About Us

Shantara Industries

is a close-knit team who are committed to delivering quality knitwear, on time and within budget.

After running a successful wool shop, as well as retail and wholesale businesses in Johannesburg throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the members of these businesses decided to join forces. In 2001, the team acquired a knitwear manufacturing business, Shantara Industries. They grew the business by 40% and have retained a substantial customer-base despite competing with cheaper imported products.

In 2005, Shantara moved to bigger premises and the technology was replaced with new German knitting machines. Shantara prides itself on consistently delivering superior quality and excellent customer service. This is evidenced by our loyal customers, most of whom have remained with us over the last 20 years.

The Shantara Industries family has grown from 30 staff to our current complement of more than 50. Our experienced team of knitters, machinists and examiners are committed to ensuring all our jerseys are manufactured to the highest standard. Their knowledge and expertise, along with high-tech machinery, allows us to produce quality products.

Our Team

Kiran Mistry


Anil Vallabh


Kamal Mistry


Our mission

remains to support our customers in producing quality, customised, affordable knitwear that are in-store on time and within budget.

Our goals

  • Expand production to cater for corporate and retail market
  • Lead fashionable knitwear innovation in South Africa with 3D knitting technology