October is proving a quiet month for clothing exports from South Africa to the US following the September 11 attacks, with a number of orders postponed industry chiefs have said. Between March and September, clothing exports to the US from South Africa had increased by 45 per cent year on year. The full effect on the fourth quarter export trading is not yet known, however, it is likely that original forecasts will not be achieved, said Brian Brink, executive director of the South African Textile Federation.