About us




At the U&G Group we embrace BEE, naturally. It’s in our DNA. We are a wholly-owned and managed black company, and the largest black-owned enterprise in the category of soft furnishing fabrics in South Africa. We exceed the requirement of employment equity policies in both the private and public sector, making us an ideal partner for BEE initiatives.

U&G Group has been a pioneer in promoting black economic transformation in the country, ranking in the top two companies in our industry. We satisfy all the criteria set out in the Black Economic Act and promote fair labour standards and skills development for all our employees. Our long tradition of actively supporting and encouraging small business development has resulted in an existing support programme, which serves the needs of 350 small businesses in the upholstery and furniture manufacturing sector across the country.

The U&G Group has been nominated as one of South Africa’s top empowerment companies and was awarded the esteemed Impumelelo Empowerment Certificate for their contribution to broad-based black economic empowerment and transformation.

U&G are proud to serve as an industry standard of excellence in promoting the aims and objectives of black economic empowerment in South Africa.

Visit our nationwide showrooms for an unforgettable experience

True beauty is breathtaking. It captivates and inspires us. We marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship created by the hands of a skilled artist, awed by its fine detail and humbled by its intricate simplicity. It seizes us completely and for a moment we are frozen in time. This is the power of beauty.

At U&G we cherish this power. It inspires us in all that we do. That’s why our dedicated team of experienced professionals relish any opportunity to make the world more beautiful.

Your partner

From a modest family-owned fabric store established in Durban in 1980, U&G has grown into a fabric and décor brand with national presence and significant turnover. With unmatched expertise and abounding passion, the U&G group offers you consummate choice, style and luxury in decorative fabrics and trimmings for the corporate, hospitality and residential décor market. We establish professional partnerships with our customers to collaborate on projects that transform inspired visions into beautiful realities.


What began as a single store owned by the Danka family, today exceeds the requirements of affirmative procurement policies in both the private and public sector making us an ideal candidate for BEE contracts. U&G are a preferred supplier to both large and small hospitality establishments nationwide in Southern Africa and have fulfilled major contracts with the hotel and leisure industry in South Africa and abroad. From the concept stage to installation, our inventive solutions for al upholstery and soft furnishing requirements ensure lasting style and durability that’s convenient and cost-effective.


In addition to the successful U&G brand, the U&G Group is the exclusive South African distributor of internationally renowned KOBE International fabrics and wall coverings. Our exceptional selection of local and imported fabrics and accessories offers you abundance and variety to meet the most discerning

In touch with global trends

U&G Group’s trend experts are intimately acquainted with the international textile industry and remain on the cutting-edge of contemporary fashions worldwide. Our distinctive portfolio of quality fabrics and accessories is the result of extensive global travel and intensive research into international décor trends. Our unique insight and expertise give you a distinct advantage in exploring and enjoying what the world has to offer.

Customised ranges

The U&G Group has an experienced team of designers who create exclusive collections that are sold locally and internationally. Our customers can benefit from this unique offering and have customized ranges development for specific projects.

Nationwide showrooms

Experience the power of beauty with us. Visit our abundant and spacious showrooms in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein. Alternatively we have a team of consultants that can reach you wherever you are, worldwide.

You only have to describe the outline of your requirements to achieve the end product and leave the rest to us.

Some of our prestigious clients include Tsogo Sun, Sun International, Protea Hotels just to mention a few.