Major Retailers have Committed to Increasing Locally-made Clothing Ranges in their Stores from around 50% currently to 65% by 2030

DUBLIN, Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Clothing Industry in South Africa report has been added to’s offering.

South Africa’s clothing industry has been materially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although lockdown restrictions and supply chain disruptions dealt a massive blow to companies across the industry value chain, the closure of borders prompted companies to reduce their reliance on imported goods and increase local sourcing. In terms of a recently implemented industry masterplan, major retailers have committed to increasing locally-made clothing ranges in their stores from around 50% currently to 65% by 2030.

Economic pressures continue to weigh heavily on the clothing trade, and consumer spending remains constrained. The relatively robust performance of the value/discount fashion segment reflects the migration of cash-strapped customers to stores offering cheaper products. The 27 March 2020 lockdown precipitated a surge in online retail sales, as people cut back on in-store shopping. There were significantly fewer new store openings in 2020, with major retailers prioritising cash preservation over capital expenditure. Adding to weaker consumer demand, supply chain disruptions and other pandemic-related challenges, was an eight-day spate of civil unrest in July 2021.

The smuggling of illegal consignments of clothing into South Africa, much of which is counterfeit or knock-offs of other brands, presents an ongoing threat to the viability of South Africa’s clothing industry. Added to this is tax evasion, which takes the form of under-invoicing and roundtripping. Illicit practices have been facilitated by corrupt officials in customs administration.

This report focuses on the clothing industry in South Africa, including manufacturing and retail. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, notable players and their performance, developments and corporate actions, and factors influencing the sector including the effect of the pandemic on sales and the increase in online sales.

There are profiles of 89 companies including major players such as Pepkor, Truworths and Woolworths, manufacturers such as Prestige Clothing and specialist companies such as Ubunye

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points

3.1. Key Trends
3.2. Notable Players
3.3. Trade
3.4. Corporate Actions
3.5. Regulations
3.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development



6.1. COVID -19
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Illegal Trade
6.4. Labour
6.5. Environmental Issues and Sustainability
6.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.7. Government Support
6.8. Input Costs
6.9. Seasonality
6.10. Quick Response Supply Chain Model
6.11. Supply Chain Constraints

7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry




Companies Mentioned

  • Africor Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Al’s Clothing CC
  • Allwear (Pty) Ltd
  • Ashwood Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • AST Safetywear CC
  • AVI Ltd
  • Baywear Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Blue Falcon 188 Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • BMT Streetfever (Pty) Ltd
  • Cape Mohair (Pty) Ltd
  • Cape Union Mart International (Pty) Ltd
  • Catheryne Gayela Fashions (Pty) Ltd
  • Celrose (Pty) Ltd
  • Charnaud and Company (Pty) Ltd
  • City Express Stores (Pty) Ltd
  • Colbar Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Davinscot Tongaat (Pty) Ltd
  • Durban Overall (Pty) Ltd
  • E’tem Fashions CC
  • Fashion United SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Frame Leisure Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Franz Falke Textiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Fredock Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • FrontierCo (Pty) Ltd
  • Gauteng Uniform Supplies (Pty) Ltd
  • Gelvenor Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Gem Schoolwear (Pty) Ltd
  • Gina of Charles Street (Pty) Ltd
  • Grand Uniforms CC
  • GSM Trading (South Africa) Pty Ltd
  • Hashtag Works Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Hi-Tec Sports Distributors (Pty) Ltd
  • Holdsport (Pty) Ltd
  • HTC Stores (Pty) Ltd
  • Imagemakers (Pty) Ltd
  • Jacques Hau (Pty) Ltd
  • Jade E-Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Jadine House CC
  • Jo Borkett Fashions (Pty) Ltd
  • Jonsson Workwear (Pty) Ltd
  • Judy’s Pride Fashions (Pty) Ltd
  • Junit Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • K-Way Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Karma Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Kingsgate Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Kitsch Kool Properties CC
  • L A Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Lancashire Manufacturing Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Levi Strauss South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mary’s Fashions (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • McCullagh and Bothwell (Hyde Park) (Pty) Ltd
  • McCullagh and Bothwell (Pty) Ltd
  • McIver Apparel (Pty) Ltd
  • Mode Avant Garde CC
  • MoreGolf (Pty) Ltd
  • Mr Price Group Ltd
  • MS Anverali
  • Ninian and Lester (Pty) Ltd
  • Pepkor Holdings Ltd
  • Pick n Pay Retailers (Pty) Ltd
  • Prestige Clothing (Pty) Ltd
  • Pretty Girl Fashion Group (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Prikell Clothing CC
  • Qualification Schoolwear (Pty) Ltd
  • Queenspark (Pty) Ltd
  • Rage Distribution (Pty) Ltd
  • Retailability (Pty) Ltd
  • Seamless Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Select M Stores (Pty) Ltd
  • Shoprite Holdings Ltd
  • Shugaz Fashion and Textile (Pty) Ltd
  • Simply Work Wear CC
  • Sirdicks CC
  • Sparks and Ellis (Pty) Ltd
  • Suzi Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Sweet-Orr and Lybro (Pty) Ltd
  • Team Clothing and Gifts (Pty) Ltd
  • Tiger Guardgear (Pty) Ltd
  • Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd
  • Triton Clothing Manufacturers CC
  • Truval Manufacturers CC
  • Truworths Ltd
  • Twin Clothing Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Ubunye Uniforms (Pty) Ltd
  • Umoja Embroidery (Pty) Ltd
  • Wear South African (Pty) Ltd
  • Woolworths (Pty) Ltd

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