Trade Call Investments Apparel (TCI), is one of South Africa’s leading apparel design and manufacturing companies, and the majority shareholder is the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union. In April 2014, TCIA was formed through the acquisition of the Seardel Apparel Group, with the purpose of securing jobs in the local sector and creating a sustainable, world class Clothing and Textile value chain within Southern Africa.

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CONCEPT TO CUSTOMER

1.

Concept
  1. Catwalk
  2. Customer brief
  3. Overseas travel
  4. Online trend research
  5. Lab testing

2.

Design
  1. Design for manufacture
  2. Style sheet/specifications
  3. Pattern/grading
  4. Costing/rating
  5. Colour up

3.

Fit
    1. Fit approval
    2. Pre-contract
    3. Purchase trims

4.

Pre-production
    1. Size trial
    2. Thread colour
    3. Seals
    4. Confirmed contract

5.

Simulation
      1. Trims
      2. Fabric recreation
      3. Specialised machining
      4. Re-engineering

6.

Production
      1. First garment
      2. Cutting
      3. Manufacturing
      4. Rail sample

7.

Shipping

8.

In store probing

9.

Sales
      1. Analytics
      2. Customer feedback
      3. Re-orders

ABOUT US
Our mission is to play a leading role in the revitalization of the South African Textile and Apparel industry, enabling a collaborative, integrated ecosystem, thereby contributing to social and economic stability.
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