Results for clothing manufacturing
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With a career spanning 40 years, Marianne Fassler remains a formidable force in SA fashion...
Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017
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
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
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
Using globalisation's potential with the precision of master designers making fashion, France's luxury companies are generating jobs again...
14 Jun 2017
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
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
On Friday the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) will march on SARS headquarters in Pretoria...
Marianne Thamm 10 Mar 2017
With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...
6 Sep 2016
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
Two weeks after SA Fashion Week (SAFW), Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFW) delivered its collection of African and local designers...
17 Nov 2014
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are smaller retail counters - known as alternative retailers - worth bagging for longer-term yields?
Marc Hasenfuss 4 Nov 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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