Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Election Commission to source locally produced t-shirts
Election Commission to source locally produced t-shirts
Sep '10
The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (Sactwu), in their attempt to rejuvenate the sick domestic clothing and textile industry, has succeeded in convincing the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to press for sourcing domestically made T-shirts during the local body elections coming up next year.

According to the industry sources, this pact between the IEC and Sactwu is a major move heading towards the country sourcing domestically manufactured clothing and textiles.

Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, while applauding Sactwu's efforts during its 11th National Congress a few days back said that, the drive towards more use of domestic items, is gaining importance in times of high un-employability in the country.

The official emphasized that, the firms willing to bid for supplying T-shirts that the electoral representative's of IEC would be wearing during forthcoming local body elections, need to produce them domestically. Doing this would not only bring down the redundancy ratio, but may even generate new job opportunities within the sector, he added.

IEC for its forthcoming election would almost require 200,000 T-shirts, which would greatly help absorb the idle capacity in the sector. It would hardly take a few weeks time for a couple of mid-sized clothing factories to prepare these T-shirts, Baard said.

Employment statistics released by the National Bargaining Council depict that, the employment opportunities in domestic clothing sector declined by 43 percent or say 24,000 jobs, during the period from 2004 to April 2010. Also in the earlier part of the current year, Seardel laid-off around 2,000 workers.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

FDI in Vietnamese textile-garment projects on the rise

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2018

FDI in Vietnamese textile-garment projects on the rise

The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive ...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2018

Alibaba Group sets up office in Kuala Lumpur

Strengthening its commitment to Malaysia, Alibaba Group has set up an ...

Bombay Dyeing plans to wind up Indonesian JV

Textiles | On 24th Jun 2018

Bombay Dyeing plans to wind up Indonesian JV

Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co Ltd plans to wind up its loss making ...

Interviews View All

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

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


Leave your Comments

June 2018

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

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search