S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.41, October 17, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Chinese New Year – will earlier date affect imports?
Chinese New Year 2017 – on January 28, 11 days earlier than this year – will be “a massive problem” for importers, Garth Ribbink, managing member of component importer Greenaways (Natal), in Durban, said last week. Greenaways specialises in synthetic upper materials and linings.
Component suppliers to form cluster
Pinetown (SA) – Component manufacturers and suppliers are being encouraged by the Department of Trade & Industry to form their own ‘cluster’.
Intobrands takes over Butterfly Twists
Cape Town (SA) – Intobrands, distributor of FitFlop, Hunter Boots and Bedroom Athletics, has taken over SA distribution of UK women’s footwear brand Butterfly Twists, and is currently launching its first range. – [+27 (0)21 510 7608, email@example.com]
Update on the ATF Trade Exhibition, 8 – 10 November 2016, CTICC, Cape Town
100 stands from China, India to send big first time group
Cape Town (SA) – The Sub-Council of Textile Industry China (CCPIT TEX), will be hosting the China Premium Textile, Apparel & Footwear Trade Show within the ATF Trade Exhibition this year. China Premium Tex aims to bring key industry buyers, decision makers and manufacturers together under one roof to source quality products from quality Chinese suppliers and to discuss investment opportunities in the region. More than 100 manufacturing exporters from China will be showcasing their latest collections and products. China is currently South Africa's largest trading partner. Approximately ZAR262 billion worth of business between the two countries was recorded in 2015.
Accreditation for Acti-Chem lab
Durban (SA) – Speciality chemical manufacturer Acti-Chem SA (Pty) Ltd “is now a SANAS accredited ISO:IEC 17025:2005 organisation that conducts flame retardant testing for workwear in accordance to SANS”, according to a release from sales director Tertia Kahts. Acti-Chem supplies biocides to the tanning industry, among others, and flame retardant products to the work wear and protective clothing industries, among others. – [+27 (0)31 266 9531, TKahts@acti-chem.com, www.acti-chem.co.za]
Hush Puppies’ cancer awareness footwear art
Pictured are 3 of the artworks.
Johannesburg (SA) – Hush Puppies SA’s annual social responsibility event this year was an art exhibition on Saturday designed to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The bootie sample.
Paul Geldenhuys of interior textile manufacturer Mozimax in Tongaat has a potential client in Europe looking for booties for dance studios. The purpose of the booties is to keep the dancers’ feet warm between classes. He says his customer would prefer a South African supplier to his existing supplier in China. The initial order is for 1 000 pairs. For further details, contact him. – [+27 (0)83 289 4544, firstname.lastname@example.org]
They Said It
"After I see some of my customers, I need Valium – either that or the pub." - Agent Ian Gordon on trading conditions.
"Is there a third force working on your line? Better check it out." - SCOT marketing director Frik Kriek’s advice about our Telkom line, which was playing up.
November 8-10: ATF Exhibition, CTICC, Cape Town. See ad.
ABSA Agri Trends 11/10: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.22/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
17/10/1984: SS Moosa, Shu-Tique Wholesalers, Pretoria.
In Memoriam this week
17/10/2005: Barney Dodo (b. 11/04/1914), Edworks group, Johannesburg.
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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
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Next newsletter: October 24, 2016.