ARTICLES RELATING TO CLOTHING

Truworths sales inch upwards

2020-01-15 22:11

Retailer Truworths' sales grew by a mere 1.2% to R10.6bn for the 26 weeks ended December 30, 2019, as it faced tough conditions in both Africa and UK markets.

Non-compliance with minimum employment rules a challenge in SA clothing manufacturing industry

2019-11-05 19:50

Non-compliance with minimum employment conditions remains a challenge in SA's clothing manufacturing industry, says its National Bargaining Council chair.

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A South African company is turning discarded plastic bottles found on beaches into boardshorts – and they’re really comfy

If you didn’t know they were made from plastic, you wouldn’t be able to guess.

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We tried the Swiss Army knife of hoodies, made in South Africa, and we love all its features – even if we’ll never use them all

2019-09-04 19:01

South African indie-clothing company Youneek has come out with the most versatile hoodies we have seen.

Halsey defends her 'racy' performance outfits after criticism from fans' parents

2019-06-25 11:22

'Without Me' hitmaker Halsey has defended her racy on stage outfits, but she admitted parents of her younger fans often try to pressure her to change her style.

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We put a R3,000 K-Way jacket to the test in a blast freezer that hit -30 Celsius – here’s how it fared

It impressed us in the extreme cold, which caused our coffee to freeze over

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Levi's found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

2019-05-09 19:52

Levi's debuted a soft cotton-hemp blend, and its head of innovation expects to have 100% cottonised-hemp garments in five years.

The best of women's fashion from Contempo

2019-04-01 11:09

Contempo is a fast growing local women’s fashion retail chain, currently with 63 stores across South Africa.

The big problems with working women in working men’s clothing - and these are the women fixing them

2019-03-25 13:39

Women who work in industrial environments need protective clothing made specifically with them in mind.

 

How archive designer garments are stored, plus storage tips to help your clothes last longer

2019-11-19 11:01

Lessons from archival pieces on how to store your clothes for longevity.

There is a 'right' way to put bras on, especially if you want them to last long and support you properly

2019-10-21 17:17

Insider consulted with bra-fitting experts to figure out the correct way to wear these popular garments so you can feel as comfortable as possible.

Popular clothing brand MK Originals is run out of a Khayelitsha bedroom – and is helping to create a township market

2019-09-26 13:11

This is the heart of MK Originals, a clothing brand founded by Siyabulela Sophi.

Union calls out Bafana Bafana for wearing foreign-sponsored suits

2019-07-16 11:41

This comes as the SA government is pushing a buy local campaign in an attempt stimulate the local economy.

Why your pants have a teeny tiny pocket that's too small to use

2019-07-02 07:14

The tiny pockets on pants haven't been useful for 100 years, but the five-pocket design is still everywhere.

These are the most expensive sneakers we could find online in South Africa - including a used pair of Nikes for R29,999

2019-06-10 12:02

The local South African manufacturing sales value is estimated to be approximately R5.5 billion.

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Watch: This German brand unveiled a 'smart jacket' that glows in the dark and turns your clothes into a light show

The ‘smart lights’ are lightweight, robust and can even be washed.

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Beyoncé and Adidas partner to develop shoes, apparel

2019-04-04 18:06

Adidas and pop star Beyoncé joined forces to develop footwear and apparel, as the German sportswear company seeks to reignite growth in its casual fashion lineup.

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