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The Foschini Group spreads warmth to over 100 000 South Africans


Taking an active role in local communities affected by disaster or socio-economic circumstances, TFG has donated over 100 000 blankets to South Africans in need.

TFG’s “Sew Good Initiative” forms part of the group’s shared value strategy that spreads warmth through action. Underpinning TFG’s investment in local production is skills development, and through this initiative the group is able to teach previously unemployed women  how to sew, starting with blankets and then donating those blankets to those in need. Since its launch in 2015 the “Sew Good Initiative” has helped train more than 350 women, many of whom are employed at TFG’s wholly owned Prestige Clothing factories in Caledon and Maitland. Together the factories employ over 1 200 people, of which 92% are local women, and currently produce 8.9 million garments for nine of TFG’s retail apparel brands.

Working with humanitarian organisation Gift Of The Givers allows for quick distribution, in the most effective way, to those who need it most, especially during disaster relief – including victims of the Knysna fire in 2017 and the floods in KwaZulu-Natal this year.

According to TFG CEO Anthony Thunström, TFG has a responsibility to contribute to the greater good. TFG is a member of Proudly SA.


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