December 7, 2017


South African mothers do business with fashion cast-offs

Juggling paperwork, car keys and an always-beeping cellphone, Inet Situole, a 33-year-old in a crisp white blouse, runs a fashion boutique with more than 100 customers a month – a far cry from a decade ago, when she worked as a maid while trapped in an abusive marriage.

Despite working seven days a week cleaning and cooking in an attempt to save some money, at the end of the month Situole would invariably find herself with nothing.


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November 27, 2017


Miss South Africa wins Miss Universe crown - while Ireland has best performance in seven years

South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017.

The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theatre at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, beating out runner-up Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.

And while Ireland"...

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November 22, 2017


Ghana to be top African apparel manufacturing hub: Minister

Ghana will turn Africa’s leading apparel manufacturing hub after the trade and industry ministry implements the industrial transformation agenda, Alan John K Kyerematen, minister handling the portfolio, said recently at the launch of the Association of Ghana Apparel Manufacturers (AGAM). The sector will significantly transform the nation’s industry, he said.

AGAM is a business network and advocacy organization comprising 13 Ghanaian apparel businesses exporting"...

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November 15, 2017


Trade expo brings textiles, apparel and footwear to Cape Town

Are you in the business of clothing, footwear, textiles and fashion accessories? Get ready to network and explore at the China Premium Tex – Apparel, Textile & Footwear (ATF) Trade Exhibition, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from November 21 to 23.

At the exhibition, buyers from chain stores, independent retailers, boutiques, importers, distributors, factory managers and other decision makers can meet 140"...

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November 14, 2017


Jason Kieck Designs hosts fashion event of the year, Hope of Africa

On Saturday November 11, Jason Kieck Designs hosted Port Elizabeth’s fashion event of the year at the Boardwalk Convention Centre. The theme of this year’s showcase: “Hope of Africa”.

The show was held in aid of the Igazi Foundation, with a strong emphasis on fundraising for this excellent cause which is very close to designer Jason Kieck’s heart.


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November 13, 2017


10 dazzling evening dresses we double-tapped on Instagram this week

The week is almost running out and although there weren’t any major red carpet events in these parts, a number of stunning evening gowns somehow crept into our Instagram feed and we had no way of ignoring them.

From South African TV host, Ayanda Thabethe whose crisp, stylish looks recurred on Instagram multiple times this week to some of our favourite fashion bloggers who took slay up a notch in breathtaking, floorlength numbers, here are"...

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