Brands standing for sustainability
Our brands and merchants are championing sustainability. They call out new concepts, designs and fabrics that speak to our purpose and sustainability commitments.
A game-changing partnership
It all started with the newest entrepreneur on the block: the Selling Seconds clothing shop in Khayelitsha and 40 cartons of clothes donated by TFG.
Back to the fields and forests
The cotton that your linen, T-shirt, or pair of jeans is made from, comes from cotton farmed in more than 70 countries around the world. In the same way, paper packaging, bags, boxes and wooden furniture relies on forests and timber from all over the world.
Better and better
We are pleased to share that we improved our B-BBEE rating from Level 6 to Level 3, significantly raising the bar for major listed South African retailers.
More jobs for better lives
The bright yellow canola fields surrounding Caledon in the Western Cape is the backdrop to one of South Africa’s success stories. 652 people in this community work for TFG’s Prestige Clothing factory. The factory has given them hope, jobs and skills. And now TFG plans to more than double the number of people employed in its factories by 2026.
Our journey for seafarer rights
Two years ago at TFG London, we discovered just how little we knew about a major element in our supply chain: maritime transport. We knew that 90% of global trade relied on maritime transport but had very little understanding of what the two million seafarers’ lives and working conditions entailed.
Taking action for lower energy and fewer emissions
Walk into a store and you might not even notice the lighting. Was it bright and white? Blue and atmospheric? A lot of design goes into lighting to best show garment and fabric colours, and to illuminate aisles to guide customers through our stores.
TFG has great talent
We celebrate our diverse talent and provide many opportunities for career growth and learning at TFG.
The business champions we cheer for
Small businesses create much needed jobs in South Africa. They are also the corporate and large employers of the future if we all help them grow. By supporting local enterprises, we invest in our economy and our people, and ensure better living for all.
What’s in a bag?
Did you know? Our research at TFG shows that our customers in South Africa use 48 million single-use TFG plastic bags per year. They use a bag for an average of 12 minutes. We also know that each bag has a lifespan of up to 1 000 years.
Where do textiles go when they are no longer loved?
About 50% of the clothes in your wardrobe has not been used for at least a year. At least, that is what research by Movinga found. Which means that you might have a lot to throw out, give away and hand down.
YES to youth: our talent pool for the future
So many talented young South Africans are battling to find jobs and participate in the economy. TFG employs more than 31 300 people in South Africa, and we are looking for more. We want to inspire young people and help them live better lives.
Young talent building a revolutionary retail platform
The new TFGLabs team has big ambitions to simply advance retail, for the better. Through their work they are defining a truly omnichannel shopping experience blending the online and brick and mortar experience across the Group’s many brands.
Our new recycled wash care labels: small ways to make big differences
Our consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and want more transparency about the products they buy. They want information that will bring them peace of mind and demonstrate value.
Big step for the environment
Markham and Relay Jeans are making a difference with their Flip Ur Flops sustainability drive for cleaner oceans and reduced landfill waste.
Financial support for employees in hard times
First, it was COVID-19, then civil unrest in parts of South Africa, and then floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Ordinary people are battling to make ends meet. This includes our employees and their families.
Factory of hope
World-class TFG facility in Johannesburg provides training and job opportunities to hearing impaired school leavers.
Prevention is the best cure
Immediate assistance to communities at the time of the July 2021 civil unrest provided some relief, but in the long-run, only economic growth and job creation will prevent it from happening again.
Leading the future of manufacturing
The future of manufacturing is changing rapidly. Technology brings disruption, innovation and great opportunity. And it’s all happening at South Africa’s only manufacturing-focused business school and research institution, the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS).