NEWS & ARTICLES2020-08-24T08:28:51+02:00

News & Articles

 

The views and opinions expressed in some of these blog articles are those of the original writers and thought leaders and do not always necessarily reflect those of Equator – The Belt Factory™.  As “a Place of Craft and a Place of Science”, we have included these as part of the broader dialogue surrounding Sustainability, which is one of our key manufacturing focus areas.

 

Fashion Won’t Be Sustainable Until Consumers Are Educated

Jan 16th, 2020|

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes but only on a small scale.   With fast [...]

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BizCommunity Article: Equator’s Sustainable Approach to Fashion Supply in SA

Oct 14th, 2019|

From vegan leather to green building, KZN-based design house and manufacturer, Equator - The Belt Factory, is on a journey to drive social and ecological [...]

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Happy Equator Staff with Their Glass Water Bottles in Aid of a Proudly “Plastic Free July”

Jul 3rd, 2019|

Join Equator for a Plastic Free July! Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to [...]

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Innovation of the Day: Google x Stella McCartney

May 16th, 2019|

May 2019 saw Google and Stella McCartney announce a sustainable fashion pilot program at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The British fashion designer has been a long-time advocate [...]

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4 Ways The CFDA’s New Sustainability Report Will Change Fashion Week Conversations

Mar 20th, 2019|

Page one of the CFDA’s new sustainability report asks a broad, burning question: “What is sustainability?” The answer tends to change depending on whom you [...]

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“Leon, I must congratulate you on what has been achieved at Equator. I have enjoyed watching you grow from small beginnings nearly two decades ago. This factory is a jewel in our industry and it is very encouraging that we can have such a showpiece facility in KZN. I know that it goes deeper than the bricks and mortar to being a happy and productive, dignified place of employment. Really it is very heartening.”
Gerald Naidoo, General Secretary/Principal Officer, National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of South Africa.
“Your new factory is amazing. Such great energy. I’m inspired.”
Denzil Spolander, Owner, African Game Skin
“The new factory is mind blowing. I’m happy to see the special vibe I always noted amongst the staff at the old factory has transferred. We enjoy coming to the new space and working in this positive and creative environment.”
Sean Hadnum CEO, Chilli Source Development
“Thank you for the tour of your new green factory. The amount of investment and passion put into it is apparent and Dangee Carken is excited to partner with Equator on the sustainability journey.”
Robby Stoller, CEO, Dangee Carken. Equator has signed up the belt license for Urban Art & Mazerata for distribution from 1 January 2019