textile industry

 
​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy
​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy
The cacophonously coloured reams of fabric being stretched, snipped and sewn on the floor of David Chen’s factory have led a jet-setting...
SA cottons on to fast fashion
SA cottons on to fast fashion
South African clothing manufacturers are benefiting from retailers' growing demand for locally made goods as fast fashion takes root.
November retail trade sales beat expectations
November retail trade sales beat expectations
Retail trade sales measured in constant (2012) prices rose by a more than expected 4.2% year on year (y/y) in November from a revised 1.4% (1.3%)...
Textile union Sactwu endorses clothing strike
Textile union Sactwu endorses clothing strike
"As expected, we have received a strong 'yes vote' in support of a national wage strike in the clothing industry," Sactwu general secretary Andre Kriel said on Wedneday....
London shows material interest in Africa’s        old clothes
London shows material interest in Africa’s old clothes
Curator Chris Spring guides me along the hallowed halls of the British Museum towards his current exhibition, Social Fabric: African Textiles...
Textile union Sactwu pledges R1m for farm workers union
Textile union Sactwu pledges R1m for farm workers union
"This is an act of concrete solidarity in our quest for a living wage and decent work for vulnerable workers, in true Cosatu tradition, "...
As they sew so shall they reap
As they sew so shall they reap
A potentially revolutionary 20% productivity-related element has been included in this year's wage agreement between seven major associations of...
Leading the way in adventure clothing
Leading the way in adventure clothing
The K-Way outdoor and technical clothing brand is a division of Cape Union Mart Group, one of the largest family-owned retail chains in South Africa....
State starts shopping locally
State starts shopping locally
It is also part of te preferential procurement regulations.
All change for African textile giant
All change for African textile giant
With a population of just two million, the small, mountainous kingdom now surpasses exports from larger competitors such as Kenya and Madagascar,...
Textile union opts for compliance over wage increases
Textile union opts for compliance over wage increases
Just three days after filing opposing papers submitted against an Apparel Manufacturers of South Africa (Amsa) application in the Labour Court, the...
Wages up as unemployed queues grow
Wages up as unemployed queues grow
Most businesspeople will dismiss the fiery debate about the wages of South African workers being conducted between Mike Schussler of economists.co.za, union federation Cosatu and Alternative Information and Development Centre-aligned economists as a storm in a statistical teacup.

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