Press

  • Daily Sun Gauteng

    Thabo Makhetha is well known in the industry for her Basotho-inspired Kobo collection. She told SunBuzz it all started when she couldn't find a job after her studies..

  • Daily Dispatch

    East London designer Yamkela Lize, owner of Refined Revolt which manufactures clothes and handbags, has been chosen as one of the Top hopefuls in Threads Stitched by Standard Bank competition...

  • North Eastern Tribune

    Twelve South African fashion industry creatives have been selected to participate in the Threads Accelerator programme, which kicked off in October. The creatives were selected from over 400 entries received across the country and they will participate in the inaugural Threads programme...

  • Destiny Man

    Fashion entrepreneur Junior Mmotla describes his entrepreneurial journey in the fashion industry as an adventure complemented by hectic experiences...

  • Herald Live

    Two Bay fashion designers have made it into the top 12 of a national fashion accelerator programme aimed at teaching them business skills to match their creative flair.

  • IOL

    Threads Stitched by Standard bank revealed their 12 fashion entrepreneurs who will take part at the first edition of the Business of Fashion Acceleration Program. From the 400 applications received, only 12 of them were selected to represent the inspiring diversity of the South African fashion aesthetic - from designers of maternity wear, modesty wear and luxury women ranges, to belts and handbag design houses and denim wear designers.

  • Business Live

    Africa is home to 15% of the global population and to millions of snappy dressers, so it’s odd that the continent earns only 1% of the annual $3-trillion spent on fashion.

  • ArtSMart

    From over 400 entries received, 12 South African fashion industry creatives have been selected for the Threads Accelerator programme, which kicks off this week...

  • Sunday Independent

    Twelve finalists from 400 entries received across the country have been selected the Standard Bank Threads Accelerator program - an initiative to help entrepreneurs in the fashion industry...

  • Pose ZA

    Threads Accelerator Programme has decided on the 12 fashion entrepreneurs that will take their programme which will take place over a 12 week duration in classroom hubs in Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. From over 400 entries received across South Africa, twelve South African fashion industry creatives will kick off the programme this week.