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Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources and energy minister
R850m set aside for beneficiation initiativesArticle

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says R850m has been set aside to support beneficiation initiatives by science councils that will forge a developmental growth path and transform the economy...

11 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

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to TrumpArticle

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoes
The homegrown heritage of Grasshoppers shoesArticle

Celebrating 160 years in the industry, Grasshoppers shoes have transcended generations to remain one of South Africa's favourite homegrown footwear brands...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 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

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

New store openings, local collaboration on the cards for H&M South Africa
New store openings, local collaboration on the cards for H&M South AfricaArticle

Global fashion retailer H&M has announced plans for three new store openings in South Africa in 2019, and a greater focus on local partnerships in the sphere of design and social impact...

27 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

South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs
South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobsArticle

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass...

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass 25 Feb 2019

#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

Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industry
Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industryArticle

African clothing manufacturers have to become super vendors to reduce lead times and cost better to handle more styles, cater to in-season change and improve the top line and bottom line of their businesses...

26 Sep 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcingArticle

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

Lira, Kwesta to perform at Wear SA's inaugural gala fashion dinner
Lira, Kwesta to perform at Wear SA's inaugural gala fashion dinnerArticle

Wear SA has introduced the inaugural Gala Fashion Dinner as a complement to the Vodacom Durban July. The gala dinner will be held at the Durban Convention Centre in Durban on 6 July 2018.

4 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaround
#SourceAfrica2018: Lessons from K-Way's lean turnaroundArticle

K-Way has been lauded as exemplary in its approach to boosting the local clothing manufacturing sector. But 14 years ago, the company was approaching the brink of closure...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2018

K-Way factory cuts carbon emissions with solar power installation
K-Way factory cuts carbon emissions with solar power installationArticle

In an effort to cut carbon emissions and reduce its environmental impact, K-Way has installed a solar power plant at its factory in Ottery, Cape Town...

10 Oct 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

#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne Fassler
#WomensMonth: Four decades of formidable fashion with Marianne FasslerArticle

With a career spanning 40 years, Marianne Fassler remains a formidable force in SA fashion...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine
#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machineArticle

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders
#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-foundersArticle

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 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

French luxury leaders create precious work at home
French luxury leaders create precious work at homeArticle

Using globalisation's potential with the precision of master designers making fashion, France's luxury companies are generating jobs again...

14 Jun 2017

TFG invests R75m into Caledon factory
TFG invests R75m into Caledon factoryArticle

TFG officially opened its newly expanded and revamped Prestige Clothing factory in Caledon, following its R75 million investment into construction of a new building...

1 Jun 2017

Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial security
Sinakho graduates sew their way to financial securityArticle

The 15 women of the 2016 Sinakho Women and Youth Development Programme are ready to enter the world of fashion, after graduating this week...

17 Mar 2017

SARS unravels SA clothing industry: Tax leakages, job losses blamed on illegal imports
SARS unravels SA clothing industry: Tax leakages, job losses blamed on illegal importsArticle

On Friday the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) will march on SARS headquarters in Pretoria...

Marianne Thamm 10 Mar 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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Retailing sows profits for clothing businessArticle

Enduring empowerment company Brimstone Investment has sewn up profits at its 100%-owned clothing manufacturing subsidiary House of Monatic (HoM), with the help of a fashion retailing thrust...

Marc Hasenfuss 7 Mar 2016

Sketches outpace stitches
Sketches outpace stitchesArticle

Two weeks after SA Fashion Week (SAFW), Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFW) delivered its collection of African and local designers...

17 Nov 2014

Rex Trueform-Brimstone: Time for a fresh look
Rex Trueform-Brimstone: Time for a fresh lookArticle

Low-key fashion retailer Rex Trueform (Rextru), which owns the Queenspark chain, has skipped paying a dividend after racking up two consecutive years of operating losses.

Marc Hasenfuss 26 Sep 2014

Union to buy apparel business
Union to buy apparel businessArticle

Seardel‚ the industrial holding group controlled by investment group Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI)‚ will cast off its loss-making clothing manufacture operations.

Marc Hasenfuss 1 Nov 2013

African and US clothing industry seek renewal of African export initiative
African and US clothing industry seek renewal of African export initiativeArticle

The apparel manufacturing‚ brand‚ and retail industries in Africa and the US have joined forces in an effort to lobby for the immediate renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)‚ which is due to expire in 2015.

Bekezela Phakathi 23 Oct 2013

NEF investment enables black buyout of white-owned textile businessArticle

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF), the agency of the DTI mandated to grow black economic participation in South Africa, has invested R35 million in the Delswa Group to assist the trade union, NEHAWU, managers and staff of the company to acquire and expand the business.

14 Aug 2013

Mustadafin helps empower abused women through sewing
Mustadafin helps empower abused women through sewingArticle

Mustadafin Foundation is helping abused women regain their self-confidence through a sewing skills workshop, Stop Violence Against Women Stitch By Stitch. The initiative aims to help empower these women through giving them sewing skills which they can use to earn an income.

9 Jul 2013

Focus on Africa at industry showcase in Cape Town next week
Focus on Africa at industry showcase in Cape Town next weekArticle

Next week will see apparel industry leaders from around the world gather in Cape Town for the first exclusively African sourcing event - Source Africa.

Issued by LTE South Africa 3 Apr 2013

Textile opportunities in AfricaArticle

Since 1994, about US $1500 million has been spent locally on modernising and upgrading the textile industry in South Africa, making it efficient and internationally competitive, which could be harnessed to make South Africa more of a future force in the world market.

Saijil Singh 14 Dec 2012

Retail sector 'likely to lift' SA's labour marketArticle

SA's labour market is likely to experience "a strong seasonal peak" in employment between this month and February next year mainly due to a "resilient" retail sector, professional services group Adcorp's labour economist Loane Sharp said in an interview yesterday, 12 November.

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 13 Nov 2012

New clothing sponsor for Tens Series
New clothing sponsor for Tens SeriesArticle

Cape Town Tens and the new Jozi Tens tournament have announced that Time Clothing is the new apparel partner of the rugby tournament for the year. The local clothing manufacturing company based in East London, has been recognised for the last 15 years as a leading rugby kit supplier within South Africa and abroad. It is also the clothing sponsor of SARLA (SA Rugby Legends Association) and these teams are regularly seen on overseas tours in their sponsored wear.

27 Aug 2012

Seardel results, no takers for heavy suitArticle

Minority shareholders in Seardel Investment Corp might be forgiven for fantasising about the value-laden clothing and textile conglomerate stripping off its remaining garments. But anchor shareholder Hosken Consolidated Investments, which pumped some R250m into Seardel in a rescue rights issue in late 2008, remains determined to fashion a new-look clothing manufacturing hub after radically rationalising loss-making operations.

Marc Hasenfuss 8 Jun 2012

Seda Small Business Stars winner is from KwaZulu-Natal
Seda Small Business Stars winner is from KwaZulu-NatalArticle

The national winner of the 2012 Seda Small Business Stars national business plan competition is Adesh Naidoo, from KwaZulu-Natal, for his concept 'Clean Street'. He was selected from 180 finalists, drawn from more than 5500 entries and, after 18 provincial judging panels, was part of the 11 national finalists.

24 May 2012

Clothing employers dismiss productivity report
Clothing employers dismiss productivity reportArticle

Employers in the clothing manufacturing industry have dismissed a research report by Productivity SA which stated that South African clothing workers had become significantly more productive yet still earned comparatively less per garment they produced.

4 May 2012

Clothing employers dismiss 'invalid' productivity report
Clothing employers dismiss 'invalid' productivity reportArticle

A Productivity SA research report stating that South African clothing workers had become significantly more productive yet still earned comparatively less per garment they produced was dismissed by employers in the clothing manufacturing industry, Business Day reports.

4 May 2012

Clothing employers dismiss productivity reportArticle

Employers in the clothing manufacturing industry last week dismissed a research report by Productivity SA which stated that South African clothing workers had become significantly more productive yet still earned comparatively less per garment they produced.

Bekezela Phakathi 2 May 2012

Good news for the Cape clothing sectorArticle

Cape Business News reports that - in a move that has sent positive ripples through the local clothing sector - Cape Town-based credit retailer The Foschini Group (TFG), has bought Prestige Clothing - its longstanding clothing manufacturing supplier. It is planned that Prestige Clothing will be streamlined and grown to manufacture exclusively for TFG.

30 Jan 2012

Small retailers count the dividendsArticle

Are smaller retail counters - known as alternative retailers - worth bagging for longer-term yields?

Marc Hasenfuss 4 Nov 2011

Factories shut over minimum pay row
Factories shut over minimum pay rowArticle

The National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry closed two factories in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday, 3 May 2011, as its campaign to force employers to pay minimum wage rates gathered momentum.

Edward West 4 May 2011

Close our factories, say clothing firmsArticle

The national bargaining council for the clothing industry says it will take legal action against manufacturers that have not complied with Friday's deadline to pay 70% of minimum wage levels to employees.

Edward West 31 Mar 2011

Minimum-wage threat to factoriesArticle

A blow to the survival prospects of SA's clothing industry and to ambitious job-creation targets set by the government, noncompliant clothing factories have been given 15 months to become fully compliant with minimum wages and levies or face closure.

Barrie Terblanche 21 Jan 2011

More job losses in garment industry spark calls for trade blocks
More job losses in garment industry spark calls for trade blocksArticle

A further 800 garment makers from Seardel may soon be retrenched because the company says it cannot compete with cheap imports, the erosion of the industry due to unscrupulous business operations that under invoice and bring in illegal apparel as well as its inability to produce due to the technical complexity of bra manufacturing.

Renato Palmi 27 Jul 2010

Angora breeder lets his hair down
Angora breeder lets his hair downArticle

Veteran farmer Billy Colborne was dancing in the aisles at the International Mohair Summit in Graaff-Reinet when his family farm was named winner of the country's top mohair award.

10 Nov 2009

Sactwu wage talks in deadlockArticle

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) and clothing manufacturing employers on Wednesday, 26 August 2009, failed to reach a settlement in an ongoing wage dispute, following a combined leadership meeting of their respective wage negotiating teams.

27 Aug 2009

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