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" Employment in the industry has declined from 70 500 in 2003 to just below 50 500 in 2006. In addition a number of textile mills have recently closed and have been forced to retench staff."( http://www.texfed.co.za/)
"Much larger increases were recorded by imports of made up textiles which have increased from 4 900 tons in 2001 to 28 700 tons in 2006 an increase of nearly 500% and imports of clothing which increased from 139 million items in 2001 to 567 million items in 2006 an increase of over 300%." ( http://www.texfed.co.za/)
I worked with 6 different small South African businesses to have the Miriam shirt produced but that doesn’t include their suppliers and services they used.
This also doesn’t include the businesses I’ve dealt with for packaging, delivery and selling these shirts.
Since a young age I always wanted to do what my older sisters did.
When I was 4 I started art classes with them. My mom still has an oil pastels piece of mine signed in 1993. Since then I followed them to ballet lessons. Sandra and I went to piano lessons. I designed matric dresses like Lisa. I even went to Art varsity classes with Lydia (while I was in high school).
I have to say I owe my creativity to my 3 older sisters for guiding me through their own paths so that I could find my own.
Miss you ladies, can’t wait for September! #tbt #throwbackthursday #womansmonth