S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.31, August 7, 2017
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Hannsa: 'No option but to close'
Durban (SA) – Attorney Gary van Wyk has confirmed to customers of Hannsa Tool & Die that the 47-year-old unit manufacturer, founded by Georg and the late Franz Hannweg, closed at the end of July.
Ralph Lauren to cut jobs, close flagship Fifth Avenue Polo store
(Reuters) – Ralph Lauren Corp said on Tuesday it would cut jobs and shut its flagship Polo store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, among other office and store locations, as part of a cost-cutting plan.
They Said It
"I suppose she has to blame someone." - Bess Gericke, the 81-going-on-21 mother of Source Africa/ATF organiser Deidre Harte, who had introduced her as "the person who taught me to drink wine". A delightful evening in her company made it clear that Deidre had inherited more than just a taste for the fruit of the vine from her parent.
"Just a case of you asking and me merely informing you. Like hitting the refresh button." - Apeco MD's PA Karen Bowman, sending a copy of correspondence which I had forgotten. You can almost FEEL the smugness, can't you?
Brian Pollock, former MD of Jordan, from a op to remove part of his colon due to cancer. He described it as "quite a wake-up call, as I have only been retired for a year". - [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Midrand (SA) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg will be held from August 17-19 at Mall of Africa, according to organiser African Fashion International (AFI).
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
08/08/1950: Eldon Fortmann, retired, formerly Bagshaw, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
08/08/2010: Gareth Davies [b. 02/04/1945], Edgars group, Johannesburg.
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 04/08: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.16/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R43.69/skin and Merino was R99.64/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 sought
Madelein 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.
Manufacturer sought for women's fashion range
I 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.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: August 14, 2017.