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Clothing, textile, Leather & Furniture

Driving trade, innovation, jobs and youth in Africa

Africa’s largest and most well established trade exhibition, SAITEX (now entering its 26th successful year as the key annual product sourcing opportunity for the entire continent’s retail and trade industry), is pleased to present its clothing, textile, leather and furniture pavilion in 2020!

The textile and clothing industry presents significant potential for value-added benefits and job creation in Africa. Up to 600% of value can be created along the cotton value chain alone and as the fashion industry is composed of a majority of micro, small and medium enterprises this can rapidly generate both skilled and unskilled jobs particularly for youth and women.

There is an ever-increasing demand for brands and products to stay on trend and in order for these players to remain competitive in a constantly changing environment, innovation and sustainability is required across the entire value chain.

There is an ever-increasing demand for brands and products to stay on trend and in order for these players to remain competitive in a constantly changing environment, innovation and sustainability is required across the entire value chain.

What to expect in 2020:

3,000 buyers
65+ countries
150+ exhibitors
100+ delegates
30+ speakers
3 days of networking

Exports account for

R1, 4 billion for apparel and R2, 5 billion

for textiles mostly to the US and European markets.

30.5%

of our 2018 SAITEX visitors came specifically to see textile and fashion products.

Revenue in the Fashion segment amounts to

US$524m in 2018

20 – 30%

of locally sold clothing is US$365m in 2018
manufactured domestically

The total South African market for textiles and clothing for the first quarter of 2018 is approximately

R17,447 million

During the first quarter of 2018 production capacity utilisation of clothing was During the first quarter of 2018 production capacity utilisation for textiles was

75.8 per cent

Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate

(CAGR 2018-2022) of 18.6%

resulting in a market volume of US$1,036m by 2022.

Sales of manufactured textiles were worth around

R25bn in 2017

with finished textile products accounting for some R14bn.

During the first quarter of 2018 production capacity utilisation for textiles was

65.1 per cent

Who will be there:

Exhibitor profiles

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Clothing

• Apparel
• Sportswear
• Traditional
• Formalwear
• Children’s Clothing

• Decision Makers & Trade Buyers
• Designers & Fashion Industry Players
• Garment & Contract Manufacturers
• Retail Investors and Entrepreneurs
• Retail Outlets & Boutique Owners
• Agents and sourcing representatives from trade companies
• Overseas and domestic Wholesalers, Distributors & Re-exporters

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Textiles

• Cotton Fabric
• Knitwear (Hosiery)
• Bed Wear
• Readymade Garments
• Raw Cotton
• Towels
• Textile Made ups
• Synthetic Textiles
• Crouched Fabrics

• Manufacturers
• Factory Managers
• Fabric, Trim Buyers
• Owners
• Merchandisers

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Leather

• Leather Garments
• Tanned Leather
• Furniture Leather
• Bags
• Belts
• Leather Furniture

• Manufacturers with Own Factory of Leather, Materials & Components
• Importers / Distributors of Leather, Materials and Components
• Manufacturer with Own Factory of Fashion Accessories
• Manufacturer of Car Interiors / Leather Furniture
• Trader of Hides & Skins (Meat Packers / Abattoirs)

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Footware

• Shoes
• Sandals
• Components
• Boots
• Socks

• Wholesalers
• Retailers
• Trade buyers

Bringing you more buyers with
our co-located events.

  • Hotel & Hospitality Show Logo
  • Africa's Big 7 Logo

Book your space now!

For more information contact Paul Ramncwana on
+27 21 700 5514  or email paulramncwana@dmgevents.com

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