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performance cushioning

• Long Lasting Performance • The best resistance to compression set • Will not break down/lose performance with continual use • Open Cell - Breathable Material • Customized for Your Designs: • Variety of thicknesses • Medium to high densities • Variety of standard colours • Antimicrobial protection • Easily Fabricated - Perforated - Laminated - Skived, etc.


Bev Jack explains the potential of a visit by the Emir of Ras al-Khaimah. Read it on our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/articlepage.php?cp=155


Unit 17, 8 Reed Place, Maxmead, Pinetown, 3610 Kwa ZuluNatal Tel: +27 (0) 31 702 1414

www.leatherfinishingproducts.co.za

P.O. Box 229, Kloof, 3640, Kwa ZuluNatal, South Africa stevenlfp@mweb.co.za


At EVA Industries all we used to do was make sheets of ‘beach thong’ EVA - and sell it to the flip flop guys. (You know, the guys with the blond hair and vests.) Then we graduated to making more sophisticated, rubber-based products the ‘Brazilian’. (No, not the haircut - the springy foam sole.) Before too long (the time delay, not the Chinese supplier), retail was saying to us: “You make the base product - why don’t you go vertical and make the whole thing?” So - we did.

We set up a line* and started going head to head with the imports. One of ourfirst retail clients told us that a key element in the supply of such as volume seller as flip flop was REPLENISHMENT. i.e. “How quickly can you replenish stocks of a fast seller?” With the advantage of making our own raw material, and the purchase of a number of injection moulding machines to make the uppers, we have got this down to FOUR WEEKS(!) depending what time of year it is. Now working on new designs, trims (injected in-house) and new printing and colour techniques, we have found that ‘going vertical’ has meant just that - production output of sheeting to supply our own thong division has shown phenomenal growth and continues to grow, with orders that used to go offshore now staying in SA.

Give us a call or a mail. We’d love the chance to prove our ‘replen’ time. * Resulting in the employment of many more South Africans.


The African Textile, Apparel & Footwear Trade Event 9 - 12 April 2013, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Schedule of Events • Source Africa Trade Show - 10 & 11 April 2013 • American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) business seminars on 9 & 12 April 2013 • ACTIF Power Breakfasts on 11 & 12 April

Save the date! • Africa’s most important sourcing event for African textile, apparel and footwear manufacturers. • Source Africa will bring together business leaders and decision makers from across Africa - providing a platform for buyers to network with African manufacturers and suppliers. • More than 100 African exhibitors will be showcasing an extensive range of products and services to key International and African decision makers. • African Pavilions include Mauritius (Enterprise Mauritius), Lesotho (LNDC), Swaziland (SIPA), Madagascar (Textile Mada Group), Mozambique (CPI & IPEX), South African Footwear & Leather Export Council (SAFLEC), Trade & Investment KZN (TIKZN), Zambia (ZDA), Botswana (BITC). • Individual participation includes exhibitors from South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Egypt, etc.

For more information visit the show website at www.sourceafrica.co.za or contact LTE South Africa on E-mail: sourceafrica@vodamail.co.za, Tel: +27 21 790 5849.


Put your best foot Forward by Contacting, Dealer and agent enquiries: Email: info@aerosoft.co.za I Tel: 039 313 5590 AFRO-THAI IMPORTS - OFFICIAL IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF AEROSOFT FOOTWEAR


Gauteng, NW Prov, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Botswana, Swaziland (men's domestic brands): Harrower Agency Tel: +27 (0)11 315 1859/(0)11 024 0612 Cell: Chalkie +27 (0)82 448 4430, Bruce +27 (0)82 554 9624, Rashid +27 (0)83 537 8174, Mohammed +27 (0)72 209 7403 I Gauteng, W Cape, Limpopo, NW Prov, Mpumalanga (GH Bass): Augusta Agency Cell: +27 (0)72 532 7962 W Cape sales: Brent Maron Tel: +27 (0)21 552 2336/51 Fax: +27 (0)21 552 2363 Email: Brent.Maron@Watson-Shoes.co.za Cell: +27 (0)82 779 3349 I E Cape, Free State, N Cape, Lesotho agent (all brands, men’s and women’s): Gavin Wilkins Tel: +27 (0)44 620 2121 E Cape & S Cape (all men’s brands): Ashley Dalldorf Tel: +27 (0)43 721 0175 Cell: +27 (0)73 164 7443 I Namibia (all brands, men’s and women’s): Neurath Botha Tel: +264 (0)61 23 5455 Cell: +264 (0)81 124 3398 KZN (all brands, men’s and women’s): Graham Barkus Tel: +27 (0)31 303 2729 Cell: +27 (0)82 789 5974 I Gauteng, NW Prov, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Botswana, Swaziland (all women’s brands): Paul and Chubby Sonderup Tel: +27 (0)11 791 0559 Fax: +27 (0)86 578 0179 Cell: Paul +27(0)83 254 6625, Chubby +27 (0)83 254 6626 I E Cape (all women’s brands): David Snodgrass Tel: +27 (0)41 585 1621 Cell: +27 (0)82 800 6638 Factory +27 (0)44 620 2121


Footwear and Leather Goods Magazine Vol 76 No.3  

South African footwear and leather goods trade magazine for the African footwear and leather industry.

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