Hi! Quick note: I've quickly realised this newsletter can't be everything I'd like it to be every week, so to see if it helps me get to regular weekly publishing in the next few months, I'll be trying out a few different things, like splitting 3/4 different functions into different weeks and repeating (i.e. single original story one week, a breakdown of 1/2 news stories another week, or a list of headlines you might have missed, like the round up below). Exciting business & founder profiles coming up soon, including a long awaited South African streetwear relaunch.
This week, TFG rebounds incredibly from the mess that was 2021, announcing positive quarterly results, thousands of new jobs and increased manufacturing capacity, and almost nothing about the omnichannel retail experience TFGLabs is building to house all 17 of their brands as well as third party sellers. Twyg launches a new event and a course, a local fashion film makes waves abroad, and Lukhanyo Mdingi makes the ANDAM awards finals, putting him in the running for at least 1 of the institution's now 7 annual awards.
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- TFG to double local manufacturing employment with R2.1 billion investment after record year — EWN
- Twyg to host Africa Textile talks featuring Omoyemi Akerele, Simone Cipriani, Esethu Cenga and more — Twyg
- Twyg launches free course on Sustainable and Digital Fashion — Twyg
- African Fashion Research Institute launches fundraising initiative for upcoming Turbine Art Fair exhibit, to be co-curated by Wanda Lephoto — @AFRI_digital
- South African fashion film 'AEIOU' scoops Jury Award for Best Experimental Short at Cannes Short Film Festival — Design Indaba
- Lukhanyo Mdingi announced as ANDAM Fashion Award 2022 finalist — WWD
- Wanda Lephoto launches e-commerce destination and collaboration with Dakota shoes - Wandalephoto.com
- Nigerian female designers on the path to waste reduction — AWIM
- Woolies e-commerce sees double digit growth from R1 billion investment — ITWeb