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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

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

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

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

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

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

Small brewers show how craft principles could reshape the economy - but they're under threat
Small brewers show how craft principles could reshape the economy - but they're under threatArticle

Our economy currently relies heavily on unsustainable industrial principles of mass scale, never-ending growth and throwaway consumerism. The transition to a sustainable economy, then, requires a shift in how we think about production.

Maikel Kuijpers, Catalin Popa and Jochem Kroezen 30 May 2019

#IWearSA: A movement to inspire a nation of local label lovers
#IWearSA: A movement to inspire a nation of local label loversArticle

The Wear SA Fashion Festival seeks to promote the South African clothing and textile sector - encompassing design, manufacturing, retail and consumers - by encouraging people to become 'Local Label Lovers'...

4 Apr 2018

New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and production
New Mungo Mill a nod to transparent textile design and productionArticle

Textile company Mungo, founded 35 years ago by master weaver Stuart Holding, opened a new mill in November at the historic homestead of Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay...

26 Jan 2018

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion
Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashionArticle

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

Jackie May 14 Dec 2017

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeedArticle

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference...

Sindy Peters 16 Oct 2017

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B2B networking platform for fashion industryArticle

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

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Nigeria - next global manufacturing hub?Article

Nigeria Manufacturing Expo termed a success with 2600+ attendees and high-level policy discussions at mPAD...

25 Apr 2016

[WSEN 2014 Global Summit] Defy rules to save environment
[WSEN 2014 Global Summit] Defy rules to save environmentArticle

The world needs people to bend and defy the rules because this is the only way to bring about change, said Dr Gunter Pauli, keynote speaker at the environmental summit.

4 Jul 2014

Frame rescue ‘about safeguarding industry'Article

Significant progress has been made in talks to salvage distressed textile manufacturer Frame, said Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies Thursday, 4 June 2009.

Linda Ensor 5 Jun 2009

China's clothing and textile sector hurts
China's clothing and textile sector hurtsArticle

It seems that the great Chinese dragon is wounded and its shadow over the global apparel and textile industries (T & A) has diminished albeit only slightly. Injured in the collective repercussions of the economic turmoil the world is experiencing, it will retreat, develop new strategies and incentives to reappear once again in the hope of retaking diminished markets to feed its nation and avert any social unrest due to massive job losses in its export orientated industries.

Renato Palmi 15 Jan 2009

Digital printing direct to textileArticle

PrintVillage and its digital dye sublimation division, US Sublimation, are to introduce the Velotex direct-to-textile and sublimation system for digital printing on textiles.

17 Sep 2007

New knitting machine launches at international textiles expo
New knitting machine launches at international textiles expoArticle

Pai Lung, manufacturer of the Kintel series knitting machines, will be showcasing its upgraded Knitel series and brand new 'A series' machines at the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery (ITMA) to be held in Munich, Germany in September 2007.

23 Aug 2007

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