Threads Accelerator Bootcamps Challenges Fashion Entrepreneurs
Oct18

Threads Accelerator Bootcamps Challenges Fashion Entrepreneurs

Threads -Stitched by Standard Bank kicks into high gear with the upcoming Bootcamps, where 80  up-and-coming fashion entrepreneurs across Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Joburg and Durban will be put through a rigorous evaluation process as their business savvy is tested in a day long programme of activities.   Launched last month, the Threads programme, received over 400 entries from fashion entrepreneurs across South Africa.  The 12 week...

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Are You Running A Fashion Business? Apply For The Threads Programme by Standard Bank
Sep18

Are You Running A Fashion Business? Apply For The Threads Programme by Standard Bank

The global Fashion industry today is worth 3 trillion USD however, Sub-Sahara Africa accounts for only 1% of that. A staggering statistic, considering that the apparel and textile industry has the potential both to create jobs and contribute to a country’s economy. In today’s digital world, consumers worldwide are eager to discover products from afar – in this regard, fashion is a powerful brand builder for a country interested in...

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Sadie Bosworth-Smith’s Star Rises To Invited Designer fame
Jun09

Sadie Bosworth-Smith’s Star Rises To Invited Designer fame

After winning the Vodacom Young Designer Award in 2014, it has been a rapid rise for Sadie Bosworth-Smith who will be showing her talked-about talent alongside some of her design heroes at the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase that premieres on Tuesday, 13 June. The Durban University of Technology graduate has experienced a surreal ascendancy from student to fully fledged designer and despite the lofty company that she...

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FNL Network For Bokeh SA Fashion Film Festival
Jun09

FNL Network For Bokeh SA Fashion Film Festival

After a successful four years of promoting both local and international fashion films the Bokeh SA International Fashion Film Festival is now proud to announce a media partnership with leading US media company FNL Network, a fashion and lifestyle 24/7 news network, thereby generating massive international reach for this exciting South African based festival. FNL Network can be found in the US on 60-million-plus household’s decoders,...

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Introducing ‘Chats’ | REconnecteD TV
May23

Introducing ‘Chats’ | REconnecteD TV

After years of ego fluffing and censorship of honesty, the South African fashion industry has finally progressed to being open to honest conversation about the state of the industry. This is not new information to those paying attention with the current rise in popularity of podcasts, articles, etc doing just that but now comes the issue of how that’s executed. There is nothing wrong with voicing your opinion but the problem comes in...

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Could Africa Produce The World’s Next Fashion Capital?
Apr12

Could Africa Produce The World’s Next Fashion Capital?

By: Anwuli Okeke Over the past few years, the African fashion industry has undergone a number of significant developments: African fabrics have become popular among Western audiences and fashion designers, African designs once perceived as “backward”, have now evolved into a rapidly developing industry exerting considerable impact on global trends, Africa-inspired designs are now displayed on catwalks in fashion shows in Paris, London...

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