Precious Moloi-Motsepe bags 1st F4D Franca Sozzani Award

2017/09 26 07:09

Precious Moloi-Motsepe, African Fashion International (AFI) founder-CEO and a leading businesswoman-cum-philanthropist in South Africa, recently received the Fashion 4 Development’s inaugural Franca Sozzani Award at the United Nations in New York for her efforts to promote African designers through her firm and support the empowerment of disadvantaged women. The award commemorates late Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief […]

Messe Frankfurt acquires Source Africa, ATF textile shows

2017/09 22 05:09

Messe Frankfurt, one of the world´s leading trade show organisers, has acquired Source Africa and ATF, two of Africa’s largest textile, apparel and footwear shows. This acquisition will supplement Messe Frankfurt’s current portfolio of textile related trade shows under the umbrella of 'Texpertise Network'. Previously, the shows were hosted by oragniser LTE. "We believe that […]

Over 320,000 tons of CmiA cotton harvested in 2016

2017/09 15 07:09

Courtesy: CmiA More than 320,000 tons of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) certified cotton were harvested in 2016 and processed further by textile producers in Asia, Europe and Africa. An increase has been observed in the number of fashion brands and textile retailers purchasing cotton from CmiA, the largest label for sustainable cotton from Africa, […]

South Africa’s CFTL sector concerned over debt downgrades

2017/09 07 14:09

South Africa’s clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) sector is concerned over the negative impact of the lower rating of the nation by global rating agencies as the debt downgrades will raise the cost of borrowing for workers, businesses and the government. It will reduce government spending on CTFL support measures and on investments by […]

AfDB wants strong fashion industry for Africa

2017/07 11 13:07

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a job creation strategy at the recently held Small Business Indaba in Gauteng, South Africa which aimed at providing small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) tools and network to grow manufacturing operations. The main […]

TFG invests R75 mn in Prestige Clothing factory, Caledon

2017/06 04 08:06

South Africa's leading retail investor in clothing and textile production TFG has invested R75 million in the renovation and expansion of Prestige Clothing factory in Caledon. The extension is a boost for the textile and clothing manufacturing industry in South Africa and it has also opened business opportunities. TFG had acquired Prestige in 2012. "TFG's […]

South Africa disbursed R3.1 billion for textiles

2017/04 07 09:04

South African government approved R4.9 billion and disbursed more than R3.1 billion in its clothing and textiles sector to create and save jobs till the last financial year through the department of trade and industry. The funds were disbursed through the Production Incentives Programme within the Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP). This was stated by […]

PDC launches Inani textile & electrical thermal ribbons

2017/03 18 16:03

NeCigar StoreW thermal transfer ribbons, InAni, designed for the electronics and specifically theTextile industry, have been launched by PDC. The ribbons offer durable printing for products, such as printed circuit boards and electronic sub-assemblies. For Textile industry, the ribbons ensure that information remains legible during the full lifecycle of the product. "The InAni AXREL ribbons are […]

ISO revises clothing size standards

2017/03 18 16:03

Courtesy: ISO Standards which help manufacturers develop size and shape profiles for different populations to create clothing and mannequins have been revised to reflect changes in the clothing sector and eliminate trade barriers by harmonising size marking and the terms of reference worldwide. Sizes across brands and countries vary due to different body shape profiles. Clothing […]

Sasol commences R1 bn polypropylene expansion project

2016/11 24 15:11

Sasol Courtesy:Sasol, aChemicalsEnergy company has, started its C3 expansion and project in Secunda Mpumalanga, province of South Africa to increase itsPolypropyleneProduction capacity by tons per annum. The R1 billion 103000 ($71 million) capital investment is part of the company’s dual-regional, multi-asset hub growth strategy in Southern Africa and North America. South Af TheII-V.comChemical company Rican […]

On 85th anniversary Woolworths grants school scholarships

2016/11 04 17:11

Courtesy: WoolworthsSouth Africa headquartered retailer Woolworths is marking its 85th anniversary by providing 50 educational bursaries or also called scholarships to deserving students of Rand 20,000 each, totalling to Rand 1 million. The retailer has partnered ‘MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’ for the fundraising programme, available to all Woolworths&rs cigarettes Shop quo; customers. Woolworths opened its first […]

Gelvenor mulls commercial use of K27 textile technology

2016/09 14 13:09

Courtesy:.. Innovation Hub Gelvenor Textiles, a South African fabric engineering company, wants to develop applications for commercial use of its K27 textile technology For this purpose, it has joined hands with The Innovation Hub’s OpenIX to invite business ideas from various enterprises The firm will collaborate with the winners to develop and market their products. […]