Market Overview

The Clothing Industry in South Africa 2018 - Featuring Profiles for 95 Active Companies -


The "The
Clothing Industry in South Africa 2018"
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Data provided by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) indicates that the
total value of the country's Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather
(CTFL) market exceeds R180bn. However, the domestic clothing
manufacturing sector has declined sharply over the past two decades and
currently contributes only 3.2% towards the country's total
manufacturing production.

The CTFL sector has shed almost 170,000 jobs during the past fifteen
years and as at June 2017 the industry provided formal employment to
87,057 people. There are an estimated 800 clothing manufacturers but
less than half of these companies are registered with the National
Bargaining Council (NBC) for the clothing manufacturing industry. This
means a substantial number of companies continue to conduct
non-compliant operations.

The competitive school uniform industry which serves approximately 15
million learners and is estimated to be worth R10bn is currently the
focus of a Competition Commission investigation. The investigation into
the industry is in response to complaints from parents and other
interested parties that certain schools and/or their governing bodies
have entered into prejudicial supplier agreements with specific
manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

According to the Competition Commission, of the 1,595 schools surveyed,
33% of all former Model C' schools and 32% of all private schools have
concluded exclusivity agreements with school uniform suppliers. Some
role players have attributed the high cost of customised school uniforms
to the hyper-cyclical nature of the market.

The report profiles 95 companies active in the manufacture, wholesale,
retail and online retail of clothes. Profiles for Allwear Clothing, the
leading manufacturer of school wear in the country, online clothing
retailer, Spree and Skinny Sbu Socks owned by Sibusiso Ngwenya, a
successful niche sock designer are included in this comprehensive report.

Companies Profiled

  • A J Charnaud and Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Africor Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Al's Clothing CC
  • Allwear (Pty) Ltd
  • AST Safetywear CC
  • AVI Ltd
  • City Express Stores (Pty) Ltd
  • Colbar Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Davinscot Tongaat (Pty) Ltd
  • Duchess Uniforms (Pty) Ltd
  • Durban Overall (Pty) Ltd
  • E'tem Fashions CC
  • Edcon Ltd
  • Fabio Milano (Pty) Ltd
  • Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Frame Leisure Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Franz Falke Textiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Imagemakers (Pty) Ltd
  • Model Extension (Pty) Ltd
  • Moregolf (Pty) Ltd
  • Mr Price Group Ltd
  • MS Anverali
  • Ninian and Lester (Pty) Ltd
  • Pals Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Pepkor Holdings Ltd
  • Pick n Pay Retailers (Pty) Ltd
  • Pretty Girl Fashion Group (SA) CC
  • Prikell Clothing CC
  • Queenspark (Pty) Ltd
  • Seamless Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Sedgars Sport (Pty) Ltd
  • Wear South African (Pty) Ltd
  • Woolworths (Pty) Ltd
  • Worksgroupholdco (Pty) Ltd
  • and many more...

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