Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / SACTWU appreciates design criteria for Olympic kit
SACTWU appreciates design criteria for Olympic kit
May '12
Mr. Andre Kriel, General Secretary, The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has informed that SACTWU welcomes the decision by South African Sports Confederation And Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to choose a South African designer to design the official opening ceremony kit of the South African Olympic team.

We specifically welcome the decision that the design criteria require the outfits to be 'Proudly South African'.

This is what should have happened in the first instance, with the general kit.

Nevertheless, in order for the clothes to be truly Proudly South African, SASCOC must also ensure that they are manufactured by the hands of South African workers in local factories.

This latest initiative goes some way to restore some local pride. We hope it will be a stepping stone to better things, signalling a shift to consciousness amongst national sports bodies of the important role they must play in creating jobs in the country.

SACTWU now wishes the athletes well.

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU)

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: H&M

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Mar 2017

H&M group's sales increase 7% in 3 months to Feb '17

The H&M group's sales including VAT amounted to SEK 54,369 million...

Textiles | On 30th Mar 2017

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports earn $4bn in Jan-Feb

Vietnam earned $4 billion from textile and garment exports in the...

Textiles | On 30th Mar 2017

India Inc should work for July 1 GST roll out: Fin sec

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will take India into a very exciting ...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search