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South Africa meets Japan while design meets culture

“Ultimately, we believe that our uniqueness does not come from specific elements of African or Asian cultures, it just stems from us.” Article by Jehan Latief for Design Indaba When they were introduced to each other in Boston, both South African Mpho Muendane and Japanese Maki Nakata were frustrated by the untapped potential of the […]

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The Retail Apocalypse Is Fueled by No-Name Clothes

By Bloomberg December, 2017 A few months ago, Amazon.com Inc. representatives met with fashion designer Jackie Wilson as part of the expansion of Amazon’s surging apparel business. They wanted her to make a knit top for women that would be sold under an Amazon-owned private label. And they wanted the fabric to feel heavy and […]

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Redwave Global collaborates with Under Armour

This article was supplied by Redwave to Fibre to Fashion Redwave Global, a Pittsburgh-based science technology company, has entered into partnership with fitness conglomerate Under Armour to provide restorative apparel nationwide. The collaboration brings state-of-the art athlete recovery sleepwear to the market, available on the Under Armour website. Redwave has provided the technology for the […]

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Trade expo brings textiles, apparel and footwear to Cape Town

Are you in the business of clothing, footwear, textiles and fashion accessories? Get ready to network and explore at the China Premium Tex – Apparel, Textile & Footwear (ATF) Trade Exhibition, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from November 21 to 23. At the exhibition, buyers from chain stores, independent retailers, boutiques, […]

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Woolworths sales feel the squeeze

By Michelle Gumede for Business Live Woolworths is battling a tough economic environment in both Australia and SA, putting pressure on sales. After posting its trading update, which showed a 2.6% growth in overall sales, the group’s share price declined as much as 5% before recovering to close 2.41% lower at R53.75. Woolworths has three […]