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5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars
5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of EdgarsArticle

Approximately 5,200 retail industry jobs will be saved, as Edcon announced this week that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability Ltd has been implemented...

17 Sep 2020

Ackermans to offer women's apparel up to size 50
Ackermans to offer women's apparel up to size 50Article

Ackermans has extended its sizing across all women's product lines to offer up to size 50...

14 Sep 2020

Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa
Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South AfricaArticle

Desigual has expanded its presence to South Africa with its first local store opening in Sandton City...

10 Sep 2020

Brave Group welcomes Ismail Jooma as the group's new chief strategy officer
Brave Group welcomes Ismail Jooma as the group's new chief strategy officerArticle

Brave Group is excited to announce Ismail Jooma as the chief strategy officer for the advertising and communications group...

Issued by The Brave Group 9 Sep 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

Emerging designers called to enter PnP Clothing mentorship project
Emerging designers called to enter PnP Clothing mentorship projectArticle

The 20/21 Futurewear project will support and provide two creatives with mentorship in business and practical application of skills in a commercial environment...

1 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

Refinery fashion now online - a first for Pepkor
Refinery fashion now online - a first for PepkorArticle

Local fashion brand Refinery has launched an online store, making it the first brand from Pepkor Group to take the leap into e-commerce.

26 Aug 2020

Edcon signs agreement to sell parts of Edgars to Retailability
Edcon signs agreement to sell parts of Edgars to RetailabilityArticle

Edcon has signed the purchase agreement for the sale of "parts of Edgars" to competitor Retailability Pty (Ltd) for an undisclosed sum...

25 Aug 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

TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m
TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480mArticle

TFG has entered into an agreement to buy certain "commercially-viable stores and selected assets" of Jet from embattled Edcon for a cash purchase consideration of R480m...

13 Jul 2020

Owner of Legit offers to buy part of Edgars
Owner of Legit offers to buy part of EdgarsArticle

Parts of South African retail chain Edgars may be sold to Edcon competitor Retailability Ltd, business rescue practitioners in charge of Edcon's restructuring said...

8 Jul 2020

Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit Nigeria
Mr Price reveals impact of SA lockdown and its plans to exit NigeriaArticle

Mr Price Group will shut dow Nigerian operations due to weak economic growth and other difficulties...

29 Jun 2020

Edcon business rescuers ask for 157% increase
Edcon business rescuers ask for 157% increaseArticle

Fees charged by liquidators and business rescue practitioners, and the impact they can have on bottom line payouts to affected employees, came under the spotlight at Monday's meeting to consider a business rescue model for Edcon...

Tania Broughton 24 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

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020Article

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

Camilla Butler 5 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

Converse campaign showcases creativity during a crisis
Converse campaign showcases creativity during a crisisArticle

Converse tasked five SA artists with visually depicting the African experience of the Covid-19 virus in a way that breathes a refreshed message of hope, strength, positivity and survival...

29 May 2020

Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'
Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'Article

More than 50 South African retailers have banded together to form the Mid-Sized Independent Retailers (MIR) Group...

21 May 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

Expanded list of clothing now allowed for sale under Level 4
Expanded list of clothing now allowed for sale under Level 4Article

The South African government gazetted updated regulations on Tuesday, 12 May, that allows retailers to sell an expanded list of clothing and bedding items under Level 4 lockdown...

13 May 2020

Tommy Hilfiger reveals capsule collection in aid of Covid-19 relief
Tommy Hilfiger reveals capsule collection in aid of Covid-19 reliefArticle

Tommy Hilfiger has launched a collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts designed in collaboration with consumers, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards Covid-19 relief...

11 May 2020

Prada shuts up shop in South Africa
Prada shuts up shop in South AfricaArticle

The first and only Prada store in South Africa, located along Sandton City Shopping Centre's Diamond Walk, has been closed for good, the luxury brand announced last week...

5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mobiz keeps communication going during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Mobiz keeps communication going during lockdownArticle

Mobiz' mobile tools have made communication between businesses and their consumers a whole lot more convenient in a time of the nationwide lockdown...

Evan-Lee Courie 30 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Collaborate and communicate, says Apollo Brands' Gareth Kemp
#LockdownLessons: Collaborate and communicate, says Apollo Brands' Gareth KempArticle

As managing director of Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, Gareth Kemp is responsible for keeping the company's wheels turning...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Apr 2020

What are people looking forward to most, post-pandemic?
What are people looking forward to most, post-pandemic?Article

From booking haircuts and beauty treatments to enjoying live music and events, social media analysis shows what people are most looking forward to doing after Covid-19 lockdown...

Andrew Nelson, Issued by Kantar 21 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

Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staff
Woolworths execs accept pay cuts to financially assist staffArticle

Woolworths board members, group CEO Roy Bagattini and the retailer's senior executive team members have agreed to forego up to 30% of their fees and salaries over the next three months...

6 Apr 2020

Nomzamo Mbatha partners with Cotton On Foundation on educational projects
Nomzamo Mbatha partners with Cotton On Foundation on educational projectsArticle

Nomzamo Mbatha will assist the Cotton On Foundation with its journey to deliver quality education to young South Africans...

20 Feb 2020

Kangaroo skins are exported for use in football boots, motorcycle suits, fashion footwear and haute couture. , CC BY
Riding on the kangaroo's back: animal skin fashion, exports and ethical tradeArticle

The Versace fashion house recently announced it had stopped using kangaroo skins in its fashion collections after coming under pressure from animal rights group LAV...

Dr Fabri Blacklock 12 Feb 2020

Retail sales growth a relief, but not surprising - Merchant Capital
Retail sales growth a relief, but not surprising - Merchant CapitalArticle

With analysts warning of a gloomy outlook for South Africa's beleaguered retail sector, the release of Stats SA's retail sales figures for November 2019 have provided a glimmer of good news...

5 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

Designer fashion, nostalgia magnet - what's behind the rise and rise of the sneaker?
Designer fashion, nostalgia magnet - what's behind the rise and rise of the sneaker?Article

In June, hundreds of Australian shoppers queued to buy a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black Static Adidas sneakers the moment they went on sale...

Emily Brayshaw 29 Jan 2020

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Google Search will now show you shoppable results for clothes in one placeArticle

Google on Wednesday revealed a new feature on Search that gives users a simpler way to shop for fashion items on mobile...

Shereesa Moodley 17 Jan 2020

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM
Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUMArticle

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

16 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

Mango's standalone fashion stores have returned to SA
Mango's standalone fashion stores have returned to SAArticle

Global fashion brand Mango has opened a 205m² retail space in Sandton City, Johannesburg. The opening marks the reintroduction of free-standing Mango stores into the country...

15 Jan 2020

Woolworths appoints Roy Bagattini as new group CEO
Woolworths appoints Roy Bagattini as new group CEOArticle

Woolworths Holdings Limited has announced that Roy Bagattini will succeed Ian Moir as group CEO, effective from 17 February 2020...

14 Jan 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

Diesel Group names Massimo Piombini as CEO
Diesel Group names Massimo Piombini as CEOArticle

Massimo Piombini has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Diesel Group...

7 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Retail
#BestofBiz 2019: RetailArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

13 Dec 2019

Puma partners with Jack Parow for limited-edition veldskoen
Puma partners with Jack Parow for limited-edition veldskoenArticle

To mark a decade since Jack Parow's hit Cooler As Ekke reached number 1, Puma South Africa partnered with the local artist to launch the limited edition Puma x Parow Veldskoen...

12 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

Superbalist tallies close to 20,000 orders by 7am on Black Friday
Superbalist tallies close to 20,000 orders by 7am on Black FridayArticle

By 7am on Black Friday morning, Superbalist had already received nearly 20,000 orders, according to a statement from the online fashion retailer...

29 Nov 2019

Off-price retailer Discount My Fashion expands with 10th store
Off-price retailer Discount My Fashion expands with 10th storeArticle

Off-price retailer Discount My Fashion (DMF) is expanding its presence across South Africa and has opened its 10th store at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Johannesburg...

15 Nov 2019

SA retailers welcome growing interest in Black Friday
SA retailers welcome growing interest in Black FridayArticle

Black Friday is gathering steam in South Africa. In fact, in 2018, Google reported that South Africa topped the list of the most online searches for Black Friday globally - more than any other country.

14 Nov 2019

Magents founder Didier de Villiers reflects on the brand's 27 years
Magents founder Didier de Villiers reflects on the brand's 27 yearsArticle

Didier de Villiers founded the Magents clothing brand in 1992, a time when South Africa was undergoing massive change...

29 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?
The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?Article

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

Mark Liu 25 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

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