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The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 day ago

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

The power of PackLink

Pyrotec PackLink helps customers to achieve overall equipment efficiency...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Feb 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

Sealand Gear creates upcycled tote bag for Reebok's new sustainable footwear range

Local lifestyle brand Sealand Gear has produced a special edition, upcycled tote bag for Reebok's new [Ree]cycled footwear range...

19 Feb 2021

Rashmee Ragaven: Advancing manufacturing investment in SA

Rashmee Ragaven, senior manager for the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), is committed to advanced manufacturing in Invest SA...

By Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 15 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

By Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December

Manufacturing production increased by 1,8% in December 2020 compared with December 2019, according to data from Stats SA...

12 Feb 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

Playtex factory liquidation leaves hundreds without work in SA

Hanes South Africa, which holds the licence to manufacture, sell and distribute Playtex underwear in SA and other African countries, filed for voluntary liquidation...

10 Feb 2021

H&M probes harassment at Indian factory after female worker's killing

Fashion retailer H&M said on Tuesday it would investigate reports of sexual harassment at a supplier's factory in southern India following the death of a female employee...

By Anuradha Nagaraj 4 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

SA creatives' textile designs to feature in global Trenery collection

Glorinah Khutso Mabaso from Pretoria has been named the winner of the Trenery 2020 Print Competition...

1 Feb 2021



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