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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

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Woolworths expands casual wear offering after return to profit growth
Woolworths expands casual wear offering after return to profit growthArticle

Woolworths said on Thursday it was expanding its casual and sports leisure wear ranges to reduce reliance on formal wear...

Nqobile Dludla 26 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

#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?
#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?Article

Dion Chang, one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts, kicked off BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workersArticle

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion
Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashionArticle

With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion...

17 Dec 2020

#BeautifulNews: How baby clothing rentals are breaking the fast fashion trend
#BeautifulNews: How baby clothing rentals are breaking the fast fashion trendVideo

Babies grow rapidly. In fact, they outgrow up to seven sizes within the first two years of their lives – contributing to a mammoth amount of clothing waste. In the United Kingdom, one-third of parents throw out their baby’s clothes, which often end up in landfills. “It’s the ultimate fast fashion that no one is talking about,” entrepreneur Eve Kekeh says. A fervent advocate for the environment, she’s now created a way for people to clothe their kids while protecting the planet. Read the full story here.

25 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

#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

Look local for sustainable fashion
Look local for sustainable fashionArticle

With a third of the population unemployed and consumers trying to cut back on expenses, are local brands making sustainable fashion accessible...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 15 Oct 2020

#PulpNonFiction: To mask or not to mask? Social cooling and preference falsification
#PulpNonFiction: To mask or not to mask? Social cooling and preference falsificationArticle

Bronwyn Williams explores twin phenomena social cooling and preference falsification and Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment, a story in which it is slowly revealed that all the main characters are lying to each other, all pretending to be someone they are not in order to fit in with a group standard that doesn't even exist...

Bronwyn Williams 5 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

Creativity on the march across the retail landscape
Creativity on the march across the retail landscapeArticle

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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

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

Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in Malawi
Why is used clothing popular across Africa? We found out in MalawiArticle

The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are donated globally end up on the African continent...

Dan Banik 10 Jul 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

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

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

#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

#GumtreeReStyle Collection puts pre-loved fashion on the runway
#GumtreeReStyle Collection puts pre-loved fashion on the runwayArticle

Along with fashionistas around the world, South Africans are warming up to the idea of sustainable fashion...

6 Nov 2019

Little conceptualises Air, a portable popup park tying retail to 'happenings'
Little conceptualises Air, a portable popup park tying retail to 'happenings'Article

Every town has a dying commercial power centre or a regional mall with vacancies caused by departing anchor tenants. Every city has abandoned urban properties...

Bruce A. Barteldt Jr 9 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

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

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

The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia Group
The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia GroupArticle

Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire lives to sell another day. After a week's delay and five hours of discussions, Arcadia's creditors agreed to a CVA that involves rent cuts, 23 store closures and 520 job losses...

Nelson Blackley 28 Jun 2019

#SourceAfrica2019: What to know for womenswear S/S 2020
#SourceAfrica2019: What to know for womenswear S/S 2020Article

Polly Walters from WGSN recently outlined some of the trends the company has been tracking for womenswear in the lead up to spring/summer 2020...

Maroefah Smith 26 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment Grands Prix winners: Top row is Final Cut and Droga5 New York's New York Times journalism's Resolve (Myanmar), Rigor (Taxes), Courage (Mexican Spyware), Perseverance (Immigration) and Fearlessness (Isis) campaign. Bottom left is Digital Craft Grand Prix winner Virtue's work for Carlings' Digital Collection, 'Address the Future'. Bottom right is Industry Craft Grand Prix work for Momentum New York and Canada's Nike 'Just Do It: HQ at the Church'.
#CannesLions2019: Craft winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award track ceremony...

18 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

18 Jun 2019

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019Article

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

Luxury beauty now available on Takealot and Superbalist
Luxury beauty now available on Takealot and SuperbalistArticle

South Africans can now shop for their favourite luxury beauty brands online at Takealot.com and Superbalist.com...

10 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

Second-hand clothing industry turning the tide on fast fashion
Second-hand clothing industry turning the tide on fast fashionArticle

"We don't have enough resources to keep feeding this monster" - the stark words of warning about the new clothing industry from Maria Chenoweth, chief executive of Traid, a UK charity working to stop clothes being thrown away...

25 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

What Karl Lagerfeld brought to the fashion of today and tomorrow
What Karl Lagerfeld brought to the fashion of today and tomorrowArticle

Through his solemn gestures, impenetrable gaze and distinctive and elegant dress code, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on fashion as well as popular culture...

Jean-Noël Kapferer 6 Mar 2019

IAB announces finalists for 2019 Bookmarks
IAB announces finalists for 2019 BookmarksArticle

The IAB has announced its finalists for the 11th Annual Bookmark Awards that will be held at The Forum, Bryanston on 28 March 2019...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Mar 2019

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2Article

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

#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

2018 Assegai Awards: Winners revealed!
2018 Assegai Awards: Winners revealed!Article

The winners of the 2018 Assegai Awards have been announced at an awards ceremony that was held at The Polo Room/Inanda Club on Thursday 8 November...

8 Nov 2018

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems
The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problemsArticle

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing?

Jessica Pallant and Sean Sands 4 Oct 2018

A fashionable return for Crocs?
A fashionable return for Crocs?Article

Crocs have been dividing opinions since it burst onto the footwear scene in the early 2000s. But with the rise of the 'pretty ugly' shoe, Crocs are experiencing a comeback, on high fashion's international catwalks...

2 Oct 2018

It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology
It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technologyArticle

Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries...

Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers, and Timothy Gutowski 5 Sep 2018

#Loeries2018: All the PR and media communication finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the PR and media communication finalists!Article

Finalists in the PR and media communication categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industryArticle

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

Naomi Braithwaite 8 Aug 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie BurgerArticle

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Mar 2018

Footwear and children's wear to remain key growth drivers in apparel market
Footwear and children's wear to remain key growth drivers in apparel marketArticle

Apparel and footwear industry performance in 2017 has seen value sales grow by 4% with sportswear the most dynamic growth area, closely followed by children's wear...

7 Feb 2018

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