State of the local and global clothing and textiles industry

This article is structured to look to international, local and firm-level trends to understand the performance of the clothing and textiles industry in totality.

It commences with a look at global trade to understand the import and export patterns in clothing, textiles and household textiles. The next section takes a look at imports and exports in South Africa and analyses the performance of the South African Industry as a whole. The subsequent section then analyses international and local retailer data to understand comparative retailer performance. The last section is a look at the aggregated benchmark data for firms within the KZN CTC and CCTC to assess performance improvements observed over the last few years.

Read the full article in the KZN CTC newsletter.

Courtney Barnes

I believe buyer-led value chains are crucial to driving economic development and job creation. Overseeing several industrial clusters, I work with retailers and manufacturers, as well as national, provincial and local governments to power the profitable and sustainable growth within buyer-led value chains. With a background in Economics and business consulting, I have experience in developing national and local industrial development policies, executing large-scale, multi-year supplier development programmes and Quick Response implementation.