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Govt could curb imports in favour of more 100% local goodsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the department is in talks with the DTIC to designate more products under the 100% local content category to support SMMEs...

12 May 2021

Under Armour launches Iso-Chill textile technology
Under Armour launches Iso-Chill textile technologyArticle

Performance wear brand Under Armour revealed its Iso-Chill microfibre technology for 2021 in a global online launch event...

11 May 2021

The magic of zinc in corrosion control
The magic of zinc in corrosion controlArticle

Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility...

Simon Norton 6 May 2021

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

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SA retail sales up 2,3% in FebruaryArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2,3% year-on-year in February 2021...

14 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

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed
Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyedArticle

Government's renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed...

8 Apr 2021

The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid world
The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid worldArticle

Social entrepreneurs who position their business activities at the intersection of purpose and profit are uniquely placed to contribute to the regeneration of South Africa's economy post-Covid...

Miranda Hosking, Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist
SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlistArticle

Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

1 Apr 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contestArticle

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

Levi's drives awareness around importance of clean drinking water
Levi's drives awareness around importance of clean drinking waterArticle

Levi Strauss & Co is drawing attention to the environmental challenge of water pollution and how the company is actively trying to be part of the solution...

29 Mar 2021

Virtual Next21 expo to spotlight export-ready SA design
Virtual Next21 expo to spotlight export-ready SA designArticle

The Next21 virtual trade exhibition will see 23 small South African craft and design brands have their creations showcased to a global audience of importers, retailers and decorators...

23 Mar 2021

Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuild
Helping Cape Town's clothing manufacturing sector rebuildArticle

Local clothing manufacturing businesses across Cape Town are launching an online development programme that is being supported with funding from the City of Cape Town...

8 Mar 2021

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The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?Article

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 Mar 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturingArticle

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic OceanArticle

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

SA creatives' textile designs to feature in global Trenery collection
SA creatives' textile designs to feature in global Trenery collectionArticle

Glorinah Khutso Mabaso from Pretoria has been named the winner of the Trenery 2020 Print Competition...

1 Feb 2021

Retail sales slump continues, dropping 4% in November
Retail sales slump continues, dropping 4% in NovemberArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 4% year-on-year in November 2020, falling for the eighth consecutive month...

22 Jan 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

Final call for applications: Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator
Final call for applications: Cape Skills and Employment AcceleratorArticle

The Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator project is focused on creating employment opportunities for youth and women in the clothing and textile industry in Cape Town over the next three years...

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

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SA retail sales down 1,8% in OctoberArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 1,8% year-on-year in October 2020...

10 Dec 2020

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

What you need to know about Brexit 2020 and your registered designs...
What you need to know about Brexit 2020 and your registered designs...Article

Having formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK is now in the transition period, which allows it to remain part of the EU intellectual property system until 31 December 2020. That's only a few weeks away. So, how will the UK's departure from the EU affect registered design rights holders in the UK and EU...?

Shamin Raghunandan and Mpho Dzhivhuwo 3 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewableArticle

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

2 Dec 2020

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

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

Video production - How to trade with South Africa and the United States of America
Video production - How to trade with South Africa and the United States of AmericaArticle

The USAID TradeHub is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to develop two video series which capture the content of two export manuals...

Issued by DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES INITIATIVE 23 Nov 2020

Retail sales down 2,7% in September
Retail sales down 2,7% in SeptemberArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 2,7% year-on-year in September 2020...

18 Nov 2020

David Adjaye, Aston Martin collaborate on architect's first NY skyscraper
David Adjaye, Aston Martin collaborate on architect's first NY skyscraperArticle

David Adjaye, Aston Martin and Lightstone have collaborated to create five luxury residences for Adjaye's first skyscraper 130 William in New York...

4 Nov 2020

Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual
Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtualArticle

AllFashion Sourcing, the annual trade show for the apparel, textile, footwear and leather industry, will this year be hosted on a virtual platform from 3-5 November 2020...

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2020

Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19
Western Cape agri shows resilience despite Covid-19Article

Agriculture was the only sector that positively contributed to gross domestic product growth in the second quarter...

28 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

August retail sales down 4.2% YoY
August retail sales down 4.2% YoYArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 4,2% year-on-year in August 2020...

14 Oct 2020

Big win for SA's Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion Awards
Big win for SA's Sindiso Khumalo at Green Carpet Fashion AwardsArticle

South African textile and fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo has scooped the title of Independent Designer of the Year at the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards.

12 Oct 2020

Upholding quality in the cash-strapped age of Covid-19
Upholding quality in the cash-strapped age of Covid-19Article

South Africa's financial situation was given a punch in the gut by the Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics South Africa reports that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 16% between the first and second quarters of this year...

29 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

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

The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering
The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offeringArticle

The vibrant space is home to 150 tenants who represent over 365 local brands and small businesses, and with an impressive 3.6 million visitors a year...

1 Sep 2020

GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certification
GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certificationArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Durban-based belt manufacturer Equator - the Belt Factory a five-star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance...

1 Sep 2020

New Grasshoppers Tint range incorporates G-Tech leather technology
New Grasshoppers Tint range incorporates G-Tech leather technologyArticle

Grasshoppers brand owner Bolton Footwear partnered with Wellington-based tannery and supplier of leather sides, Mossop Leather, to introduce G-Tech leather technology to the new range...

25 Aug 2020

Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton Initiative
Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton InitiativeArticle

Diesel is the latest fashion company to join the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world...

6 Aug 2020

How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on
How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live onArticle

High street chains in the UK and elsewhere could have immediately paid their garment suppliers to make PPE rather than clothes, but did not...

Alessandra Mezzadri and Kanchana N Ruwanpura 23 Jul 2020

What is shaping culture? Biomimicry - design and nature in unison
What is shaping culture? Biomimicry - design and nature in unisonArticle

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 20 Jul 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

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

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