Made in Cape Town by people not machines
Made in Cape Town by people not machines


In the face of ever-increasing imports and mechanization in the local clothing industry, Poly Nation is committed to manufacturing top-quality, hand-made products right here in South Africa.

Our vision is to use traditional, hand-craft skills in exciting new ways and processes that would benefit our clients by offering greater flexibility, quality and affordability.

Clothing will probably always be the core of our business, but we also produce an ever-increasing range of bags, tableware, home ware and accessories. 

Our 3 Ground Rules

We try be as flexible and versatile to our clients as possible, but since we started our business in 1995, there are 3 principles that define Poly Nation
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Putting People First

We do things the old-fashioned way, the people-fashioned way.
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Private Label

trusted supplier to a host of international brands
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Quality, range and convenience. We only use premium quality combed fabrics.
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Skill of Labour

Our Primary Asset

Conventional manufacturing, considers labour to be an expense that needs to be reduced.  This make no sense in an environment of growing unemployment such as ours is South Africa.  

We decided to turn this thinking around and regard the skill of labour as a primary asset on which to build our success.

Quality manufacturing

What we do

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We’re a trusted supplier to a host of international brands – and our company has been approved in terms of product quality and ethical behaviour by leading International Brand audits.

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We understand the requirements of our valued wholesale customers and have a comprehensive inventory of the most popular fabrics, colours and finished styles to fulfil all your needs.

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Local retailers are familiar with our in-house brands, Earth Lover, Ziko and Poly Nation, that specialize in quality South African made products for the tourist and curio markets.

Quality, range and convenience

How can we help you?

Whether you’re a corporate, a brand, a shirt-printer, event organizer, hospitality company, etc; we have established a comprehensive inventory of the most popular fabrics, colours and finished styles, but please feel free to chat to us about your customized requirements.

Our Range

  • Mens Crew Neck Tees
  • Ladies Round Neck Tees
  • Kids Tees
  • Hoodies for Kids
  • Hoodies for Adults
  • Sweatshirts for All

In a world of short-cuts and over mechanization in the work-place, it comes as a refreshing change to work with a hands-on, people-first, quality-first operation like Poly Nation.

By positioning themselves as a modern craft-shop, they are able to able to bring far greater flexibility and personalization to our projects and our needs.

Since 1995
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