3 September 2015
waste

Project Runway

Following up on its commitment to reduce the overall waste being sent for disposal at landfills and in an effort to formalise the process of monitoring and measuring waste, Impahla employed the services of WastePlan, a national company specialising in recycling and responsible waste management. Implemented from June 2013, all waste generated from Impahla’s three factories is sent to a central depot at situated at the Elsies River plant, where it is collected by WastePlan on a weekly basis. All waste streams are sorted, weighed and reported on, compliant with HACCP and ISO 14001 standards and Impahla is awarded carbon […]
3 September 2015
award

Impahla awarded for sustainability practices

Impahla Clothing has received two awards in the 2013 Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Business Partner Awards (BPAs). Launched by the IDC in 2012, the awards recognise IDC-funded businesses that have increased the creation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in South Africa and the rest of Africa. The aim of the competition is to reward funding-recipients that have contributed to commercially sustainable industrial development in one or more of the four categories, namely job creation; innovation; sustainability and regional development. Winners of the main award of the evening, in the Job Creation category, Impahla were judged in first place for the […]
3 September 2015
delft

Greening Delft

Maintaining Impahla Clothing’s carbon management programme to reduce the business’s carbon footprint, the company has partnered with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) for the last few years by funding the planting of indigenous trees at schools in needy communities throughout the Western Cape. During 2013, a total amount of 1 492 trees will be planted, an increase of 130% from 2012. On a warm and sunny day in late September, a team from Impahla, including managing director, William Hughes, production director, Lena Jansen and Impahla Socks director, Kevin Alberts were invited to attend the Trees for Home event in Delft, […]
3 September 2015
socks

The big sock story

Proudly sponsored by Impahla Clothing and Socks The overarching objective of Mandela Day was to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. 70 pairs of socks to SOS Children’s Villages teens, 600 pairs ladies and men’s socks to the homeless & needy, 670 cups of coffee from Truth Coffee Cult, hotdogs and sandwiches by Wonga.com. Thank you Cape Talk for the coverage and for the volunteers who came to give a hand. http://inrichmintinitiative.com http://inrichmintmedia.com
2 September 2015
clothing3

SABS Compliant

Impahla Clothing is thrilled to announce that on the 30th October 2013, after many months of hard work and effort, the SABS have certified the Quality Management System of Impahla as ISO9001: 2008 compliant. This is water shed achievement for Impahla and the certificate and flag that we received at the certification ceremony on the 25th November 2013, is proudly displayed at our Maitland premises. The Board would like to congratulate Quality Manager, Enricel Solomon’s and her team for the achievement. Not two years ago, Enricel was a Machinist on the line and it just goes to show what can […]