Impahla Clothing (Impahla) is a South African-based company that manufactures sports and lifestyle apparel, socks, collars and trims, as well as fabrics, and offers a range of branding services including embroidery, sublimation, heat transfers and screen printing.
Impahla means ‘clothing’ in Xhosa and the logo is the Flame lily, a flower that is most prominent in Zimbabwe, and which represents the spirit and intentions of the company. Having grown up in Zimbabwe, William Hughes (managing director) remembers the Flame lily as a beautiful African flower that embodies the essence of the company.
Impahla has built up a reputation for manufacturing to the highest international standards. Its status as PUMA’s first fully accredited and trusted international supplier has resulted in growing demand for its services from brands that include adidas, Asics, Merrell, Uzzi (Truworths) and the TFG Group, among others.Leveraging off this reputation, Impahla is now developing its own marketing channels through exclusive sub-Saharan licences to market the BLK (sportswear) and Linebreak (compression wear) brands. The company is privately owned with its head office in Mowbray and its production facilities in Maitland, Elsies River and Epping, Cape Town. The company employs 418 staff.