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Smarties celebrates sustainable packaging milestone with artist collab
Smarties celebrates sustainable packaging milestone with artist collabArticle

Earlier this year, Nestlé Smarties globally announced its switch to 100% recyclable paper packaging. The sustainable packaging solution was introduced to the South Africa market in March...

16 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

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

Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley
Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barleyArticle

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19
A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19Article

Team Mahali recently won first prize in the City of Cape Town and the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) design competition...

5 Mar 2021

Sealand Gear creates upcycled tote bag for Reebok's new sustainable footwear range
Sealand Gear creates upcycled tote bag for Reebok's new sustainable footwear rangeArticle

Local lifestyle brand Sealand Gear has produced a special edition, upcycled tote bag for Reebok's new [Ree]cycled footwear range...

18 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste managementArticle

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

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

Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South Africa
Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South AfricaArticle

Nestlé has launched its RE sustainability initiative in South Africa aimed at reinforcing all its sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to help mitigate sustainability challenges...

29 Oct 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announced
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announcedArticle

Twyg has announced the finalists of its Sustainable Fashion Awards for 2020. The annual awards celebrate SA designers leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices...

29 Oct 2020

Pick n Pay Clothing pairs up with Katekani Moreku in second Futurewear collab
Pick n Pay Clothing pairs up with Katekani Moreku in second Futurewear collabArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing has paired up with sustainable fashion designer Katekani Moreku in its second Futurewear collaboration...

9 Oct 2020

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference
Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a differenceArticle

Here are the top 10 things you can do to mitigate climate change...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 8 Oct 2020

Circular economy offers massive cost savings
Circular economy offers massive cost savingsArticle

Sustainability has become a major focus in many industries across the globe, especially in the tech space...

Bridgette Vermaak 23 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

#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystem
#LockdownLessons: Montsho Sustainable Project is helping the ecosystemArticle

Inspired by nature and the ecosystem, Tebogo Bathebeng founded Montsho Sustainable Project with the aim to create long term natural growth solutions for communities and businesses...

Evan-Lee Courie 7 May 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

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020Article

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion
Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashionArticle

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

CTICC outlines 2019 integrated annual report with growing success
CTICC outlines 2019 integrated annual report with growing successArticle

As outlined in its Economic Impact Report, the CTICC has generated more than 130,465 jobs since its inception in 2003. Despite an economy that is shedding jobs, assembled shareholders heard that CTICC created or sustained 14,620 jobs in the past financial year alone...

12 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy WoodzArticle

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

Robin Fredericks 26 Nov 2019

#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashion
#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashionArticle

Designers and brands creating innovative, sustainable work in South Africa's fashion industry were honoured at the inaugural Twyg Awards, held in Cape Town on Thursday...

20 Sep 2019

Liquid, hazardous waste now prohibited from landfill disposal
Liquid, hazardous waste now prohibited from landfill disposalArticle

Recently implemented local legislation has banned all liquid waste from landfill - signalling a massive shift in South African waste legislation and placing significant importance on the effective management of such waste by waste producers and the waste industry alike...

27 Aug 2019

Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector
Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sectorArticle

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060. Populations in Africa are expected to experience just as much exponential growth...

Kate Stubbs 12 Jul 2019

Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brands
Twyg Awards to spotlight conscious Southern African fashion brandsArticle

Nominations are open for the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which recognise Southern African designers who have implemented a sustainable design approach...

10 Jul 2019

G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant waste
G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant wasteArticle

G-Star's new Dyed by Nature collection features garments dyed with upcycled saw palmetto leaf leftovers and upcycled beetroot waste...

9 Jul 2019

Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic development
Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic developmentArticle

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060, with Africa expected to experience just as much exponential growth (2.5 billion by 2050), which will represent about 26% of the world's total population.

Kate Stubbs 13 Jun 2019

Minimalism - the age of less is more
Minimalism - the age of less is moreArticle

If the 80s was defined by opulence and excess, the next decade is likely to be remembered as the era of minimalism, both in design and in lifestyle...

Yael Geffen 3 Jun 2019

Publicis Machine's 'leave no trace' approach to Sealand launch campaign resonates
Publicis Machine's 'leave no trace' approach to Sealand launch campaign resonatesArticle

When hot local upcycling brand Sealand wanted to use the opening of its new store to entrench the brand's philosophy of treading lightly on the planet, it turned to Publicis Machine to re-invent the traditional invitation...

Issued by Machine_ 2 May 2019

8 retail display ideas to try in store
8 retail display ideas to try in storeArticle

Retail displays and visual merchandising are essential in driving attention and conversion in brick-and-mortar retail. One of the main reasons why people decide to shop in store is to see merchandise in person...

29 Apr 2019

Dessert! Snapped by Leigh Andrews
Autumnal Franschhoek lunching at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del CapoArticle

On a chilly autumn day this April that sang of the cold weather to come, we confirmed our appointment at the gate then drove through the country scenery of lavender and large trees, gladly accepting a complimentary flute of the pale pink bubbly L'Ormarins Brut Classique once safely out of the rain at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo...

Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2019

Work that matters
Work that mattersArticle

"Humanability. It's a relatively new word that means doing more good things for the world. And, it appears that many consumers want - and expect - the humanability from brands." - Forbes...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 24 Jan 2019

Upcycling beats carbon tax, drives skills and B-BBEE compliance
Upcycling beats carbon tax, drives skills and B-BBEE complianceArticle

Upcycling doesn't just decrease waste and contribute to 'zero to landfill' initiatives, it's also creating a new ecosystem that supports communities, enables skills growth and helps organisations...

Yasmine Miemiec 16 Jan 2019

COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future
COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable futureArticle

Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, and it is widely accepted that the rapid urbanisation of its burgeoning big cities will play a vital role in the continent's continued growth and development...

Kate Stubbs 10 Dec 2018

UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year AwardsArticle

Shuaib Bayat was named the regional winner for the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awards...

6 Dec 2018

SA student produces world's first bio-brick made using human urine
SA student produces world's first bio-brick made using human urineArticle

UCT master's student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert has produced the world's first bio-brick grown from human urine...

24 Oct 2018

The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality
The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitalityArticle

There are many novel ways in which hotels and restaurants can upcycle, recycle and reduce waste - a theme that can be adopted by businesses as part of a holistic sustainability strategy...

Avukile Mabombo 12 Sep 2018

Designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: Pass on wisdom and knowledge and support local businesswomenArticle

Marketer and designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor has a passion and vision to promote the message of forgiveness and peace that former President Nelson Mandela shared...

Juanita Pienaar 28 Aug 2018

World renowned bar tender and international brand ambassador Simon Kirstenfeger in his element behind the bar at The Living Room, Maboneng.
Altos Tequila challenges bartenders to share their sustainable ideasArticle

Altos Tequila recently launched its Tahona Society's Collective Spirit Project competition in Johannesburg...

15 Aug 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: WGSN forecasts bright, hybrid menswear for spring/summer 2019
#SourceAfrica2018: WGSN forecasts bright, hybrid menswear for spring/summer 2019Article

WGSN's trend forecast for menswear spring/summer 2019 sees a focus on hybrid styling, mixing and matching, and bolder, brighter colours...

Maroefah Smith 27 Jun 2018

Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris
Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in ParisArticle

Gracious Dube from Hout Bay in Cape Town is delighted to have her handmade purses, which are upcycled from rooibos tea bags, stocked in a fashion boutique in Paris...

28 Mar 2018

Rise of second-hand trading benefits buyers, sellers and the planet
Rise of second-hand trading benefits buyers, sellers and the planetArticle

Trading in second-hand goods is as old as business itself - and now it's enjoying a rising new wave of popularity, to the benefit of both buyers and sellers...

13 Mar 2018

Julie-May Ellingson, CEO, CTICC
CTICC financial results confirm its value to SA economy, business tourism industryArticle

According to the financial results of the CTICC, the centre generated R216m in revenue, contributed R3.7bn to the national economy, sustained 7,824 jobs, hosted 482 events and 416,733 delegates...

27 Oct 2017

Patricia de Lille at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
#GBCSA2017: De Lille calls on building sector to 'think differently' as city continues to tackle droughtArticle

Speaking at the GBCSA's 10th annual Green Building Convention, the executive mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille called on industry players to implement their projects while ensuring resilience and sustainability.

Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container development
#InnovationMonth: Propertuity, LOT-EK collaborate on SA's first large-scale residential container developmentArticle

Property developer Propertuity partnered recently with New York-based architecture firm and upcycling experts LOT-EK in creating South Africa's first large-scale residential container development, Drivelines...

Sindy Peters 28 Sep 2017

Pearl Recycling is turning Nigeria's discarded waste into stunning furniture and home décor
Pearl Recycling is turning Nigeria's discarded waste into stunning furniture and home décorArticle

The waste upcycling company is creatively solving one of Nigeria's most pressing issues - waste management...

Lindsay Samson 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashionArticle

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trashArticle

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump
Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dumpArticle

Recently Marie Claire, a major fashion magazine, published its first-ever sustainability issue. It represents one of the first times mainstream fashion...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Sep 2017

All Gold gears up for Heritage Month with limited edition bottles
All Gold gears up for Heritage Month with limited edition bottlesArticle

All Gold Tomato Sauce will be releasing two 700 ml limited edition collectable bottles in mid-September...

1 Sep 2017

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