SA Fashion Week to pay tribute to the late Wandi Nzimande

By Thobile Mazibuko 1h ago

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South African Fashion Week (SAFW) has announced the dates for its Spring/Summer 2021 collections.

From April 29 until May 2, SAFW will present trans-seasonal designer collections shot at the Mall of Africa to be screened digitally.

The organisation will also pay tribute to the late Wandi Nzimande, whose contribution to the South African fashion industry was highly appreciated. Nzimande died on January 13 at the Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg after testing positive for Covid-19.

He showed his first iconic streetwear brand, Loxion Kulca Collection, at

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Fashion brands urged to fix ‘broken industry’ with pledge on workers’ pay

By Reuters 19h ago

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By Naimul Karim

INTERNATIONAL – Fashion brands should fix their “broken industry” by ensuring millions of pandemic-hit workers receive their full wages and by guaranteeing severance pay if jobs are cut, a coalition of more than 200 rights groups said on Monday.

The #PayYourWorkers campaign said brands and retailers that made a profit in 2020 – like Nike, Amazon and Next – could stop garment workers “going hungry” and set up a severance fund by paying manufacturers the equivalent of $0.10 (R1.49) more per t-shirt.

“This

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Fashion Brands Face Growing Pressure to Pay Debts to Garment Factories

Last March, a catastrophe hit Asia’s garment-producing countries. Major fashion brands canceled orders worth more than $40 billion, citing COVID-induced store closures and a severely weakened retail market, but in the process destroying the livelihoods of millions of garment workers who already struggle to get by on poverty wages. 

Mostafiz Uddin, owner of a denim factory in Chattogram, Bangladesh, told journalist Elizabeth Cline that the mass cancellations amounted to a business crisis worse than the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka that killed 1,134 people in 2013. In Uddin’s case, he was stuck with hundreds of thousands of pairs of

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Latest Apple Pay promotions offer in-app discounts for Valentine’s Day shopping

Apple has announced its annual Apple Pay Valentine’s Day promotion, offering users exclusive discounts when they check out with Apple Pay in popular apps and websites. This year, you can lock in Apple Pay savings through Shutterfly, 1-800-Flowers, and more.

Apple explains:

Send your valentine — and yourself — a special treat with exclusive offers on flowers, jewelry, and more when you shop with Apple Pay. Now through February 14.

1-800-Flowers: $15 off when you spend $39.99 or more with promo code APPLEPAY.

Shutterfly: Free 5×7 custom Easel Back Canvas for photo display with promo code LOVEAPPLEPAY in

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