S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.30, July 31, 2017
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Hanssa Tool & Die closed
Durban (SA) – Unit maker Hannsa Tool & Die has closed, according to sources close to the business. GM Gunter Hannweg could not be reached for comment, but the plant in Mariann Industrial Park, Northdene, was closed on Monday.
Jimmy Choo sold for US$1.3 billion
London (UK)(July 25) – Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS), a global fashion luxury brand, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO), a premier global luxury footwear and accessories brand. Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders will receive 230 pence per share, with an enterprise value of approximately USD $1.350 billion. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo. - [http://investors.michaelkors.com/]
East African leather stakeholders prepare to engage with SMEs
Published on July 26, 2017 From July 19 – 21, the Hub’s grantee COMESA LLPI held a stakeholder workshop to discuss implementation of a design training for SMEs in the leather sector. COMESA LLPI invited representatives from focal institutions in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. The Hub, through its work in the leather sector, has identified lack of design skills as a key impediment to SMEs accessing global markets. The Hub-supported design training will remove this impediment by helping East African SMEs produce better-designed products that adhere to international consumer trends.
Shoepack: 'The Perfect Fit'
From Sarah Hayes-Hill, Chillisource
Cobblers' Lunch brought forward
Cape Town (SA) – The annual Cape Town Cobblers' Lunch has been moved forward this year to October 14.
ATF: Bookings open for November show
Cape Town (SA) – The ATF Trade Exhibition will take place from November 21-23 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
From Roxane van der Byl Bata South Africa is currently repositioning and revamping its operation nationwide to be in-line with the Bata brand across the globe with a specific focus on improving the overall shopping experience for the customer.
Bloemfontein (SA) – Cedars Shoes & Accessories, owned by LCS founder Wessel Nolte, has closed.
They Said It
"I'm just a backroom boy these days." - CL Hansen Agencies' member Cecil Hansen, referring a query to son Hugh.
"My husband is the only one who knows it's not true." - Silence Pindura, PA to the MD at Bogart Man, on whether her unusual first name is an accurate reflection of her nature.
August 10-11: SA Crocodile Industry Association conference and AGM, Willows Country Lodge, Pretoria. +27 (0)12 529 8510, email@example.com.
Birthdays this week
31/07/1940: David Berry, retired, formerly Rockshoes [closed], Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
03/08/1999: Otto Guldimann (b. 2/10/1922), Cellini [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 28/07: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.14/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R43.64/skin and Merino was R97.50/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: August 7, 2017.