'Woolworths welcomes the Cape Clothing & Textile Cluster initiative “It is only through a concerted effort on the part of all partners in the value chain that we will improve the local value offer, remain competitive in the local industry and create a sustainable local supply base.” “We look forward to working with the cluster in continuing our commitment to the upgrading of the local textile and clothing industries, we have always maintained that competitiveness of the local industry is an absolute necessity if we are going to meet our customers’ needs for high quality, innovative product at the right value. We are also delighted that this is a public-private partnership between provincial government and business as we believe this is the right combination to enable the local industry to deliver operational excellence and world class manufacturing standards,” says Susman.