News Update - August 2011
TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at email@example.com.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS
Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival, 2-8 September
The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is the most prestigious fashion event on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, calendar, showcasing local designers alongside international guest labels. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Le Cuir A Paris, 20-22 September
The event focuses on the latest trends that are seen in the leather and fur sector. For sponsorship opportunities to showcase in Paris for February 2012 (free stand sponsorship for creative leather emerging designer) contact Clarisse
Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors, Chongqing, China 26-30 Sept
Event for women traders to access multinational corporations that have developed supplier diversity programmes. The event will provide sales opportunities and opportunities in global supply chains. Five key sectors include Textiles & Apparel, IT, Coffee, Construction, Clean & Green. BPW International is a partner alliance member and those wishing to gather further information contact Carol Hanlon
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics China, 18-21 October
The China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories has increased in scale 30% from 2010, making it one of the world’s largest trade fairs of its type. For more information Carol Hanlon
Miami Beach International Bridal Week, 26-27 November
See the world's leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami, Florida. For more information contact email@example.com
Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012
The dates for the Miami Beach International Fashion Week have just been announce for further information visit www.MiamiFashionWeek.com
Perth Fashion Week, March 2012
Perth will be a buzz when W.A. Designers showcase their Spring/Summer 2012/2013 wholesale collections at Western Australia's first ever fashion trade event. For further information contact Clarisse.
Choosing the right Business Name
Business owners and those starting out in business can avoid the possible costly mistake of choosing a name that is already trade marked by accessing the Australian Government's new trade mark search tool, TM Check. Find TM Check online at www.pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/tmcheck/
Trends @ My Fashion Incubator
Meet Generation Z — the most technologically advanced and socially aware generation yet. Stylesight examines a fascinating new breed of street smart, ethically aware and entrepreneurial Tween consumers. For further information contact Clarisse.
Fashion making History
The French luxury giant Louis Vuitton, celebrating its 20th year in China, unveils a special summer exhibit titled "Voyages". The exhibit, featuring the brand's historical luggage and handbags, started on May 31 in the National Museum of China, Beijing and will run until the end of August. The exhibition will not only uncover the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the esteemed luggage-maker but also allows you to experience a 3D website at www.louisvuitton-voyages.com.
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability Program (TCF SCP) ROUND 2 is now open
The TCF SCP is a five year, $35 million, competitive grant program. It will support large projects that will build innovative capability at the enterprise and workplace level. AusIndustry is assisting applicants to complete their applications. For more information contact Clarisse.
New Entrant in Digital Printing for Fashion
Mereton Textiles is determined to transform digital printing into a more affordable alternative for the Australian fashion industry. The firm has recently invested in new machinery to prepare for the growth in demand expected from fashion and swimwear labels and to set up the business for future growth. For further information visit www.mereton.com.
Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fashion Design Manual 2
Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). Contact email@example.com
Are You A Manufacturer Willing To Increase Your Client Base?
Please submit your area of interest and CMT expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us your News
TCF Australia members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA or TCF Australia newsletters email email@example.com
Sponsorship Opportunities – 3rd International Fashion Incubator Conference, 11-13 Sept, Perth
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse at for further information.
Would you like a free website?
With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get find out how you could get a free website.
Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) Presents MAGIC Launch Pad, Las Vegas, 22-24 August 2011
Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) in newly formed partnership with MAGIC International is offering ‘part sponsored’ exhibition space to new creative designers to feature at the MAGIC Launch Pad Expedition in Las Vegas. Contact Clarisse for further information.
CALENDAR - FOR ALL BOOKINGS: www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops
09/08/11 Marketing for Small Fashion Business
09/08/11 How to Start a Small Business
09/08/11 Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection
09/08/11 Open Source Software
10/08/11 Google Tools
15/08/11 Marketing for Small Business
15/08/11 Ways to Grow your Business
16/08/11 SEO & Google Adwords
17/08/11 How to write a Tender or Grant Submission
17/08/11 Make Customer Service your Competitive Edge
17/08/11 Create an IT Plan for your Business
18/08/11 Starting a Fashion Label
18/08/11 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
18/08/11 Linking with Retailers and Agents
18/08/11 Intellectual Property
22/08/11 How to Start a Small Business
16/08/11 Importing & Exporting
23/08/11 Using Online Tools
23/08/11 How to Brief your Website Developer
24/08/11 Business Planning
24/08/11 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
25/08/11 Recruit & Retain the Right Employees
29/08/11 Importing & Exporting Explained
30/08/11 Creating an Online Shop
31/08/11 Email Marketing
For a full list of upcoming events in August visit www.belmontbec.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777
All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact Kaitlyn at email@example.com
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