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woven & knitted elastics • jacquard &
printed elastic cords • plain & printed tapes • shoelaces • webbing

Braitex Tensilon (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer and supplier of narrow fabrics on the African continent.

With manufacturing centres in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal, Braitex has set standards in narrow textiles and supplies the complete range of narrow fabrics including knitted and woven elastics, braided products and webbings. Braitex has enjoyed a close collaboration with major South African clothing retailers for over forty years. A state-of-the-art printing department supplies branded elastics for Jockey and Bear.   ​

We pride ourselves in keeping ahead of technological, manufacturing and cultural trends and producing products to the highest specifications and quality. Research and development is at the forefront of our company ethos.

At Braitex Tensilon we strive to always be leaders sticking to what we know best. The company name has become synonymous with quality, making us worthy of our company motto:  By Test the Best