S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.38, September 25, 2017
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State enterprise tenders to be more closely monitored for localisation
Release from the DTI
Component Cluster funding hold-up 'should be resolved by year end'
Pretoria (SA) – Funding for the newest cluster, the Footwear & Accessories Component Cluster (FACC), has been delayed, but it is hoped it will be fully operational by the end of the first quarter 2018, according to Ernest Heunis, GM of the Footwear & Leather Industry Cluster (FLIC), under which the FACC will fall.
Visit Plum Footwear/Kangol’s stands at the ATF Trade Exhibition in November.
Cape Town (SA) – Plum Footwear will be showcasing the best in ladies fashion footwear at the ATF – International Apparel, Textile & Footwear Import Trade Exhibition from 21 – 23 November this year at the CTICC in Cape Town. Says Karen Lewis Williams, brand manager, ‘From season to season our range builders spend much time travelling the globe to bring the best the fashion world has to offer to our shores. New York, Milan, London and the Far East – we endeavour to introduce the latest international footwear trends into our ranges. Plum Footwear allows the young trendsetter to spoil herself as often as she likes without burning a hole in her budget. It's all about impulse fashion, whatever the world's best has to offer you will see it in our ranges. We not only offer an edge in footwear fashion for a young dynamic market, we also pride ourselves on being able to offer a quality product that is affordable. Our products are manufactured using the finest materials and our footwear technicians ensure that we maintain our high standards that our customers have come to enjoy. We will also be displaying the iconic brand Kangol at ATF this year. So, make sure you visit our stands at the show to view our latest ranges’. Contact Karen on email@example.com for more information.
Cape Town (SA) – Michael Cloete has left the Ares Holdings group, which is the distributor of Under Armour, Crocs and Birkenstock.
October 14: Cobblers' Luncheon, Goodwood Sports Club, Cape Town. Voden Wearne, +27 (0)21 551 4032, Voden.Wearne@apeco.co.za.
Birthdays this week
25/09/1965: Mahomed Dawood Kaka, Skoen Boetiek, Lichtenburg.
In Memoriam this week
26/09/1994: Cinnie Bonthuys, Crown Footwear, Pinetown.
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 26/09: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week remained unchanged at R12.64/kg green. ABSA says prices are anticipated to remain stable until Lineapelle Fair in Milan (October 4-6). "Prices will take direction after that fair. The hide market is currently under pressure." Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
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 2, 2017.