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Archives of beauty and pain: A century of African women in photos

Al Jazeera 28 Jul 2021
It also reveals how much African women have for centuries privileged cosmopolitanism and held up modernity through their penchant for new textile displays.” Our Elegants of Djenné, undated, H Danel, Kayes, Mali [Courtesy of The McKinley Collection] ... The West African studio ...

Local fashion designer and CMC student debuts fashion collection at Grand Hyatt Vail

Vail Daily 26 Jul 2021
Kadia Soulemane draws upon her African upbringing as inspiration for her collections ... Soulemane draws upon her African upbringing as inspiration for her collections ... Nganoh is a versatile collection of exquisite textiles and garments sourced from gifted artisans across Africa, as well as African designers living in Europe and the United States.

Black Victorians review – bodiced bodies break free of restraints

The Observer 25 Jul 2021
The black Victorians. astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years ... By the end, the five dancers have incorporated these bright southern African textiles as underskirts to their Victorian outfits – so even as they compose themselves once more for a stiff, monochrome portrait, we sense layers of colour, character and corporality that the image conceals.

Covid-19 vaccine might be made mandatory before returning to the office

Independent online (SA) 25 Jul 2021
The recent announcement that more than a million South Africans in the age bracket of 35-49 had registered to receive the ... Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) general-secretary Andre Kriel said anti-vaccination has not been an issue for the organisation.

A slow time for birding, but these species are still out and about | Lehigh Valley Nature Watch

Lehigh Valley 24 Jul 2021
I sat down to write this column on a day when everything was calling to me to go outside. The miserable hot humid weather was gone, the sky was clear, the temperature was refreshingly cool, and everything looked crisp and clean ... Teasels are European and African in origin, having been brought here as ornamentals or for the textile industry ... .

Surat textile trader gets pistol, threat letter in a parcel

The Times of India 23 Jul 2021
Surat textile trader gets pistol, threat letter in a parcel. African cyber crook stuns cops with ‘Jai Mataji’ greeting ... The textile shop is owned by the trader and his family members ... This is a matter of concern as this has happened for the first time,” said a leading textile businessman.

Using fashion to foster relations between South Africa and Italy

Independent online (SA) 23 Jul 2021
Johannesburg - Italians and South Africans might speak ... The final pillar is Mining for fashion materials and tools which involves a round-table discussion and business-to-business meetings between South African and Italian companies operating in the fashion and textile industry.

Employment bloodbath on the cards

Mail Guardian South Africa 23 Jul 2021
Sapoa’s Malose Kekana said in many cases, the damaged malls in townships mostly inhabited by black South Africans were built to improve the lives of the communities that they served ... The South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union said that in Isithebe, KwaZulu-Natal, a new clothing factory was completely destroyed during last week’s violence.

Engaging with Africa

Business Line 21 Jul 2021
Fifty-four of the 55 members of the African Union signed the agreement, and 36 have ratified it ... In reality, intra-African trade is abysmally low at 17 per cent ... Agro-processing, automotive, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals and leather can support local manufacturing as well as the SME sector for intra-African trade.

2.2kg amphetamine seized from Nigerian national

The Times of India 20 Jul 2021
Amit Ghawate said in the statement that the involvement of African nationals, particularly Nigerians, in trafficking narcotic drugs and synthetic drugs is on the rise ... Tirupur being a textile hub is frequented by African nationals under the guise of engaging in textile business.

Close partnership between India and Africa could improve the welfare of 2.5 billion

Sierra Leone Telegraph 20 Jul 2021
Noel Tata, Chair of the CII Africa Committee and Managing Director of Tata International Limited, a conglomerate, called on African leaders to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to spur the development of textile, pharmaceutical, automotive, agro-processing, and information and communication technology supply chains.

Matsiloje cement plant eyes reopening

Mmegi Online 16 Jul 2021
... that for confidentiality reasons he could not share the finer details relating to the reopening of the cement plant.  The plant, which is owned by Nortex Textiles, closed in January 2018 due to competition from South African imports with 150 people losing their jobs.

Top Stocks To Watch This Week? 4 Biotech Stocks To Know

The Bradford Era 16 Jul 2021
Check Out These Top Biotech Stocks In The Stock Market Now. Biotech stocks have remained relevant in the stock market even in challenging times ... That said, with every crisis, new opportunities arise ... How a boost in demand could stitch Kenya's textile industry back together. This private equity firm could foster the future of African fashion designers.

Best Consumer Staples Stocks To Buy In July 2021? 5 To Know

The Bradford Era 16 Jul 2021
5 Top Consumer Staples Stocks To Watch Right Now. Consumer staples stocks held up well during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for good reason ... PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ. PEP)Walmart Inc. (NYSE ... (NYSE ... (NYSE ... (NYSE ... How a boost in demand could stitch Kenya's textile industry back together. This private equity firm could foster the future of African fashion designers.

Tunisian garment workers hang on by a thread

Business Day 13 Jul 2021
... 2021, according to the Tunisian Federation for Textiles and Garments (FTTH) ... The garment and textile industry is the North African country’s second-biggest export earner, official data shows, and contributed €2.1bn to the economy in 2020, according to the FTTH industry group.

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