From a teenage junior clerk at an international protective workwear company to taking over that very business and turning it into one of South Africa’s most prominent ventures of its kind: That is the story of John Jacobs, CEO of Sweet-Orr & Lybro, arguably one of the world’s oldest workwear brands. Headquartered in Cape Town, […]
In the line of fire, you can rest assured knowing that the Nomex fibres in your PPE can withstand the heat. Know your Nomex® Nomex® is an innovative heat- and flame-resistant fiber that, when exposed to extreme heat, undergoes a unique reaction. It changes its properties to capture more energy in a fabric made from […]
Rumour has it that the numerous folded pleats in a chef’s toque were first added to signify the 100 ways a chef can cook an egg. It is also believed that the famous French Chef Marie-Antoine Carême wore a staggering 45cm tall toque in the 1800’s. In order to indicate his high status in the […]
To our everyday wearers: the tradesmen and builders, artists and artisans, creators and crafters – we would like to say thank you. With your hard-earned skills, you shape our world. And, with you tough-as-nails dedication, we believe there’s nothing you can’t do. When the going gets tough, you get tougher. You go boldly where others […]
Sweet-Orr’s core promise is to deliver Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) workwear that guarantees the safety of those who wear them. To clarify, the essential workers around the world. Now, with COVID-19 there’s a new challenge facing us, ensuring that we maintain higher standards of safety. We’ve been in the international PPE sector since 1871. So, […]
We’ll be exhibiting the Sweet-Orr Superior Protective Workwear range at the renowned A+A Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany – the world’s largest and most established international trade forum for safety, security and health at work.We’ll be standing proudly alongside around 1 900 of the leading international experts. Experts in personal protective equipment, high-risk prevention, environmental […]
Learn about what’s new! Visit the Sweet-Orr stand at Electra Mining Botswana 2019 to view our latest products and innovations to get the most up-to-date advice from our experts, try out our Protective Workwear range, or put our new steel-capped Protective Boots to the test.
As part of our Boksburg Showroom July birthday month, we’re giving customers up to 50% off* selected men’s and women’s protective workwear.
We learn from a young age to have respect for fire. It is one of the most powerful and destructive forces on the planet, and can be difficult to stop once it gets going. This is because when materials burn they release gases. These gases then combine with oxygen and create larger flames which burn […]
Electra Mining is back and stronger than ever. This five-day event is the largest mining, construction, industrial and electrical exhibition in Africa and is coming to Johannesburg’s Expo Centre between the 10 and 14 September, 2018. Naturally, the Sweet-Orr team will be there engaging with visitors, answering questions and shedding light on the importance of […]