WELCOME TO THE HOME OF EQUATOR – THE BELT FACTORY™
Your Belt Manufacturer
South Africa’s First 5 Star GBCSA Certified Industrial Building (Fashion Industry)
Equator is a belt manufacturer for the fashion, retail & wholesale trade globally. Based in Durban, South Africa our belt factory and design house is over 20 years into its journey to be world class!
Equator is a Design-House-Manufacturer of market leading belt brands. At Equator (named after Earth’s favourite belt) we strive for excellence: people, product and supply chain excellence.
This is achieved by carefully balancing the needs of the environment, our retail partners, customers and our own people and applying technology and the latest design & trend thinking to our processes. Because we have our own belt factory for manufacturing, we have an intimate understanding of our product categories.
Our Sustainability Journey
In 2020, Equator – the Belt Factory™ became the first member of the local fashion (CTFL) supply industry to achieve a Five Star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
This is one stepping stone towards the great aspirations we have for our factory and the future of fashion: that of circular economy and carbon neutrality! Whilst these ideals may still be far off for us and the industry at large, we utilise them as our guiding lights to ensure we make decisions that make us better today than we were yesterday!
We don’t claim to be perfect and are aware that sustainability has no end destination. It is rather an ongoing journey which we have broken down into three focus areas: