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News Update – December 2010

 
 
 

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

NEWSFLASH

Deadline for PROJECT RUNWAY AUSTRALIA – SERIES 3 applications,   Closes 4 January 2011 – see Opportunities section below

TRADE EVENTS

AVAILABLE FOR BUYING MISSIONS TO WORLD BOUTIQUE and HONG KONG FASHION WEEK 2011
TCFWA, TCF Australia and the Belmont BEC are hosting buying missions to the World Boutique and Hong Kong Fashion Week in January 2011 on behalf of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The buying mission will provide the opportunity for eligible firms to apply for a complimentary accommodation package to attend the prestige event which will be focused on the 2011 Fall/Winter season.
 
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY To be considered for an accommodation sponsorship to Hong Kong between the 17th and 20th of January 2011, please contact carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com
 
SWIMSHOW Australia 2011 – 24th-26th February 2011
Showcasing a juried assortment of the southern hemispheres best brands brought together for the boutique swimwear and resort wear markets. Expressions of interest are invited: info@swimshowaustralia.com
 
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, 3 March to 6 MARCH 2011 
The 13th annual and newly rebranded Miami Beach International Fashion Week will take place March 3 to March 6, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center Hall. The venue will be transformed into a State of the Art ‘Fashion City’ built to house all fashion shows, exhibitions and sponsor lounges as the world’s fashion elite flock to Miami Beach to participate in this world class event. For more information contact info@tcfaustralia.com
 
L'ORÉAL FASHION FESTIVAL – 14 March to 20 March 2011 
Embracing Australian fashion, creativity and commercial innovation – L'ORÉAL Melbourne Fashion Festival is once again excited to reveal a high calibre of International guests at LMFF 2011 including Melissa George, Jefferson Hack, David Jones and Mikael Shiller. To find out more, visit www.lmff.com.au
 
INTERTEXTILE BEIJING APPAREL FABRICS – 30 March to 1 April 2011 
More than 1100 exhibitors expected on 50,000 sqm of trade space. Intertextile Beijing is the No. 1 trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories manufacturers and suppliers wanting to reach China's north and north-east region. For more information contact info@tcfaustralia.com
 
AUSTRALIAN CANVAS and SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION TRADE EXPO on 23-25 July 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. contact info@tcfaustralia.com
 
WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
Interfiliere Paris – 22-24 January – www.interfiliere.com
HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 18-19 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com
 
For further international fashion events visit www.tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

More dates to follow…

Thank you to all who attended TCF AUSTRALIA events during 2010. We will be releasing details of 2011 events, workshops and webinars shortly.

To suggest webinars and workshop topics, contact Clarisse at info@tcfaustralia.com

OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECT RUNWAY AUSTRALIA – SERIES 3 CASTING NOW!!!!

Seeking emerging fashion designers. Deadline is 4th of January 2011.

http://projectrunwayaustralia.castasugar.com/   for further information.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY – TCF Small Business Program Round 6 Applications & National Workshops   If you are interested in the Textile Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program TCF grant program please contact Ausindustry www.ausindustry.gov.au  Closing date is Friday 25 February 2011, 5pm. Grants of up to $50,000 are available for each successful project and up to $2.5 million is available for projects in 2011/12. TCFWA / TCF Australia have TCF business consultants available that can assist you in your submission on a ‘fee for service’ basis.TCF WA / TCF Australia may consider consortium submissions.

ACCOMODATION SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE FOR BUYING MISSIONS TO WORLD BOUTIQUE and HONG KONG FASHION WEEK 2011

TCFWA, TCF Australia and the Belmont BEC are hosting buying missions to the World Boutique and Hong Kong Fashion Week in January 2011 on behalf of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The buying mission will provide the opportunity for eligible firms to apply for a complimentary accommodation package to attend the prestige event which will be focused on the 2011 Fall/Winter season.

To be considered for an accommodation sponsorship to Hong Kong between the 17th and 20th of January 2011, please contact carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com for full details(conditions apply).

ACCESS A NETWORK OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS WITH YOUR IPHONE!

Download the HONG KONG TDC Mobile application to your iPhone and get market intelligence updates on the go! HKTDC Mobile application is enriched with Market News categorised by region, industry or topic. You can bookmark news or share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email allowing you to source on the go.

Features include: Online Marketplace – Source from 120,000 quality suppliers – Market News – Insightful market intelligence by region / industry / topic / HKTDC research – Fairs – Browse the HKTDC trade fairs list – Download now

Are you a MANUFACTURER willing to increase your network? Please your area of interest and expertise to info@tcfwa.com

NEWS

New online tool gives small business the edge in IP – Small businesses now have a new tool to help them manage their patents, trade marks and other valuable intellectual property (IP) assets. Intellectual Property Explorer is an online tool that will help small businesses profit from their hard work and ingenuity by identifying and analysing different forms of IP relating to inventions, designs and brands. “Many businesses are surprised at how many IP assets they have and how valuable they are,” Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Richard Marles said. www.intellectualpropertyexplorer.com

 

SMEs NEED PROOF OF PLANT AND EUIPMENT INSTALLED FOR TAX BREAK – The ATO is trying to remind all small businesses of their requirements to have installed any plant or equipment purchased under the Federal Government investment allowance scheme. Businesses that made investments in new plant and equipment that want to benefit from the original deduction, need to have it installed and ready by 31 December. Businesses need some type of proof, a photograph or some type of documentation, that the equipment is actually ready for use. See Guide to small business and general business tax break on the ATO Website or contact Geoffrey at info@belmontbec.com.

2011 Workshops will soon be promoted onwww.belmontbec.com/Workshops.htm

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE To register and get the link contact info@tcfaustralia.com

DATABASE UPDATE – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfaustralia.com

SEND US YOUR NEWS – TCF Australia members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCF Australia  newsletters please email nfo@tcfaustralia.com

 

Season’s greetings to all, take care, and see you all in 2011!

 

Regards

Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Denice, Karla, Geoffrey, Marg and the team

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News Update – September 2010

 
 
 

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK for Fall Winter & WORLD BOUTIQUE – 17-20 January 2010, World Boutique, Hong Kong features designers' collections and brands from around the world. It is held concurrently with the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, world's second largest and Asia's largest fashion event. Join us on the TCFWA Buying Mission and get Free Accommodation (conditions apply). Contact info@tcfwa.com

LE CUIR A PARIS – February, 2011 – www.lecuiraparis.com Exciting opportunity of sponsored exhibition space for emerging leather designers (conditions apply). Contact info@tcfwa.com

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:

Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 19-20 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

 

LE CUIR A PARIS INVITING NEW LABELS – Good Luck to MARTINI + COZ showcasing at LE CUIR A PARIS – 14/16 September. If you have like them you would like the opportunity to showcase your leather collection in Paris in the Designer’s Village, contact info@tcfglobal.com

FASHION EXPOSED LAUNCHING NEW LABELS – Good Luck to the Exciting Australian designers that have been showcasing in the TCF Australia stand at Fashion Exposed Melbourne – 29-31 August: Deidaa – Samita (VIC) / Betty Sugar Clothing – Betty Tran  (WA) / Kiss me Quick – Simone Wale (WA) / Paro Paro – Faye Maramara (NSW) / 2t Designs – Paul Bennett (NSW) / Poco Loco – Leo Nye (WA) / Maripossa Jewellery & Accessories – Lauren Besser (VIC) / Little Gracie – Ebony Harding (WA) / Bisi Designs – Briony Arnold (WA)

SWIMSHOW Australia 2011 – 24th-26th February 2011 Showcasing a juried assortment of the southern hemispheres best brands brought together for the boutique swimwear and resort wear markets. Expressions of interest are invited: info@swimshowaustralia.com

For further international fashion events visit www.tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

GAIN TIPS AND INSIGHTS INTO IMPROVING YOUR BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY – Free Seminars for business wishing to grow and expand

Targeted to established businesses operating in any product development, manufacturing and/or Fashion, Textile, Clothing, Footwear & Leather Industries

Brisbane QLD – 21 September  – book now

Human Resources–9am-11.30am

Environmental Sustainability 12noon – 2.30pm

Adopting New Technologies – 3pm – 5.30pm

Brunswick VIC– 29 & 30 September – book now

Environmental Sustainability–29 Sept. 9.30am-12.30pm

Adopting New Technologies –29 Sept., 1.30pm-4.30pm

Human Resources– 30 Sept. 9.30am-12.30pm

More dates to come…

TCF AUSTRALIA ONLINE FREE Webinars Coming Up:

Email Marketing campaign – Tuesday 14/09/10 – see scheduled time in your region – Book Now

Blogging – Tuesday 21/09/10 – see scheduled time in your region – Book Now

Social Networking – Twitter – Tuesday 28/09/10 – see scheduled time in your region – Book Now

Social Networking – Facebook – Tuesday 05/10/10 – see scheduled time in your region – Book Now

Google Tools – Tuesday 12/10/10– see scheduled time in your region – Book Now

To suggest webinars and workshop topics, contact Clarisse at info@tcfaustralia.com

OPPORTUNITIES

CALLING ALL PRODUCERS AND PROFESSIONAL KNITTING COMPANIES – The Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) are seeking to identify professional Australian yarn  / fabric / cloth producers and professional knitting companies who might be interested in developing a strategic relationship with the AAA . To discover this opportunity contact Clarisse at info@tcfaustralia.com  More info on www.alpaca.asn.au

Designer Launch PAD Fashion Show – Oct 15-17th Los Angeles, CA – This is  YOUR chance to earn  YOUR Spot on the Runway at the  FBI Designer Launch Pad Fashion Show! Your Clothing Line will be printed up in the media, and since the FBI Designer  Launch Pad Fashion Show is conveniently held during LA Fashion Market Week in October, your collection will gain maximum exposure to buyers! 
 Submit your Line Sheets, and/or website for review for the upcoming Fashion Designer Launch Pad Fashion Show to info@tcfaustralia.com

ACCESS A NETWORK OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS WITH YOUR IPHONE!

Download the HONG KONG TDC Mobile application to your iPhone and get market intelligence updates on the go! HKTDC Mobile application is enriched with Market News categorised by region, industry or topic. You can bookmark news or share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email allowing you to source on the go.

Features include: Online Marketplace – Source from 120,000 quality suppliers – Market News – Insightful market intelligence by region / industry / topic / HKTDC research – Fairs – Browse the HKTDC trade fairs list – Download now

AGENT REQUIRED IN AUSTRALIA

Pia Gladys Perey appeals to the contemporary woman with its classic silhouettes treated with a unique, modern and feminine twist. The line is composed of separates, cocktail dresses and evening wear with price points ranging from $60.00 – 180.00 AUD (WSP).The line is currently selling  in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the US. Pia Gladys Perey is in need of a sales agent in Australia.  We may be reached through this email address: sales@piagladysperey.net.

Are you a MANUFACTURER willing to increase your network? Please your area of interest and expertise to info@tcfwa.com

NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS to the TCF Small Business programs successful applicants

New online tool gives small business the edge in IP – Small businesses now have a new tool to help them manage their patents, trade marks and other valuable intellectual property (IP) assets. Intellectual Property Explorer is an online tool that will help small businesses profit from their hard work and ingenuity by identifying and analysing different forms of IP relating to inventions, designs and brands. “Many businesses are surprised at how many IP assets they have and how valuable they are,” Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Richard Marles said. www.intellectualpropertyexplorer.com

Diversity@Work Employment & Inclusion Awards – 14 October 2010

Take your seat at the 2010 Diversity@Work Employment and Inclusion Awards for another true celebration of workplace diversity and inclusion. Become immersed in the true essence of Australia’s multicultural and diverse population with some of the nations’ best artists and musicians including a special keynote presentation from Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin.

ARE YOU A SOLE TRADER OR PARTNERSHIP?: BETTER WORKPLACE GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS – WA economy regularly experiences shortages of labour and skills that can make it difficult for small business employers to attract and retain the staff they need to run their business and remain competitive. The Better Workplace Guide provides an overview of the key staff management issues faced by small business and provides practical advice on creating and maintaining a flexible workplace to meet business needs. To obtain your free publication – download and click here. For more information call Wageline on 1300 655 266

TITAS 2010 Exhibitor Series Report— Taiwan Paiho – A Green and Innovative Textile Pioneer

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@tcfwa.com

Database Update – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfwa.com

TCF Australia members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA newsletters please email them to info@tcfwa.com

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse, Tarra and the team

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News Update – July 2010

 
 
 

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

FASHION EXPOSED – 29-31 August 2010
Australia's premier trade fashion event. www.fashionexposed.com

Taipei IN Style 2010 – 27 – 29 August – www.taipeiinstyle.com

LE CUIR A PARIS – 14-16 Sept 2010 – www.lecuiraparis.com
Exciting opportunity of sponsored exhibition space (conditions apply). Contact info@tcfwa.com

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
Interfiliere Paris – 4-6 September – www.interfiliere.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 19-20 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

For further international fashion events visit www.tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

UPCOMING workshops in VIC, NSW & QLD
Register now your interest to ensure you’ll get the information on time. Contact Tarra at info@tcfwa.com

TCF AUSTRALIA ONLINE Webinars Coming Up:

To suggest webinars and workshop topics, contact Clarisse at info@tcfaustralia.com

SWIMSHOW Australia 2011 – 24th-26th February 2011
Showcasing a juried assortment of the southern hemispheres best brands brought together for the boutique swimwear and resort wear markets. Expressions of interest are invited: info@swimshowaustralia.com

OPPORTUNITIES

GET AROUND THE WORLD
If you’re an Australian fashion designer and have been exporting for less than four years, you are eligible to enter the inaugural DHL Express Australia Fashion Export Scholarship. This is your opportunity to win an individually tailored export mentoring package and international freight to the value of $10,000 (AUD) for a year. For more info: http://www.dhl.com.au/en/about_us/events/runway_to_the_world/dhl_express_fashion_export_scholarship.html

PIA GLADYS PEREY LOOKING FOR A SALES AGENT IN AUSTRALIA
Pia Gladys Perey appeals to the contemporary woman with its classic silhouettes treated with a unique, modern and feminine twist. The line is composed of separates, cocktail dresses and evening wear with price points ranging from $60.00 – 180.00 AUD (WSP). The line is currently selling in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the US. Contact: sales@piagladysperey.net

MACHINISTS REQUIRED
email your profile and contact details to info@tcfaustralia.com

Are you a MANUFACTURER willing to increase your network?
Please your area of interest and expertise to info@tcfwa.com

WELCOME TO OUR TCF AUSTRALIA NETWORK

Ethical Clothing Australia
Assisting the local textile, clothing and footwear industry to ensure Australian workers receive fair wages and decent conditions. www.ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au TCF Australia Members are welcome to share their business opportunities. Email: info@tcfaustralia.com

NEWS

FRANCHISING CODE OF CONDUCT
The Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy, the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP, issued a media release outlining regulatory changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct which take effect from 1 July 2010. See the article at http://www.innovation.gov.au/Section/SmallBusiness/Pages/FranchisingCodeofConduct.aspx

SENSIS ISSUES WARNING ABOUT YELLOW PAGES SCAM
fax being sent to Australian businesses from an international company posing as Yellow Pages® and asking for payment for “free submission to google.com.au”. If you are unsure the fax is legitimate you should contact Yellow Pages® on 13 23 78. Sensis alerts: do not confirm business details such as ABN, Business Owner & directors. The purpose of such sales scams appears to be to obtain sensitive business information and possibly to generate and accept payment for false bills for advertising space in non-existent directory products.

LECUIRAPARIS – New Colour card in leather
With its finger firmly on the fashion pulse, LE CUIR A PARIS has made a name for itself as the leading show for the material and colour trends for the new season. To improve the fashion information that is on offer there, the organizers have put in place a new tool that is available to professionals: The Leather Colour Card, exclusive to LE CUIR A PARIS – autumn-winter 11-12. For further information: info@lecuiraparis.com

HOW BIG IS YOUR FOOTPRINT?
NYDesigns, with generous funding from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), has developed an Embedded Energy Calculator to assist designers in making sustainable, impactful decisions in their creative process. They're beta-testing this summer and they need your input. The Calculator is an online application that's easy to use and easier to appreciate. Visit nydesigns to learn more.

FAIR WORK ACT
Free information for small businesses about your rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act: www.fairworkforsmallbusiness.com.au

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@tcfwa.com

Database Update – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfwa.com

 

TCF Australia members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA newsletters please email them to info@tcfwa.com

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse, Tarra and the team

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News Update – April 2010

 
 
 

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK – 5-8 July 2010
Fashion Industry Prepares to Unveil New Season Trends at HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2011.
Join us on the TCF Australia Buying Mission and get Free Accommodation (conditions apply). Contact info@tcfwa.com

HONG-KONG INTERNATIONAL HOME TEXTILES FAIR – 20-23 April 2003 – www.hktdc.com
HONG KONG HOUSEWARE FAIR featuring World of Pet Supplies – 20-23 April 2003 – http://hkhousewarefair.hktdc.com/

INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR –12-14 July 2010 – www.indiaapparelfair.com
Join us on the TCFWA Buying Mission and get Free Airfare + Accommodation (conditions apply). Contact info@tcfwa.com

LE CUIR A PARIS – 14-16 Sept 2010 – www.lecuiraparis.com
Exciting opportunity of sponsored exhibition space (conditions apply). Contact info@tcfwa.com

Taipei IN Style 2010 – 27 – 29 August – www.taipeiinstyle.com

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
Interfiliere Paris – 4-6 September – www.interfiliere.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 19-20 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

BLUEPRINT in Singapore, April 29th to May 1st 2010, in conjunction with the Audi Fashion Festival
Focused on promoting the best of Australasian fashion to the rest of the world and to provide exposure for the trendiest international fashion labels wanting to enter or further develop their brand in Asian markets. Contact info@lewisjameswright.com

ACASPA TRADE EXPO – 29-31 May – www.acaspa.com.au

For further international fashion events visit www.tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

SUSTAINABLE FASHION & MANUFACTURING FORUM
Bronwyn Darlington provides advice to textile and clothing or other companies on creating ethical and sustainable clothing lines including supply chain design and advice and certifications such as Fair Trade, Carbon Neutral, Carbon offset, Organic Ethical Clothing Australia (formerly ‘No Sweatshop’) and Australian Made.
Register your interest at info@thesewingroom.com.au or call 02 9360 0585. More exhibitions and workshops on www.ftgallery.com.au

SWIMSHOW Australia 2011 – 24th-26th February 2011
Showcasing a juried assortment of the southern hemispheres best brands brought together for the boutique swimwear and resort wear markets. Expressions of interest are invited: info@swimshowaustralia.com

OPPORTUNITIES

DESIGN COMPETITION: STUDY FASHION IN PARIS
Calling all students of fashion, budding fashionistas & style interpreters: Check out the PAA/ITAA Fashion Design Competition and spend four months in PARIS! PARIS AMERICAN ACADEMY, in association with the ITAA, is offering an opportunity to study in its prestigious and comprehensive FASHION PROGRAM. Taking place in the spring or fall semester, this course will provide an unrivaled experience set in the heart of culture and the city of style, Paris. Visit www.parisamericanacademy.fr for more details

BUSINESS FOR SALE: established manufacturing & on selling of leading brand corporate apparel Company
This is a wonderful opportunity to establish a cash flow by retailing ready made garments from established national suppliers and, to pick up and run with a pattern library of tailored jackets, skirts, slacks, vests and blouses with sampling sizes available for fittings. More information contact info@ctfwa.com

DESIGNER LAUNCHPAD RUNAWAY SHOW – 15 June 2010
Presented by FOCUS Apparel & Accessories Show and Fashion Business Inc (Los Angeles) during the LA Fashion Market. For runaway show consideration contact carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

2010 CITY OF TOWNSVILLE $10,000 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
International search to discover talented designers of all of all ages & nationalities whom wish to establish themselves in the fashion industry. They may be a registered label designer, a student studying fashion in a TAFE Institute or design academy or a talented high school student studying home economics. More information Youth Fashion Expressions Inc www.fashionbash.com.au – All Sponsorship Enquiries: 042 888 7114

NEWS

FAIR WORK FOR SMALL BUSINESS PROJECT
The COSBOA is delivering information to small businesses owners to help them understand and comply with the new Fair Work Act. Keep posted on this important topic and subscribe to the newsletter. Contact us for foreign language brochures.
Free information for small businesses about your rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act: www.fairworkforsmallbusiness.com.au

EFIC’S ANNUAL GLOBAL READINESS INDEX (GRI) RESEARCH
How do your global plans stack up against other Australian businesses? How has the global financial crisis changed the trends and outlook for exporting and investing offshore over the last 12 months? Which offshore destinations are you targeting and why? Click here to benchmark your business by completing the GRi questionnaire

FASHION RULES – ASK AN EXPERT QUESTION ANSWERED
Do you know the answer to this question? : As a fashion designer I am aware of what designs mean in the fashion sense but what does Design Registration mean? When do I need to register and what should I register?

DO YOU WORK IN MANUFACTURING AND UNDER 35 YEARS OF AGE?
The George Alexander Foundation/ISS Institute Fellowship will be awarded annually. The successful applicant receives a maximum of $10,000 towards costs such as airfares, living allowance, accommodation and/or course fees. Closing date: Monday 28th June 2010, 4pm at the ISS Institute office. More information (03) 9882 0055 or www.issinstitute.org.au

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@tcfwa.com

Database Update – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfwa.com

 

TCF Australia members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA newsletters please email them to info@tcfwa.com

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse and the team

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News Update – February 2010

 
 
 

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS FASHION EXPOSED, 14-16 February 2010, Sydney
Australasia’s premier trade fashion event.

FREE TCF AUSTRALIA ONLINE ‘ASK AN EXPERT’ WORKSHOPS.
Book now FREE ECOMMERCE & WEB SITE MENTORING AVAILABLE

BLUEPRINT in Singapore, April 29th to May 1st 2010, in conjunction with the Audi Fashion Festival
Focused on promoting the best of Australasian fashion to the rest of the world and to provide exposure for the trendiest international fashion labels wanting to enter or further develop their brand in Asian markets.
Contact Lewis James Wright: info@lewisjameswright.com

ACASPA TRADE EXPO on the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines Resort – 29-31 May 2010
Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. Contact Ana Drougas, Australian Canvas and Synthetic Products Association, 1300 555 787 or www.acaspa.com.au

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com
Interfiliere Paris – 4-6 September – www.interfiliere.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 19-20 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

For further international fashion events visit www.tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

FREE ‘ASK AN EXPERT’ WORKSHOPS:
Develop Your Web Marketing & eCommerce Skills FASHION EXPOSED, Sydney, February 14-16 Daily at 12noon-3pm – Bookings only. To book contact info@tcfwa.com
Sunday 14th Feb: Website Development – Online Shopping sites – TCF Databases & Linkages
Monday 15th Feb: Website Marketing – Content Development/SEO – TCF Databases & Linkages
Tuesday, 16th Feb: Building Customer bases – Mobile Technology Solutions TCF Global Networks

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BRAND GREAT – IP Australia uncovers the secrets of creating and protecting a leading brand
Join IP Australia and a keynote speaker for breakfast and learn about two vital issues for business — branding and intellectual property. Attendees will also receive access to a free consultation with an intellectual property professional upon request. Events are being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Places are limited – book now

LAST CALL TCF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM
provides grants to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses. Applications close on Friday 26 February 2010 at 5.00pm. For more information contact AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or email hotline@ausindustry.gov.au

OPPORTUNITIES

L’OREAL MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL 2010 HERALD SUN MARKETING BREAKFAST
A breakfast session on the future of marketing: Paul Bennett, a world renowned ideas guru at globally leading creative group IDEO will explore the new marketing mix: consumer-centric, ground-up, experimental and provocative. Thursday March 18, 7.30am – 9.00am, Venue: Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. Cost: $105.00 (incl. GST)

NEWS

THE FASHION AND TEXTILE GALLERY – OPENING IN SYDNEY
The Fashion & Textile Gallery aims to be a centre of excellence for the Fashion Industry, an education facility for emerging designers, dressmaking enthusiasts and an exciting place to visit for the public, or anyone interested in fashion and fashion history. Now exhibiting the Darnell Collection, private clothing collection. More information on www.ftgallery.com.au

THE SEWING ROOM
Join one of The Sewing Room's classes at 8 Hill Street Surry Hills guided by experienced highly qualified instructors. They specialise in one-off sessions or short courses held on weekdays, evenings and weekends. For more information , call Penelope on 0432 688 536 or email info@thesewingroom.com.au

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@tcfwa.com

Database Update – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfwa.com

 

TCF Australia members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA newsletters please email them to info@tcfwa.com

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse and the team

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News Update – January 2010

 
 
 

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, March 2010
Calling for any fashion, jewellery or accessory designers who may be interested in showcasing their Spring/Summer Collections in March. The event is well supported by an international audience and provides participating designers a global platform for both media and sales exposure. Ask for participation guidelines and event costs. For a Designer Information pack contact Sylma Cabrera puresoul.au@gmail.com

NEW YORK COUTURE FASHION WEEK FW 10/11 – February 12-14th 2010
Thanks to special the partnership between the magazine "BOOK MODA" & "NY COUTURE FASHION WEEK", 5 designers/Couturiers will benefit of the unique possibility to have a Fashion show in NEW YORK, at a very interesting & affordable budget (impossible to obtain if organized independently!); a great benefit for entering the "higher niche" of the USA market. www.bookmoda.comwww.couturefashionweek.com Designers willing to apply: email BOOK MODA at tradexx@hotmail.com with "New York Couture Fashion Week" in the subject line for more information & details on the special term.

BLUEPRINT in Singapore, April 29th to May 1st 2010, in conjunction with the Audi Fashion Festival
Focused on promoting the best of Australasian fashion to the rest of the world and to provide exposure for the trendiest international fashion labels wanting to enter or further develop their brand in Asian markets. Australian fashion labels interested in participating: email applications ( Designer Profile, Photographic Look Book & Press Kit) to Blueprint Project Manager, Lewis James Wright: info@lewisjameswright.com

ACASPA TRADE EXPO on the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines Resort – 29-31 May 2010
Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. Contact Ana Drougas, Australian Canvas and Synthetic Products Association, 1300 555 787 or office@acaspa.com.au www.acaspa.com.au

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
Interfiliere Paris – 23-25 January – www.interfiliere.com
HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com
Interfiliere Paris – 4-6 September – www.interfiliere.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 19-20 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

CALENDAR

FASHION EXPOSED, 14-16 February 2010, Sydney
Australasia’s premier trade fashion event. FREE TCF Australia seminars will be shortly be posted on www.tcfaustralia.com or contact workshops@tcfwa.com

TCF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM provides grants to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses
is specifically aimed at TCF small businesses unable to receive assistance under the TCF (SIP) Scheme or the TCF Post-2005 (SIP) Scheme. It is competitive and merit-based with a maximum grant of $50,000 provided to each successful project. Funding of $2.5 million is available per year over a ten year period, commencing in 2006/07. Applications close on Friday 26 February 2010 at 5.00pm. For more information contact AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or email hotline@ausindustry.gov.au

INTERNATIONAL FASHION CONFERENCE HEADS TO PERTH
Carol Hanlon, Founding Manager of TCFWA, Designedge Fashion Incubator and Belmont BEC is delighted to announce that the 3rd International Conference of Fashion Incubators will be held in Perth, September 2011 during the staging of Perth Fashion Festival.
The International Conference will offer new opportunities for fashion business educators and fashion trade events from around the globe to network, discuss best practice and expand global designer marketing and promotional opportunities. The event will also launch an International Fashion Incubator Organisation that will form strategic alliances, share networks and develop new opportunities for Fashion Incubators and its designer members. Download the FlyerRead the Media Release

OPPORTUNITIES

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL LACE AWARD: LOVE LACE
The award seeks to challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multi media. The work must be original and reflect the artist’s identity and cultural origins. The overall winner will be presented with $20,000 and there are five other prizes of $4,000 including an Australian and New Zealand student prize. Finalists’ work will be displayed in an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney from July/August 2011. Contact: www.powerhousemuseum.com/lace/ or lace@phm.gov.au

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD) in New York: display your of Australian Products at the Museum's Gift Store
The Store at MAD attracts large numbers of shoppers due to its Museum audience and its proximity to major New York attractions such as Central Park, the Time Warner Centre and being located on one of the major transportation hubs in the city. The timing of the event is May 2010 for a period of 3 weeks.
Companies interested in participating in this showcase should apply online via the link: www.austrade.gov.au/MADNY

NEWS

SMART NEWS – IP AUSTRALIA: IP ENFORCEMENT AND CUSTOMS
Owners of intellectual property rights can choose to protect their IP by lodging documents requesting that Customs and Border Protection seize infringing goods at the border. Customs and Border Protection officers in Fremantle recently stopped more than 10,000 counterfeit Tiffany & Co. items from reaching the local market in Perth and being sold to unsuspecting consumers. In total 10,778 counterfeit items were seized. For more information see IP Australia's website or visit customs.gov.au to see how they can help you to protect your IP.

BUYING AUSTRALIAN AT HOME AND ABROAD
All new contracts over $20 million put out to tender will require the inclusion of an approved Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plan with any bid – setting out how suppliers will give SMEs full, fair and reasonable opportunity to supply goods and services. More information: www.aip.gov.au

Database Update – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfwa.com

 

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Regards

Carol, Sarita, Clarisse and the team

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