MaXhosa and Okapi just launched a stunning new range with Riky Rick in London – this is what it looks like

2018-10-04 15:19

SA luxury brands Okapi and MaXhosa by Laduma have collaborated with musician Riky Rick in London.

This is how Falke's SA factories survived the invasion of cheap Chinese imports, hired 100s of workers and made 24 million socks a year

2018-06-23 10:37

The company's biggest challenge at the moment is keeping up with local demand, and finding skilled staff to operate its machinery.

Messe Frankfurt ready to take SA clothing expos to next level

2017-09-09 09:11

The third largest trade show organiser in the world is taking over the South African clothing, textile and footwear trade shows Source Africa and ATF.

The new face of SA clothing

2017-08-06 13:31

Top textile executive Herman Pillay is working hard to invigorate the sector.

Accessories inspired by the diversity of Africa

2016-11-24 12:00

Passionate about Africa and her adopted city of Johannesburg, Maria McCloy’s vision is to promote the beauty of African aesthetics through her unique fashion accessories.

Brexit threatens Mauritius’ textile exports

2016-07-27 13:51

The UK’s decision to exit Europe’s common market could hurt Mauritius’ apparel export earnings by about a 10th, in line with the rupee’s appreciation against the pound.

New push to revive SA textile industry

2016-06-06 13:30

In a new push to revive the local textile industry hard hit by cheap Chinese imports in the late 1990s, Sactwu will this week host the 2016 Clothing, Textile and Leather Imbizo.

Japan's apparel industry in hi-tech bid to secure future

2016-03-20 16:00

From ready-to-wear knits manufactured instantly to customised dresses produced on inkjet printers, Japan's apparel industry is turning to state-of-the-art technology in a bold bid to cut labour costs and secure its future.

$123 wage proposal for textile workers

2014-11-12 14:45

Cambodian garment workers are to get a salary rise of $23 per month, taking their minimum wage to $123, if the government accepts the proposal.


Putting mohair on the world map

2018-09-12 14:49

Frances van Hasselt is breathing new life into the mohair textile industry with her unique handcrafted mohair rugs.

Entrepreneurs can sew success in clothing sector

2017-12-02 17:14

Female entrepreneurs need to start thinking beyond fashion design if they want to tap into the clothing and textile industry, says an Industrial Development Corporation dealmaker.

Clothing sector seeks urgent solution to downgrades impact

2017-08-29 19:50

Labour and business in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sectors are deeply concerned about the impact of downgrades on the industry.

SA’s wool is cool again

2017-03-12 06:11

There is hope for the troubled local textile industry as wool manufacturers experience a turn for the better.

Clothing, textile and footwear showcased

2016-11-08 17:12

The 18th International Apparel, Textile and Footwear Import Trade Exhibition takes place in the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week.

DTI injects billions into textile industry

2016-06-07 18:51

The Department of Trade and Industry has injected about R3.5bn into the clothing and textile industry, leading to the retention of about 65 000 jobs and the creation of about 7 000 new ones.

Open or closed borders, that is the question

2016-04-15 06:30

We look at the effects of industry protection on a country’s economy. Is it damaging or not? If implemented correctly, as with the Asian tigers, such policies can be liberating.

Maboneng and Bree Street ready for cluster success

2015-05-11 15:18

Tina Retief explains how hubs like Cape Town's Bree Street or Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct creates an opportunity for local businesses to succeed.

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