S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.28, July 17, 2017
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Women's footwear: What's been selling this winter
Jason Craft, director, Dangee Carken
Ridwaan Moola, director, Dolce Vita division of Foot Focus:
Karen Lewis-Williams, brand manager, Plum division of Jumbo Footwear
'Some progress' at SAFLIA-SARS import meeting
Cape Town (SA) – "Some progress" has been made in addressing undervaluation and other issues plaguing footwear imports, SAFLIA director Jirka Vymetal said following a meeting with SA Revenue Services on July 5.
Wage negotiations: Tanners settle
Port Elizabeth (SA) – The Tanning Sector of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry reached a 2-year settlement on July 13.
The maker of Havaianas - perhaps the world's most famous brand of flip-flops - has been sold for $1.1bn ($850m).
SAFLIA members donate footwear to Knysna fire victims
Durban (SA) – At least 6 SAFLIA members responded to a call to assist victims of the fires that ravaged the Knysna area in June.
NSPCA: 'Donkeys in crisis' over skin trade
From Senior Inspector Grace de Lange, Manager, Farm Animal Protection Unit, National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA)
Jonathan Hallowes and Ernest Heunis.
Windhoek (Namibia) – Former commission agents Ina and René Schaal, who represented Popular Trading, have retired. - [firstname.lastname@example.org]
August 2: SAFLIA AGM, Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. 0800SAFLIA, email@example.com. SAFLIA reminds readers that official invites went out some time ago and RSVPs are due by the 19th. There is limited space available, and SAFLIA needs to confirm numbers for catering and accommodation.
Birthdays this week
17/07/1947: Hennie van der Merwe, chairman, KKI board, Oudtshoorn.
In Memoriam this week
20/07/????: Ivy Cunningham (b. 16/10/1919), In Step Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
ABSA Agri Trends 13/07: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.37/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R44.44/skin and Merino was R114.58/skin.
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
Manufacturing expertise on offerPaul Sirilli, formerly of Sirilli Shoes, is looking to get back into the footwear industry – in production, procurement or retail quality assurance. He has 34 years of hands-on manufacturing experience in men’s, ladies’ and kiddies’ footwear. Completely familiar with Moccasin, Brogue and Derby styles in shoes and fashion, outdoor and military styles in boots, mostly in leather. Also a working knowledge of stuck-on, lock-stitch and side-stitch techniques, soling compounds. - Contact 083 961 1759, firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: July 24, 2017.