S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.20, May 23, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Cambrelle fake producer successfully sued in China
From Simon Yarwood, WTP Creative
The LRI project: Week 1
Of rabbit holes, corrugated roads and a very positive start
From Karl Flowers, consultant to the DTI on the proposed Leather Research Institute
Footwear wage negotiations: 2nd round
Durban (SA) – The second round for the Footwear section will be held on May 24 and 25.
John Whittle Components changes
From André Compion, MD, PMC Group
SATRA membership at 8-year high
Kettering (UK) – Subscription numbers to the research and testing organisation Satra, established in 1919, have risen steadily since the recession began in 2007, according to a release on May 17.
SATRA CE Austin Simmons said: “The recession saw many of our members experience significant difficulties and a number even went out of business. Since then our membership base has gradually recovered increasing year on year. During 2015 we had numerically and financially the best year we have had for members for almost ten years.” SATRA members comprise material and component suppliers, manufacturers, distributers, sourcing companies, retailers and end users throughout the footwear and leather goods supply chain.
Johannesburg(SA) – Kirsty Bennett will be joining the Jet Girls footwear team as specialist buyer. Sumeya Sha will be moving to Jet Men’s and Boys’ smalls.
ABSA Agri Trends 17/05: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R14.50/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Sine Strydom of Uniforms of George has sent the following request:
They Said It
"That makes a nice change. I must tell my wife. She never takes me anywhere for fear my presence will lower the standards there." - Equator Accessories’ Leon Buhr.
"Thanks for mentioning me in the birthdays this week. I see that I can now retire next year and do not have to wait another 3 years. I really love you for that!" - SAFLEC finance & admin manager Louise Pelser.
"Please try again. Or else I’ll have to bring in the big guns from IT. And you’re right. This is hectically frustrating. I’m on my 2nd dose of Prozac." - AIV Investments’ Anwar Vahed after email communication between us broke down.
Birthdays this week
23/05/1950: Dean Padayachee, Daylan Footwear, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
24/05/2013: Casper Louw (b. 11/04/1944), Busy Bag [closed], Stanger.
Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: May 30, 2016.