From Clerk to CEO: The proudly South African story of John Jacobs

The Inspirational story of John Jacobs

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, […]

Fire Back with PPE made from Inherently Flame Retardant Fabrics

Sweet-Orr PPE made from Inherently Flame Retardant Fabrics

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 […]

Ad Ode To Everyday Wearers

Sweet-Orr An Ode to Our Everyday Wearers

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 […]

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3 Things You Need To Know In The New PPE World Post-COVID-19

Sweet-Orr PPE Covid-19

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, […]

Sweet-Orr’s Return To A+A Düsseldorf Germany

Sweet-Orr Returns To A+A Trade Fair Düsseldorf

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 […]

Protecting Against Fires With Flame Retardant Fabrics

Flame Retardant Fabrics

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 […]

Visit the Sweet-Orr team at Electra Mining 2018

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 […]