Our Story


Established in 1999, Reliance Clothing’s design and manufacturing house can be found nestled amongst the busy streets of Observatory in Cape Town. Reliance Clothing acts as a hub between manufacturers and customers, facilitating procurement, design, production and dispatch. RAG is our home-grown promotional apparel range supplying both the trade and end user with the best quality gear.

Our CEO’s, Tom Figl, passion and love for cycling resulted in the creation of Reliance Action (Cycling) gear, which later developed into Reliance Active Gear. Proudly South African, we endeavour to empower South African owned businesses and drive the textile industry in our beloved country. All of the materials we use to make our products are from local suppliers and we only manufacture locally.

Our Story


Established in 1999, Reliance Clothing’s design and manufacturing house can be found nestled amongst the busy streets of Observatory in Cape Town. Reliance Clothing acts as a hub between manufacturers and customers, facilitating procurement, design, production and dispatch. RAG is our home-grown promotional apparel range supplying both the trade and end user with the best quality gear.

Our CEO’s, Tom Figl, passion and love for cycling resulted in the creation of Reliance Action (Cycling) gear, which later developed into Reliance Active Gear. Proudly South African, we endeavour to empower South African owned businesses and drive the textile industry in our beloved country. All of the materials we use to make our products are from local suppliers and we only manufacture locally.

Focused On Perfection


With over 20 years’ experience and hundreds of happy clients we know what it takes to make top quality products and ensure consistency throughout. Our patternmakers, cutters, designers, machinists and dispatch team have years of experience in the clothing industry. Reliability, as well as a quick response to market demands, allows us to deliver the best quality product to our customers, on time.

Our Trusted Partners


Reliance Clothing

The creator of RAG acting as a design and manufacturing house supplying South African retailers.

Rotex Fabrics

Established in 1980 Rotex developed into a world class knitting and dye house operation, setting new standards with high quality innovative fabrications.

Only The Finest QualitySouth African Made Fabrics


We only use the finest fabric the South African market has to offer. Rotex has developed into a world class knitting and dye house operation, setting new standards with high quality innovative fabrications.

They have updated their dye laboratory, giving us the ability to accurately match colours and improve turnaround time for colour passing. We use a varied assortment of cottons: combed and carded as well as brushed fleece, cotton spandex and polyester spandex, viscose and viscose spandex.