S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.42, October 23, 2017
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Counterfeit case remanded to November
Durban (SA) – Abdool Seedat, the owner of the factory at 86 Leicester Road, Mobeni, raided and shut down on October 19 last year for producing counterfeit Nike and Guess products, will appear again in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on November 2, after his hearing last week was remanded.
Customs calls for closer links with SAFLIA specialist
From Jannie Kriel, IS Training Consultants (ISTC)
Bata wins export award
Bata export coordinator Tess Simpson with national sales manager Alex Gordon and Louise Pelser of SAFLEC, who is also chairperson of the trade & investment forum of the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and who was an adjudicator in the export awards.
Durban (SA) – Bata SA won the exports into Africa category at the KZN exporters of the year award held last Thursday.
SA to host first 'sneaker convention'
A preview of the upcoming Sneakerness convention was held last weekend.
Johannesburg (SA) – Footwear brands Asics, Hi-Tec and Puma will be among brands represented at the first 'sneaker convention' in SA, to be held at Fox Junction, Maboneng, Johannesburg from November 09-12, according to publicist Gareth Sayers.
Mifur fair combined with prêt-à-porter show
Milan (Italy) – From 2018, the fur and leather specialist fair Mifur has been combined with the prêt-à-porter show MIPAP into a new entity called TheOneMilano. It no longer runs alongside the Micam and Mipel autumn/winter editions covering footwear and leather goods respectively.
Trend forecasting summit
From Ally Cordiglia on behalf of World’s Global Style Network (WGSN)
They Said It
"Fantastic news! Party, party, party!" - SMS from Bata SA company manager John Harman to national marketing manager Alex Gordon after he was told that Bata won the exports into Africa category at the KZN exporter of the year awards on Thursday night. And we did.
November 21-23: ATF Trade Exhibition, Cape Town International Convention Centre. Deidre Harte, +27 (0)21 790 5849, firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays this week
24/10/1956: John Bouwer, Eddels, Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
24/10/1999: Norma Varley, Edcon, Durban.
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 20/10: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was 0.16% higher at R12.23/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R39.30.The average price for Merino skins was R110.23.
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
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: October 30, 2017.