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This is where your target market is. Where are you?Article

The data on video marketing isn't nebulous stats. That's where your target market is...

Travis Bussiahn 9 Oct 2019

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

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

Evan-Lee Courie 4 Oct 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

What's on the runway at the 2019 Free State Fashion Week
What's on the runway at the 2019 Free State Fashion WeekArticle

The 2019 Free State Fashion Week will be held at the Sun Windmill in Bloemfontein from 19 to 21 September...

18 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

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovationArticle

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: 'We need to lead with intent, authenticity and purpose'
#WomensMonth: 'We need to lead with intent, authenticity and purpose'Article

BrandFusion's Katie Mohamed tells us more about the W-Suit Summit and where it's heading, her career in marketing so far and some of the challenges women in the industry face on a daily basis...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 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

The past, present and future of design excellence in South Africa
The past, present and future of design excellence in South AfricaArticle

The Future Excellence Design Institute South Africa (Fedisa) is the top private fashion school in South Africa. Meagan Duckitt chats to founder and CEO, Allen Leroux, regarding the courses offered, the advantages of studying at Fedisa as well as its exciting future endeavours...

Meagan Duckitt 19 Aug 2019

Work showcase: Kings choose their own labels
Work showcase: Kings choose their own labelsArticle

By encouraging self-expression, Budweiser's King's Stitch campaign created a movement that rippled across Nigeria, changing societal norms. Isobar's Nneoma Ohazurume tells us more...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 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

Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world
Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art worldArticle

Louis Vuitton reopened its refurbished flagship store in Florence in March 2019 to great fanfare from the fashion industry. The brand made great play of the fact that the store is replete with artworks...

Alessia Grassi 23 Jul 2019

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