DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--The "The Clothing Industry in South Africa 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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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