2016 S&V Newsletter No 09, March 7
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
SAFLIA cautious about import of duty free – especially worn – footwear for charity
Durban (SA) – The Southern African Footwear & Leather Industries Association (SAFLIA) has opposed the duty-free import of worn and free footwear under Tariff heading 405.04.
Durban (SA) – SAFLIA’s first management committee meeting of the year will be on March 10 at its offices here.
WAM to reopen store in JV with Franco Ceccato
Durban (SA) – WAM Agencies is to reopen its Blue Dot factory shop on May 1, this time as a JV with retail chain Franco Ceccato. The store will be in the Twin Clothing Centre at 858 Umgeni Road.
SLTC confirms convention dates, venue
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – The SLTC Convention will be held at Brahman Hills conference centre on May 13 and 14, Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists’ treasurer Warren Phipps has confirmed.
ABSA Agri Trends 01/03: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.09/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Simac Tanning Tech: ‘Visitor numbers up’
Milan (Italy) – There was a “major increase” in visitor numbers to Simac Tanning Tech, according to the organisers. It did not give figures in its release.
Webinar on brands taking manufacturing back to US, Italy
Washington (DC) – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a webinar on March 31 on US and Italian brands bringing manufacturing back to their home countries.
Cashmere World dates change
Hong Kong – APLF has brought forward the dates of the 2016 Cashmere World fair to September 22-24.
Fashion Week this week
Johannesburg (SA) – African Fashion International’s (AFI) Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2016 will take place this week from Thursday to Saturday (March 10-12) at Sandton City’s Nelson Mandela Square. – [www.afi.za.com]
They Said It
"I don’t carry a photo of Gavin in my wallet – in any case, he doesn’t look very different now." - Rebel Safety Gear GM Rob Gingell, in response to our request for a photo of MD Gavin Cooke. Our most current photo of him dates back to 2007. Perhaps he should be bottling whatever it is that keeps him so youthful.
"With the R/$ spiralling out of control, all stock is valuable. Our prices are already discounted. We don’t have redundant stock we’re looking to job out." - Claw Boot’s Grant Fraser.
Birthdays this week
07/03/1960: Rafique Moosa, Cassim Moosa Bros. Trading, Pretoria.
In Memoriam this week
10/03/2004: Steven Naidoo, Nasron Footwear, Durban.
London Shoes seeks reps
London Shoes is looking for well connected reps to call on the Gauteng Area, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and the Free State.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: March 14, 2016