Month: April 2018

Targeted investment and incentives rescue Prilla 2000 from the brink

  • April 20, 2018
  • By : Admin

Anyone associated with the textiles sector in the 1990s would have been justified in believing this industry had been lost to cheap, imported goods. While serious harm has been done, new energy and greater {…}

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Innovation, investment spark growth for TFG

  • April 20, 2018
  • By : Admin

As glamourous as the fashion industry appears, it is also a fast-moving, high pressure and demand-driven sector that requires more than a good eye for the next fashion trends. This is a lesson that {…}

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Efficiencies place Palm Footwear on the front foot

  • April 20, 2018
  • By : Admin

“The PIP programme allowed us to invest in equipment that really did make us a world class operation,” comments Rajeev Pattundeen, MD of Palm Footwear in Durban. He took over the family-run business started by {…}

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Industry newcomer embraced in warm welcome

  • April 20, 2018
  • By : Admin

Setting up shop to manufacture blankets in a competitive market is never going to be easy. Doing so as fairly new entrants to the country, and at a time that the industry was about {…}

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Canvas and Tent turnaround helps them boss their niche

  • April 19, 2018
  • By : Admin

Canvas and Tent is a living example of the benefits of producing quality goods in a market niche. In a sector that could be highly commoditised and open to competition from cheaper manufacturers, this {…}

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A heritage retained

  • April 19, 2018
  • By : Admin

‘Kobo ke bophelo’, isiSotho for ‘the blanket is life’, is a Basotho mantra that epitomises the journey and mission of Randfontein blanket maker Aranda Textiles. It lays proud claim to being the source of {…}

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Durban Overall – a business reinvigorated

  • April 19, 2018
  • By : Admin

The Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) has received an overwhelming vote of support from one of its beneficiaries, Durban Overall. The business epitomises the challenges that the local industry suffered as a result {…}

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Diversification snaps Klein Karoo out of a rut

  • April 19, 2018
  • By : Admin

An investment in machinery to process crocodile hides into sought-after leather used in fashion accessories has given a new lease of life to Klein Karoo International Leather. “Our facilities have suffered a lot over {…}

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Dyefin climbs the ladder from marginal to world-class

  • April 19, 2018
  • By : Admin

“I think our factory now is world-class and can compete with any factory anywhere in the world. We have the latest equipment and our people are very well trained.”   This is the assessment {…}

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Investments drive unprecedented growth for DesLeeMattex

  • April 19, 2018
  • By : Admin

Dave Lorimar is able to look back over the past seven or so years and report strong growth in his business. Phenomenal growth, in fact, that has seen his premium knitted and woven fabric {…}

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