Shiva Clothing: A Trailblazing Example of Manufacturing Success on the KZN South Coast

Unlocking the investment potential of the KZN South Coast, manufacturing emerges as a pivotal growth sector, epitomized by the remarkable journey of Shiva Clothing. Founded modestly in 1992 by the visionary duo, Dolly and Siva Naidu, the company's humble beginnings in a garage blossomed into a thriving enterprise. From crafting school skirts with just three machines to becoming a premier supplier to Durban fashion houses, Shiva Clothing's evolution underscores the region's fertile ground for business growth.

Transitioning from Port Shepstone to Marburg in response to burgeoning demands, Shiva Clothing honed its craftsmanship amidst industry challenges, spearheaded by Preggy Naidu's fresh leadership in 2020. Today, specializing in underwear and babywear, the company employs 450 individuals, including 80 locals, and enjoys partnerships with major retailers nationwide.

Preggy Naidu highlights the advantages of the KZN South Coast, emphasizing its cost-effective manufacturing environment and abundant labor pool. Deborah Ludick, Acting CEO of SCTIE, lauds Shiva Clothing as a beacon of manufacturing potential, citing the region's strategic advantages and its pivotal role in supporting the textiles and clothing sector.

As the region propels forward, Shiva Clothing stands as a testament to its promise, with ambitious expansion plans and innovative initiatives like Kelmik SA, creating opportunities and jobs. Explore investment avenues with SCTIE, the KZN South Coast's hub for investment inquiries, and witness the region's vibrant future unfold.

Stay connected with the KZN South Coast's journey by following SCTIE's digital platforms, and seize the opportunity to invest in the region's flourishing economy. Join the movement to support local businesses and be part of the KZN South Coast's success story.
7 May English South Africa Business · Business News

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