I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heart breaking but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. and placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I Want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.
I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is not ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature.
Loka is comfortable and mobile. Clothes that make you feel comfortable in your own body, yet catches the eye. Every day "wear clothes" but still beautiful enough for special occasions. Loka is my clothes, your clothes, our clothes. Handmade with love and the promise that you will be unique as we limit the quantity of each item.
This owner-managed business has successfully evolved to become a leading supplier of Personal Protective Equipment to the mining and industrial sectors of South Africa and the greater African Continent. Pienaar Brothers prides itself in having hands on owner involvement and can offer customers unprecedented service and reliability for this reason. We have distribution centres in Cape Town (Western Cape), Worcester & Wellington (Boland), Saldanha Bay (West Coast), Mosselbay & George (Southern Cape), Port Elizabeth & East London (Eastern Cape), Durban (Kwazulu Natal), Kathu (Northern Cape) and Gauteng (Pienaar Bros North). We manufacture and distribute a wide range of quality and reliable safety products that meet SABS, CE and other international standards and specifications. Our established enterprise offers you a comprehensive range of quality products at extremely competitive prices with the added value of friendly and efficient service.
Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.
Die GLS Bank ist in Deutschland die Refernz für sozial und ökologisches Banking. Wer bei der GLS Bank Kunde ist, kann sich sicher sein, dass sein Geld dazu beiträgt die Zukunft zu gestalten, die wir uns alle wüsnchen. Investitionen gehen in eigens sehr strickt aufgelegte Fonds welche das 1.5°C Ziel bereits erfüllen. Keine Kinderarbeit, keine Waffen, kein Genforschung oder andere negativ Themen - sondern erneuerbare Energien, Soziales und Kultur, ökologische Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, nachhaltige Wirtschaft und weitere positiv beitragende Vorhaben werden ausschließlich unterstützt. Als Kunde bei der Bank trägt man dazu bei, dass ausschließlich diese positiven Projekte gefördert werden. Der strickte Zuspruch zu sozial und ökologischen Projekten wird bei allen Produkten, die ein Kunde von seiner Bank kennt (Baugredite, Firmenkredite, Altersovrsorge, Anlagen, Investitionen etc) unabweichlich eingehalten. Privatpersonen, Firmen und Vereine werden darüber hinaus aktiv unterstützt ihrn eigenen Impact zu verbessern. Die GLS Bank ist eine Universal-Bank, bei welcher man nahezu alle Finanzdienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen kann - jedoch immer unter einer strickten sozial, ökologischen und nachhaltigen Perspektive. Die Bank ist überwiegend in Deutschland tätig. Es können alle Dienste online wahrgenommen werden und es gibt mehrere Filialen für den persönlichen Besuch. Desweiteren besticht die Bank durch Ihre Rechtsform, die Genossenschaft. Die mitgleiderbestimmte Gesellschaftsform ist darauf gegründet in Gemeinschaft einen gesellschaftlich positiven Beitrag zu leisten. Mit der GLS Bank gibt es keinen Bedarf mehr als Privatperson sowie Firma bei einer konventionellen Bank zu sein und indirekt Umweltvernichtende Projekte zu unterstützen. Die GLS Bank bietet den vollumassenden Banken-Service mit reinem und ehrlichem guten Gewissen. Klimaschutz kann so einfach sein: Werde jetzt Mitglied bei der GLS Bank. The GLS Bank is the reference for social and ecological banking in Germany. Anyone who is a customer of GLS Bank can be sure that their money will help shape the future that we all want. Investments are made in specially designed funds that already meet the 1.5 ° C target. No child labor, no weapons, no genetic research or other negative topics - only renewable energies, social affairs and culture, ecological agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economy and other positively contributing projects are exclusively supported. As a customer at the bank, you help ensure that only these positive projects are funded. The strict encouragement to social and ecological projects is inevitably complied with for all products that a customer knows from their bank (building loans, corporate loans, old-age provision, systems, investments, etc.). Private individuals, companies and associations are also actively supported to improve their own impact. The GLS Bank is a universal bank, where you can take advantage of almost all financial services - but always under a strict social, ecological and sustainable perspective. The bank operates predominantly in Germany. All services can be used online and there are several branches for personal visits. Furthermore, the bank impresses with its legal form, the cooperative. The member-determined form of society is based on making a socially positive contribution in community. With the GLS Bank, there is no longer any need to be a private person or company with a conventional bank and indirectly support environmentally damaging projects. GLS Bank offers the full banking service with a clear and honest good conscience. Climate protection can be so easy: become a member of GLS Bank now.
Hans-Juergen Wiegand is a man who lives his work passions and family, with determination. A philanthropist, who has held important positions in the chemical and automotive world, in particular with Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz). He loves to travel, attaining knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him, with a particular acumen in recognizing the best in human beings. Hans thrives on helping young people, to realize their dreams, as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader, with the competence to restructure and transform organizations. He is very flexible with people, and stands like a rock when it comes to principles. Whatever happens, he will always stay positive.
AG Jeans is a premium denim and knitwear house leading the sustainable manufacturing movement with innovative technology and eco-minded processes. In 2000, two powerhouses of the denim industry brought their visions together and founded AG Jeans in Los Angeles, California. Nicknamed the “Godfather of denim,” Adriano Goldschmied established a legacy that was instantly recognized for its ingenious washes and designs, laying the groundwork for AG’s rise in popularity as the leader of premium denim. Concurrently, the manufacturing phenom, Yul Ku, was pushing for drastic innovations in sustainable production while establishing AG as the first vertically operated denim manufacturer on the West Coast. AG’s decades of progressive experience have led to industry-wide adoption of environmentally conscious design and construction including Ozone technology, laser finishing, solar energy, and water recycling. Today, AG Jeans continues on its mission to design product that is authentically rooted in denim, craftsmanship, fit, and fabric innovation. Our in-house model helps us to pivot alongside the newest mechanisms on the market, keeping our process eco-inspired, transparent in its practice, and radical in its production. AG Jeans is proud to lead the sustainable denim movement with its AGOODKARMA initiative, a program committed to advancing AG’s technology, techniques, and practices in both design and manufacturing. Complemented by integral partnerships focused on social, environmental, and economic objectives, AG pursues its responsibility to institute positive change in our community through a multi-faceted lens. Serving 20 countries around the globe.
CELINE is a French ready-to-wear and leather luxury goods brand that has been owned by LVMH group since 1996. It was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana. In 1945, Céline Vipiana (1915–1997) and her husband, Richard, created one of the first luxury brands in the industry, Céline, a made-to-measure children's shoe business, and opened a first boutique at 52 rue Malte in Paris. The brand was recognised by its logo, the red elephant created by Raymont Peynet. In 1960, the brand decided to change its positioning by focusing its business on a ready-to-wear fashion brand for women with a sportswear approach. Henceforth, the brand offered a range of leather goods such as bags, loafers, gloves and clothes. Céline Vipiana remained the designer from 1945-1997. In 1964, the launch of the new fragrance "Vent fou" and the new ‘American Sulky’ collection of accessories gained success. The trench became the chief product of the house. Prompted by the popularity of leather, Céline opened a leather goods factory in Florence. In 1973, Céline redesigned its logo with the intertwined "C" Sulky canvas, linked to the Arc-de-Triomphe, which appeared as a symbol for Parisians. At that time, Céline began its expansion in the world with the opening of various boutiques in Monte Carlo, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, Toronto and Beverly Hills. The brand owns almost 150 stores worldwide and is distributed through a selective network.
Dior, a brand rooted in history and just as luxurious as it sounds. An internationally renowned brand since 1946, the French fashion house acclaimed for its elegance and timeless femininity. A leading company that has remained at the top of fashion's hierarchy for over 70 years, Dior's unique look has influenced the world of fashion since the beginning. Innovative but traditional, Dior maintains its reputation as creator of recognized haute couture. From their ready-to-wear fashion, leather goods, accessories, or footwear, Dior changed the game forever. To this day, the brand is all around us in some way, shape, or form - even if we don't know it. Founded by Christian Dior, born January 1905, the fashion house was established in December 1946 at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Dior's first collection launched on February 12th for Spring / Summer 1947 at the company's head quarters. An instant success, Harper's Bazaar Editor-In-Chief Carmel Snow strongly believed in Dior's talent. "It's quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your dresses have such a new look," she exclaimed. Thus, the "New Look" became a trademark. Introducing unique silhouettes consisting of shorter, fuller skirts, tighter waists, and accentuated busts - Dior's pieces were revolutionary, especially in the 40s. Although time continues to progress and changes in the fashion industry are always occurring, Dior continues to produce beautiful, timeless pieces that remain innovative and original. Truly a brand with a fascinating backstory, Dior remains one of the most prominent and important fashion houses of our time.
Chanel is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, in the Île-de-France region just outside of Paris. The company's products are sold worldwide; it generates 40% of sales in Europe, 33% in the Asia/Pacific region, and 20% in the Americas. Chanel sells its luxury goods worldwide through more than around 190 boutiques. Gabrielle Chanel was born in Saumur, France on August 19, 1883, under the sign of the lion. "Coco," as she had come to be called, opens a hat boutique at 21 rue Cambon under the name Chanel Modes. Her hats were worn by well-known French actresses of the era, and helped build her reputation. Gabrielle Chanel opens her first boutique in Deauville. From 1913, she begins to sell a line of sportswear made of jersey, a material that was previously used to make men’s underwear. This approach revolutionized fashion and women's relationships with their bodies. It was an instant success. Encouraged by her success, Mademoiselle Chanel opens her first Couture House in Biarritz, France. She employs 300 workers there and designs her first Haute Couture collection. Gabrielle Chanel purchases the building at 31 rue Cambon and sets up her Couture House there. The "31" building housed a boutique, salons and workshops; a layout that remains the same today. Launch of the first CHANEL perfume: N°5. This "women’s perfume which smells like a woman," revolutionary due to its composition, name and presentation, was born out of Gabrielle Chanel’s partnership with perfumer Ernest Beaux. The "Société des Parfums CHANEL" company is created in 1924 to produce and sell perfumes and cosmetics. Ernest Beaux then became the House's first in-house perfume designer. The first collections of powders and lipsticks were created in the same year.
Since 1913 Prada has been synonymous with avant-garde style. His intellectual universe unites concept, structure and image, through codes that transcend trends. Her fashion transcends the product: it is the translation of the conceptual into a universe that becomes a point of reference for those who love to experiment, challenging conventions. With its innovative approach, which draws inspiration from an unconventional observation of society, Prada elaborates languages that go beyond trends. Style statements that arise from the passionate investigation even of areas apparently far from fashion, such as art, cinema and photography, and result in creations that reinterpret reality starting from unprecedented points of view. The aesthetic codes of the brand, free from conceptual foreclosures and the stringent constraint of stylistic cohesion, have influenced generations of creatives with manifestos of cultural emancipation that intertwine the broadest spheres of life. Prada fashion extends beyond products: it is the transposition of ideas and ideals on clothes and accessories, which become tools for bold self-expression. Miuccia Prada, with her work, does not give up on challenging the pre-established patterns of aesthetics. Prada is an expression of society, society changes, Prada evolves accordingly. The simple and the classic are deliberately distorted and reexamined, in the constant search for new perspectives. An avant-garde laboratory that makes instinct and cultural propensity its values. The conceptual is the expressive form of Prada, an intellectual commitment to the reinterpretation of good taste. In each collection the shared aesthetic canons are reviewed, through an unusual perspective and at the same time the new products challenge material processes with technology and know-how.
Passion for materials accompanied Salvatore Ferragamo’s work right from his early days in the 1920s. For the Founder, any material, even the most modest and apparently unsuitable for a luxury business, could be brilliantly and creatively adapted when the ideas, which are linked to the materials, are driven by limitless technical and innovative ability. This vision has been recently consolidated by the Company, which started to manufacture products using organic cotton and silk and recycled and regenerated materials such as nylon, wool, cashmere, and silk, aiming at fostering circular economy and introducing responsible, innovative, and high-quality materials. The innovation has also encompassed the introduction of chrome and metal free leather and the use of soles made of leather tanned with plant based materials and through a certified lower environmental impact production process. Salvatore Ferragamo was one of the first to realize that fashion, art, and culture are intimately connected. Over the years, the Company has acted on its Founder's insight, dedicating considerable attention and resources to cultural initiatives in order to promote art in all its forms. The commitment to the community where it operates is reflected also in the social initiatives in which the Group actively participates. Creativity, innovation and excellent craftsmanship have been the core values of the Salvatore Ferragamo brand since it began, and are tangible elements in the design and production of each and every one of its creations. The Brand’s deep ties to the local area, its culture and community have instilled in Salvatore Ferragamo an ever greater awareness of the need for a sincere and significant commitment to protecting the places where it operates and the people who work for it, a commitment that goes beyond mere compliance with the provisions of national and international laws, standards and regulations.
Ralph Lauren Corporation is a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories, including apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands, and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. We believe that our global reach, breadth of product offerings, and multichannel distribution are unique among luxury and apparel companies. Reflecting a distinctive American perspective, we have been an innovator in aspirational lifestyle branding and believe that, under the direction of internationally renowned designer Ralph Lauren, we have had a considerable influence on the way people dress and the way that fashion is advertised and celebrated throughout the world. We combine consumer insights with our design, marketing, and imaging skills to offer, along with our licensing alliances, broad lifestyle product collections with a unified vision.
Founded in 1978 in Milan,Gianni Versace S.r.l is one of the leading international fashion design houses and a symbol of Italian luxury world-wide. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including haute couture, prèt-à-porter, accessories, jewellery, watches, eyewear, fragrances, and home furnishings all bearing the distinctive Medusa logo. The Versace Group distributes its products through a world-wide D.O.S network which includes over 200 boutiques in the principal cities and over 1500 wholesalers worldwide. Donatella Versace has been Artistic Director of Versace since 1997 and has steered the brand into the 21st century. Today, Versace represents its heritage through its strong and fearless designs, while addressing a new global audience which continues to strengthen Versace’s position in contemporary culture. In 2000 Gianni Versace S.r.l opened Palazzo Versace, the first hotel project to be branded by a luxury goods company, which provides tourists and travellers the opportunity to experience and enjoy the complete Versace lifestyle. The second Palazzo Versace built in Dubai opened in 2015. The third Palazzo Versace will be built in Macau, China. In February 2014, Gianni Versace S.r.l announced its agreement with Blackstone to participate in the next phase of the Company’s development. Blackstone owns 20 percent of the company; while the Versace family remains at its heart, with Ms. Allegra Versace Beck, Ms. Donatella Versace and Mr. Santo Versace all playing important roles in the company. Donatella Versace holds the dual role of Vice-President of the board and Artistic Director. In May 2016, the Versace Group appointed Mr. Jonathan Akeroyd to the position of CEO and member of the company’s Board of Directors. In September of 2018 Versace announced that one hundred percent of all Blackstone and Versace family shares had been sold to the Group Michael Kors Limited. In January 2019, Gianni Versace S.r.l. joined Capri Holdings Limited, forming a new global fashion luxury group together with Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.
The Dolce & Gabbana Group (hereinafter also referred to as “Dolce & Gabbana”, the “Group” or the ”Company”), established in 1985 from the creativity of its two founding members, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, is one of the leading international companies in the luxury goods sector to have experienced continuous growth over the years, becoming a recognised and influential company in the world of luxury brands. The Group’s mission is to design, produce and distribute high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories under the Dolce & Gabbana brand, as well as manage, through its licensees, the production and distribution of the fragrances, make-up, eyewear, timepieces and jewels lines. The Group’s strength is based on the complementarity between the designers-entrepreneurs, the management and the rest of the organisational structure. Dolce & Gabbana, in its constant endeavour to conform to ethically exemplary conduct and in compliance with legal rules, has deemed it necessary to formalise in a business document the set of core values and rules of conduct that guide its responsible actions in liaising with their internal and external stakeholders, in order to achieve its corporate and social mission. For Dolce & Gabbana, contrast is an endless source of stimulation and inspiration. The Contrast value generates the Harmony value which is expressed in a style that combines Luxury&Street, Tradition&Research, Creativity&Tailoring, Excess & Rigour, Dream&Reality. For Dolce & Gabbana, creativity is the essence that brings the items of clothing to life. The Creativity value ties in with the Entrepreneurship value, making it possible to create original products that express a unique style in line with market expectations.
Chiara Ferragni launched her blog, The Blonde Salad, in 2009 while attending Milan’s Bocconi University for a degree in law. Initially indicative of the “mixed salad” of interests including travel, beauty and food, the blog has since become focused on fashion. Among her style choices and inspirations, The Blonde Salad charts her collaborations with an impressive roster of design houses, including Dior, Louis Vuitton , Ermenegildo Zegna, Benetton and Mango. She was also announced as the European ambassador of Amazon Fashion and face of its Spring 2016. In 2017, Ferragni stepped up to the helm of her TBS Crew to become its president and chief executive. Ferragni’s namesake line, Chiara Ferragni Collection, started out in 2013 as a footwear line with Luisa Via Roma. It has since expanded into clothing, accessories and children’s wear and boasts four flagship stores and over 300 retail doors. The company reported 2016 revenues of €17 million ($20 million). With her blog The Blonde Salad, Chiara Ferragni has used her social media style posts to create a multi-million pound business. ‘People like my story as a self-made woman.' The daughter of a dentist and a writer, Ferragni says she knows exactly why she’s so popular. “People like my story as a self-made woman,” she says. “That’s very unusual in Italy – a lot of people of my generation don’t even have a job. I don’t really know how I did it.” Timing was definitely a factor. In 2009, she worked with her then-boyfriend, now CEO Riccardo Pozzoli, to turn a “personal space” into a business, first through banner ads and Ferragni modelling brands’ clothes in the images, with fees of about €1,000-2,000 for a post. Now, she doesn’t disclose what the fees are, but it’s safe to assume they’re significantlyhigher. And, like the whole discernible talent thing, Ferragni’s fans don’t appear to be concerned by these corporate hookups. “It has to feel natural and transparent,” she says. “For me, selection is everything, it has to be something that my followers will be happy to know about. I can’t lose my credibility – you can’t put a price on that.” To further illustrate Ferragni’s influence, the documentary Unposted, a "millennial story of making it", contains interviews with Delphine Arnault, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Diane von Furstenberg, Paris Hilton, Jeremy Scott, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, and more fashion-world fixtures. The industry approval, the 17 million Instagram followers, the young men and women that scream and weep in her presence, and the fact that Harvard Business School used her as a social media case study cement Ferragni as one of the internet’s most valuable moguls. She’s also one of the most clever. At the film’s premiere, Italy’s Consul General to the United States introduced her to the audience, making a pointed connection. “I think that Chiara Ferragni runs deep in the historic Italian tradition of creativity. […] She combines, at the same time, a capacity to be an entrepreneur, an influencer, a producer, a designer. I think these are all features of the Italian Renaissance, to be many things together at the same time,” he said.
In 1796, with the birth of his first son, also named Thomas, Thomas made the move to Wigston Magma where he went into business as a hand frame knitter, commonly known back then as a “bag man”. In total, Thomas had two children, Thomas (1796) and William (1797), who later went on to run the business. Every step from the very first design to the finishing stitch has, and always will be executed here in the UK. We can control everything about the garment production from start to finish and we have a close working relationship with the team at our Manchester based factory. We offer something a bit different, something special and we want our customers to be excited about where their clothing comes from. “90% of clothing that we buy in Britain is outsourced when it comes to production in order to cut costs as much as possible but this often means sacrifices in the brands sustainability as well as in the quality of the garment produced..” We always start the design process with a few core themes in mind; Functionality, adaptability and a play on tradition. It is important that our clothes span seasons and that you are investing in a wardrobe staple that you will love for years to come so highest quality materials are essential. Our designs stand up to the elements but transition perfectly to suit an urban environment making them adaptable for both city living and country breaks. When you’ve been around as long as we have, you get a clear sense of what determines a piece of clothing a ‘classic’, We take these classics and play with the structure, colourways and detail to make them fresh and contemporary. Our knitwear factory is situated in Manchester but our offices and headquarters have resided in Bristol for the last 10 years. The team have settled into a new office and showroom in Montpelier, a vibrant and bustling area just North of Bristol city-centre which is well worth a visit if you stop by, have a coffee and peruse the latest range.
Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy and broke into the fashion industry in the sixties after a brief time in the military service. Giorgio launched his career as window dresser and in 1964, with an in-depth knowledge of fabric and design he was taken on as a designer for men’s clothing company, Hitman. He soon made his mark. In 1973-74, at the prestigious Sala Bianca fashion show in Florence, he presented to great acclaim bomber jackets that treated leather as a regular, everyday fabric. This penchant for using materials in unexpected contexts and combinations came to be known as a defining characteristic of his genius. In 1975, Armani and Galeotti started their own company, Giorgio Armani S.p.A., and founded the Armani label. That July, Armani launched a revolution in fashion with his unlined and unconstructed man's jacket. Completely loose and informal, the blazer offered sensual hints of the body beneath, marking a major departure from, on the one hand, the stuffy suits that straitjacketed men in the 1960s, and, on the other, the sartorial abandon of the hippie generation. The rumpled jacket was an immediate success, and a new breed of tailoring was born. Three months later, he unveiled an unstructured jacket for women. Made with traditional menswear fabrics, it was as simple and soft as the man's and bore a masculine authority. With this alternative to long, flower-child skirts and classic French tailleurs, Armani joined Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel as an emancipator of women's fashion. In 1982, Armani became the first fashion designer to appear on the cover of Time magazine since Christian Dior in the 1940s. He was one of the first designers to approach celebrities to wear his designs, beginning with then Los Angeles Lakers coach Pat Riley in 1988. Armani also invited Hollywood stars to wear his designs at the Academy Awards, winning devotees such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster. Today Armani extends his talent diversely, dressing Italian and English soccer teams and Alitalia airline flight attendants.
Gucci is one the most renowned and inﬂuential luxury brands in the world today, a genuine global reference for fashion and accessories, and a benchmark for a modern, innovative business. Born on March 26, 1881 to a simple Italian leather goods maker, Guccio Gucci was a porter at the Savoy hotel in London when he first became enamored with the glamorous suitcases that the guests arrived with from all over the globe. Paying homage to his familiar roots, he eventually returned to his native Florence to work for Franzi, a tony luggage brand. Years later, Gucci was ready to strike out on his own, and in 1921 he opened his own eponymous leather goods store in Florence. Bag, Baggage, Hand luggage, Handbag, Still life, Luggage and bags, Beige, Fashion accessory, Suitcase, Shoulder bag, GUCCI LUGGAGE, 1930S GUCCI In the beginning, Gucci’s main business was making saddles and other accessories for horseback riders, always crafted from the finest of Italian leathers. His designs continued to gain popularity as he expanded further into the world of accessories, with English aristocrats becoming major fans of the up-and-coming label. Even today this equestrian flair can be see in Gucci’s modern creations, including the beloved horse-bit detail, and the red and green woven stripe, inspired by saddle details. Guccio enlisted his three sons—Aldo, Vasco, and Rodolfo—to join the business in 1938, and they were tasked with expanding the brand’s presence, bringing Gucci to Rome and eventually Milan, in later years. Leather was hard to come by in the mid-1930s, because of sanctions against Italy, so Gucci began experimenting with alternative textiles. This led to the very first signature Gucci print: small interconnected diamonds in dark brown, woven into a tan hemp fabric. The iconic Bamboo Bag was born under similar circumstances in 1947; Gucci artisans were scrambling to find materials towards the end of World War II and discovered that they could use Japanese bamboo to craft unique bag handles. Treated with a unique and patented method, these burnished bamboo handles became synonymous with Gucci. Today, Gucci is striving to redeﬁne Luxury for the 21st century, an ambition that since 2015 has been led by the tandem of the brand’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, and its CEO, Marco Bizzarri. Colorful, romantic, poetic and magical, Michele’s unique vision has met with immense critical acclaim while also creating an authentic emotional bond with younger customers.
Zara was founded by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera in 1975 as a family business in downtown Galicia in the northern part of Spain. Its first store featured low-priced lookalike products of popular, higher-end clothing and fashion. Amancio Ortega named Zara as such because his preferred name Zorba was already taken. In the next decades, Zara began aggressively expanding into global markets, which included Portugal, New York (USA), Paris (France), Mexico, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, Malta, Cyprus, Norway and Israel. Today, there is hardly a developed country without a Zara store. Zara now has 2,264 stores strategically located in leading cities across 96 countries. It is no surprise that Zara, which started off as a small store in Spain, is now the world’s largest fast fashion retailer and is the flagship brand of Inditex. Its founder, Amancio Ortega, is the sixth richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine. Today, Inditex is the world’s largest fashion group with more than 174,000 employees operating more than 7,400 stores in 202 markets worldwide including 49 online markets. The secret to Zara’s success has largely being driven by its ability to keep up with rapidly changing fashion trends and showcase it in its collections with very little delay. From the very beginning, Zara found a significant gap in the market that few clothing brands had effectively addressed. This was to keep pace with latest fashion trends, but offer clothing collections that are a combination of high quality and yet, are affordable. The brand keeps a close watch on how fashion is changing and evolving every day across the world. Based on latest styles and trends, it creates new designs and puts them into stores in a week or two. In stark comparison, most other fashion brands would take close to six months to get new designs and collections into the market. Zara’s unrelenting focus on the customer is at the core of the brand’s success and the heights it has achieved today. There was a fascinating story around how Zara co-creates its products leveraging its customers’ input. In 2015, a lady named Miko walked into a Zara store in Tokyo and asked the store assistant for a pink scarf, but the store did not have any pink scarves. The same happened almost simultaneously for Michelle in Toronto, Elaine in San Francisco, and Giselle in Frankfurt, who all walked into Zara stores and asked for pink scarves. They all left the stores without any scarves – an experience many other Zara fans encountered globally in different Zara stores over the next few days. 7 days later, more than 2,000 Zara stores globally started selling pink scarves. 500,000 pink scarves were dispatched – to be exact. They sold out in 3 days.
Kappa is an Italian high quality sportswear brand founded in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. Kappa was founded in Turin, Italy, in 1978, by Marco Boglione, as a sportswear branch of the already existing "Robe di Kappa". Founded as a sock and underwear brand in the Italian city of Turin in 1916 (footballshirtculture.com, 4/11/2006), Kappa quickly became the “chavy” sportswear brand we know today. Robe Di Kappa was born out of the concept of casual wear that the student’s movement brought at the end of the late ’60s. The sexualised promotional material for Kappa’s notorious Jesus Jeans caused great outrage within the deeply religious country. Resulting in a court judge ordering the removal of hundreds of “religiously offensive” Kappa posters in 1973. Unsurprisingly, this controversy resulted in a great spike in interest towards the brand, by the fashion-conscious and young Europeans Maurizio Vitale, owner of Robe di Kappa, became the first person in Italy to sponsor a football team within 1979 (Kappa Store Online, 23/2/17), beginning Kappa’s association with varying sports across the globe. Jason Fairclough explains in an interview with Dazed, that Kappa first appeared in the UK during the early ’80s as Liverpool fans would bring back “French and Italian luxury sportswear brands like trophies from their European Cup away leg”. Sports sponsorships have been abundant for Kappa, with the likes of A.C. Milan, Barcelona and Red Star Belgrade football teams all repping the brand, whilst Juventus won their third Champions League final in 1996 wearing Kappa. It is not just football however, that Kappa is associated with. In 2000 the brand partnered with the Italian Rugby Federation (Kappa Store Online), 2003 resulted in a deal with Danish female rowing team ‘Guld 4’eren'(Scotts Brand Authority) and in 2016 Kappa was a major parter for sports in France, including Football, Basketball, Rugby and Handball (Kappa Store Online). This emphasises the brand’s applicable diversity among its current consumers of the brand and supporters of the teams.
We are a British fashion retailer headquartered in London, UK. We sells menswear, womenswear apparel, footwear, and accessories in 279 stores, and has approximately 2,400 employees across 27 countries and regions including the UK, France, Ireland, USA, Canada, Russia, South Korea and China. We’re starting to make changes. For right now, and going forward. Discover a new uniform of recycled yarns, responsible wools and vegetable-tanned leathers. And learn more about the things we’re doing and initiatives we’re partnering with to make our products more sustainable. Much of our collection is produced in factories using innovative water saving and water recycling processes. The specialist machinery and techniques can use up to 89% less water than traditional methods. We, ALLSAINTS, are committed to improving cotton farming practices globally with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products. However, BCI Farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes to those we ‘source’. We ALLSAINTS, are committed to sourcing 80% of our cotton as more sustainable cotton by 2022. More sustainable cotton includes Better Cotton, recycled cotton, organic cotton and fair trade cotton. By buying cotton products from ALLSAINTS, you’re supporting the Better Cotton Initiative/ BCI Farmers who care for the environment and respect workers’ rights and wellbeing.
In 1965 the Benetton, three brothers and a sister, opened their first store in Belluno and three years after in Paris. The company's core business consists of clothing brands United Colors of Benetton and Sisley. Benetton was an iconic brand in the 1980s and 1990s United Colors of Benetton is a clothing brand renowned worldwide for its colors, knitwear expertise and social commitment. A blend of Italian style and global research, UCB collections present on trend, quality outfits, in the respect of the environment and with the goal of creating a brighter future for all humans. Benetton's remarkable success story starts way back in 1965 at Castrette in the Province of Treviso. The firm gradually began gaining larger and larger shares of the market in the knitwear sector thanks to its highly original ideas and strategies. Instead of using coloured yarn, for instance, plain wool was employed and the finished knit-wear items were then dyed according to fashion trends, thus permitting to quickly replenish retail outlet assortments. The first trade-mark was designed by Franco Giacometti in 1971. It was a clever rendition of the texture of a special fabric called "folpetto" or "polipetto" ("octopussy") for the local dialect, with original lettering. In 2012, Benetton Group was delisted from the stock exchange and is now a fully owned subsidiary of the Benetton family company Edizione holding. ... As of 2020, United Colors of Benetton has 1,500 employees and uses 25,000 workers through subcontractors. Benetton Group has been ranked by Greenpeace as one of the world's most sustainable companies, thanks to its global commitment to protecting the environment, product safety, and transparency of supply chain information. Today Benetton Group is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in the most imortant markets in the world with a network of about 5,000 stores.
Brunello Cucinelli was born into a peasant family in Castel Rigone, a 15th century little hamlet nearby Perugia, in 1953. He was blessed from the very beginning with an innovative, intuition: coloured cashmere knitwear for women. The market, above all the German-speaking one, showed a huge interest and appreciation for this unprecedented proposition and this allowed my company to quickly emerge. All that followed is a success story that in 2012 prompted me to list my company on the Milan Stock Exchange. It was an unforgettable and exciting success. Almost drawing inspiration from the romantic hero by Antoine de Saint- Éxupery, the Little Prince, he presented his proposals without focusing on economic figures or formulas, but talking about people, the dignity of work, the ancient heritage, the ideals. Today the history of cashmere passes through the workshops in Solomeo, where since 1978 Brunello Cucinelli’s intuition has bestowed upon this yarn a new appeal and modern colours. "Today the Brunello Cucinelli company identifies its truest meaning and aesthetic research in manual work and craftsmanship. These are the most authentic expressions of people’s humanity and creativity, and they are essential to us. Italian manual skills and craftsmanship shine through in the beauty of our products, in our heritage, in our identity." For these purposes, the School of Arts and Crafts was established in the hamlet of Solomeo, a place whose aim is to rediscover and enhance old crafts, passing them down through generations.
Fashion designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born on May 11, 1932, in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy. He began working in the fashion industry at a young age, apprenticing under local designers including his aunt Rosa. His formal training took place in Paris, at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino got his professional start as an apprentice working in the salons of Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche. Valentino left Paris in 1959 to open a fashion house in Rome. He modelled his business on the grand houses he had seen in Paris. In his early shows, Valentino quickly gained recognition for his red dresses, in a shade that became widely known as "Valentino red." In 1960, Valentino met Giancarlo Giammetti in Rome. Giammetti, an architecture student, quickly became Valentino's partner, both professionally and romantically. Together, the pair developed Valentino SpA into an internationally recognized brand. Valentino's international debut took place in 1962, at the Pitti Palace in Florence. The show cemented the designer's reputation and attracted the attention of socialites and aristocratic women from around the world. Within a few years, Valentino's designs were considered the pinnacle of Italian couture. In 1967, he received the prestigious Neiman Marcus Fashion Award. His client list included the Begum Aga Khan, Queen Paola of Belgium and movie stars Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. Among Valentino's most prominent clients was Jacqueline Kennedy. Kennedy developed an interest in the designer's work after admiring friends in several Valentino ensembles. In 1964, Kennedy ordered six dresses in black and white, which she wore during the year following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. She would remain a friend and a client from that point on, linking the Valentino name to her own iconic status in the fashion world. Valentino also designed the dress that Kennedy wore when she wed Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968. While maintaining strong ties to Florence and Rome, Valentino spent much of the 1970s in New York. In addition to his friendship with Kennedy, he became close friends with artists such as Andy Warhol. Over the course of his career, Valentino's primary lines have been Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and R.E.D. Valentino. In 1998, Garavani and Giammetti sold the brand to Gianni Agnelli for $300 million, after which it was sold again, this time to the Marzotto Group, at a loss. After Garavani’s retirement in 2007, the brand set up various memorial exhibits, including a virtual museum displaying his seminal works and a couture exhibit in London’s Somerset House. To this day, Garavani’s legacy lives on through his brand, by now a well-known international luxury brand, and through the media pieces done on his life, most notably "The Last Emperor," a popular documentary about his career. He has been honoured by the French Legion of Honour and has multiple other civic and design-related awards.
Peacock's Penny Bazaars established 1884... Albert Frank Peacock founded the company in Warrington, Cheshire in 1884; a true Victorian Penny Bazaar selling anything and everything. His founding principle of value helped Peacocks develop a successful business that continued to grow throughout the twentieth century. In 1940, Albert's son, Harold, moved the business to its current home in Cardiff. Growing into clothes... During the following years Peacocks continued to establish itself as a value-for-money retailer. From the mid 1990s onward Peacocks experienced significant development and growth and a greater emphasis on fashion, which helped to propel the brand to even greater success in today's market.
Hawthorn is one of the UK’s leading clothing manufacturers, at the forefront of concept design, prototype innovation and full scale production; producing and distributing clothing of the highest quality to small and medium sized fashion brands. From our central London headquarters, we are perfectly positioned to stay on top of the latest trends in the ever changing world of fashion. We work closely with you to help convey these trends in your clothing collections. We have strategically placed manufacturing facilities across the globe, which gives us the capability to be able to produce items at both low quantities and bulk alike. As a result of constant innovation, Hawthorn is proud to offer industry leading minimum order quantities for the production of custom clothing. Regardless of order quantity, Hawthorn are clothes manufacturers committed to providing exceptional products which meet the high expectations of our customers.
Since 2010, from a barn in the countryside, a small dedicated group of people (by which we mean ourselves) have scoured the British fashion world, gathering up the very best pieces by emerging designers of all ages and made them available to lucky, lucky you. A global destination store focusing entirely upon the best and brightest of our homegrown fashion designers. A world stage where our most talented young people can strut their immensely wonderful stuff. New designers can sometimes find themselves stocked by amazing retailers from the likes of Topshop to the formidable Matches Fashion, Net-a-Porter, Selfridges and a smattering of gorgeous boutiques the land over. But there was no single retailer purely representing designers based here in the United Kingdom. Until YBD. There is just something about being a young British designer. It's about pushing boundaries, breaking rules that really shouldn't be broken, risking everything in pursuit of your dreams. It's about creating brands that aren't homogenous, that do not appeal to everyone but are deeply meaningful to those they do resonate with. It's because our young designers are so world leading, so wholly passionate and dedicated to the cause that we are delighted to dedicate ourselves to them. Some are names you may have heard of, some will be outrageously brand new to the world. All of them have created the most uniquely designed collections. Discover them first. Right here.
Ala e Davide, siamo noi la cordata di Shirin Persia, compagni nella vita e uniti in questo progetto fatto di amore, passione e rispetto per "il popolo dello zafferano". Shirin Persia non siamo solo noi: ne fanno parte anche le piccole-grandi realtà locali italiane con le quali si stanno condividendo progetti e valori. Siamo aperti a collaborazioni con produttori alimentari italiani che intendano utilizzare lo zafferano di Qa’en per impreziosire prodotti di qualità e condividere con noi sogni, valori, etica e solidarietà. Ma i veri protagonisti sono loro, i produttori dell'oro rosso di Qa'en. Il cuore della produzione mondiale dello zafferano si localizza in Iran, in particolare nella regione del Khorasan. All’interno della regione del Khorasan le produzioni in assoluto di migliore qualità di zafferano si concentrano attorno alla località di Qa’en o Qayen. Shirin Persia nasce da una mia idea, sono una ragazza iraniana, vivo in Italia, e ho deciso di trasformare in una piccola iniziativa imprenditoriale un sogno nato dalla mia tesi di laurea in ingegneria gestionale in Italia. Far conoscere ed importare qui uno dei migliori zafferani al mondo: sicuramente il più ricco di storia, quello della mia terra natale, l'Iran, e insieme ad esso... le storie di chi lo coltiva. Durante i miei studi ho potuto approfondire la realtà del mercato internazionale dello zafferano e conoscere personalmente chi lo coltiva con sacrificio nella regione del Khorasan. È nato così questo progetto che ha obbiettivi molto chiari: promuovere e vendere zafferano purissimo e della migliore qualità dalla località di Qa’en in Iran. creare una filiera corta e fare conoscere ai clienti le storie dei produttori iraniani, garantendo loro un giusto prezzo di vendita e progetti che possano aiutare lo sviluppo sostenibile della loro attività - creare sempre una maggiore conoscenza e cultura dello zafferano nei consumatori, è proprio grazie alla cultura e alla conoscenza del prodotto che si prevengono le frodi e lo sfruttamento dei produttori. promuovere il turismo responsabile e sostenibile nelle aree di produzione dello zafferano, con l'obiettivo di creare un filo diretto tra i produttori ed i consumatori fatto di conoscenza e fiducia reciproca. promuovere lo sviluppo dell'artigianato di alta qualità locale legato al mondo dello zafferano iraniano.
SubStitch is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom-made, branded, technical performance sports apparel across all sporting disciplines including Athletics, Rugby, Soccer, Netball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, CrossFit, Cycling, Fishing, Frisbee, Ice Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Motocross, Paintball as well as Fitness Apparel such as T-Shirts, Vests, Leggings, Hoodies and Shorts. At SubStitch we understand the importance of high-quality, durable, comfortable and great-looking sports apparel for athletes who not only compete at the highest level, but also for the weekend warrior or corporate team that wants to look the part. We provide all out customers with the same professional yet personal service, no matter the size of the order. We produce garments used by local sporting clubs, motor-sports teams and schools. The manufacturing techniques used by us enable you to have unlimited options in respect of design and colours. Our designers can assist with artwork and the design is scaled to suit the size. Our services include the conceptualisation, design, layout and manufacturing of apparel. We use the latest method of dye sublimation printing, but also offer silk screen printing, video flex heat transfer and embroidery. At SubStitch we take pride in only using the highest quality inks and fabrics, coupled with our skilled CMT team, to deliver a high-end retail quality product second to none! Our mission at SubStitch is to be the most reliable sportswear manufacturer, without compromising quality, price or service. This is something that we work towards every single day through a relentless pursuit of innovation, customer service and social impact.
TIME Clothing is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad spectrum of clothing incorporating Corporate wear, Leisurewear, Golf Shirts, Workwear, Securitywear, Schoolwear and Sportswear. Our brand names include Jefferson Collection, FLYA Sportswear & SchoolZONE. For all of your clothing requirements, whether in-house or customised garments, TIME Clothing is your ‘one stop shop’. In 1994 TIME Clothing was established as a family business in the former Ciskei with a staff complement of 90. Based in the Eastern Cape settlement of Mdantsane outside of the city of East London, the company employs over 500 staff members the majority of which are women. This is a boom for the area where the unemployment rate is over 40%. Although the basic façade of the company has changed somewhat since inception, one aspect that has remained steadfast is our original quest of supplying “the best possible garment at the lowest possible price”. This was our mission 18 years ago and still holds true today. Our latest very exciting addition is FLYA Sportswear a subsidiary of TIME Clothing, which offers affordable team sportswear for all ages in all sporting disciplines. Our range is so extensive that it warrants it’s own website. View www.flyasportswear.co.za Being a truly South African company we are proud to say that we manufacture each and every garment locally at our manufacturing plant in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape.
Woolworths South Africa is a leading sub-Saharan African retailer offering a range of primarily private label products. Woolworths SA offers a wide range of quality clothing, general merchandise and food products with a focus on innovation, value, and sustainability. Woolworths Financial Services, a joint venture between Woolworths South Africa and Barclays Bank, provides Woolworths customers with focused financial products and services. As at June 2020, Woolworths SA had 731 store locations throughout South Africa and 11 other African countries as well as strong online presence. It employs more than 32 000 people and has 3.2 million active members of its WRewards loyalty programme.
Sunspel is a British heritage brand with a contemporary approach. We have been handcrafting garments in the UK for over 160 years, building a global reputation for uncompromising quality, timeless design and luxury fabrics. We create clothes that will last and we use natural, organic and recyclable materials whenever we can. We have a strong sense of tradition, history and craft, but we do not rely on the past. We use it to shape the future. Sunspel makes beautiful, everyday clothing that forms the foundation of the modern luxury wardrobe. We believe in making clothes with care. We care about where we source our materials from, the people we work with and the quality of everything we do. Sunspel produced the world’s first luxury T-shirts in the late nineteenth century and introduced the boxer short to the UK in 1947, making British design history. Our unique Riviera polo shirt provided the look for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale. Our other icon products include the men’s loopback sweatshirt and boxer short.
Mamnick is the road that leaves Hope valley and ascends Mam Tor, deep within the splendor of the Peak District. 'The Peaks' is one of the most picturesque locations in Britain. Mamnick is a brand inspired by this scenery which is on the door-step of where our manufacturing takes place. From day one I have been passionate about our manufacturing process and I am proud to say that the majority of the Mamnick inventory is manufactured in South Yorkshire. I tip my hat to my Grandad Eric Barnett every time I work with steel. He was a man who spent his entire working life within the famous Sheffield steel industry and lived only six miles away from the factory in the mining town of Rotherham, with his wife of 70 years Emily Barnett. Many of our products are made by people only a stone's throw away from the road that my Grandad and I grew-up on. A family community where every weave and stitch has a story. It's this family of people, with their craft and workmanship, that make us who we are. It's nice to work so closely with manufactures that share the same feelings towards Britain's manufacturing heritage and I'm grateful to them - if they weren't willing to help, then Mamnick would be little more than a logo in my head.
Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. It was established in 1942. In 1948 the UK's first charity shop was opened. In 2011 Oxfam was chosen as the Charity of the Year for the Virgin London Marathon. More than 350 runners join our team and raise thousands of pounds for Oxfam projects around the globe. Today, 23,000 amazing volunteers run 650 shops nationwide. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.
They’re his FIELDS of interest, his FIELDS of experience, his FIELDS of flow. We believe the modern man is proud to be multifaceted, knowing that an identity is the sum of its components. As a contemporary menswear clothing brand, FIELDS explores these facets grouping them as: Soul, encompassing contemplation, purity, connection and integrity; Art, including impactful work, creativity and leadership and; Outdoor, the tactile, the environment, physicality and nature play. Our approach is to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. Business decisions are made with a long term view. Garments are crafted using natural fibres sourced and made throughout Southern Africa. Our twill and herringbone fabrics have been custom developed and woven to our specifications. Through FIELDS we showcase the quality our yarn and factory partners bring in their manufacturing. Seasonally we collaborate with two African artists. By exhibiting their works in an unexpected way, we enable wearers to express themselves; ultimately being able to live their lives in the art they so appreciate. Founded on these three principles in 2018 by Mikael Hanan.
The Young Designers Emporium (YDE) is at the forefront of identifying and supporting local fashion talent in South Africa. YDE exists to showcase the creative talent of up-and-coming clothing, footwear and accessory designers in South Africa. We provide emerging designers with an established platform where they can exhibit and sell their bespoke merchandise. Our clothing and accessory ranges and brands are original, sexy and expressive, and cater to a fresh and trendy customer-base who has a keen eye on local and international fashion trends.
In 1864 J Hepworth & Son, Gentleman’s Tailors is established in Leeds, England. Then in 1981 Hepworth buys the chain of Kendalls rainwear shops to develop a womenswear group of stores called NEXT. The first NEXT womenswear store opened on 12th February 1982 which grew to 71 stores by the end of July, Next for Men was launched in August and grew to 52 stores by December. Over the years Next introduced home interiors and children's wear. In 2013 NEXT began trades online in more than 70 countries worldwide. Our NEXT Platform draws on all our assets – stores, warehouses, delivery networks, systems, marketing, credit facilities – to create a powerful aggregation business selling hundreds of third-party clothing and home brands alongside our own NEXT merchandise. In the UK, the scale of our Online business, supported by our store network and strong relationships with partner brands, enables NEXT to offer a broad product range to satisfy consumer demand for choice.
Inspiring an outdoor lifestyle is at the heart of everything we do. We’re here for those adventurous moments, and our philosophy is simple; we design and manufacture functional products that are made to last. Our fabrics have been tried, tested and carefully considered to serve the function that they are designed for. Each and every garment is designed and hand-made in Kwazulu – Natal, South Africa. We are Dirt Road Outfitters and we hope you will follow us on our journey. Our luggage is locally manufactured in Kwazulu-Natal, from 100% cotton canvas, genuine leather, and antique brass trims. At Dirt Road we’ve put together a collection of products which we believe will meet your every need whilst enjoying the outdoors.
Wear South African (WearSA) is a movement driven through the collective vision of a local network of honest, passionate South African fashion industry activists striving to make a difference through design, manufacturing and retail in the Clothing & Textile Industry. The key stakeholder is the Southern African Clothing & Textiles Workers Union (SACTWU). Our purpose is to grow and sustain the local manufacturing sector by creating a sustainable design model that supports ethical sourcing. We aim to empower local creative talent that have the vision and commitment to develop authentic South African fashion brands as a real competitive alternative to our international counterparts. WearSA currently trades under the Blue Collar White Collar, Magents, B.ZAR, Democracy of Denim, 1994 and Relabelled brands throughout its 19 independent, stand-alone stores across South Africa. By successfully achieving our expansion goals over the next 3 years, WearSA will create additional employment for more than 500 South Africans whilst assisting in sustaining thousands of others. The business priority has never been focused on bottom line profits, however WearSA’s commercial success story is merely the by-product of a strong commitment to achieving our purpose. WearSA celebrates the visionaries, the movers and shakers; the industry stalwarts, the hard workers and toilers, the pattern-makers, the supervisors, the machinist, the delivery truck drivers, the designers, the textile weavers, the shop assistants, and the customers. We are you, and our simple mission is to unite and empower all the people who aspire to design a better South Africa.
Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.
Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio
Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/