The City says the clothing and fashion sector contributes billions of Rand annually into the economy.
The Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities, James Vos, recently attended the City’s Fashion Graduate Recruitment Showcase, a programme to create a platform for young up and coming talent in the clothing and textile industry.
Vos says the Clothing and Fashion Design sector remains a major contributor to the City’s economy and to keep it sustainable it needs to invest in young entrepreneurs.
Vos says Cape Town’s clothing and textile industry is well served by organisations such as the Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster, Clotex, and the Cape Town Fashion Council.
“The funding of these organisations goes towards programmes that cater for training, upskilling and cross-skilling, internships and placement as well as the sector promotion and development, among a host of other initiatives. We do this because the Clothing and Fashion Design sector is a major employer and contributor to the Cape Town economy. The main aim is to eventually make Cape Town the go-to city for fashion and design on the continent and beyond because we have what it takes as a City to be the best in the world.”