In Episode Two of Series Two, we discuss the R-CTFL Master Plan with Michael Lawrence, Executive Director of The National Clothing Retail Federation (NCRF). Michael is one of the key drivers of the R-CTFL Master Plan.
The acronym R-CTFL stands for Retail - Clothing, Textile, Footwear, and Leather with an emphasis on the value chain. The Master Plan aims to deliver significant new jobs along the value chain by giving retailers clear commitments to buy local.
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Derek Geddes grew up across South Africa. Schooled in Gauteng and tertiary educated in Kwa Zulu Natal. Derek started his professional career in Durban before moving to the Cape Town and Western Cape to advance his career. Currently based in Johannesburg, Derek’s work in expanding and educating the fashion arena has seen him travel extensively across Africa.
With a focus on bridging the gap between formal and informal fashion sectors, educated and illiterate fashion creatives, Derek’s work has led to collaborating and working with Education institutes, Retailers, NGO’s and