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News Update – November 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

My Business Incubator – Small Business Natural Disaster Assistance Project 

If you or a small business that you know has been ‘directly’ or ‘indirectly’ affected by Natural Disasters since October 2010 contact Belmont BEC  as they may be eligible for Free Webinars & Free Business Support. Register online at www.mybusinessincubator.com.au

NEWS

Commonwealth Business Women

One of the outcomes of the Commonwealth Business Forum has been formation of the ‘Commonwealth Business Women’, which was initiated by the Commonwealth Business Council, BPW International and British Association of Women Entrepreneurs. This new group will assist in developing further business opportunities for women in business within 54 commonwealth countries. Further info contact carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com.

Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

Opportunities exist for women owned businesses to supply goods and services to multinational Fortune 500 companies. TCF Global was represented at the Global Forum Business Matching Forum, Chongqing, China.  This International Trade Centre, WeConnect program is also supported by BPW International.   TCF (textiles & apparel are one of the six industry areas of focus. Carol Hanlon met with the buyers of Wallmart to discuss ongoing opportunities. Further information and register your interest in Sourcing from Women Vendors program email carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com. 

Karachi Fashion Week, Pakistan

Great opportunities exist for fashion retailers to source new design talent from Pakistan!  International Fashion Consultant Margaret Farrell led a group of Industry & fashion buyers to attend Karachi Fashion Week in October including TCF Global & designedge CEO Carol Hanlon. Carol outlines “the hospitality extended to the internationals attending the event was fantastic, the high level of design talent was also impressive and additional opportunities to source cotton textiles apparel and homewares manufacture is huge as Pakistan is one of the major textile producing countries in the world.” Further info to link with Pakistan designers and manufactures contact carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Trends @ My Fashion Incubator

THE BRAND NEW INDIAN CONSUMER: In this report Stylesight investigates an emerging group of young, enterprising, optimistic and confident Indian consumers. For more info, contact info@tcfaustralia.com.

TCFWA loves: ‘Circles of Hope’ Design Contest 

Emerging designers will see their design printed on a 100% organic Fairtrade certified t-shirt, produced by People Tree Fair Trade groups to celebrate and support the global unity of The Olympics in 2012.  If you are an established brand that would like to launch a similar competition for Emerging Designers, please contact info@tcfaustralia.com.

The Fashion Design Manual 2

Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). Contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer looking for new Clients ?

Please submit your product specialisation,, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfaustralia.com.  

Send us your News

TCF AUSTRALIA members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our TCFWA or TCF Australia newsletters email 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

CALENDAR 

Webinars

07/11/2011        Understanding Freight Logistics Importing/Exporting

07/11/2011        Protect your Business from Disaster

08/11/2011        How to Start a Small Business

08/11/2011        Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection 

08/11/2011        E-Commerce & Building Online Customer Databases

09/11/2011        Ways to Grow your Business

09/11/2011        Keeping your Customers in Difficult Times

09/11/2011        Managing your Online Presence

14/11/2011        Buying or Selling a Small Business

14/11/2011        Business Planning

15/11/2011        TCF Industry Environmental Sustainability

15/11/2011        Marketing for Small Fashion Business

15/11/2011        How to Brief your Website Developer

16/11/2011        How to Start a Small Business

16/11/2011        Marketing for Small Business

16/11/2011        Facebook 

17/11/2011        Fair Work

21/11/2011        How to Start a Small Business

21/11/2011        How to write a Tender or Grant Submission

22/11/2011        Importing & Exporting

22/11/2011        Appointments

22/11/2011        Media Strategy: Using Online Tools

22/11/2011        Creating an Online Shop

23/11/2011        Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

23/11/2011        Blogging

24/11/2011        Starting a Fashion Label

24/11/2011        Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls

24/11/2011        Linking with Retailers and Agents

28/11/2011        How to Start a Small Business

29/11/2011        SEO & Google Adwords

30/11/2011        Protect your Business from Disaster

30/11/2011        Social Media: LinkedIn/Twitter

For a full list of upcoming events in November 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 Kaitlyn at info@tcfaustralia.com.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2011, 29 February – 2 March 2012

Like to join TCF Australia Sourcing Textile Mission and receive VIP Buyer privileges?  The China International Trade Fair for Home Textiles and Accessories Spring Edition is due to take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Pudong, Shanghai, China from 29 February – 2 March 2012. For further information contact info@tcfaustralia.com.

Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012

The dates for the Miami Beach International Fashion Week have been announced. For further information visit www.MiamiFashionWeek.com.

OPPORTUNITIES

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 info@tcfaustralia.com to get find out how you could get a free website. 

Have you submitted your EMDG application? 

The 30 November 2011 application deadline for the 2010-11 round of Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) is fast approaching. Contact info@tcfaustralia.com for further details.

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter & World Boutique, Hong Kong – 16-19 January 2012

In 2011, the Hong Kong Fashion Week housed over 1,700 exhibitors from around the world and attracted the attendance of over 21,000 international buyers. 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 19-21 January 2012

Join TCFWA Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers.  48th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. For applications contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Chicago Fashion Incubator 2012-2013 Designers in Residence Application Due November 8, 2011

Just a reminder to emerging designers, the CFI Designers in Residence Application submission date is nearing!  Applications must be in by November 8, 2011.  In case of questions or concerns, please feel free to view details on the website:  www.chicagofashionincubator.org/apply.html.


Regards
Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice and the team

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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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com 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 info@tcfaustralia.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.

NEWS

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 info@tcfaustralia.com

The Fashion Design Manual 2
Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). Contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer Willing To Increase Your Client Base?
Please submit your area of interest and CMT expertise to info@tcfaustralia.com

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 info@tcfaustralia.com

OPPORTUNITIES

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 info@tcfaustralia.com 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

Webinars
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
16/08/11    Appointments
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
24/08/11    Blogging
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 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

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News Update – July 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF FASHION INCUBATORS 11-13 September Registrations and sponsorship opportunities

Are you a fashion advisor, educator, run a trade event, fashion week or interested to network with link minded people from around the world to further advance the business & promotional development of emerging designers.  For more information email conference@tcfglobal.com or visit www.fashionincubators.com

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

For further information on all  items listed below email info@tcfaustralia.com

TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSIONS
Our Buying Mission to the Hong Kong Fashion week, 4-7th July was a total success. Another Buying Mission was attending the 47th India International Garment Fair, the perfect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. For more information contact Clarisse.

 
DECORATION + DESIGN MELBOURNE – 21-24 July

This year Decoration + Design will feature an exclusive line-up of over 150 exhibitors with the latest interiors and soft furnishing products and designs from Australia and abroad. For more information contact Clarisse.

 

AUSTRALIAN CANVAS and SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION TRADE EXPO, SYDNEY, 23-25 July

Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, industry related workshops. For more information contact Clarisse

 

NEWS INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR FAIR MODACALZADO REPORT on autumn/winter 2011/2012 now available – email info@tcfaustralia.com

 

LIFE INSTYLE MELBOURNE – 4-7 August

The trade event delivers a mix of beautiful designer brands sourced from a diverse range of companies featuring homeware, giftware, lifestyle and kids products. For more information contact Clarisse.

 

FBI PRESENTS MAGIC LAUNCH PAD – USA 22-24 August

Launch Pad is a MAGIC sponsored platform created to incubator creative talent and provide to them a discounted opportunity to exposure their lines to retailers and the press. To find out what designers need to submit contact Clarisse

 

LE CUIR A PARIS – 20-22 September

Le Cuir A Paris focuses on the latest trends that are seen in the leather and fur sector. For sponsorship opportunities to showcase in Paris contact Clarisse.

 

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 contact 
Clarisse.

 

MIAMI BEACH INTERNATIONAL BRIDAL WEEK – 26-27 November
Since 1999 Miami Beach International Fashion Week has introduced the world's leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. For more information contact Clarisse.

NEWS

IRISH NATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR NOW LAUNCHED

The goal of this new incubator is to provide talented Irish Fashion Designers with the support and information to succeed in a demanding market place. More info on www.infi.ie or contact Clarisse.

 

WOOLMARK LAUNCHES THE WOOL LAB 

The Woolmark Company has launched The Wool Lab, a seasonal guide to the most innovative, quality woollen fabrics and yarns, presented through the most inspiring fashion trends. For more information contact Clarisse.

 

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.

 

The FASHION DESIGN MANUAL 2

Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). Contact info@tcfaustralia.com.

 

ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER WILLING TO INCREASE YOUR CLIENT BASE?

Please submit your area of interest and CMT expertise to info@tcfaustralia.com.

 

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

To register and get the link contact info@tcfaustralia.com.

 

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 more information visit www.mereton.com.

 
SEND US YOUR NEWS

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

CALENDAR

FOR ALL BOOKINGS: www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops

WEBINARS

18-Jul Grow Your Business the Best Way

18-Jul Marketing for Small Business 

19-Jul Using Online Tools 

20-Jul Create an IT Plan for your Business 

21-Jul Starting a Fashion Label

21-Jul Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls 

21-Jul Linking with Retailers and Agents 

21-Jul Working with a Web Developer 

25-Jul Customer Service 

26-Jul Importing & Exporting 

27-Jul How to Start a Small Business 

27-Jul How to write a Tender or Grant Submission 

27-Jul Managing Online Presence 

28-Jul Fair Work

28-Jul Email Marketing

For a full list of upcoming event in July visit www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

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


Regards
Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Sharon, Natalia and the team

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News Update – May 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

TEXPROCESS FAIR, FRANKFURT, 24-27 May

Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials. International manufacturers will present their latest machines, plant, processing, IT systems and services for making up textiles and other flexible materials.


HONG KONG FASHION WEEK FOR SPRING/SUMMER 4th-7th July
Join the TCF Australia Buying Mission to HK – Accommodation Sponsorship Available & VIP Buyers Pass available for all buyers.  Advance registrations now open for 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for 1st time buyers, including free Hong Kong business matching. Applications email info@tcfaustralia.com


INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 12-14 July
Join TCF Australia Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers.  47th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. Applications contact info@tcfaustralia.com

 

AUSTRALIAN CANVAS and SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION TRADE EXPO, SYDNEY, 23th-25th July

Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, industry related workshops.

NEWS

INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR FAIR MODACALZADO REPORT
IFFM, has issued a report on autumn/winter 2011/2012 – email info@tcfaustralia.com.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING DYNAMICS
Regular Belmont BEC speaker Peter Dhu from Public Speaking Dynamics, invites BEC members and TCF Members to register for his free monthly newsletter. Public Speaking Dynamics has a full understanding of the wide and dynamic range of speaking situations and requirements that occur during our lives. Communication skills, presentations and public speaking are becoming increasingly more important in our careers and daily lives and Public Speaking Dynamics offer a range of training sessions and tools to assist.

 

JOHN STANLEY’S PRACTICAL RETAIL SOLUTIONS
John Stanley is a coach, consultant, author, speaker and trainer. He has been described as the ‘Retail Guru’ and he has also been described as the leading horticultural consultant in the world today. He has offered his regular newsletter for Belmont BEC and TCF Members and clients for free.

OPPORTUNITIES

SURF LABEL FOR SALE

The owner of Filthy Bush Surfwear Aust P/L is selling this successful business. The sale price will include IP Trademarks, website, some stock and domain names. Please contact info@tcfaustralia.com

 

WGSN GLOBAL FASHION AWARDS

Honouring fashion's most inspirational individuals and businesses, the WGSN Global Fashion Awards are a unique celebration of excellence and innovation in the fashion industry on a truly global scale. This is the only international event to acknowledge all of the major business and creative disciplines of fashion, including design, retail (on and off-line), buying, visual merchandising, store design, marketing and ethical practice. For more details info@tcfaustralia.com


The FASHION DESIGN MANUAL 2
Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees).

 

ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER WILLING TO INCREASE YOUR CLIENT BASE?
Please submit your area of interest and CMT expertise to info@tcfaustralia.com

 

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

CALENDAR – FOR ALL BOOKINGS: www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops

May 10 – Improve your Cash Flow Webinar 12pm-1pm
May 10 – Cloud Computing Webinar** 7pm-8pm
May 11 – Starting a New Business Webinar* 3pm-4pm 

May 11 – Submitting Tenders Webinar 4.30pm-5.30pm
May 11 – Marketing for Small Business Webinar 6pm-7pm
May 11 – Social Media – LinkedIn Webinar** 7pm-8pm
May 12 – Start a Fashion Label Webinar 12pm-1pm
May 12 – Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar 1.30pm-2.30pm
May 12 – Linking with Retailers & Agents Webinar 3pm-4pm
May 16 – How to grow sales as a Retailer Webinar** 12pm-1pm
May 17 – How to Brief your Website Developer Webinar** 7pm-8pm
May 18 – Marketing for Small Fashion Business Webinar 2pm-3pm
May 18 – Pricing & Costing Webinar 3.30pm-4.30pm
May 18 – Business Planning Webinar 5pm-6pm

NOTE:  All Webinars commence at Australian Eastern Standard Times (AEST – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra)

 

* The webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of
Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA.
 
** The Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN.
 
For more information on webinars visit www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

 

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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News Update – April 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

TRADE EVENTS

8th SHANGHAI TEXTILE AND APPAREL TRADE FAIR, 20th-22nd April
Exhibit product range will include apparel, fabric and trims & accessories.

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL HOME TEXTILES FAIR, 20th-23rd April
Large sourcing fair for home textiles, travel sponsorships available.

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK FOR SPRING/SUMMER, 4th-7th July
Join the TCF AUSTRALIA Buying Mission to HK – Accommodation Sponsorship Available & VIP Buyers Pass available for all buyers. 
Advance registrations now open for 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for 1st time buyers, including free Hong Kong business matching. Applications email info@tcfaustralia.com

INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 12th-14th July
Join TCF Australia Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers.  47th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories
Applications contact info@tcfaustralia.com

AUSTRALIAN CANVAS and SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION TRADE EXPO, SYDNEY, 23rd-25th July
Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, industry related workshops. Contact info@tcfaustralia.com

For further international fashion events visit www.tcfglobal.com.

CALENDAR

BELMONT BEC & TCFWA WEBINARS  TIMES LISTED ARE PERTH TIME (WST)

12/04/2011         How to Start Importing or Exporting Webinar  
12/04/2011         Credit Management/Debt Collection Webinar
12/04/2011         SEO and Google Adwords Webinar**
13/04/2011         How to Start Your New Business – Webinar
13/04/2011         Buying or Selling a Business Webinar
13/04/2011         Email Marketing Campaigns Webinar**
14/04/2011         Start a Fashion Label Webinar
14/04/2011         Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar
14/04/2011         Linking with Retailers and Agents Webinar
14/04/2011         6 Steps to a Successful Marketing Campaign Webinar
19/04/2011         Social Media – A Role for Retailers Webinar**
19/04/2011         Building Online Customer Bases Webinar**
20/04/2011         Pricing and Costing Webinar
20/04/2011         Marketing for Small Businesses Webinar
20/04/2011         Fair Work Webinar
27/04/2011         Marketing Small Fashion Businesses Webinar 
27/04/2011         Twitter Webinar**

* The Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA

** The Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN

 For full schedule of all webinars in April 2011 – www.tcfaustralia.com/Workshops

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

OPPORTUNITIES

ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER WILLING TO INCREASE YOUR CLIENT BASE?
Please submit your area of interest and CMT expertise to 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 email info@tcfaustralia.com

NEWS

INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR FAIR MODACALZADO REPORT
IFFM, has issued a report on autumn/winter 2011/2012 – email info@tcfaustralia.com.

PROTECTING YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN CHINA 
China is one of Australia’s rapidly growing export partners. Its vast market, unfortunately has gained a reputation for widespread counterfeiting and IP infringement. However, times are changing. With applications for IP growing rapidly and infringement being closely policed, your business may be able to take advantage of the potential for a profitable relationship. 
 
KIPO DESIGN EXAMINATION PERIOD OF FASHION GOODS CUT TO ONE MONTH:
Europe has announced to cut short the examination period for designs copyright to two days.

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

Regards

Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Sharon, Natalia and the team

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News Update – March 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

Learn How To Get The Most Out of Your Website!

We offer FREE eCommerce workshops/mentoring to small businesses under the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project. To register your interest to access free web site workshops, forums, mentoring, social media webinars fill in the TCF Australia Online Project Form and email to info@tcfaustralia.com

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TRADE EVENTS

FASHION EXPOSED, 6-8 March 2011, Sydney

Australasia’s premier trade fashion event. 8 Lucky Australian Designers have been selected to attend with sponsorship from TCFWA. For information contact info@tcfaustralia.com

TCF AUSTRALIA DIRECTORY

visit Fashion Exposed, stand 4628 to get your free listing in the soon to be launched TFC Australia online directory, or email info@tcfaustralia.com to get your form sent out

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK FOR SPRING/SUMMER from 4th-7th July 2011, Accommodation Sponsorship Available

Advance registrations for accommodation sponsorship now open, including free Hong Kong business matching. Email info@tcfaustralia.com

FBI FOCUS TRADE SHOW, L.A. USA, 15 -17 March 2011

FOCUS is fast becoming the LA Market's new forum for creative, saleable lines & a window into the indie fashion, art & consumer culture inspiring them. Booths $500, booking deadline March 4. For more information contact info@tcfaustralia.com

L'ORÉAL FASHION FESTIVAL – 14 -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, contact info@tcfaustralia.com

PRIME SOURCE FORUM 2011, HONG KONG 30th March to 1st April 2011

Prime Source Forum brings together Senior Management from across the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers, suppliers and retailers involved in the production and sale of garments/textiles. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact info@tcfaustralia.com

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

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL HOME TEXTILES FAIR, HONG KONG, From the 20-23 April 2011

Large sourcing fair for home textiles in Hong Kong, find out if you qualify for sponsorship or a special travel deal. To be held at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Contact Clarisse for the complimentary version on 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.

FASHION ACCESS, HONG KONG, 30th March to 1st April

Fashion Access is the twice-a-year, must-attend international fashion fair in Hong Kong for bags, footwear, leather goods, garments and a full range of lifestyle accessories.

For more information info@tcfaustralia.com

CALENDAR

BELMONT BEC & TCFWA WEBINARS – To get your own states time view online www.belmontbec.com/workshops

01/03/2011 How to Brief Your Website Developer Webinar **
08/03/2011 Blogging Webinar **
09/03/2011 SEO & Google Ad Words Webinar **
10/03/2011 Start A Fashion Label Webinar
10/03/2011 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar
10/03/2011 Linking With Retailers & Agents Webinar 15/03/2011 e-Commerce & Building Online Customer Bases Webinar **
16/03/2011 How to Start Your New Business Webinar*
16/03/2011 Pricing and Costing Webinar
10/03/2011 Linking With Retailers & Agents Webinar
22/03/2011 Open Source Software:How it Can Help Your Business Webinar*
23/03/2011 How To Build Rapport and Connect with The Audience Webinar
23/03/2011 Business Planning Webinar
29/03/2011 Cloud Computing Webinar**

*The Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA
** The Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN

For full schedule of all workshops and webinars in March 2011 www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops

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

OPPORTUNITIES

LATEST LECUIR LEATHER INNOVATION REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

contact 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.

ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER WILLING TO INCREASE YOUR CLIENT BASE?

Please your area of interest and CMT expertise to info@tcfaustralia.com

EXCLUSIVE LONDON CITY GUIDE REPORT FROM WGSN

Plan ahead for this year's London Fashion Week with creative intelligence from WGSN, the world's leading trend forecaster. Confidently organise your time at Fashion Week with the WGSN London City Guide Trend Report. New York City Guide also available. Contact Clarisse for the complimentary version on info@tcfaustralia.com

NEWS

3 NEW LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

The new year brought with it legislative changes that affect consumer rights, pay rates and parental leave. To make sure you’re up-to date with the latest changes, contact info@tcfaustralia.com for further information.

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 info@tcfaustralia.com

Our thoughts go out to all affected by flooding around Australia. For any business assistance over this time, please contact info@tcfaustralia.com

 

Regards
Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Sharon, Natalia and the team

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News Update – February 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 info@tcfaustralia.com.

TRADE EVENTS

FASHION EXPOSED, 6-8 March 2011, Sydney

Australasia’s premier trade fashion event. For information, and to apply for TCF Australia exhibition sponsorship contact info@tcfwa.com

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2011 – Accommodation Sponsorship Available for 3rd to 8th March

In 2010, this very popular show housed over 2,670 exhibitors from over 44 countries and regions, and attracted the attendance of more than 32,000 international buyers. For more information, please contact info@tcfwa.com

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer – 4th to 7th of July 2011 –  Accommodation Sponsorship Available

Advance registrations for accommodation sponsorship now open, including free Hong Kong business matching. Email info@tcfwa.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@tcfaustralia.com

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, 3 March to 6 MARCH 2011The 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 2011Embracing 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, contact info@tcfaustralia.com

INTERTEXTILE BEIJING APPAREL FABRICS – 30 March to 1 April 2011More 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

BELMONT BEC & TCFWA WEBINARS  TIMES LISTED ARE PERTH TIME (WST)

To get your own states time view online www.belmontbec.com/workshops

01/02/2011 How to Brief Your Website Developer Webinar from 4pm to 5pm WST**

02/02/2011 Writing Your Business Plan Webinar from 1pm to 2pm WST

02/02/2011 Email Marketing Campaigns Webinar from 5pm to 6pm WST**

08/02/2011 SEO & Google Ad Words Webinar from 4pm to 5pm WST**

08/02/2011 How to Start Your Business Webinar from 6pm to 7pm WST*

09/02/2011 Pricing and Costing Webinar from 1pm to 2pm WST

09/02/2011 Twitter Webinar from 5pm to 6pm WST*

* The Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA

** The Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN

 For more details on workshops and webinars, log onto www.belmontbec.com

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

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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.

Are you a MANUFACTURER willing to increase your client base? Please your area of interest and CMT expertise to info@tcfaustralia.com

NEWS

Workshops to address new Award compliance

Changes to the TCF & Associated Industries Award and the National Employment Standard have prompted the Council of Textile Clothing and Footwear (TFIA) to organise three workshops for the industry in February. Failing to meet the minimum standards set by the Award is a breach of the law and may result in serious penalties.  The workshops will take place in Melbourne and must be made by Friday 4th February 2011. for more information info@tcfaustralia.com

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 info@tcfaustralia.com

 

Regards

Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Denice, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn and team

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