We have all our manufacturing equipment under one roof to ensure we can make wholesale garments to whatever specifications and budget you require. At full capacity, our factory can produce up to 90 000 wholesale garments per month – including both woven and knit applications.
We operate from our own 6000m2 building on the outskirts of Mdantsane, East London with 1500m2 of warehousing over 700 sewing machines and automated machinery to increase quality and efficiency, including pocket-sew-on, placket, buttonhole, jet pocket, lock stitch button sew-on, quilting, Velcro, and cutting machines.
We produce a wide range of wholesale garments, including shirts and blouses, trousers, chinos, security wear, workwear, chef wear, hospital wear, jackets, fishing and bush wear, golfers, schoolwear, and sportswear.
Our highly-skilled R&D Department run Lectra Design and marker-making software, and an experienced admin and a specialist planning department to keep you well informed.
A large volume and range of stock fabrics to choose from, and an established library of patterns from over 25 years of trading, means you can be assured of the perfect apparel to suit your needs. We also offer overnight delivery to all major centres.
Dye Sublimation is a printing technique that uses heat transfer to apply an image to fabric. The first step is to print the image on high-release inkjet transfer paper using our state-of-the-art Sublimation Printers. The second step is to feed the printed paper and fabric through our Industrial Rotary Thermo-processing Heat Presses. The heat and pressure convert the ink from solid to gaseous form and allow it to penetrate the fabric and create a permanent colour bond. Once the heat is removed, the dye returns to solid and the process is complete. As the colour is embedded in the fabric rather than printed on the surface, the colour will not fade or crack after washing. The process allows for unlimited colour and artwork options at no extra cost. Time Clothing is one of the country’s leading experts in this process with state-of-the-art machinery and the capacity to print over 1000 garments per day.
We use our industrial digital printing and cutting machine to produce printed vinyl and flex applications that are either applied to wholesale garments using flat-bed heat presses or used for the manufacture of items such as signage, tackle bags and pole protectors.
Our in-house embroidery department has 28 heads operational and the ability to run 24-hour shifts. In addition, we have almost unlimited overflow capacity with local partners should this be required.
Positioned in the heart of the Eastern Cape on the outskirts of South Africa’s second-largest township, our culture is steeped in the rich heritage of the Xhosa people that make up most of our staff. We currently employ about 350 people, 41 of whom have been employed for more than 20 years.
We are on a drive to employ the youth of our region and to upskill our existing team members. This goal is actively being reached through the set-up of a training school. The facility includes a functioning production line where recruits are trained in basic sewing skills and our experienced machinists are up-skilled on the more sophisticated machines.
Ashwood Holdings (Pty) Ltd t/a Time Clothing is a 100% black women owned, Level 1 BBEEE company.
Our factory is certified SABS capable in the manufacture of a wide variety of garments including workwear, securitywear, chefswear, jackets, hunting and outdoor, shirts and blouses, shorts and trousers, golfers, sportswear, medical and hospital garments as well as linen.
We are fully compliant and accredited with the Clothing Industry National Bargaining Council which is the labour regulatory body for the Clothing Industry. We participate in industry negotiations and other matters via our membership of the South African Non-Metro Manufacturers Association while, staff belong to the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
The factory has successfully undergone a Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit. The listing on the SEDEX portal allows our stakeholders to assess and monitor the conditions in which our workforce operate so they can have total comfort that we are applying the highest standards in terms of our Health and Safety practices and upholding a zero tolerance policy with regard to Human Rights abuses of any kind.