WHO WE ARE
Our family heritage and lessons learned over the years have formed the basis of our business culture and values which are adopted by all the entities within the group.
After working as a sales representative for textile and clothing manufacturers for a number of years, Colin Hansen saw a gap in the market for a new product. Whilst he was deliberating on whether to leave his current job and start up his own business, he was reminded of the scripture Proverbs 3:5 - 6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight". On the strength of that scripture, in 1986, Colin took the first step to starting out on his own and that was the beginning of Collies Clothing, the first entity in our group. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with our customers and have learnt that in getting to know them and through listening to and understanding their needs we are able to offer advice and give direction.
Collies Clothing was established in 1986 in Ivy Park. Collies Clothing supplies ranges of men's formal and casual wear to South African retailers and chain stores.
Our motto has always been "the right look at the right price".
Colbar Clothing was established to supply the Corporate Clothing/Uniform Market.
C&C Clothing Consultants was established in 1997. C&C Clothing provides shared services to the other entities within the group - i.e. the functions relating to Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology and certain aspects of production are performed by C&C Clothing.
The original Colbar team at the Ivy Park premises.
Collies Group moved into Westgate Office Park.
Hloba Clothing was established as a BBBEE supplier of bespoke Corporate Wear.
Morewood Clothing was created as our Group's in-house manufacturing facility.
CULTURE & VALUES
We are a family business and whilst seeking to achieve excellence, we continue to grow a "family" culture within our group. When people join us, they join the Collies Group family
We take direction to lead the way
We govern the business on the biblical principles on which it was founded and take cognizance of our clients' needs in order to lead the way forward.
We are passionate about honesty and integrity
These are the cornerstones of our business. We don't make false promises. We treat our staff, customers, and suppliers with respect.
We treat our staff, customers, and suppliers with respect.
WE PUT PEOPLE FIRST
People are the lifeblood of a company, and there are three groups of people that we strive to put first.
Our staff are our most valuable asset. Their competence, commitment and creativity form the backbone of our organisation. Teamwork and integrity give us a competitive edge.
Our customers deserve the best our expertise and technology can offer. We strive to offer the right product at the right price and we believe in building long-term trusted relationships.
Subscribing to the same ethical standards upheld by our business, we believe in win-win business relationships and strive to treat our suppliers in the same way that we wish to be treated.