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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

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
The good news ... and the bad newsArticle

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 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

#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

Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollution
Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollutionArticle

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have marked the fifth anniversary of their partnership, focused on addressing the global plastic crisis and its contribution to marine pollution...

2 Jul 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

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

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

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

Primedia Outdoor upsurges its media holding in Eswatini
Primedia Outdoor upsurges its media holding in EswatiniArticle

Primedia Outdoor recently extended its offering with the construction of five new Prime Towers in the heart of Eswatini (Swaziland)...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 4 Mar 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

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

#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by LadumaArticle

The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation...

Lauren Hartzenberg 16 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

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

Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector
Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sectorArticle

It's not just the smuggling of rhino horn, narcotics and other substances that is big business in South Africa. Although not as high profile, illegal clothing and goods trafficking also come with a hefty price tag...

25 Jul 2018

UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector
UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sectorArticle

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently presented its African Stitch Secondary Co-operative Enactus project at the Enactus South Africa National Competition...

20 Jul 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

Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on TwitterArticle

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter...

22 Sep 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

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

New trend in hacking uncovered
New trend in hacking uncoveredArticle

A new trend among cyber espionage threat actors have been uncovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers - they are using tools available on the web for research purposes...

28 Apr 2016

Enterprise Mauritius team in SA
Enterprise Mauritius team in SAArticle

Mauritian business representatives descended on Durban on Monday, and will be in Johannesburg later this week, to promote the country's trade opportunities in textile manufacturing, accessories, jewellery, and agricultural products...

15 Mar 2016

Local textile industry gets new player
Local textile industry gets new playerArticle

Mace Promotions, an international supplier of promotional merchandise, focuses on job creation and growing the local textile industry through collaborative partnerships within Ekurhuleni...

7 May 2015

Activists around the world demand for Levi's to 'detox'
Activists around the world demand for Levi's to 'detox'Article

According to iAfrica.com, South Africans joined activists in over 80 cities around the world who issued a global call for the world's biggest jeans manufacturer Levi's to 'detox' and eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its clothing and supply chains.

12 Dec 2012

South African company buys out American textile operatorArticle

A&E, the South African subsidiary of US company American & Efird, has been bought by Cape Town based sewing thread manufacturer ACA Threads as a going concern, which will see the 55 staff members from its Epping premises incorporated into the 86 staff at ACA Threads Brackenfell factory during the course of 2011. The combined turnover of the two companies is around R70-million per year.

28 Jan 2011

Seardel team may split group to save ket assetsArticle

The team tasked with coming up with a rescue plan to save the Frame Vertical Pipeline, the textile manufacturing arm of the Seardel group, may consider splitting the group to keep certain key assets in operation.

Mathabo le Roux 26 May 2009

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