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Fashion Week brings hope to dying textile industry
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Oct '11
The eight edition of the Africa Fashion week in Johannesburg has brought a glimmer of hope to the dying textile industry of the biggest economy in the African continent.

Most of the designers who showcased their collections used South African produced textiles and took the help of craft workers to design shimmering fashion clothing.

One designer - Thula Sindi has embroidered his collection with the help of skilled seamstresses who work under cooperatives in the Johannesburg factory areas.

Another Durban-based fashion designer - Dax Martin had his swimwear and lingerie line produced by local tailors.

The industry is hopeful that these designers will showcase and sell their collections across the globe, which will in turn bring business for the local textile sector.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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