S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.29, July 24, 2017
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Leather industry 'still a priority' for DTI
Durban (SA) – The overall leather industry remains a priority for government, CTFL chief director at the DTI, Abisha Tembo, said at the SAFLEC AGM on July 13.
Corvari takes over Angels brand
Pinetown (SA) – Corvari Footwear has acquired the rights to manufacture and distribute the Angels comfort brand, and has acquired all the lasts, knives and patterns, and much of the machinery, of the liquidated Über Gruvi factory in Cape Town, which was making Angels along with its own brand.
Durban (SA) – The SA Footwear & Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) will be moving 2 doors down from its present office on August 31 or September 1. The new office, which is larger than its existing office, is at 6 Stedman Mews, 128 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville. At this stage, the phone numbers will remain unchanged. The move follows a reshuffle of tenants following a change of landlord.
Mall for Africa opens in Kenya
According to the July edition of the Uqalo Report, African e-commerce platform, Mall for Africa, has opened offices in Kenya, and plans to reach 20 African countries by 2019. The ecommerce platform has also launched ebayforafrica.com, which allows customers in Nigeria and Kenya to access eBay listings.
August 2: SAFLIA AGM, Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. 0800SAFLIA, email@example.com
Birthdays this week
25/07/1949: Leslie D'Unienville, agent, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
25/07/2004: Jules Fisher (b. 19/07/1931), Fashionette Footwear [closed], Cape Town.
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
Fashion design/buyer position soughtMadelein Kearns, 23, with a BSc in Consumer Sciences - Clothing Retail Management from the University of Pretoria, and an MSc in Leather Technology from the University of Northampton, seeks a post as a fashion designer, fashion buyer or similar. Fluent in English and Afrikaans, with some French. I am a hard-, dedicated-, diligent worker who accepts challenges. I am willing to learn new skills. I perceive myself to be trustworthy, friendly and helpful. For a detailed CV, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturer sought for women's fashion rangeI will be opening a women's trend and culture based fashion shoe business in the near future, in the R500-R1500 retail price range. I'm looking to start with boots, and the initial orders would be 50-100 pairs. I’d really like to manufacture the footwear locally. Please contact Shannon Correia, email@example.com, +27 (0)63 596 4074.
Machinery wantedA skills development centre is looking for fairly priced, gently-used footwear making machinery. Machinery donations welcome too provided it's not terribly old or requires too much money to get it working again. - Ridhwana Shaik, Footwear Designer and Patternmaker. +27 73 220 9686, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: July 31, 2017.