36 of 2018


Newsletter No. 36                                                                                21 September  2018

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Gorgeous Geometrics from Furniturespot – the new Cohesive Roots Collection

by Jodi Lynn

Furniturespot is constantly seeking like-minded exciting collaborations to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces made just for you. Furniturespot is proud to release the Cohesive Roots Collection. An eclectic collaboration between Fabric Bank, a bespoke South African digital fabric printing house and Glorinah Mabaso, a young talented fabric designer. Neutral palettes, bold geometric patterns and careful use of clean lines sums up these fabric designs by Glorinah. The tribal prints and modern furnishings introduces us to her vision of Africa. Taking us back to her rural roots of Limpopo. Glorinah: “The combination of tribal patterns and forward-looking furnishings, creates a beautiful balance symbolising where I come from and where I am now”.

This furniture range has a local flair to it and is distinctly African with a modern infusion of lush velvet. The bold and unique prints make each piece elegant and a distinctive master piece. Glorinah’s core mission is to redefine the African design style by introducing the vision of her Africa to the world. Furniturespot is proud to share this message through this furniture collection.   The Cohesive Roots Collection consists of a platform bed with a headboard, ottoman and an occasional chair. The Thandeka occasional chair is bold and elegant with features of different fabrics to make it a statement piece. The chair is available in different soft velvet fabrics. The seat is extra wide to make it feel almost like a lush daybed. The golden legs give it a luxurious finishing touch.   The Thandeka occasional chair is available in emerald green, navy blue, honey yellow, bordeaux red or steel grey.

AFI Joburg Fashion Week to showcase #AfroAsia fashion flair

The 2018 African Fashion International (AFI) Joburg Fashion Week will be held in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg from 4-7 October 2018. In the theme #AfroAsia, AFI Joburg Fashion Week 2018 is set to showcase the best of African fashion with a sprinkle of Asian flavour.

The lineup includes fashion design stars from across the continent: Nigeria’s Deola Sagoe and Clan, Haute Baso from Rwanda, and Kahindo from the DRC. South African designers in the lineup include Maxhosa by Laduma, Presidential and rising stars Imprint, Matte Nolim, Tuelo Nguyuza, and Orapeleng Modutle who was recently listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 African Creatives. The Asian designers included in the lineup are 5-Knot from Japan, AntiArch from China, and Eric Raisina from Cambodia.

To see the full designer schedule and to catch all the developments and the build-up towards AFI Joburg Fashion Week, follow AFI’s social media platforms and website.

Wide variety of superior quality textiles and garments available at China Homelife 2018.

Local South African buyers and fashion merchants looking for trendy designs for fashionable consumers or garments and fabrics companies looking for beautiful, high quality fabrics, zips and buttons and haberdashery items need look no further than China Homelife Fair’s Textiles and Garments sector. China Homelife Fair and co-located China Machinex, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from the 26th to the 28th of September 2018, are the most effective sourcing platforms for buyers seeking to do business with leading Chinese companies and manufacturers and equally so for the Chinese manufacturers to showcase their diverse array of quality products to the Southern African buyers.

2018 has seen a large growth spurt in the textile and garment industry both online and within the general trade market. This means that suppliers are often in high demand and pressured to keep up with current fashion and consumer trends. The best way to ensure that you keep up with your consumer rates is to have a trusted quality supplier which caters to your needs.

China has been the biggest textile and garments exporter in the world since 1994, occupying 40% of world exports in 2010. After China, the EU is the world’s second largest exporter of textile products, with a 29% share in world exports excluding intra-EU trade. Chinese manufacturers produce high-quality textiles which can be imported directly form the supplier.

Leading Chinese fabric and garments suppliers and manufacturers will be at the sourcing fair, showcasing the latest fashionable products and fabrics on the market. These Chinese manufacturers produce high-quality fabrics which can be imported directly from the supplier, making China the leading country in the world for sourcing quality fabrics for a diverse array of global quality buyers. Furthermore, China Homelife makes it efficient for the local fashion industry to sustain demands from consumers.

The Textiles and Garments selection will include products such as; men’s wear, women’s wear, kids wear, casual wear, sweaters, sportswear, outdoor wear, bedding, kitchen, home fabrics, blankets, as well as a variety of buttons and zips.

Entrance to China Homelife and China Machinex is free and buyers can pre-register in advance via www.chinahomelife.co.za. Doors open 10am daily!

Explore, Discover and Connect – it’s beyond an exhibition!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Did you know……..

Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.

There is evidence that cotton and wool were used to create natural fabrics in about 3000 BC and evidence of silk use in 2500 BC in China.

China is still the largest maker and exporter of silk in the world and has been for 100’s of years

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