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#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma
#CNILux: The creative cultural legacy of MaXhosa by Laduma

The striking textile and knitwear designs conceived by South African golden boy Laduma Ngxokolo are not simply stylish collectables, they're vehicles of cultural preservation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

H&M to launch collab with SA fashion label Mantsho
H&M to launch collab with SA fashion label Mantsho

H&M has announced its first African collaboration with South African designer Palesa Mokubung and her fashion label, Mantsho. The collection will be made available from 15 August this year...

2 days ago

#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent
#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent

The anticipated launch of Ikea's Överallt homeware collection is described as a marriage between African rituals and Scandinavian design...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2019

Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench voted Most Beautiful Object
Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench voted Most Beautiful Object

Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench was judged the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa and announced as the winner on Friday, 1 March 2019 at the annual Design Indaba Conference...

1 Mar 2019

Showcasing South Africa's burgeoning jewellery design industry
Showcasing South Africa's burgeoning jewellery design industry

First Diamondsand Metal Concentratos are collaborating on an invite-only event in Cape Town to support and celebrate the South African jewellery design industry...

28 Feb 2019

To sell luxury, should it still be called luxury?
To sell luxury, should it still be called luxury?

It is no coincidence that one of the favoured gathering spots of France's "gilets jaunes" protesters is the Champs-Élysées - after all, it's where the icons of globalised luxury are on display...

By Jean-Noël Kapferer and Anne Michaut 27 Feb 2019

Tetris-inspired sneakers are on the way
Tetris-inspired sneakers are on the way

Global sportswear brand Puma has announced a collaboration with The Tetris Company, Inc., that will see Puma's latest RS shoe silhouette sporting a design theme inspired by the iconic video game brand...

26 Feb 2019

Superbalist phishing scam sneakily asks for your credit card info
Superbalist phishing scam sneakily asks for your credit card info

Clothing retailer Superbalist on Monday alerted users that a new phishing scam is doing the rounds via SMS and email...

By Andy Walker 25 Feb 2019

South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs
South Africa's failure to create manufacturing jobs

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass...

By Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass 25 Feb 2019

The diversification of retail in Kenya
The diversification of retail in Kenya

Kenya's retail sector is diversifying with the entry of new players and international brands into the market. This is despite the retail sector growing at a "lethargic rate"...

22 Feb 2019

The raw, mythical aesthetic of Monastery jewellery
The raw, mythical aesthetic of Monastery jewellery

After studying jewellery and fashion in Florence, young artisan Ashleigh McCulloch has launched her own designer brand of jewellery, called Monastery, that not only straddles the continental divide between Italy and her home country...

20 Feb 2019

Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel
Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Chanel has named Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld's closest collaborator for more than 30 years, as the company's new creative director, after Lagerfeld passed away in Paris this week...

20 Feb 2019

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85...

19 Feb 2019

Remembering Marie Bata
Remembering Marie Bata

Marie Bata was faced with a terrifying dilemma in 1939 - return to her native Czechoslovakia and face the full fury of the occupying Nazis or watch the Bata company and its workers be decimated by the Third Reich. She chose to return...

Issued by Bata 19 Feb 2019

Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Garmin signs purchase agreement to acquire Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainers
Garmin signs purchase agreement to acquire Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainers

Garmin has announced that one of its affiliates has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Tacx Onroerend en Roerend Goed B.V ("Tacx")...

Issued by Garmin 15 Feb 2019

SA retail sales slump in December
SA retail sales slump in December

Retail sales declined 1,4% year-on-year in December 2018, with five of the seven types of retailer reporting negative growth rates during the period, according to the latest figures from Stats SA...

14 Feb 2019

The 10 biggest trends from SA Menswear Week A/W 2019
The 10 biggest trends from SA Menswear Week A/W 2019

If fashionistas were looking for a night out there was no better way to celebrate the opening of SA Menswear Week than at the Unknown Union show...

By Meagan Duckitt 14 Feb 2019

Walmart launches online-exclusive furniture brand MoDRN
Walmart launches online-exclusive furniture brand MoDRN

Walmart has introduced its own private label furniture brand called MoDRN, available exclusively online through the Walmart.com's home section...

12 Feb 2019

Miniso launches Adventure Time product range
Miniso launches Adventure Time product range

Retail chain Miniso will be stocking a 264-item collection of accessories and apparel inspired by animated TV series Adventure Time, after entering into a deal with Cartoon Network...

11 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign
#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign

Ackermans' latest Valentine's Day campaign, 'I Am Me' (#IAmMe) was conceptualised and produced in partnership with the retailer's lead creative agency 99c and is calling on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

7 Feb 2019

Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range
Fitgymwear teams up with Candibod for activewear range

South African activewear retailer Fitgymwear has collaborated with local blogger and influencer, Candice Boddington, to design a limited-edition 'feminine collection'...

6 Feb 2019

LG appoints new president for MEA region
LG appoints new president for MEA region

LG Electronics (LG) has appointed James Lee as its news president of the Middle East and Africa Region (MEA)...

5 Feb 2019

Woolworths pulls "gender stereotyping" Valentine's Day campaign
Woolworths pulls "gender stereotyping" Valentine's Day campaign

#NEWSWATCH: Woolworths has pulled its in-store #LoveAlwaysWins Valentine's Day campaign following social media outrage, this just a few weeks after the retailer's Ubuntu Baba scandal...

5 Feb 2019

Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV
Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV

Hisense's new flagship 65" ULED smart television is a declaration of war aimed at the top end TV market. This beautifully crafted and ingeniously designed ULED is the perfection that should be strived for when creating the next generation of televisions...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Feb 2019

Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival
Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival

Two years ago Ikea teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home...

1 Feb 2019

The tech buzzwords transforming our TVs
The tech buzzwords transforming our TVs

Consumer electronics businesses gather annually at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a global platform for companies to flaunt their latest innovations and battle it out for recognition as the best of the best...

31 Jan 2019

Credit: Ubuntu Baba.
#FutureFit Yourself: Marnus Broodryk and attorney weigh in on Ubuntu Baba

Carmen Murray talks to Roy Taberer, a patent attorney from Taberer Attorneys, Kimberleigh Stark, an actress and producer from Stark SA, Shannon McLaughlin, owner of Ubuntu Baba and entrepreneur Marnus Broodryk of SME Africa to understand the lessons we can learn from this and how can we protect our ideas better...

By Carmen Murray 31 Jan 2019

Prague buckles up for Bata Fashion Weekend 2019
Prague buckles up for Bata Fashion Weekend 2019

Prague, the historic capital of the Czech Republic, is to host the Bata Fashion Weekend 2019. This year, as the brand also celebrates its 125-year anniversary, the event will take place on 12-14 April at Žofín Palace...

Issued by Bata 30 Jan 2019

Under Armour's Connected Fitness comes to SA
Under Armour's Connected Fitness comes to SA

Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, has just launched connected fitness in South Africa...

29 Jan 2019

Together with Shimza, Bata hands over Toughees school shoes to hundreds of orphaned children
Together with Shimza, Bata hands over Toughees school shoes to hundreds of orphaned children

Bata South Africa stepped in and assisted Shimza as he once again donated Toughees school shoes to hundreds of orphaned children from Tembisa at the Rabasotho Hall in Tembisa on Tuesday, 22 January 2019...

Issued by Bata 24 Jan 2019

Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection
Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection

Maybelline New York has teamed up with global sportswear brand Puma to create a high performance, street style-inspired makeup collection. The Puma x Maybelline collaboration taps into the athleisure trend...

21 Jan 2019

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