Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / South Africa will be a very big market for garment sector
South Africa will be a very big market for garment sector
Apr '11
Indian value-added garment sector can witness good exporting opportunities in South African market. The rising labour problems and high fabric costs in South Africa has been affecting the value-added garment industry of South Africa and making it difficult for their domestic industry to manufacture highvalue garments. Indian value-added garment manufacturers can thus look forward to South African market for exports.

Mr J J Schoeman, a renowned and high profile fashion designer from South Africa revealed the fact during his visit to India. Mr Schoeman is currently in India where he is meeting with the manufacturers and suppliers of high-value garments. Mr Schoeman described the opportunities in South Africa for value-added garments and urged Indian garment exporters to avail of the same. He was addressing the seminar in New Delhi on 'Value Added Garments Exports to South Africa' arranged by Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) the apex body of apparel exporters of India.

Mr Schoeman felt that Indian garment manufacturers can ensure a precision quality delivery across fashion segments on a global scale. According to him, “The South African market can pose a very good opportunity for Indian garment exporters in the area of hand embroidery work. It offers an edge to them as the fabric like georgette, siphon are easily available in India with the rate that is much lower than the rate prevailing in South Africa.” Mr Schoeman also discussed Spring/Summer fashion forecast for 2012. He described fashion trends in the ladies gowns segment, as well.

He also said that now the trend for designer kids garment is growing in South African market. Adding further, he said, “It will be a very big market and shall provide wide opportunities for manufacturers of Kid Garment to enter the South Africa.”

The seminar was part of AEPC's initiative to update the apparel industry stakeholders about various global exporting opportunities and fashion trends prevailing in developed markets. Mr Vimal Kirti Singh, Secretary General of AEPC said, “The South African market looks very promising for Indian garment exporters. With cost competitiveness and the quality product capabilities, Indian garment manufactures can occupy a good chunk of high-end garment market in South Africa. Further, the seminar will help our members understand various fashion trends prevailing in South African market.”

The seminar addressed fashion designers, merchandisers and market consultants and students from fashion institutes like IAM.

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

Fynd raises $500K Series A funding from Venture Catalysts

Fynd, an online to offline (O2O) e-commerce fashion marketplace, has...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

India's fashion market to touch $30 bn by 2020: Report

The fashion market in India is estimated at $70 billion in 2016, with ...

Interviews View All

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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