A call for those who are Obsessed with Sport and Adventure

Performance Brands is a business passionate about equipping customers of all kinds with the best in performance tested gear and apparel for all sport and adventures. After all, we've been doing it for more than 30 years.

If you're an avid sportsman, or woman, you thrive on stepping outside and challenging your way of thinking - you might be exactly what we're looking for.

How We Think

Creating and designing products that allow our customers to embrace the outdoors is what fuels us on the daily. We're a driven, dynamic and obsessively curios bunch of explorers, who thrive on providing our customers with world-class products.

Challenges energize us. If there's room for improvement, we'll be the first ones to put up our hand and say 'how can we solve this to benefit our customers'. It's this unwavering passion that sets us apart from the rest. We work hard, so we can play even harder.

A Day In The Office

"I walk into the office every day and am surrounded by peers who demand of me to be better, to think better and to do better. It makes waking up for work a breeze, as I know I am surrounded and supported by people who share my values in terms of the outdoors."

- Lauren, First Ascent Designer

"It's a privilege to work with such a committed and loyal bunch of employees. Their energy, enthusiasm and willingness to continuously improve is what sets First Ascent apart from the rest."

- Riaan, First Ascent General Manager

Join The Team

Browse our latest vacancies and become part of the Performance Brands team.

  • Cape Town

Sportswear Apparel Designer

What will you do?

Manage all aspects of the range development and drive process from concept stage through to completion of product

What you need to succeed?

  • Tertiary qualifications in fashion design
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role (design/product development)
  • Previous experience sourcing new fabrics, trims and arranging story/colour boards.
  • Cape Town

Senior Garment Technologist

What will you do?

Managing the team of pattern makers, graders and marker makers.

What you need to succeed?

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Garment Technologist

  • Technical knowledge of pattern making, garment construction and costings

  • A good understanding of fabric and its suitability to certain products.

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