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Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMH
Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMHArticle

French luxury group LVMH - owner of Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy - has purchased a minority stake in Stella McCartney's fashion firm.

12 hours ago

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

Ben Moyo, a Zimbabwean-born photographer, Youtuber and creative director.
#YouthMonth: Brands must have their finger on the pulse when it comes to youth cultureArticle

Young creative Ben Moyo talks about collaborating with Adidas's NTWRK Area3 and shares why it is important for brands to support and collaborate with young creative talent and what they need to keep in mind when marketing to young people...

Juanita Pienaar 28 Jun 2019

Looks from Kim Jones's debut summer collection at Dior.
#SourceAfrica2019: WGSN's 6 key strategies for developing S/S 2020 collectionsArticle

WGSN editor and trend feed curator Polly Walters presented the company's trend forecast for spring/summer 2020 at the recent Source Africa in Cape Town...

Maroefah Smith 18 Jun 2019

Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019
Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019Article

This year's Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September, will feature South Africa's most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker...

Issued by August Collective 6 Jun 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

Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands
Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brandsArticle

Sportswear giants Adidas and Reebok and outdoor clothing brand Patagonia are leading the way on transparency amongst the world's 200 largest fashion brands...

25 Apr 2019

H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold online
H&M introduces product transparency for all garments sold onlineArticle

H&M has launched a new transparency initiative that will see the retailer share details on for each garment it sells online. This information will include the country where it's produced, supplier names, factory names and addresses...

25 Apr 2019

Second-hand clothing industry turning the tide on fast fashion
Second-hand clothing industry turning the tide on fast fashionArticle

"We don't have enough resources to keep feeding this monster" - the stark words of warning about the new clothing industry from Maria Chenoweth, chief executive of Traid, a UK charity working to stop clothes being thrown away...

25 Mar 2019

Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissions
Milestone charter sees fashion giants pledge to reduce emissionsArticle

The global fashion sector has increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Premier fashion brands, retailers, and supplier organisations have agreed...

18 Dec 2018

#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

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retailArticle

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Meet Global Citizen's digital whiz
Meet Global Citizen's digital whizArticle

Thomas Mofolo redirected his career towards using creativity and storytelling to help brands achieve their business goals and connect with consumers more intimately...

Issued by OnPoint PR 19 Nov 2018

Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into want
Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into wantArticle

Carrol Boyes has teamed up with local sustainable design brand The Joinery to create a range of tote bags and pouches made from recycled plastic bottles which would otherwise be destined for the landfill...

1 Oct 2018

H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities
H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilitiesArticle

As part of H&M's mission to become "truly circular" by 2030, its charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has opened two hydrothermal textile recycling plants in Hong Kong...

19 Sep 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industryArticle

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

Naomi Braithwaite 8 Aug 2018

Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubator
Boost your small business with the Truworths fashion incubatorArticle

Aspiring and existing fashion entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to the next level are encouraged to enter the Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme...

12 Jun 2018

Stella McCartney to fly solo, buys out Kering
Stella McCartney to fly solo, buys out KeringArticle

British fashion designer Stella McCartney is to take full control of her brand, buying the 50% stake held by French luxury group Kering...

29 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie BurgerArticle

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Mar 2018

Ballo's considered design from beginning to end
Ballo's considered design from beginning to endArticle

Sustainability is a key driver of product development at local wooden sunglasses brand, Ballo. Founded back in 2013, their fashionable accessories and apparel are rooted in a belief of craftsmanship...

2 Mar 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purposeArticle

According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

Alison Groves 28 Dec 2017

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

#BizTrends2018: The rise of authentic fashion
#BizTrends2018: The rise of authentic fashionArticle

Authenticity, inclusivity and conscious consumption are the major themes and buzzwords for 2018. Jackie Burger, salonniere of Salon 58, editor-at-large and style influencer unpacks these fashion trends and more.

Jackie Burger 5 Dec 2017

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?
It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?Article

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

Mark Sumner 22 Nov 2017

#SAFW: Woolworths sustainable capsule collection
#SAFW: Woolworths sustainable capsule collectionGallery

Woolworths placed the spotlight on sustainable fashion at this year's SA Fashion Week with the launch of a sustainable capsule collection.

25 Oct 2017

#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection
#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collectionArticle

Woolworths placed the spotlight on sustainable fashion at this year's SA Fashion Week with the launch of a sustainable capsule collection...

25 Oct 2017

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?
Can technology help fashion clean up its act?Article

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialised global economy...

Suzanne Mancini 19 Oct 2017

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

#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

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

Change Makers campaign highlights ATIFY's conscious couture
Change Makers campaign highlights ATIFY's conscious coutureArticle

Up-and-coming fashion designer Lukhanyo Mdingi has joined the Smirnoff Change Makers campaign, which highlights creatives who are bringing attention to issues...

12 Jul 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

Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis
Fashion designers respond to environmental crisisArticle

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and hockey...

Anika Kozlowski 6 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

TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre
TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centreArticle

Trade Call Investments (TCI) Apparel opened its new design centre in Epping, Cape Town. With industry-leading, conscious fashion the new centre is set to be a prime example...

12 Jun 2017

Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so often
Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so oftenArticle

Denim jeans - whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw - are one of the world's most-loved garments. But from fibre to wardrobe, they have a considerable ecological footprint...

Alice Payne and Susannah Kate Devitt 7 Jun 2017

Fashionably conscious: Made in South Africa, it's not just a movement
Fashionably conscious: Made in South Africa, it's not just a movementArticle

A new generation of manufacturing is making local quality clothing. But can their success lead to a revival of ‘Made in South Africa'?

Cyril Naicker 15 May 2017

Fashionably conscious: H&M launches Conscious Exclusive Collection
Fashionably conscious: H&M launches Conscious Exclusive CollectionArticle

Consumers are becoming more conscious of where their food, beauty products and clothing is coming from, how it is produced...

Ruth Cooper 3 May 2017

This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child
This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your childArticle

Today's fashion industry has long been embroiled in a sustainability challenge. Constantly contributing to the depletion of fossil fuels through its relentless use of natural resources...

Lindsay Samson 29 Mar 2017

Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya
Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in KenyaArticle

Founded by Morteza Saifi and Evgeniya Khromina, Panâh is an ethical fashion production house based in Nairobi, Kenya...

10 Mar 2017

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans release eco-friendly swimwear collaboration
Adidas and Parley for the Oceans release eco-friendly swimwear collaborationArticle

Following the release of a stylish sneaker made using plastic salvaged from the ocean, Adidas has once again teamed up with environmental initiative, Parley for the Oceans...

Lindsay Samson 7 Feb 2017

Five sustainable fashion brands
Five sustainable fashion brandsArticle

We highlight five brands making clothes ethically...

Lolita Pukwana 19 Dec 2016

Think in a long term way: Q&A with Mary Shelman
Think in a long term way: Q&A with Mary ShelmanArticle

PMA Fresh Connection South Africa, the leading fresh produce conference and expo in Southern Africa which attracts members from the entire...

Cari Van Wyk 19 Aug 2015

SMEs go green according to latest survey
SMEs go green according to latest surveyArticle

Early findings of the SME Survey 2015 indicate the greening of the SME sector is surging ahead. The complete survey results are due out mid-year...

20 May 2015

Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOM
Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOMArticle

Does the phrase, "Shirts made in Salt River, Cape Town will be worn in New York," sound a little ambitious? It shouldn't, as the recent House of Monatic-Stenströms partnership means good things for the local manufacturing industry...

Leigh Andrews 30 Mar 2015

East meets south as Indonesia and South Africa stitch a partnership
East meets south as Indonesia and South Africa stitch a partnershipArticle

The partnership between Style Africa Fashion Network and Indonesia Fashion Week 2015 creates a doorway through which South African designers will have the opportunity to walk the Indonesia Fashion Week runway in 2016...

17 Feb 2015

Surfers an ideal target market, report finds
Surfers an ideal target market, report findsArticle

Many emerging tourism destinations in Africa have identified surfing as a target market, the WTM Global Trends Report 2014 by Euromonitor International, which was recently released, has found.

7 Nov 2014

African Fashion Awards nominees announced
African Fashion Awards nominees announcedArticle

The nominees for the African Fashion Awards (AFAs) have been announced and contenders come from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Italy. The AFAs will be held after the last day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014, which will run from 29 October to 1 November, 2014, at Melrose Arch, Joburg.

27 Oct 2014

Mega cities of the future require local electricity production
Mega cities of the future require local electricity productionArticle

Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge.

Sven Lindström 25 Sep 2014

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