The Technology Station in Clothing and Textiles (TSCT) is located in the Faculty of Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus. The TSCT was established to provide innovation support to the clothing and textile industry to become more competitive. This would directly provide feedback into the teaching, learning and research at the University of Technology (UoT) by engaging staff and students in its programmes and thus UoTs become responsive to industry needs. The main sponsor of the TSCT is the Technology Innovation Agency. (www.tia.org.za )

In 2004 with support from GTZ (German Agency for Technical Cooperation) the TSCT undertook an analysis of the Clothing and Textiles value chain using a methodology known as RALIS (Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems). This was done to understand the issues that hamper the industries competitiveness. Ten key proposals were established which the TSCT used as a guideline to determine its strategic focus.


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our services

Manufacturing aadvice

manufacturing advisory services

Through our process of establishing a baseline, evaluation, implementation and re-evaluation, we will assist you in implementing effective, measurable quality and productivity improvements in your company. Your leader in clothing-and-textiles-support.


human capital development

The TSCT offers a menu of short learning programmes to the Clothing, Textiles and related industry. All short learning programmes are governed by CPUT‘s Centre for Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) and its short course policy as well as the institutions quality management policy and procedure.

Community training initiatives

smme support and development

The TSCT provides innovation support to the clothing and textiles industry to become more competitive. Besides providing assistance to established businesses, we strategically aim to be a catalyst in the development of new SMMEs in all provinces. Industry growth and improvement is our number one priority

textile testing instruments

Textiles Testing and Specifications Development.

The laboratory provides product testing and analysis service to the clothing, textiles and related industries. Our services include a broad range of tests relating to colour fastness, physical properties and fabric analysis. Your premier in clothing and textiles support.

Clothing and textiles support

product development

Turning ideas into reality. With our comprehensive range of product development software, equipment and skills, our product development department offers an advanced service to both start-ups and established businesses. Leaders in clothing and textiles support.

Textiles research

The TSCT is governed by Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is situated in the Clothing and Textiles Technology Department at the Bellville campus. Our access to top-rated researches, postgraduate students, industry experts and the latest equipment means that you have a complete knowledge-generating hub at your disposal.