News Update - May 2012
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.
Designedge Innovation Festival now open!
2012 designedge Innovation festival has recently launched with over 70+ events being one of the largest community Innovation Festivals in Australia as part of the Australian Innovation Festival. Staged by Belmont BEC & TCFWA the festival seeks to celebrate creativity, innovation, technology, inventors and commercialisation. Join in one of the ONLINE webinars, events, webinars or forums being staged through May www.belmontbec.com/2012innovation
Supply Chain Sourcing From Lahore, Pakistan
Following on from the very successful Lahore Fashion Week, TCF Australia & TCF Global have formed a strategic alliance with the Pakistan Fashion Design Council to provide supply chain linkages with designers looking to source Pakistan cotton textiles, embellishments, manufacturers and/or boutique quality Pakistan designers. Forward your specific sourcing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASIC Roadshow for New Business Name
The new register will enable 1.8 million current business name holders to register their name nationally through a simple and easy to use online service. Businesses will only need to register their name once, and will no longer be required to register separately in each state and territory they operate in. Existing business names currently registered in a state or territory will be automatically transferred to the new register. To find a Roadshow in your state or territory, visit the Roadshow timetable page
Ebay spills on sales
Leading online auction site Ebay has released its 2012 Online Business Index (OBI), revealing its top 2,000 sellers increased their revenue by 45 per cent last year, with almost 160 Australian businesses achieving over $1 million in sales.
Market Fashion to the World Through Hong Kong Hub
As Asia’s premier fashion hub, Hong Kong is the place to spot the hottest trends, keep up with the latest market intelligence and connect with the industry’s top players. A good opportunity for suppliers to display the latest looks, promote brands and launch new collections to buyers from around the world. The July 2011 edition attracted over 1,300 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions, and was attended by over 23,000 buyers from 85 countries and regions. For more info, contact Clarisse
Happy 25th Anniversary to the Toronto Fashion Incubator
The Toronto Fashion Incubator is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a gala fundraiser on May 3. It is also preparing for the 4th International Fashion Incubator Conference as a host for 2013, following last year’s conference organised by TCFWA in Perth, Australia.
Trends @ My Fashion Incubator
Looking for Retail ideas?
Read the article from Fashion From Spain: Fashion-forward shopping in Barcelona. Singular shops with exquisite decor and select Spanish fashions combine to create a Mediterranean feel. http://bit.ly/HUOmMJ
Don’t Serve the Customer…make their Day
Research in the USA indicates customer service has declined by 15% in the last 12 months according to the consumer. All business need to relook at how they are building relationships with their customers. John Stanley’s new training package is hot of the press and addresses these issues. It is available from his webpage at $40 ,but, to TCF AUSTRALIA newsletter readers you can obtain a copy in the next week for only $19.95. Visit www.johnstanley.com.au/daymaker
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability Program - Applications close Friday 11 May 2012
TCF SCP is an exciting opportunity for eligible businesses to apply for funding for $500,000-plus projects that will boost innovative capability in Australia's TCF industries. For more info contact Clarisse.
'Live' Webinars - Online Training from your office or home
Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!
01 May How to Start a New Business
01 May How to Brief your Website Developer
02 May Insights into The European Fashion Industry
02 May Blogging
03 May Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow
07 May Marketing for Small Business
09 May Social Media: LinkedIn/Twitter
10 May Strategies for Successful Sourcing
10 May Ways to Grow Your Business
11 May Empowering Creative Rural Women Through Enterprise
11 May TCF Global - Sourcing Databases & Offshore Linkages
14 May Business Planning Simplified
15 May Keeping Customers in Difficult Times
15 May The Path to Australian Energy Security
15 May Media Strategy: Using Online Tools
16 May Understanding Contracts
16 May Social Media: Facebook
18 May International Fashion Incubator Network
18 May Empowering Creative Rural Women Through Enterprise
21 May Protect your Business from Disaster
22 May Importing & Exporting
22 May Marketing for Small Fashion Business
24 May Recruit and Retain the Right Employees
25 May Starting a Fashion Label
25 May Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
25 May Linking with Retailers and Agents
Webinars indicated with an asterisks (*) are complimentary to TCF Australia members.
For a full list of upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar 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 us at email@example.com
Never attended a webinar?
A Web-based seminar is great way to participate in a seminar without leaving the Office or Home. For first time attendees or if you would like to maximise your understanding of how to use webinar functions to your full potential visit our user friendly guide available online or contact 08 9479 3777 for further assistance.
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer, Hong Kong – 3-6 July
This Fashion Week offers buyers a fantastic spread of the very latest in garments and accessories from high-end fashion to mass merchandise. Highlights of the fair include Brand Name Gallery, Intimate Wear Zone and World of Fashion Accessories. Don't miss this opportunity and join our Buying Mission! Eligible 1st time buyers can get VIP Pass, Hotel Sponsorship or Travel Reimbursement, Free admission badge, Invitations to official functions, Benefit Coupons Booklet. For more info contact Clarisse
India International Garment Fair Spring / Summer 12/13, New Delhi, 16-18 July
Join TCFWA Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers. 49th India International Garment Fair is the perfect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. For applications contact Clarisse
OTHER TRADE EVENTS
Accessories The Show, New York City, 7-9 May
One of the world’s largest and longest running juried all-accessory trade event. Showcases fashion accessory resources in over thirty classifications.
Who's Next - Pret A Porter Paris, 30 June – 3 July
New date for the Parisian fashion trade shows. With the recent fusion between the major fashion and accessory trade shows, WHO’S NEXT Prêt-à-Porter Paris unveals its new look.
Premiere Vision – Premiere Brasil, Sao Paulo – 4-5 July
Presenting Fall Winter 13 - welcomes renowned manufacturers from Latin America, United States, Europe and Asia. There, fashion professionals can find a far-ranging offer of fabrics, yarns, fibers, trimmings and textile design for printing.
Premiere Vision – Preview New York – 11-12 July
Presenting Fall Winter 13/14
Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?
Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to email@example.com
Send us your News
Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.