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29 Aug 2011 Clothing and Textiles

NELSON MANDELA’S CLOTHING LINE HITS SA STORES

Money Matters Mandela’s clothing line hits SA storesAnti-apartheid hero’s clothes line featuring prison number 46664 makes debut in Johannesburg store. Nelson Mandela’s clothing line has finally hit the shops as part of a fundraising campaign for HIV. We revealed in March that the garments released by his Foundation feature Mandela’s prison number ‘46664’ and are […]

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29 Aug 2011 Clothing and Textiles

NOW YOU CAN WEAR ‘46664’

The much anticipated 46664 – denoting Nelson Mandela’s prison number – designer clothing brand will be available to the public from next week. But Mandela’s image will not be used on any of the clothes or advertising campaigns. The 46664 organisation, working with Cape Town based Seardel and Brand ID, has created the clothes that […]

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26 Aug 2011 Clothing and Textiles

46664′ BRAND HITS THE STREET

Features colourful clothing that boasts Schwe Schwe print men’s shirts, men’s jeans, chinos and ladies’ clothing. SOUTH Africa’s unique apparel brand – 46664 – has made its long-awaited debut. The 46664 range was launched at Stuttafords in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday amid much excitement. The 46664 line, named after Nelson Mandela’s inmate number while he […]

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24 Aug 2011 Clothing and Textiles

FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 46664 APPAREL

Johannesburg – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Wednesday launched a clothing line featuring garments marked with “46664”, the anti-apartheid hero’s prison number, as part of a fundraising campaign to counter HIV. The line, manufactured by South African company Seardel, debuted at a leading Johannesburg store and includes men’s shirts, polos and jeans bearing the famous […]

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23 Jul 2011 Clothing and Textiles

SACTWU USES HCI STAKE TO RESCUE PENSIONERS’ FUNDS

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) will transfer R200m worth of its stake in Hosken Consolidated Investments (JSE: HCI) towards retirement funds of over 20 000 clothing and textile workers affected by the Trilinear retirement fund saga. “Sactwu will immediately inject R200m into the retirement funds of clothing and textile […]

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22 Jul 2011 Clothing and Textiles

SA CLOTHING SECTOR MISSING THE GAP

The textile and clothing industry urgently needs “to get over this narrow-minded dispute around wages so that it can take advantage of what is taking place in China”. So says Renato Palmi, a Durban-based researcher and consultant to the industry. He says foreign companies sourcing from China have to deal with labour shortages, power-supply problems, […]

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21 Jul 2011 Clothing and Textiles

46664 APPAREL TO MAKE ITS RETAIL DEBUT

The inaugural 46664 Apparel range is headed to retail department store Stuttafords, five months after the licence deal between Nelson Mandela’s multifaceted global campaign, 46664, and SA’s biggest clothing and textile manufacturer, Seardel, was announced. In total, 46664 Apparel will occupy more than 700 square metres of floor space in 15 Stuttafords stores, from August […]

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27 May 2011 Clothing and Textiles

CUSTOMS FRAUD HAMSTRINGS SEARDEL DESPITE PROFIT

Seardel, the largest clothing and textile manufacturer in South Africa, is in the black for the first time since 2007. But its clothing division remains a concern as customs fraud and competitors’ non-compliance with minimum wages make it difficult to compete. The group reported an 11.7 percent rise in revenue to R2.4 billion in the […]

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17 Nov 2010 Clothing and Textiles

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: LOW WAGES LEAD TO FACTORY CLOSURES

SIR — Mister Sparks has now emerged as the latest advocate of misconceptions about the clothing industry’s challenges. Take his unsubstantiated assertion that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) are not interested in job creation (Newcastle points the way to beating unemployment, November […]

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19 Sep 2010 Clothing and Textiles

UNION OWNS STAKE IN SWEAT SHOP

The South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union’s (Sactwu’s) role in enforcing minimum wages while it is heavily invested in a company that operates in Lesotho’s low-wage economy has been slated as hypocritical. Thousands of textile industry jobs in South Africa are on the line and hundreds of factories might close as a result of […]

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