Top 13 Textile Manufacturers in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most important markets for the textile and apparel industry in Africa. South Africa is among the Top 10 Most Developed Countries in Africa and the textile industry after the mining and the automobile industry is one of the key industries in South Africa’s economic growth.

The textile industry in South Africa is an important sector of the country’s economy, employing tens of thousands of people and contributing to both domestic consumption and exports. The industry is diverse and encompasses a range of activities, including the production of clothing, home textiles, technical textiles, and nonwoven fabrics.

Despite these challenges, the textile industry remains an important contributor to the South African economy. According to the South African Textile Federation, the industry employs over 50,000 people and contributes around R7 billion to the country’s GDP annually.

In recent years, the South African government has implemented a number of measures to support the industry, including tariffs on certain textile imports, incentives for local production, and support for skills development and training. Despite the challenges facing the industry, the textile sector remains an important part of the South African economy and a significant source of employment.

The industry is comprised of a range of sub-sectors, including cotton, wool, and synthetic textiles, as well as clothing and home textile manufacturing. The textile industry in South Africa is primarily focused on the domestic market, with most of the products produced for local consumption.

However, there has been a growing trend towards the production of higher value-added products, such as technical textiles, which are used in industries such as automotive, medical, and construction. Additionally, there has been a push towards sustainable and ethical production practices, with many companies adopting environmentally-friendly processes and fair labor practices.

Overall, while the textile industry in South Africa faces significant challenges, it remains an important sector for the country’s economy and has the potential for growth and innovation in the future.

in this article, Kohan Textile Journal Editor collect the top 13 textile manufacturers in South Africa for you. many other companies can place on this list. if you are one of them please contact us to add your company here after evaluating your website and factory.

Textile Manufacturers in South Africa



Producers of high-quality home, fashion, workwear & medical fabrics since 1948

Email: info(at)

Tel: +27 44 873 2995

Web site:

Our range of fabrics are used for a wide variety of applications, from unique and authentic home, décor and fashion products to fabrics imbued with protective and medical qualities for industries that demand specific performance requirements.

As one of South Africa’s oldest and largest vertically-integrated textile producers, we design and manufacture a diverse range of distinguishable, high-quality textiles. While we are known as the home of the internationally-renowned Three Cats Original Shweshwe, our offering goes far beyond traditional textiles, extending into premium home and décor fabrics, high-performance workwear, medical and technical textiles.

Standerton Mills

2- Standerton Mills

Manufacturers & Suppliers of Quality Yarn & Woven Industrial Fabrics

Web site:

P: (+27) 0177122315

Address: Steyn Street, Standerton Mpumalanga, 2430

Standerton Mills is a long established privately owned company founded in 1947, specialising in the design, manufacture and finishing of technical woven textiles and yarns for demanding applications.

The company integrates manufacturing capabilities across a wide variety of technical fabrics and yarn, offering a stand-alone or fully integrated end-to-end service which includes designing, spinning, twisting, weaving and coating.

The company prides itself with quality yarns and fabrics, coupled with uncompromising service.
With over 70 years of experience, Standerton Mills can offer a tailor made solution to all your yarn and fabric needs.


3- The M&P Trikam

Telephone: +27 11 838 3523

E-mail: info(at)

Address: 24 Mint Road- Fordsburg- Johannesburg- Gauteng

The M&P Trikam story: The first thread of this textile journey started in 1913 where a young boy seeking a better life left his home in Gujrat, India.

Departing through the Bombay port now fondly known as Mumbai – he began his expedition to Durban, South Africa.
Originating from an upbringing and family of tailors, Trikam grasped the skill of tailoring at a very young age where he would carefully tailor and adjust simple items just as trousers and suit jackets. His devotion and passion of tailoring slowly developed into adoration for high-quality fabrics – as this curiosity grew Trikam made it his life work to seek out the highest quality of fabrics.

Not long after, Trikam found himself in the United Kingdom – during the time of the industrial revolution – seeking out woollen and suiting suppliers that would fulfil this dire need for quality to bring back to SA. To his success, his mission was complete as he established relationships with the best suppliers in the UK. Armed with an arsenal of great quality fabrics and knowledge, Trikam was able to open his first retail store in 1935 in Market Street which stored and sold woollen fabrics.

He called this store M&P Trikam which he ran with his two sons, Manilal and Parshotam with little knowledge of how this brand would later grow into generations.

SK textiles

4- SK Textiles

fabric wholesaler established over 20 years ago

25 Glosderry Road, Claremont, Cape Town. South Africa

Phone: 021 683 2710

Email: info(at) / info(at)

SK Textiles is a progressive fabric wholesaler established over 20 years ago. We began by supplying fabrics to major fashion retailers, namely Foschini, Woolworths, Truworths and YDE. Over the years we have extended our supply to boutiques, online stores and small emerging brands.

We work closely with our sister company ‘Texlink’ where we benefit from the great synergy in sourcing the latest fabrics. We have an experienced sales and management team offering a wealth of knowledge acquired through many years in the textiles industry.

SK Textiles offers a wide range of fabrics suitable for various types of apparel. This includes fabrics for ladies’, mens’ and kidswear. Alongside keeping up with the latest trends, we always strive to find the ‘new perfect classic’. Our warehouse, based in Cape Town, is consistently well-stocked to service both accounts and walk in customers. Our fabric store is open to the public attracting customers who wish to buy small or large meterage at wholesale prices.


5- Satextiles

Tel: 021 931 4540

Address: Unit 11A, Central Park, Epping Ave, Elsies River Industrial, Cape Town, 7490 – South Africa

Email: info(at)


About Satextiles: From its beginning in October 2010, SA TEXTILES has endeavored to establish itself as the market leader in the supply of high-quality and cost effective fabric to the commercial textile sector.

The business compromises a staff complement of 50 managerial, administrative and operational staff members. Many staff members have been part of the SA TEXTILES family since the inception of the business and have a shared vision that ensures that the business continues to grow from strength to strength.

The staff are led by a formidable team of directors who ensure that the SA TEXTILES ship is always sailing full steam ahead.

The SA TEXTILES directors, comprising Gary Zurnamer, Fairoz Osman, Andrew Zurnamer and Denzil Fredericks, share a wealth of experience in the retail, textiles and accounting sectors and the synergy created by their diverse backgrounds and common experiences create a formidable and power driving force within the company, that is backed up with an outstanding team that not only shares their common vision but also their passion for the retail and textiles industry.

From humble beginning in his family textiles business, Gary Zurnamer has over 28 years’ experience in the textile sector and has vast experience in importing and wholesaling.


6- Sesli Textiles

Blanket producer

Address: 1090 Anvil Road, Robertville, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 1700 – South Africa

Email: hello(at)

Web site:

Tel: +27 11 674 5114

WhatsApp: +27 78 220 9238

Our mission at Sesli Textiles is to always manufacture the highest quality blankets and home textile products, using the latest technological advancements and innovations. In every aspect of our business, we strive to provide exceptional service and complete customer satisfaction with every interaction.
At Sesli Textiles we aim to be a regular household name in blankets and home textile products by 2025. Our vision sees us trading with major retailers across Southern Africa, allowing customers easy access to our superior brand at an affordable price.

Our blanket ranges are recognised for their superior quality, aesthetic design and comfort.
Sesli Textiles’ success lies in our decades of experience, integrity, professionalism and dedication to producing superior standard products in our high-tech factory. Striving to continuously educate ourselves on the latest developments in the textile, manufacturing and blanket industries so that we can produce supreme blankets and stay ahead in the South African and African market, always.

Our diverse blanket range comes in assorted sizes, colours and designs, all produced to provide you with the ultimate comfort. Providing options for the cooler months and warmer days, we ensure our range is versatile and functional. Delivering exceptional customer service, quality and affordability is all part of creating a customer experience that will retain customers and create trusted relationships.


7- Desleemat tex

Fabric producer / Your business is one step ahead with DesleeMattex.

Tel: +27 21 590 1800

Email: info(at)


DesleeMattex (previously known as Mattex) was established in 1962. In March 2010, DesleeMattex signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Deslee Clama, an international mattress fashion specialist.

Deslee Clama is a textile company based in Belgium, with factories in Romania, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil with sales offices in Spain, Singapore and India.

This partnership enables DesleeMattex to offer Africa locally produced and world-class, mattress fabric with technology that offers the end-consumer the ultimate sleeping solution.

During the year of 2016, Deslee Clama merged with Bekaert Textiles which is one of the biggest mattress fabric suppliers in the world, also based in Belgium. Now, DesleeMattex is part of an even bigger, more experienced and
a knowledgeable group called Bekaert Deslee, with 19 factories around the world.




Address: 1 Wol Street, Homelake Ext, Randfontein, Gauteng, 1759 – South Africa

Phone: 011 693 3721

Email: info(at)


Aranda is one of the leading blanket suppliers in the country. We have a large collection of quality blankets and throws which includes stylish and classic designs.

Our designs combined with the commitment to ongoing product development has enabled us to secure our place in the competitive global market.

All our blankets are produced using the highest quality standards, which is why Aranda is the producer of some of the finest fur pile products in the world.

The superior surface effect finish of this product is unique to Aranda and it is what makes us stand out among the world’s best.

Whether you want stylish throws in plain, check or textured designs, or looking for something warm, lush and comfy, Aranda Textiles will take care of all your blanket needs.



JMV TEXTILES GROUP, A leading Textile and Clothing Manufacturer in South Africa

Address: 18 Republic Street- P.O. Box 300- Verulam- Kwa-Zulu Natal- 4340- South Africa

Tel: 032 533 1070

Mobile: 082 337 0222
Email: shameel(at) / ajit(at)


JMV TEXTILES GROUP, one of the country’s leading Textile and Clothing Manufacturers, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary – a significant milestone in an industry that has undergone turbulent changes in the last two decades. Established in 1971, the Group began as small, circular knitted fabrics manufacturers with one machine.

Today, it consists of three complementary companies -JMV Textiles (Pty) Ltd, Polydye (Pty) Ltd and Solar Sport Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd – producing a vast varied range of yarns, fabrics and finished garments.

JMV Textiles Manufactures knitted fabrics and offer screen-printing, dyeing, and finishing. Polydye supplies polyester and nylon textured filament yarns (both dyed and natural) as well as dyed acrylic, poly cotton, cotton, and viscose yarns. Completing the picture, Solar Sport Manufactures ladies’ and men’s fashion and sportswear as well as men’s corporate wear.

The Group is South Africa’s only BEE vertical textile company, with its entire operation strategically housed in one Verulam premises, located in close proximity to both harbor and airport. The Group – which was founded by the current Managing Director, Mr. J M Valjee and his brothers Choonilall Valjee (late), Avia Valjee, Haresh Valjee, Manna Valjee, and Suresh Valjee – has remained a family business throughout its existence.

Our business mission remains to operate as a family-owned fabric manufacturing business enterprise based on value, quality, and service which will be of benefit to our customers, staff, and shareholders.


10- Helm Textile Mills

Home textile fabrics producer

Tel: +27 11 493 5495

Email: info(at)

Address: 33 Fennell Street, New Centre, Johannesburg, 2001- South Africa


Helm Textile Mills was established in 1992, manufacturing fabrics for:
• Contract (e.g. office, hotel, auditorium, cinema, etc.)
• Domestic décor (e.g. upholstery, curtaining, throws, cushions, etc.)
• Automotive upholstery
• Outdoor
• Bedding

We specialise in jacquard as well as dobby weaving, producing a wide range of fabrics, from cotton to chenille fabrics, for multiple end usage. The company is managed using ISO 9001:2000 as a guideline. All of our fabrics are quality checked.

We run a ‘dry’ lab for quality verification on all prototypes produced by our design department before samples are released for sales, as well as batch testing of production runs.
With a well-established and skilful design team, together with highly qualified engineers, we have the design capability to achieve innovative products with the best quality performance to match.


11- Gelvenor Textiles

Engineered fabric

Tel: +27(0)31 736 8000

Email: exportsales(at)


Address: Corner Anderson & Morewood Road, Hammarsdale – South frica

Having pioneered the manufacturing of aeronautical fabric to the African market in 1967, Gelvenor Textiles has continued to innovate in this field, manufacturing high performance aeronautical textiles which are distinctly superior in quality and design.

Advanced yarn technology ensures that our aeronautical textiles are durable, lightweight and boast a high tear resistance and low pack volume. These qualities have established Gelvenor Textiles as a reputable global aeronautical fabric supplier.

Trojan Textiles

12- Trojan Textiles

Knitted apparel fabric producer

Address: 7 Prop Street, Selby, Jhb, 2001 – South Africa

Tel : +27 0861 000 111

Email: sales(at)

Your first choice supplier of knitted apparel fabrics. Established in 1994.
Trojan textiles has earned a reputation for reliability and quality. Our fabrics are locally manufactured in our Johannesburg-based factory, we support local procurement & provide employment to a large number of South Africans.

In addition, we continually update our range thereby maintaining a “fresh” feel. Our custom designed computer software tracks every order from start to finish to ensure Trojan Textiles achieves an extremely high “on time” delivery record.

Our fabrics are locally manufactured in our Johannesburg-based factory, we support local procurement & provide employment to a large number of South Africans.

Weave it Textile

13- Weave it Textile


Address: 2 Dinkleman Road, New Germany, 3610 – South Africa

Tel: (+27) 031 705 4171 / Sales : 083 651 9324

Email: admin(at)


Established in 1990, Weave It is known to be one of South Africa’s leading textile manufacturer and supplier of woven fabrics. Weave It is based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. We offer over 30 years of expertise, and pride ourselves in supplying the best quality, service and affordability all around South Africa and abroad.

From individuals to large organisations, our enterprise is very well established in producing and supplying woven fabrics for diverse markets and end uses. From heavy industrial fabrics to the mining and industrial sector, to more delicate fabrics to the art and home sector.

Our fabrics range we supply include: filtration materials, scrim cloth, tenting, workwear, home fabrics, safari gear, and art canvas, to name a few. Our filtration materials can be used to filter liquid, air, dust; oil and wax. Our tent fabrics include Riptech as well as cotton, polycotton and ring-spun polyester for walling, curtaining and draping of luxury tents.

We are chief amongst the cotton weavers in the country with our cotton duck canvas being our most sought-after range, used for various applications. This wide range of woven textiles proves our experience in dealing with many different fibres namely polypropylene, cotton, polycotton, polyester, nylon and acrylic.

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