S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.27, July 11, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Galabiss takes over Fanci-Form
Pinetown (SA) – Fernand Vandenheede of mould maker Galabiss cc has taken over last maker Fanci-Form cc after buying out his siblings, Leo and Linda Vandenheede. The deal took place in June.
Umbro sponsors resurrected Cape Town City FC
Cape town (SA) – Umbro SA has become the official kit supplier for the resurrected Cape Town City FC, one of the leading clubs in the defunct National Football League of the 1960s and 70s, and now part of the PSL.
DTI extends Zim mission application date
Durban (SA) – he DTI has extended the deadline for applications to take part in the November trade mission to Zimbabwe from this Friday to July 26, according to SAFLEC. The mission will take place from November 7-11.
Johannesburg (SA) – From Brian Pollock, Jordan Shoes
They Said It
"The United States safety footwear market has only recently recognized the benefits of injected footwear. The good Chinese manufacturers produce quality injected safety footwear and are able to handle large volumes. The result is that they are very busy with American orders causing 3 to 4 month lead times for us. This hasn’t affected the cheap end of the market." - Gavin Cooke, MD, Rebel Safety Gear
"Hi Tony. Sorrrrrrry…" - Retailer Magrietha Spangenberg of Eyesele & Fouchee in Kathu, who sent an email chasing payment to the wrong Tony in her address book. Her original email was very polite: "Attached is your invoice for July… PLEASE pay the amount on your invoice. You make it very difficult for the book keeping."
Reader request 1
I'm looking for a manufacturer that can supply 100-150 pairs of vellies and 100-150 pairs of leather sandals (plakkies) per month on a regular basis. – Rean Pelser [+27 (0)72 827 2414, firstname.lastname@example.org]
Reader request 2
George (SA) – Uniforms of George is looking for 29 pairs of women’s leather upper/PU sole comfort shoes priced around R173/pair. The size breakdown is 16 x size 4, 9 x size 5, 2 x size 6 and 2 x size 7. – Tracy Huntly [+27 (0)44 874 6739, email@example.com]
Reader request 3
Johannesburg (SA) – Dee Whayte of Tshikiza Apparel has further requests:
ABSA Agri Trends 28/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the pastweek was R15.25/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R55.42/skin and Merino was R94.23/skin.
Birthdays this week
11/07/1975: Cassim Dawjee, Moola’s Fashion House, Newcastle.
In Memoriam this week
12/07/2015: Hessen Bernado (b. 19/07/1959), Bagshaw Footwear, Port Elizabeth.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
Trade Fair dates
For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php
We have limited stocks of 2016 Directories available @ R450 each (VAT inclusive). We also offer 12 months’ access to the Directory online at the same price.
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Next newsletter: July 18, 2016.