Mayor James Nxumalo2Durban Fashion Fair has grown to become one leading Fashion shows in the country and has attracted international recognised fashion gurus to explore businesses and investment opportunities in the City.

With such tremendous change and the interest shown in this sector, eThekwini Municipality developed a Fashion Fair Programme to untie the capability of the young local designers who has a potential to compete on the world stage.

It is encouraging to hear the achievements the programme has made For the past three years. The ta lent displayed by our own designers is remarkable; as such the City remains committed to continue supporting this programme which we hope will create more opportunities in the Future.

When the City launched Economic Development and Visitor Strategy two years ago, one of the crucial elements emphasized was to identify large scale investment to enhance the economy. Achieving this requires concerted effort to maximise on sectors that have potential to unlock economic opportunities that will boost the economy of the City.

Hence our Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit is supporting the sector as they fund KwaZulu-Natal Fashion Council which mainly focuses on developing and exposing emerging fashion design companies based in the province. They have recently taken 14 designers to Africa Fashion Week in innovativeness through quality designs.

Ethekwini Mayor: Cllr James Nxumalo