Wage hike for South African home textiles workers

2018/07 30 11:07

Courtesy: Pexels Workers in South Africa’s home textiles sector will receive an average wage increase of 10 per cent beginning this month, as an agreement has been reached between the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) representing workers and the employers represented by the South African Home Textiles Manufacturers Employers’ Organisation. As per […]

S African Long4Life acquires footwear-clothing brand Rage

2018/07 12 10:07

South African investment firm Long4Life recently acquired Rage Distribution Proprietary Limited, a footwear, apparel and accessories retailer. Rage, which has 555 stores across the country, presents an exciting opportunity to build on Long4Life’s existing lifestyle brands platform with additional cross-selling opportunities, the company said in a statement. Rage is managed by an experienced management team […]

Spree, Superbalist to create new online platform

2018/06 26 06:06

Media24 and Takealot.com are uniting their online fashion brands, Spree and Superbalist, creating a new online fashion platform for South African consumers. There is currently no integration between Spree and Superbalist, both part of the Naspers group, with each running its own sourcing and buying, technical, marketing, warehousing and logistics functions. In South Africa the […]

Counterfeit clothing a major problem in South Africa

2017/12 25 15:12

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) seized more than ZAR 97-million worth of fake clothing in its crackdown against illegal clothing and textile imports in 2017. About 75 000 counterfeit shoes were also confiscated. The country’s clothing and textile sector is tremendously hit by illegal import of counterfeit goods, according to Customs Investigations. The import […]

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 […]