The group believes in the value of partnership and actively participates in selected membership organisations. These include the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) since 2013, the National Credit Retail Federation (NCRF), the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), the Kwazulu-Natal Clothing and Textiles Cluster (KZN CTC), Proudly SA and various Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs) such as Fibre circle, Polyco and Lightcycle.
As a member of the NCRF, the group has played an active role in the development of the 2030 Retail-CTFL Master Plan and has committed to increase competitively produced products in South Africa. The group allocates key resources to build a sustainable and competitive local value chain.
The group’s partnership with The Clothing Bank and The Clothing Box, both economic empowerment projects, addresses excess merchandise and has the environmental benefit of prolonging product usage. The group is an active member of the National Retail Association which facilitates representation and participation in discussions of national interest.