8th Avenue Trading provides local textile flavour to SA’s hospitality industryJune 21st, 2012 by Susan Reynard | Categories: Press Office
With over 40 years of expertise in the textile industry, servicing the hospitality and retail groups both locally and abroad, 8th Avenue Trading – a leading textile manufacturer in South Africa – has remained committed to providing the South African market with exceptional and bespoke textiles, re-enforcing the notion that local really is “lekker”.
With an increase in recent years of local businesses choosing to import low-cost textiles from the Far East, a vast number of local textile companies have found themselves unable to evolve and compete within the hospitality and retail space, ultimately forcing the once booming South African Textile Industry to slowly switch off its machinery and close its doors. While this has been the reality for so many in the industry, 8th Avenue Trading made the decision to join forces with Rossatex cc, one of South Africa’s long standing textile factories, and have emerged from the turmoil with an unwavering determination to create a “one stop” textile facility offering the local hospitality, retail and interior decor industry with a diverse collection of textiles ranging from upholstery, curtaining, bedding, table linen and decor accessories.
The vast product collection is available in a number of weave formations and extends from cotton to various blends of acrylic/polyester textures. The Rossatex factory also boasts a newly launched in-house design department that caters for specific brand or company designs. With a key focus on providing hospitality groups, retailers and interior decorators with customised fabric and textile solutions coupled with the flexibility that importing does not permit, 8th Avenue Trading also offers clients a more flexible minimum order prerequisite.
“Gone are the days of large minimum meterage order requirements” says Granville Essafrau, managing director of Renecap (Pty) Ltd the holding company for 8th Avenue Trading. “We offer clients distinctive tailor-made textile solutions that allow far more flexibility and shorter delivery periods than that of imported textiles, which can take up to 16 weeks to deliver. The quality of our products also surpasses that of the standard quality seen from the Far East and alike,” adds Essafrau.
8Th Avenue Trading is optimistic that by offering further value added services including the in-house design facility, dyeing department as well as the comprehensive cut, make and trim departments, industries within the hospitality and retail arena will begin to rediscover the phenomenal offerings right on their doorstep and begin distancing themselves from importing cheaper textiles which , once the total cost for importing the materials are calculated, can result in inferior quality products being delivered at exorbitant prices.
“The collection of textile products and services are a result of a number of years focusing on providing the local market with superior quality textiles that cater to the unique requirements of interior decorators, hospitality groups and retailers” says Aldo Rossato, managing director of Rossatex cc.
For more information pertaining to 8th Avenue Trading and the services offered contact Granville Essafrau on 011 803 6504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.