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News Update – December 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

December, 2014

Season's Greetings from all at TCF Australia

From Carol, Geoffrey, Jeya, Dennis, Katherine, Ehsan, Miss Poppy & Volunteers

Chair & Committee Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre WA Inc. (TCF WA):
Jules, Irving, Shirley, Carol W, Jasmyn, Margaret F, Margaret S, Lisa

Illustration: Boab tree in West Kimberley, Western Australia

TCF Australia Offices will be closed
from Friday 19th December 2014 to Monday 5th of January 2015

Your Office Christmas Parties – On and Off Premises and FBT

Like to know the rules about your staff Christmas Functions? Contact us for the full article.

How to protect your IP assets and Copyright infringement is on the rise

Rip-offs: Aussie businesses “day to day” battle with copycats
Contact us for the full article by Cara Waters, Smart Company

Attend our webinar on How to Licence your Trademarks and Designs www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Latest News from ACCC

From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Code which will apply to all franchise systems operating in Australia.

For example, while many provisions of the current Code will remain, some of the changes the new Franchising Code will bring include:

· introducing an obligation for parties to act in good faith in their dealings with one another

· introducing financial penalties and infringement notices for serious breaches of the Code

· requiring franchisors to provide prospective franchisees with a short information sheet outlining the risks and rewards of franchising

· requiring franchisors to provide greater transparency in the use of, and accounting for, marketing funds.Further info visit www.accc.gov.au

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLEFASHION EXPOSED REVIVED and TCF Australia have joined forces to provide a fantastic opportunity for emerging designers to showcase their collection at the TCF Australia Emerging Designers Showcase at FASHION EXPOSED REVIVED, Sydney, 20 – 24 February 2015. Contact us for more information

TCF Missions

LAST CHANCE– Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars. 1st time buyers may be eligible for 3 night’s accommodation or travel subsidy Contact us

LAST CHANCEBuying Mission – Tex-Trends New Delhi India, 28-30 January 2015Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery, Textiles, Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

TCF Member Supply LinkagesLooking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong- China – India – Nepal – Bali – TaiwanContact us

1001 Business Tips from 101™ Fashion Designers

Like To Share Your Fashion Business Tips?
Like to be featured in our new book series?
Share insights learnt through running your own fashion business

More Information

Grants available for your business

Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspxLearn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars TCF Australia Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

TCF Australia

Welcome to our latest TCF Australia MemberMarena Nagel of Marena S Nagel.

Join TCF Australia industry network and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. Visit http://tcfaustralia.com/membership.php

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

'Do you believe your brand is ready for more exposure within Australia or internationally? International Fashion Advisor; Retailing, styling, creative direction, production; Starting a Label, developing a fashion label; Global Supply Chain linkages and opportunities;Contact us for bookings and rates

Trend Council Online Forecasting

Colour Analysis – Knitwear – Original Art

Contact usfor further information


Greenpeace Detox campaign sees positive response globally Greenpeace's Detox campaign is having a significant impact in the textile industry. Six leading Italian textile suppliers have pledged support. Some of these Italian signatories currently act as suppliers to leading fashion brands such as Versace and Louis Vuitton. Read more

Itema holds show in MexicoItema recently showcased its innovations in Mexico. These include the best-selling rapier R9500 and airjet A9500 models. R9500 and A9500 represent the pinnacle of applied innovation and winning choices for producing a wide range of quality fabrics at high production speeds. Read more

Pitti Immagine Uomo 87: Ready to showcase tomorrow's fashions Pitti Immagine Uomo 87, the international trade event showcasing men’s fashions and contemporary lifestyle trends, will be held in Florence from January 13 to 16, 2015. Read more

R&E Pavilion at ITMA to focus on Textile ETPThe European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) will be in the spotlight at ITMA 2015, the textile and garment technology exhibition to be held from November 12 to 19, 2015. Read more

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

DECEMBER
Drive Smarter: Avoid speeding, rapid acceleration, and rapid breaking to lower gas mileage by 33% (at highway speeds). Drivers can save litres of fuel or nearly $1000, by driving sensibly on the highway – www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Energy Mentor? Register:www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topicswww.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Would you know if your staff deleted some of your files?

There is a (FREE) program that tells you when one of your files is deleted.Run it and the next time it happens you can catch the culprit, quickly!

Website Tips from FX Digital

How Many Website Visitors Will I Need to Generate $100,000?

Set realistic online goals and then use website design, conversion rate optimization and content marketing to make it happen. Read more

Global Trade Events

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars, 1st time buyers may be eligible for accommodation/travel subsidy.Contact us
Tex-Trends New Delhi India, 28-30 January 2015 Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery, Textiles.Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us
Fashion Exposed Revived and Home & Giving Fair, Sydney, 21 – 24 February, 2015The largest, highest quality and most comprehensive gift, homewares and fashion trade event in Sydney – attracting over 14,000 buyers across all segments.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14 – 22, 2015Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks, Sydney, 12 – 15 April 2015Australian collection showings to international buyers and media of directional and emerging fashion labels.
DIARY DATE 2015 – 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA, October 2015
Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur

Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

Preparing a Business for Sale
Writing Your Business Plan
*Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Importing & Exporting

* Webinar Recordings marked* are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to TCF Australia Members – one free webinar in December valued at $30 – email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – November 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

November, 2014

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

FASHION EXPOSED REVIVEDand TCF Australia have joined forces to provide a fantastic opportunity for emerging designers to showcase their collection at the TCF Australia Emerging Designers Showcase at FASHION EXPOSED REVIVED, Sydney, 20 – 24 February 2015. Contact us for more information

TCF Missions

REMINDER – Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars. 1st time buyers may be eligible for 3 night’s accommodation or travel subsidy Contact us

REMINDERBuying Mission – Tex-Trends New Delhi India, 28-30 January 2015Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery, Textiles, Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

TCF Member Supply LinkagesLooking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong- China – India – Nepal – Bali – TaiwanContact us

1001 Business Tips from 101™ Fashion Designers

Like To Share Your Fashion Business Tips?
Like to be featured in our new book series?
Share insights learnt through running your own fashion business

More Information

Grants available for your business

Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspxLearn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars TCF Australia Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

4 Ways to Enhance Your 2014 Mobile and Omni-Channel Holiday Strategy

Want the tips to start your instore planning from Bronto and DemandwareContact us

Stylus Highlights APPLE: FASHION & TECHNOLOGY

Join Bradley Quinn, Creative Director of Stylus Fashion, debates the future of fashion and technology with founders of Studio XO Nancy Tilbury and Benjamin Males. Contact us for the Stylus trend highlights.

Highlights from WGSN – PAST MODERN

Historical and contemporary references are juxtaposed with stripped backed products that bring together old and new in this trend. Contact us for the WGSN highlights.

NEWS

Austrade Women in Global Business (WIGB) Speaker Seriesto help you maximise the benefits of doing business in the developed markets of Asia http://www.austrade.gov.au/export/events/australian-events/women-in-global-business-speaker-series-2014

Practical Retail Solutions from John Stanley Associates– retail and marketing tips from around the globe – Simple Winning Ideas – The Amazon Effect – The Voodoo Effect – Food Pantry Development – Farmers markets move into software management.Contact us for his Retail Newsletter link.

TCF Australia

Welcome to our latest TCF Australia MembersMarena Nagel of Marena S Nagel.

Join TCF Australia industry network and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. Visit http://tcfaustralia.com/membership.php

Mentoring Opportunities

Available under BPW Business Incubator project providing FREE online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

'Do you believe your brand is ready for more exposure within Australia or internationally? International Fashion Advisor; Retailing, styling, creative direction, production; Starting a Label, developing a fashion label; Global Supply Chain linkages and opportunities;Contact us for bookings and rates

Trend Council Online Forecasting

Colour Analysis – Knitwear – Original Art

Contact usfor further information

Wage Issue Simmers In CambodiaLabor unrest over wages continues in Cambodia. Activists have decried a decision by the Ministry of Labor to disregard union pleas for a hike in the minimum wage for some of the country’s 500,000 garment workers. Read more

Pakistan aims to be top textile manufacturer in South AsiaThe Pakistani textile industry wants to enhance its competitiveness in South Asia. Hence it is working toward improving the efficiency and quality of some of its products to increase its market share in the region. Read more

Cashmere World: a hub of latest informationOrganised by the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) and UBM Asia, the third edition of Cashmere World, a trade fair dedicated to cashmere and other fine fibres has ended on a positive note on in Hong Kong. Read more

Andrea Landa bags IAF Designer Award for 'Tribal Queens'During the 30th IAF World Fashion Convention in Colombia, Medellín, Colombian designer Andrea Landa was announced the winner of the IAF Designer Award, for her collection ‘Tribal Queens’. Read more

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

NOVEMBER
Make sure your AC equipment is in top running order, since cooling puts the greatest stress on your summer energy bills. Adjusting your air-con just one 1 degree can save 10% of operating costs. Like a Fact Sheet or Recorded Webinar on Saving Energy Airconditioning – www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Energy Mentor? Register:www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topicswww.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Virus Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

What's a Web Bug?

There are two ways to include images in an email, attached, or a link to the image on the web. When you see a prompt to "display images" you're loading pictures off the web. A web bug is when you use those pictures to track who's reading your emails, most newsletters do this. The server watches to see if you show the picture and passes that information back to the sender, confirming you've opened their email. If you'd like to know more about this please email lee@ccp.com.au

Website Tips from FX Digital

Engage Your Audience

Social Media Marketing that doesn’t engage your audience and cause them to do something within your sales funnel is just social media and a complete waste of time.Visit www.websitedesigns.com.au

Global Trade Events

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars, 1st time buyers may be eligible for accommodation/travel subsidy.Contact us
Fashion Exposed Revived and Home & Giving Fair, Sydney, 21 – 24 February, 2015The largest, highest quality and most comprehensive gift, homewares and fashion trade event in Sydney – attracting over 14,000 buyers across all segments.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14 – 22, 2015Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks, Sydney, 12 – 15 April 2015Australian collection showings to international buyers and media of directional and emerging fashion labels.
DIARY DATE 2015 – 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA, October 2015
Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur

Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

Writing Your Business Plan
Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
Licence your Trademarks & Designs
Why are you Busy and Poor?? How your website can break that cycle
Get noticed by the Media
Creating an Online Store
Manufacturing Pitfalls
TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
Dealing with Agents or Retailers
Sustainable Sourcing
Preparing a Business for Sale
Writing Your Business Plan
Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Importing & Exporting

* Webinar Recordings marked* are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to TCF Australia Members – one free webinar in November valued at $30 – email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – October 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

October, 2014

Complete our TCF Energy Survey

Last Chance– Over $2,100 of prizes to win – complete ourTCF Energy Survey– 18 prizes to win includes iPad mini, cartons of Margaret River Red & White wine & more!www.tcfaustralia.com/onlineenergysurvey

TCF Missions

Last Chance– Exhibit your collection at World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015 – Bookings Close End OctoberJoin our TCF Group in the International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Designer Showcase spaces (4.5m) from approx. US$900 and Parade space US$1200.Contact usfor booking forms.

Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars. 1st time buyers may be eligible for 3 night’s accommodation or travel subsidyContact us

Buying Mission – China International Silk & Women's Wear Fair, Hangzhou, China 11 – 13 October 2014– Join TCF Buying Mission with 2 days free accommodation and airport pickup.Contact usfor the registration form.

TCF Member Supply Linkages

Looking for a manufacturer inHong Kong- China – India – Nepal – Bali – Taiwan
Contact us

Grants available for your business

Visitwww.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspxLearn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recordingwww.belmontbec.com/webinarsTCF Australia Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

4 Ways to Enhance Your 2014 Mobile and Omni-Channel Holiday Strategy

Want the tips to start your instore planning from Bronto and DemandwareContact us



Stylus Highlights APPLE: FASHION & TECHNOLOGY

Join Bradley Quinn, Creative Director of Stylus Fashion, debates the future of fashion and technology with founders of Studio XO Nancy Tilbury and Benjamin Males.Contact usfor the Stylus trend highlights.

Highlights from WGSN – PAST MODERN

Historical and contemporary references are juxtaposed with stripped backed products that bring together old and new in this trend.Contact usfor the WGSN highlights.

NEWS

Austrade Women in Global Business (WIGB) Speaker Seriesto help you maximise the benefits of doing business in the developed markets of Asiahttp://www.austrade.gov.au/export/events/australian-events/women-in-global-business-speaker-series-2014

Practical Retail Solutions from John Stanley Associates– retail and marketing tips from around the globe – Simple Winning Ideas – The Amazon Effect – The Voodoo Effect – Food Pantry Development – Farmers markets move into software management.Contact usfor his Retail Newsletter link.

TCF Australia

Welcome to our latest TCF Australia MembersMark Reid from the Academy of Design and Kerry Young from Glitter and Dance.

Join TCF Australia industry network and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. Visithttp://tcfaustralia.com/membership.php

Mentoring Opportunities

Available under BPW Business Incubator project providing FREE online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia Register atwww.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

'Do you believe your brand is ready for more exposure within Australia or internationally? International Fashion Advisor; Retailing, styling, creative direction, production; Starting a Label, developing a fashion label; Global Supply Chain linkages and opportunities;Contact us for bookings and rates

Trend Council Online Forecasting

Colour Analysis – Knitwear – Original Art

Contact usfor further information

Texprint awards hosted at Premiere VisionThe Texprint awards were presented by renowned Italian designer Nino Cerruti at Premiere Vision on September 17 in Paris. The prizes are awarded to promising textile design graduates from Britain.Read more.

China to cut import quotas of cottonChina will slash its import quotas for 2015 to boost demand for the domestic fibre. To encourage domestic producers, the government will offer subsidies to provinces in the Yellow River and Yangtze River valley growing areas.Read more.

Thailand hopes to be fashion and textile leaderExports to Asia – including China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan – now account for only half the country’s total exports.Read more.

Zimbabwe hopes to vitalise garment sectorZimbabwe has launched a cotton-to-clothing export strategy.It's aimed at boosting productivity and helping generate much-needed foreign currency for the country.Read more.

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

OCTOBER

Drive Smarter: Avoid speeding, rapid acceleration, and rapid breaking to lower gas mileage by 33% (at highway speeds). Drivers can save litres of fuel or nearly $1000, by driving sensibly on the highway.

Save $$ Money – Reduce energy usage in your business

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Energy Mentor? Register:www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topicswww.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Virus Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Are you still paying for your antivirus software?

Microsoft Security Essentialsis free for windows 7 and built-in to Windows 8. You don't need to buy an antivirus anymore. There are other options but Microsoft Security Essentials is the only one free for home and commercial use. If you have a Mac,Sophoshas you covered at no charge. It's a myth that Mac's won't get a virus. Call us on 08 9467 2269 if you have any problems with your computers.

Website Tips from FX Digital

Conversion Optimisation:When writing content for a website, don’t capitalise all of your headline to make it stand out, it is actually harder to read and you’ll get less audience engagement.www.fxdigital.com.au

Global Trade Events

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Shanghai, China, 20 – 23 October, 2014Over 3,700 exhibitors, 69,000 visitors.Contact usfor info.

Shanghai Mode Lingerie & Interfilière, Shanghai, 20-21 October

World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto, October 20 – 24, 2014Spring 2015 runway shows featuring emerging and established Canadian designers

Australia International Sourcing Fair, Melbourne, 18-20 NovemberExhibitors including India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh…

Fashion Exposed Revived and Home & Giving Fair, Sydney, 21-24 February, 2015The largest, highest quality and most comprehensive gift, homewares and fashion trade event in Sydney – attracting over 14,000 buyers across all segments.

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars, 1st time buyers may be eligible for accommodation/travel subsidy.Contact us

Fashion Exposed Revived and Home & Giving Fair, Sydney, 21 – 24 February, 2015The largest, highest quality and most comprehensive gift, homewares and fashion trade event in Sydney – attracting over 14,000 buyers across all segments.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14 – 22, 2015Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks, Sydney, 12 – 15 April 2015Australian collection showings to international buyers and media of directional and emerging fashion labels.

DIARY DATE 2015 – 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA, October 2015

Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts– Free Online Webinars for TCF members.contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur

Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone –contact us

Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation*

Establishing Your Label in the USA

Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business*

Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs*

Starting Your New Business

Dealing with Agents and Retailers

Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

Licence your Trademarks & Designs

Get noticed by the Media

Solar Energy*

16 October Importing & Exporting –LIVE

21 October Writing Your Business Plan –LIVE

15 October How to Grow your business –LIVE

14 October Pricing, Costing & Cashflow –LIVE

* Webinar Recordings marked* are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to TCF Australia Members – one free webinar in October valued at $30 – email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visitwww.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777.Never attended a webinar?visitour user friendly guide available online

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer 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 toinfo@tcfaustralia.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. Emailinfo@tcfaustralia.comor contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

belmont_bec_logo
 

News Update – September 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

September, 2014

Complete our TCF Energy Survey

Over $2,100 of prizes to win – complete our TCF Energy Survey – 18 prizes to win includes iPad mini, cartons of Margaret River Red & White wine & more! www.tcfaustralia.com/onlineenergysurvey

TCF Buying Missions

New Mission – China International Silk & Women's Wear Fair, Hangzhou, China 11 – 13 October 2014 – Join TCF Buying Mission with 2 days free accommodation and airport pickup. Contact us for the registration form.

India – Vastra 2014, Jaipur, October 29-31, 2014 Textile & Apparel Trade Fair for manufacturers, suppliers and artisans. Join TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation. Contact us for registration forms.

Reminder – Exhibit your collection at World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015 – Bookings Close End October Join our TCF Group in the International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Designer Showcase spaces (4.5m) from approx. US$900 and Parade space US$1200. Contact us for booking forms.

TCF Member Supply Linkages

Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali – Taiwan 
Contact us

NEWS

How did SS14′s trends sell? The season’s 10 big hits Did the runway trends make it on the shop floor? Look at the bestselling trends from SS14 – the dress shapes, the denim, the footwear the colours and prints.  http://lnkd.in/bHS6Uwf

PANTONE Fashion Colour Report Spring 2015Contact us for the full report.

AusIndustry new Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme  – Finding the time and having the expertise to work on your business, rather than in your business, can be a major challenge, but the rewards for doing so can be significant in terms of growing your business and improving your competitiveness and productivity. Further info at www.business.gov.au

TCF Australia

Welcome to our latest TCF Australia Members Lyn Elzinga-Henry from Gato Pty Ltd, South Australia;  Siana Cork from Queensland; The Textile Institute Southern Australia Section Inc, Victoria.

Join TCF Australia industry network and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. Visithttp://tcfaustralia.com/membership.php

Mentoring Opportunities

Available under BPW Business Incubator project providing FREE online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia   Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Trend Council Online Forecasting

Colour Analysis – Knitwear – Original Art

Contact us for further information






Recycling, the main theme of ITMA 2015 – It attracts an international pool of buyers sourcing for end-to-end solutions in the production of traditional textile and innovative textile materials. Read more

Shortage of skilled labour mars RMG manufacturing in UK – While companies like ASOS have been offering courses in how to cut, sew and stitch at the Stitching Academy, in collaboration with local social enterprise Fashion Enter, garment manufacturing industry in the UK is facing severe shortage of skilled workers. Read more.

Bangladesh withdraws tax facility for exporters – The tax authority in Bangladesh has withdrawn the special tax rate for apparel exporters in a bid to prevent transfer of profit from other businesses to export-oriented industries. From 2005 to June 30, 2014, taxmen calculated tax at an estimated 10 per cent at the time of annual tax assessment.Read more

Bread & Butter Barcelona show cancelled – During the last edition of the trade show in July, Bread & Butter (BBB) Founder Karl-Heinz Müller had announced his plans of shifting the 2015 show to Barcelona. However, he has now decided to stick to Berlin. Read more

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Save $$ Money – Reduce energy usage in your business

A small business consuming 50,000 kilowatt hours per annum that installs a 15 kW system can displace an average of 33 per cent of its electricity usage.

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Energy Mentor? Register: www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topics www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Virus Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Website Tips from FX Digital

Does Your Website Reflect Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)? If you want your website to generate leads, business and work for your business then there is a lot more to designing a website than putting up something pretty looking. Your website needs to speak and engage your audience in a way that describes your business to them in words they themselves would use. It should reflect boldly your unique selling proposition (USP) or as some call it, your value proposition statement. www.fxdigital.com Like the full article? Contact us

Global Trade Events

D&A New York- SPRING 2015 MARKET, New York, September 12 – 14, 2014 An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers

London Fashion Week, London, September 12 – 16, 2014 Spring 2015 designer runway shows

Premiere Vision Paris, Paris, September 16 – 18, 2014 Textile trade show for the fashion and interior design industries

Milan Fashion Week,  Milan, September 17 – 23, 2014 Spring 2015 designer collections

ITC Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum, Rwanda, September 17 – 19, 2014 Looking to buy from women vendors, this year’s buyer/sellers meet will focus on coffee and services. If you would like more information to link with women owned businesses from developing countries, contact us

Paris Fashion Week, Paris, September 23 – October 1, 2014 Spring 2015 designer collections

D&A Paris – Spring 2015 Market, Paris, September 26 – 29, 2014 An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers

D&A Los Angeles – SPRING 2015 MARKET, Los Angeles, October 13 – 15, 2014 An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Shanghai, China, 20 – 23 October, 2014 Over 3,700 exhibitors, 69,000 visitors. Contact us for info.

Shanghai Mode Lingerie & Interfilière, Shanghai, 20-21 October

World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto, October 20 – 24, 2014 Spring 2015 runway shows featuring emerging and established Canadian designers

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015 Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars, 1st time buyers may be eligible for accommodation/travel subsidy. Contact us

Fashion Exposed Revived and Home & Giving Fair, Sydney, 21 – 24 February, 2015 The largest, highest quality and most comprehensive gift, homewares and fashion trade event in Sydney – attracting over 14,000 buyers across all segments.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14 – 22, 2015 Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks, Sydney, 12 – 15 April 2015 Australian collection showings to international buyers and media of directional and emerging fashion labels.

DIARY DATE 2015 – 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA, October 2015

Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur

Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

How to Grow your business

Starting Your New Business

Marketing on a Budget

Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business

Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business

TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

Starting a Fashion Label

Manufacturing Pitfalls

*Sustainable Sourcing

Dealing with Agents and Retailers

Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

*Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

*Energy Efficiency Accreditation

How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

Importing & Exporting

Writing Your Business Plan

Preparing a Business for Sale

*Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream

*Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning

Licence your Trademarks & Designs

*Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business

*Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

Get noticed by the Media

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

* Webinars Recordings marked * are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to TCF Australia Members – one free webinar in September valued at $30 –  email workshops@belmontbec.com

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – August 2014

 
 
 

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.

Complete our TCF Energy Survey

18 prizes to win valued over $2180 includes iPad mini, cartons of Margaret River Red & White wine & more! Short survey is on any aspect of energy savings in your small businesswww.tcfaustralia.com/onlineenergysurvey

Newsflash– Belmont BEC & TCF Global commences International APEC Pilot Online Training and Mentoring for Women in Small Business through the BPW Business Incubator Project. In conjunction with The Chinese Taipei Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development – Belmont BEC & TCF Global will provide online small business skills to women in Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, The Philippines, Chile and Australia. Visit: www.bpwbusinessincubator.com/apec

Last Chance– Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, 27-29 AugustThe Gateway to China’s Home Living textiles: over 1,300 exhibitors, 39,000 visitors. Join our TCF Buying Mission and be eligible for 3 days accommodation. Contact us

Single Business Service launched by Department of Industry
Streamlining the way Australian businesses access industry information and services. A contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programmes and services. Visit www.business.gov.au or Phone 13 28 46.

Grants available for your BusinessVisit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspxLearn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Revised Debt collection guideline released
ACCC and ASIC have released a revised Debt collection guideline: for collectors and creditorsto assist creditors, collectors and debtors re rights and obligations.

The Textile Institute National Student Design and Technology Awards 2014Your Invitation to Paris – Open to Textiles and Fashion Design and Technology graduating student. For more information visit http://www.textileinstitute.com.au/127-127-2014-tisa-award

TCF Australia

Join TCF Australia industry network and receive unique benefits for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. Opportunities for Corporate Sponsors and supporters. Visit http://tcfaustralia.com/membership.php

TCF Alliance formed with FashionatingWorld

TCF is now able to offer its member network the latest industry news from FashionatingWorld, a global media organisation with over 25yrs in fashion trade publications with Inside Fashion.

ONLINE Fashion Business Mentors & Advisors available for bookings – contact us

Do you believe your brand is ready for more exposure within Australia or internationally?

International Fashion Advisor – Margaret Rushe Farrell
Retailing, styling, creative direction, production– Belinda Brenton
Starting a Label, developing a fashion label – Silvia Car
Global Supply Chain linkages and opportunities – Carol Hanlon
Contact us for bookings and rates

Mentoring Opportunities

Available under BPW Business Incubator project providing FREE online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

NEWS

Fashion Exposed, Sydney Olympic Park, 18-23 AugustAustralia's largest fashion trade exhibition with a diverse line-up of local and international brands including the Australian Shoe Fair www.fashionexposed.com.au

Emerging Designer Boutique Opening CBD Melbourne Email usyour look book and designer profile if interested.

Pure London– like the latest Drapers news review contact us

The Australian retail sector is in the midst of its third major revolution in 50 years, says Myer CEO Bernie Brookes. Contact us for the full story.

Trend Council Online Forecasting

Colour Analysis – Knitwear – Original Art

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Turkey gains momentum as sourcing hubWith Bangladesh in the news for all the wrong reasons, many fashion brands and retailers are exploring alternate sourcing destinations. And Turkey is emerging as a good option for themRead more

Affordable synthetic gains traction as cotton loseCotton is no longer the king of fibres, for synthetic is surging ahead to grab the lead. As per the National Cotton Council, the shift toward synthetic fibers has acceleratedRead more

Bangladesh RMG sector reels under wage-hike pressureBangladesh RMG industry continues to be under global pressure to improve compliance and fire safety levels after the recent calamities at Tazreen Fashions and Rana Plaza, which claimed several livesRead more

Origin Africa: A positive initiative to boost trade tiesOrigin Africa, the Trade Hub aims to change the perception of Africa. The Trade Hub recently conducted a seminar called ‘The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Doing Business with AfricaRead more

TCF Buying Missions

Vastra 2014, Jaipur India, October 29-31, 2014Textile & Apparel Trade Fair for manufacturers, suppliers and artisans.Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation. Contact us for registration forms.

New Mission – Shanghai Mode Lingerie & Interfilière, Shanghai, 20-21 October 2014

New Mission – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Shanghai, China, 20-23 OctoberOver 3,700 exhibitors, 69,000 visitors. Contact us for information

Exhibit at World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015 – Bookings Now OpenJoin our TCF Group Exhibition in World Boutique, International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Designer Showcase spaces (4.5m) from approx. US$900 and Parade space US$1200.Contact usfor booking forms.

TCF Member Linkages for suppliers, manufacturers, textiles
Members can contact us for linkages -Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali – Taiwan

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Lighting can account for between 20 and 80% of energy consumption in commercial buildings, including; shops, offices, factories, warehouses….

Up to 80% of this energy can be saved through efficient lighting solutions. Sometimes the capital cost to change and upgrade lighting may seem high and prevent you from taking action, however in many cases the capital pay back to upgrade can be less than 1 year. Leasing the lights over a 2 year period would insure no capital outlay with over 50% of the savings back from day one. Register for your FREE Energy Business Mentor! www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Save Money – Reduce Energy in your business – FREE Fact Sheets on range of 8 energy efficiency topics. Email greenenergy@tcfaustralia.com

Book your ONLINE FREE Energy Efficiency webinars or recordings here:www.tcaustralia.com/calendar

Virus Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Not sure how to detect if your computer has a virus? Try free virus detection tools MalwareBytes and TDSSkiller. Clean scans mean you're probably not infected. Stubborn infections may require other tools, and professional assistance. For further assistance contact Lee Sanders, CCP www.ccp.com.au

Website Tips from FX Digital

Content Marketing = invest in creating quality engaging content that educates and informs your target customer profile = the more sales you will make. Read more:https://website-designs.com/online-marketing/content-marketing/content-marketing-101/

Global Trade Events

Magiconline, Las Vegas, August 17 – 20
TCF Members contact us for free Webinar ‘Establishing your label in the USA’. Like to join the Fashion Biz Launching Pad Group Showcase at Magic? Contact us with your designer profile.
WWD Magic Marketplace , Las Vegas, August 19 – 21, 2014
WWDMAGIC trade show provides the broadest selection of women’s apparel and accessories across every category, classification and trend
Fashion Exposed, Sydney, August 23 – 25, 2014
Trade show with women’s apparel, accessories, shoes
New York Fashion Week, New York, September 4 – 11, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collection
Couture Fashion Week, New York, September 5 – 7, 2014 International couture designer parade and entertainment
London Edge, London, September 7 – 9, 2014
International trade show for men’s and women’s alternative clothing, footwear, streetwear and accessories
D&A New York- SPRING 2015 MARKET, New York, September 12 – 14, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
London Fashion Week, London, September 12 – 16, 2014
Spring 2015 designer runway shows
Premiere Vision Paris, Paris, September 16 – 18, 2014
Textile trade show for the fashion and interior design industries
Milan Fashion Week, Milan, September 17 – 23, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
ITC Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum, Rwanda, September 17 – 19, 2014
Looking to buy from women vendors, this year’s buyer/sellers meet will focus on coffee and services. If you would like more information to link with women owned businesses from developing countries, contact us
Paris Fashion Week, Paris, September 23 – October 1, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
D&A Paris – Spring 2015 Market, Paris, September 26 – 29, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
D&A Los Angeles – SPRING 2015 MARKET, Los Angeles, October 13 – 15, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto, October 20 – 24, 2014
Spring 2015 runway shows featuring emerging and established Canadian designers
World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015
International Designer Showcase attracts 16,000 trade buyers from over 70 countries
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14 – 22, 2015
Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks, Sydney, 12 – 15 April 2015 Australian collection showings to international buyers and media of directional and emerging fashion labels.
DIARY DATE 2015 – 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA, October 2015 Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info
Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

07 August Why are you Busy and Poor? Your website can break that cycle
07 August Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
08 August Free Legal Advice
12 August How to Grow Your Business
12 August Starting Your New Business
12 August Marketing on a Budget
13 August Measuring Energy Usage
13 August Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business
13 August Belmont Small Business Awards Information Session
13 August TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
14 August Starting a Fashion Label
14 August Manufacturing Pitfalls
14 August Sustainable Sourcing
18 August Preparing a Business for Sale
19 August Dealing with Agents or Retailers
19 August Starting Your New Business
19 August Writing Your Business Plan
20 August Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business – Recording
20 August Energy Efficiency Accreditation
20 August Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar
20 August How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
21 August Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
21 August Importing & Exporting
26 August Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream
26 August Reduce Costs in Air conditioning
26 August Licence your Trademarks & Designs
27 August Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
27 August Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
27 August Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session Workshop
27 August Get noticed by the Media
27 August Ask an Expert Belmont BEC Sundowner

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

*All Energy Efficiency Webinars & Recordings are FREE to attend.

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – July 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

July, 2014

False billing scams hit small businesses

ACCC is warning small business about false billing scams after reports revealed a 45 per cent increase in complaints. To learn more about scams, watch this SCAMwatch warning video visit the SCAMwatch website, register for SCAMwatch radar alerts or Small business scams factsheet

ONLINE Fashion Business Mentors & Advisors available for bookings – contact us

Do you believe your brand is ready for more exposure within Australia or internationally?

International Fashion Advisor – Margaret Farrell
Retailing, styling, creative direction, production – Belinda Brenton
Starting a Label, developing a fashion label – Silvia Car
Business Planning, manufacturing – David Nissen
Global Supply Chain linkages and opportunities – Carol Hanlon

Mentoring Opportunities

Available under BPW Business Incubator project providing FREE online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

NEWS

Fashion Exposed, Sydney Olympic Park, 18-23 AugustAustralia's largest fashion trade exhibition with a diverse line-up of local and international brands including the Australian Shoe Fair www.fashionexposed.com.au

A simple merchandising message from Retail Consultant John Stanley.Looking at merchandising in this part of the world there is one simple message.. keep it simple. When it comes to displays we often make displays too complicated. Look at the innovators in the market place and they are focused on a simple message using simple props and a few products. The challenge with simple is that it often takes more …… contact us for the link to the full story and introduction to John Stanley & Associates.

TCF Buying Missions

Reminder– Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, 27-29 AugustThe Gateway to China’s Home Living textiles: over 1,300 exhibitors, 39,000 visitors.Join TCF Buying Mission and be eligible for 3days accommodation. Contact us for information.

Advance Notice – Vastra 2014, Jaipur India, October 29-31, 2014Textile & Apparel Trade Fair for manufacturers, suppliers and artisans.Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation. Contact usfor registration forms.

New Mission – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Shanghai, China, 20-23 October Over 3,700 exhibitors, 69,000 visitors. Contact us for information

Exhibit at World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015 – Bookings Now OpenJoin our TCF Group Exhibition in World Boutique, International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Designer Showcase spaces (4.5m) from approx. US$900 and Parade space US$1200 Contact us for booking forms

Taipei IN Style – looking to source new innovative Asian designers for your retail store, online shop from Taiwan – contact us for designer contacts and linkages

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi – looking to source new suppliers – members can contact us for linkages

Nepal, Kathmandu – looking to link with artisan designers, knitters, textile artists – members can contact us for linkages

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Keep the Cold Out – Plug energy leaks with weather stripping and caulking, and be sure your office is properly insulated to save up to 20% on energy bills.

Book your FREE Energy Business Mentor, Register www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE FREE energy efficiency webinars or recordings on www.tcaustralia.com/calendar

New acronyms NCA and EP&L may be the newest flavours

From Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the Sustainable Fashion Academy held a symposium on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) for policy makers, organizations, designers and other interested parties. NCA is a way to value the finite stock of natural assets (air, water and land) provided free of charge by nature, which are used by a range of industries to provide consumer goods and services.

Puma’s Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) accounting which now will become the standard for the whole group. “By 2016 all companies in the Kering family will be doing EP&L,” This means companies like Gucci and Stella McCartney soon will be show-casing how their production can affect ecosystems and natural capital consumption.

Global Trade Events

Pure London, London, August 3 – 5, 2014
Trade show that features womenswear, footwear and accessory brands
Enkvegas, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Exclusive women’s-only fashion event, exhibiting women’s advanced contemporary collections, denim and accessories
Pool Trade Show, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Independent trade show for the boutique market and leading retailers worldwide, featuring art and design – driven brands
Project Las Vegas, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Contemporary fashion forum, showcasing men’s and women’s advanced contemporary, premium denim and designer collections
WWD Magic Marketplace , Las Vegas, August 19 – 21, 2014
WWDMAGIC trade show provides the broadest selection of women’s apparel and accessories across every category, classification and trend
Magiconline, Las Vegas, August 17 – 20
TCF Members contact us for free Webinar ‘Establishing your label in the USA’ . Like to join the Fashion Biz Launching Pad Group Showcase at Magic, contact us with your designer profile
Fashion Exposed, Sydney, August 23 – 25, 2014
Trade show with women’s apparel, accessories, shoes
New York Fashion Week, New York, September 4 – 11, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
London Edge, London, September 79, 2014
International trade show for men’s and women’s alternative clothing, footwear, streetwear and accessories
D&A New York- SPRING 2015 MARKET, New York, September 12 – 14, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
London Fashion Week, London, September 12 – 16, 2014
Spring 2015 designer runway shows
Premiere Vision Paris, Paris, September 16 – 18, 2014
Textile trade show for the fashion and interior design industries
Milan Fashion Week, Milan, September 17 – 23, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
ITC Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum, Rwanda, September 17-19, 2014
Looking to buy from women vendors, this year’s buyer/sellers meet will focus on coffee and services. If you would like more information to link with women owned businesses from developing countries, contact us
Paris Fashion Week, Paris, September 23 – October 1, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
D&A Paris – Spring 2015 Market, Paris, September 2629, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
D&A Los Angeles – SPRING 2015 MARKET, Los Angeles, October 13 – 15, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto, October 20 – 24, 2014
Spring 2015 runway shows featuring emerging and established Canadian designers
World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015
International Designer Showcase attracts 16,000 trade buyers from over 70 countries
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14-22, 2015
Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers
5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA, October 2015 Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info
Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

08 Jul Starting Your New Business – Live Webinar
08 Jul Marketing on a Budget
09 Jul Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business – Recording
*
09 Jul Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business*
09 Jul TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
10 Jul Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
10 Jul Importing & Exporting
15 Jul Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
15 Jul Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
16 Jul Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business – Recording
*
16 Jul Energy Efficiency Accreditation*
16 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session Workshop
16 Jul How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
17 Jul Starting a Fashion Label
17 Jul Manufacturing Pitfalls
22 Jul Writing Your Business Plan
22 Jul Italian Fashion Media – How to get noticed
23 Jul Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream
*
23 Jul Reduce Costs in Air conditioning*
23 Jul Licence your Trademarks & Designs
24 Jul Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
*
24 Jul Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs*
24 Jul Get noticed by the Media
29 Jul How to Grow your business
29 Jul Ethical Fashion
29 Jul Sustainable Sourcing

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

*All Energy Efficiency Webinars & Recordings are FREE to attend.

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

Affordable synthetic gains traction as cotton losesCotton is no longer the king of fibres, for synthetic is surging ahead to grab the lead.

Growing demand for Lenzing fibresTencel is considered the fiber of the future. It's a third generation fiber having the comfort of cotton but with wrinkle-free properties.

Turkey gains momentum as sourcing hubOver the last decade, the country has emerged as the fourth largest supplier of clothing in the world and a leading sourcing destination for Europe.

Change in China's cotton policy to impact world production China’s mills may welcome the lower cotton prices, but world cotton production is being forecasted to get negatively affected by a change in China’s cotton policy.

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News Update – June 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

June, 2014

NEWSFLASH!

Australian TCF Industry Support Programs Cut Off One Year Early!This is not the time to cut support to the Australian TCF Industry! Don’t accept this reduction of support to ‘your’ Industry sector across Australia. Write to your local Federal MP, & State Senator & Write to Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane. Email – minister.macfarlane@industry.gov.auExpress your concern that the TCF Small Business Program which is a $50,000 grant program, would assist a further 50 Australian fashion and TCF firms in Australia to improve their enterprise culture and assist with local manufacturing. Read TCFWA, CEO Carol Hanlon media comment

ONLINE Fashion Business Mentors

Coaching available for bookingscontact us
'Do you believe your brand is ready for more exposure within Australia or internationally?
International Fashion Advisor – Margaret Farrell (available limited time)
Retailing, styling, creative direction, production– Belinda Brenton
Starting a Label, developing a fashion label – Silvia Car
Global Supply Chain linkages and opportunities – Carol Hanlon

BUYING MISSION & TRADE SHOWS

LAST CHANCE -Hong Kong Fashion Week, July 7-10– Closes June 22ndJoin our TCF Buying Mission for VIP Privileges, 1st time buyers may be eligible for up to *3nights free accommodation or *travel allowance. Flight & Accomodation Packages available.Contact us for registration forms.

LAST CHANCE-India International Garment Fair, July 15-17Join our TCF Buying Mission for *sponsored airfare & accommodation for established businesses. *eligible businesses, conditions apply. Contact us for registration forms.

New Mission – Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, 27-29 AugustThe Gateway to China’s Home Living textiles: over 1,300 exhibitors, 39,000 visitors.Join TCF Buying Mission and be eligible for 3days accommodation. Contact us for information.

Advance Notice – Vastra 2014, Jaipur India, October 7-9, 2014Textile & Apparel Trade Fair for manufacturers, suppliers and artisans.Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation. Contact usfor registration forms.

Exhibit at World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015 – Bookings Now OpenJoin our TCF Group Exhibition in World Boutique, International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Designer Showcase spaces (4.5m) from approx. US$900 and Parade space US$1200 Contact us for booking forms

Taipei IN Style – looking to source new innovative Asian designers for your retail store, online shop from Taiwan – contact us for designer contacts and linkages

Visiting LA, USA– Join the LA Fashion District Walking Tour, Los Angeles, July 7th
tour textile firms, wholesale mart – hosted by Fashion Biz Inc. contact us for details

DIARY DATE 2015 – 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, Philadelphia, USA October, 2015, Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe.

Textile machinery shipments decline in 2013According to the 36th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) report, shipments of the new textile machinery fell in most segments.

Factory safety issues still a concern in AsiaThe entire world's attention was drawn to Bangladesh, after calamities like fire and building collapse claimed several lives in the RMG industry last year.

Global fibre demand exceeds 4.4 per cent in 2013A new report titled, 'The Fibre Year 2014' states that worldwide fibre demand in 2013 exceeded 90 million tons or 4.4 per cent more than 2012.

Is India ready to take lead in global textile industry?In the next 10 to 15 years, prediction is that China will exit textile manufacturing business leaving a huge gap for countries like India to take advantage.

Tenbro Bamboo fibre inks deal with Tata GroupNatural fibre brand Tenbro that supplies to other major Indian companies and global brands like Zara, has inked a partnership with the Tata Group for supplies.

Global Trade Events

Paris Haute Couture, Paris, July 6 – 11, 2014
Fall/winter 2014/15 Haute Couture fashion shows
Bread and Butter, Berlin, July 8 – 10, 2014
Tradeshow with approximately 600 exhibitors of denim, sportswear, street fashion and casual dressy
Shenzhen International Trade Fair,Shenzhen, July 10-12
For Apparel Fabrics And Accessories
Korea Style Week, Korea, July 17 – 20, 2014
Pure London, London, August 3 – 5, 2014
Trade show that features womenswear, footwear and accessory brands
Enkvegas, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Exclusive women’s-only fashion event, exhibiting women’s advanced contemporary collections, denim and accessories
Pool Trade Show, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Independent trade show for the boutique market and leading retailers worldwide, featuring art and design – driven brands
Project Las Vegas, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Contemporary fashion forum, showcasing men’s and women’s advanced contemporary, premium denim and designer collections
WWD Magic Marketplace , Las Vegas, August 19 – 21, 2014
WWDMAGIC trade show provides the broadest selection of women’s apparel and accessories across every category, classification and trend
Magiconline, Las Vegas, August 17 – 20
TCF Members contact us for free Webinar ‘Establishing your label in the USA’ .Like to join the Fashion Biz Launching Pad Group Showcase at Magic, contact us with your designer profile
Fashion Exposed, Sydney, August 23 – 25, 2014
Trade show with women’s apparel, accessories, shoes
New York Fashion Week, New York, September 4 – 11, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
London Edge, London, September 79, 2014
International trade show for men’s and women’s alternative clothing, footwear, streetwear and accessories
D&A New York- SPRING 2015 MARKET, New York, September 12 – 14, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
London Fashion Week, London, September 12 – 16, 2014
Spring 2015 designer runway shows
Premiere Vision Paris, Paris, September 16 – 18, 2014
Textile trade show for the fashion and interior design industries
Milan Fashion Week, Milan, September 17 – 23, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
ITC Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum, Rwanda, September 17-19, 2014
Looking to buy from women vendors, this year’s buyer/sellers meet will focus on coffee and services. If you would like more information to link with women owned businesses from developing countries, contact us
Paris Fashion Week, Paris, September 23 – October 1, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
D&A Paris – Spring 2015 Market, Paris, September 2629, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
D&A Los Angeles – SPRING 2015 MARKET, Los Angeles, October 13 – 15, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto, October 20 – 24, 2014
Spring 2015 runway shows featuring emerging and established Canadian designers
World Boutique Hong Kong, 19-22 January 2015
International Designer Showcase attracts 16,000 trade buyers from over 70 countries
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne, March 14-22, 2015
Retail driven fashion festival featuring emerging and established Australian designers

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Monthly Energy Tip

Make sure your heating/cooling thermostat is set to a 2°C range of 22°C

FREE copy Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning Fact Sheet, Webinar, Recording on how to reduce and manage your air-conditioning and heating costs. Book your FREE Energy Business Mentor, Register www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE FREE energy efficiency webinars or recordings on www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar

Apply for mentoring

Also available under BPW Business Incubator project providing FREE online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

News

Online Shopping Cart Abandonment – average rate of shopping carts abandoned are averaging 60-70%, to understand the reasons why and develop top strategies to bring those shoppers back to increase your revenue.Contact usfor the Bronto report.

Small Business Employment Fact Sheet –Fairwork Ombudsman provides Termination of Employment Fact Sheet dealing with Unfair Dismissal and Redundancyhttp://www.fairwork.gov.au/resources/fact-sheets/conditions-of-employment/pages/termination-of-employment-fact-sheet

Retail Innovation:How retailers are using the new “ibeacons” to enagage effectively with customers. Contact us for the report.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info
Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

12 Jun Starting a Fashion Label
12 Jun Manufacturing Pitfalls
17 Jun Dealing with Agents or Retailers
17 Jun Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow
18 Jun Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
18 Jun Energy Efficiency Accreditation
18 Jun How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
19 Jun Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
19 Jun Importing & Exporting
19 Jun Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
20 Jun Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection
24 Jun Writing Your Business Plan
24 Jun Preparing a Business for Sale
24 Jun Starting Your New Business
25 Jun Belmont Small Business Awards 2014 Webinar
25 Jun Energy Usage in your Supply Chains
25 Jun Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
25 Jun Licence your Trademarks & Designs
26 Jun Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
26 Jun Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
26 Jun Get noticed by the Media
30 Jun Grow Your Business
30 Jun Ethical Fashion
30 Jun Sustainable Sourcing

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

OTHER TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

Taipei IN Style– looking to source new innovative Asian designers for your retail store, online shop and innovative textiles from Taiwancontact us

Menswear Labels wanted – Online Shopping Site based in WA, looking for menswear suppliers, contact us

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – May 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

May, 2014

Congratulations to Belmont BEC & Founding Manager, Carol Hanlon – celebrating 20 years of service and support for the small business community.

During this time Belmont BEC has supported in excess of 24,000 new and existing small businesses. Special thanks to all Belmont BEC Committee, Advisors, Mentors, Presenters, Staff, Volunteers, Sponsors and Supporters who have assisted since 1994.

2 months Free Membership Offer TCF Australia

Join in May for 12 months Membership benefits to June 2015 and receive 2 months for free, contact us to receive more details.

Membership is tax deductible and receive member benefits. www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

10th Designedge Innovation Festival

10th Designedge Innovation Festival – a vast array of ONLINE webinars, events and networking events, ends May 29th, view all festival activities www.tcfaustralia.com/2014innovation

5th International Fashion Incubator Conference announced

Congratulations to Elissa Bloom, CEO, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, USA who has just been announced to host the 5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, October 2015 supported by City of Philadelphia, Macy’s, TCF Global and International Fashion Incubator Network

Congratulations to HTNK, Amsterdam

Europe’s leading recruitment agency specialising in denim. HTNK also facilitated the House of Denim and the Redlight Fashion Incubator in Amsterdam. HTNK new project Denim City HQ will open later this year and will be the world's first crafts & innovation centre dedicated to denim and sustainability, a unique collaboration between city government, schools, companies, NGOs and the House of Denim. Contact us for further info

Intertextile Shanghai: Beyond Denim gets bigger
Largest annual apparel fabrics fair, Intertextile Shanghai will take place in Shanghai this October with an increased focus on denim products, a fast-growing segment in the Chinese market.

Growing demand for Lenzing fibres
Tencel is considered the fiber of the future. It's a third generation fiber having the comfort of cotton but with wrinkle-free properties. The fibre has better colour retention and better shelf life

Turkey gains momentum as sourcing hub
With Bangladesh in the news for all the wrong reasons, many fashion brands and retailers are exploring alternate sourcing destinations. And Turkey is emerging as a good option for them.

GOTS releases Version 4.0 for textile processing
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) International Working Group has released Version 4.0 of the worldwide recognized standard for processing of textiles made from at least 70 per cent or 95 per cent certified organic natural fibers.

Asia Apparel Expo for the third time in Berlin
With the third edition of Asia Apparel Expo just around the corner, FashionUnited took the opportunity to ask Ben Wong, marketing manager of organizer Mega Expo (Berlin) Limited a few questions about the show.

BUYING MISSION & TRADE SHOWS

REMINDER -Hong Kong Fashion Week, July 7-10– Registrations Now Open
Join our TCF Buying Mission for VIP Privileges, 1st time buyers may be eligible for up to *3nights free accommodation or *travel allowance. Flight & Accommodation Special Packages available. Contact us for registration forms

REMINDERIndia International Garment Fair, July 15-17– Registrations Now Open
Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation for established businesses. Contact us for registration forms

Advance Notice – Vastra 2014, Jaipur India, October 7-9, 2014
Textile & Apparel Trade Fair for manufacturers, suppliers and artisans
Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation. Contact us for registration forms

World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015 – Registrations Now Open -Join our TCF Group Exhibition in World Boutique, International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Designer Showcase spaces from approx. US$900 and Parade space US$1200 Contact us for registration forms.

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact usto ensure you'll receive the News Update

Global Trade Events

Paris Haute Couture, Paris, July 6 – 11, 2014
Fall/winter 2014/15 Haute Couture fashion shows
Bread and Butter, Berlin, July 8 – 10, 2014
Tradeshow with approximately 600 exhibitors of denim, sportswear, street fashion and casual dressy
Pure London, London, August 3 – 5, 2014
Trade show that features womenswear, footwear and accessory brands
Enkvegas, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Exclusive women’s-only fashion event, exhibiting women’s advanced contemporary collections, denim and accessories
Pool Trade Show, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Independent trade show for the boutique market and leading retailers worldwide, featuring art and design- driven brands
Project Las Vegas, Las Vegas, August 18 – 20, 2014
Contemporary fashion forum, showcasing men’s and women’s advanced contemporary, premium denim and designer collections
WWD Magic Marketplace , Las Vegas, August 19 – 21, 2014
WWDMAGIC trade show provides the broadest selection of women’s apparel and accessories across every category, classification and trend
Magiconline, Las Vegas, August 17-20
TCF Members contact us for free Webinar ‘Establishing your label in the USA’ .Like to join the Fashion Biz Launching Pad Group Showcase at Magic, contact us with your designer profile
Fashion Exposed, Sydney, August 23-25, 2014
Trade show with women’s apparel, accessories, shoes
New York Fashion Week, New York, September 4 – 11, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
London Edge, London, September 79, 2014
International trade show for men’s and women’s alternative clothing, footwear, streetwear and accessories
D&A New York- SPRING 2015 MARKET, New York, September 12 – 14, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
London Fashion Week, London, September 12 – 16, 2014
Spring 2015 designer runway shows
Premiere Vision Paris, Paris, September 16 – 18, 2014
Textile trade show for the fashion and interior design industries
Milan Fashion Week, Milan, September 17 – 23, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
ITC Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum, Rwanda, September 17-19, 2014
Looking to buy from women vendors, this year’s buyer/sellers meet will focus on coffee and services. If you would like more information to link with women owned businesses from developing countries, contact us
Paris Fashion Week, Paris, September 23 – October 1, 2014
Spring 2015 designer collections
D&A Paris- Spring 2015 Market, Paris, September 2629, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
D&A Los Angeles- SPRING 2015 MARKET, Los Angeles, October 13 – 15, 2014
An independent, international trade fair that features hundreds of collections and thousands of retailers
World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto, October 20 – 24, 2014
Spring 2015 runway shows featuring emerging and established Canadian designers

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Monthly Energy Tip

Disable screen savers & set sleep function to 5 minutes inactive & buy only LCD or LED display monitors

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Contact usfor your Free Mentor to assist you one /one with your specific energy usage problems, or Fact Sheets, Online Webinars, Recordings that cover 8 topics to help you lower your energy costs and save money. Register for your free mentor at www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinarsorregister for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoring www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for mentoring

BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business webinars to assist your business growth and development? Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

News

ASIC Small Business Survey– Have you used services from ASIC, like to provide feedback on the small business services provided
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Stylekick –creator of the popular style and fashion inspiration app, recently released version 2.0, which allows users to shop fashion looks presented and shared on social media. The new version comes complete with thousands of new looks sourced from bloggers and fashionistas around the world. The app is available as a free download in the Apple App Store.

Country of Origin Labelling – Penalties up to $1.1million
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has new guidance to assist firms when making country of origin claims when labelling your products. Ensure you have a clear understanding of these regulations, including content and care labelling being used. Contact us for a copy of the report

Fair Work Laws for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry
You are invited to comment on the impact that the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Act 2012 has had upon the rights and protection of contracted outworkers in the industry. Submissions are being called, deadline May 14th,contact us to share your feedback

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info
Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

14 May Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
14 May Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation
14 May How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
15 May Why are you Busy and Poor??
15 May Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
15 May Importing & Exporting
15 May Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
20 May Writing Your Business Plan
20 May Preparing a Business for Sale
20 May Buying or Selling a Small Business
21 May Energy Usage in your Supply Chains
21 May Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
21 May Licence your Trademarks & Designs
22 May TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling
22 May Get noticed by the Media
22 May Establishing Your Label in the USA
27 May Grow Your Business
27 May Sustainable Sourcing
27 May Starting Your New Business
27 May Marketing on a Budget
28 May Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
28 May Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

OTHER TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

Taipei IN Style– looking to source new innovative Asian designers for your retail store, online shop and innovative textiles from Taiwancontact us

Menswear Labels wanted – Online Shopping Site based in WA, looking for menswear suppliers, contact us

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – April 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

April, 2014

3 months Free Membership Offer

Join in April for 12 months Membership benefits to June 2015 and receive 3 months for free, contact us to receive more details
Membership is tax deductible and receive member benefits. www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

10th Designedge Innovation Festival

Action packed month of workshops, forums, displays, webinars and networking events, contact us for the full program

WIN A FREE STAND IN THE BESPOKE AREA OF CUIR A PARIS

September 16-18 2014
BESPOKE is the tailor-made design area for the leather and fur sector – Leather goods maker, shoe maker, glove maker, milliner
Leather upholstering, sheathing, Art gilding, Leather painting, screen-printing, digital printing, Leather and fur finishing (weaving, pleating, embossing, embroidery) contact us for info

BUYING MISSION & TRADE SHOWS

Copenhagen Fashion Summit, April 24 –Co-ordinated by The Nordic Fashion Association and the Danish Fashion Institute contact us for info

Hong Kong Fashion Week, July 7-10– Registrations Now Open -Join our TCF Buying Mission for VIP Privileges, 1st time buyers may be eligible for up to *3nights free accommodation or *travel allowance. Contact us for registration forms

India International Garment Fair, July 15-17– Registrations Now Open
Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation for established businesses. Contact us for registration forms

Magic, Las Vegas, USA, August 17-20
TCF Memberscontact us for free Webinar ‘Establishing your label in the USA’. Like to join the Fashion Biz Launching Pad Group Showcase at Magic,contact us with your designer profile

Fashion Exposed, Sydney Australia, August 23-25

World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015 – Registrations Now Open -Join our TCF Group Exhibition in the World Boutique, International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending. Contact us for costs and booking forms

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact usto ensure you'll receive the News Update

My Business Coaching

Bookings Now Open
Are you taking time to work ON your business and are you only working IN it! My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and give you a competitive advantage. Contact us to arrange your tailored business development program.

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Monthly Energy Tip

Monthly Energy Tip

Recycling Paper

Paper labelled as "recycled paper" does not necessarily mean it is 100% recycled paper, it could mean anything from 100 percent true recycled paper (great!) to one per cent remanufactured ends of large paper rolls (not that much help). Look for the percentage and type of recycled content, which you should find next to the recycled symbol, The more "post-consumer" recycled content the better.

Every tonne of paper recycled saves almost 13 trees, 4,100 kilowatts of electricity and more than 30,000 litres (7,900 gallons) of water.

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Contact usfor your Free Mentor to assist you one /one with your specific energy usage problems, or Fact Sheets, Online Webinars, Recordings that cover 8 topics to help you lower your energy costs and save money. Register for your free mentor at www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinarsorregister for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoring www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for mentoring

BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business webinars to assist your business growth and development? Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

News

Cybersecurity Alert – Heartbleed
Ensure your website is updated with security patches, upgrades and
check with your webhosting provider or contact us to link with WebsiteBlitz to receive a website checker.

Our Changing Markets, From the Desk of Phil Ruthven
In our new age, which supplanted the Industrial Age in the mid-1960s, we have become a market-oriented economy, not a production-pushed one. The customer is king (or queen), not the producer: It's a buyer's market most of the time, not a seller's market. Contact us for a copy of the full report

Fair Work Laws for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry
You are invited to comment on the impact that the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Act 2012 has had upon the rights and protection of contracted outworkers in the industry. Submissions are being called, deadline May 12th,contact us to share your comments and feedback

ABS Small Business Stats – most small businesses don't have anystaff and turnover of between $50,000 and $200,000.
When it comes to revenue numbers, the majority of businesses in operation at June 2013 had turnover of between $50,000 and $200,000 (34.5 per cent), followed by those with turnover between $200,000 and $2 million (32.3 per cent), and then those with revenue of less than $50,000 (26.8 per cent). Like the full report, contact us

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Free Online Webinars for TCF members. contact us

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

www.tcfwa.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info
Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

16 Apr Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream
16 Apr Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
16 Apr Licence your Trademarks & Designs
17 Apr TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
17 Apr Importing & Exporting
17 Apr Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business –
22 Apr Grow Your Business
22 Apr Marketing on a Budget
23 Apr Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
23 Apr Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
23 Apr How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
24 Apr TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling
24 Apr Get noticed by the Media
24 Apr Establishing Your Label in the USA
28 Apr Fashion Sustainability: Diverse Perspectives
28 Apr Moving Fashion Forward: Influence and Ignition
28 Apr Virtual Fashion Incubator
28 Apr Colour Trends – Spring 2015
30 Apr Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility
30 AprTop Five Retail Concepts For Emerging Designers

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?
This Loan is an unsecured business loan for those that are unable to access mainstream business finance. The key features: Loans from $500 to $20,000; Interest Rate of 5.99% fixed; Up to 3 years repayment history; 90 day interest and repayment free access period; For businesses with five or fewer employees. Contact us for more info.

For more information on those topics or Business Assistance contact us: support@tcfaustralia.com

OTHER TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

Taipei IN Style– looking to source new innovative Asian designers for your retail store, online shop and innovative textiles from Taiwancontact us

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfaustralia.com

Are You A Manufacturer 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 info@tcfaustralia.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 info@tcfaustralia.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – March 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

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March, 2014

BUYING MISSION

Last Chance-Buying Mission – Taipei In Style, Taiwan (AW14/15) April 17-20 Looking to source new labels to import for your retail or online store. Sponsored Airfare & Accommodation for established retailers,contact usfor Application form or if you can’t make the dates emailcarol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.comyour apparel or accessories buying interest for business matching with exhibitors.

Last Chance– TCF Buying Mission – China Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong 27-30 April Garment & Textiles – Fashion Accessories – Garments & Accessories. Up to 3 nights Sponsored Accomodation available –contact usfor application form

Hong Kong Fashion Week, July 7-10– Registrations Now Open -Join our TCF Buying Mission for VIP Privileges, 1st time buyers may be eligible for up to *3nights free accommodation or *travel allowance.Contact usfor registration forms

India International Garment Fair, July 15-17– Registrations Now Open
Join our TCF Buying Mission for sponsored airfare & accommodation for established businesses.Contact usfor registration forms

Magic, Las Vegas, USA, August 17-20-TCF Members contact us for free Webinar ‘Selling your label in the USA’.Like to join the Fashion Biz Launching Pad Group Showcase at Magic,contact uswith your business & designer profile

World Boutique Hong Kong, 19 – 22 January 2015– Registrations Now Open -Join our TCF Group Exhibition in the World Boutique, International Designer Showcase with 16,000 buyers and 70 countries attending.Contact usfor costs and booking forms

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact usto ensure you'll receive the News Update

New Australian Privacy Principles commence March 12, 2014

Is your business prepared for the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) on how 'business'and government agencies can collect, store and handle individuals’ personal information. Penalties up to $1.7 million against non-compliant organisations. Join Belmont BEC Webinar‘Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes’presented by Lawyer Jules Lewin, Charthill Legal or book a recording if you can’t make our ‘live’ session. TCF Members can alsocontact usfor 10 tips to get started on your APP Privacy Update checklist for your business.

My Business Coaching

Bookings Now Open
Are you taking time to work ON your business and are you only working IN it! My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and give you a competitive advantage.Contact usto arrange your tailored business development program.

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Monthly Energy Tip

Be aware of which items use the most energy and where energy can be saved :20-40% of energy can be saved through no cost or low cost actions. If you are unsure of where your energy is being consumed ‘low cost energy monitors’ can be purchased that connect to your power supply and give instant and recorded energy usage. This will enable you to understand your energy usage and assist with taking actions to reduce it.
TCF Australia Energy Tip provided by Craig Benporath, GreenHouse International

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.
Don’t forget to book for ourFREE webinarsorregister for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoringwww.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for mentoring

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BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business webinars to assist your business growth and development? Register atwww.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

News

Scams….Don’t let your business get caught out…
http://www.business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2014/febPages/Be-on-your-toes-for-scams.aspx

Social Media BEWARE!Your business is legally responsible for both your own or your staff’s social media comments for any reputational harm caused to another business through posting comments online. Like more informationcontact us

eCommerce Facts & Fiqures 2013
Australians spent $15 billion shopping online during 2013. 70% was spent in Australian online stores.90% of goods purchased online were less than $100.Less than 3% of transactions were for goods costing more than $250Source: Design Identity

Know a Small Business impacted by Fire, Flood or Disasters–Refer them to one of our ofFREE Mentoring support programswww.belmontbec.com

Looking for what Grants may be available for your Business?Visitwww.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Like to learn the tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our webinar or recording onlinewww.belmontbec.com/webinars

Enterprise Connect– Grants for Group Business Reviews & Tailored Business Advisory

Like to have one/one tailored business advisory for your business and those in your supply chain (up to 5 firms) for business improvement, strategic business issues and identify pathways for growth. (Group Reviews/Advisory $120,000).Like further info contact us

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

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Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts– Free Online Webinars for TCF members.contact us

CALENDAR

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'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

www.tcfwa.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone –contact us for info
Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

06 Mar – Starting a Fashion Label
06 Mar – Manufacturing Pitfalls
06 Mar – Specification Sheets for the Apparel Manufacturing
06 Mar – Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing
06 Mar – Fabpad: Growth of a Fashion Network
06 Mar – Social Media and Fashion Entrepreneurship
10 Mar – Small Business Networking Forum
11 Mar – App Your Business
11 Mar – Starting Your New Business
11 Mar – Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
12 Mar – Free Legal Advice
12 Mar – Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
12 Mar – Energy Efficiency Accreditation
12 Mar – How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
12 Mar – Preparing for a Trade Event
12 Mar – Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
13 Mar – Dealing with Agents and Retailers
13 Mar – What Buyers Are Really Looking For
13 Mar – Marketing for Small Fashion Business
13 Mar – Designing and developing a cohesive and marketable collection
13 Mar – Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility
18 Mar – Writing Your Business Plan
18 Mar – Preparing a Business for Sale
18 Mar – Buying or Selling a Small Business
19 Mar – Energy Usage in your Supply Chains
19 Mar – Reduce Costs in Air conditioning
19 Mar – Licence your Trademarks & Designs
20 Mar – TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
20 Mar – Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
20 Mar – Importing & Exporting
20 Mar – Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
25 Mar – Grow Your Business
25 Mar – Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
25 Mar – Marketing on a Budget
26 Mar – Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
26 Mar – Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
26 Mar – How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
27 Mar – TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling
27 Mar – Get noticed by the Media
27 Mar – Establishing Your Label in the USA
27 Mar – Colour Trends – Spring 2015

To book for upcoming events visitwww.tcfwa.com/calendaror contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar?visitour user friendly guide available online

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?
This Loan is an unsecured business loan for those that are unable to access mainstream business finance. The key features: Loans from $500 to $20,000; Interest Rate of 5.99% fixed; Up to 3 years repayment history; 90 day interest and repayment free access period; For businesses with five or fewer employees.Contact usfor more info.

For more information on those topics or Business Assistance contact us:support@tcfaustralia.com

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, March 17-23
Prime Source Forum, Hong Kong, April 1-2
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney, April 6-10
Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, Sydney April 11-12
Fashion Exposed, Sydney Australia, August 23-25

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer 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 toinfo@tcfaustralia.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. Emailinfo@tcfaustralia.comor contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – February 2014

 
 
 

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.

Fashion Exposed Melbourne Feb 22-24

Fashion Exposed,Bags & Accessories, Australian Shoe Fair

Visit TCF Australia – Stand 1250 for an exciting line up of speakers ‘Ask an Expert’ Energy Efficiency & Fashion Sustainability Forums. Pre-book now for free mentoring with speakerswww.tcfaustralia.com/events

Fashion Exposed Business Seminars, February, 22-24, Melbourne – great range of fashion business presenterswww.fashionexposed.com

ViewRagtraderrecent interview with Carol Hanlon, TCF Australia and TCF Global who will be a featured speaker at Fashion Exposed .

http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/fashion-exposed-business-seminar-tcf-global#.UvQ91QY5Plw.email

BUYING MISSION

Last Chance – Buying Mission– India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India, March 12-14, 2014

Home Textiles, Manchester, Interior Designers wishing to source Shawls, Textiles, Curtains, Accessories, Homewares, Rugs, Artisans.Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship availableto join our TCF Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted.Contact us for application form

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric Expo, Shanghai, China, 3-5 March

Buying Mission – Taipei In Style, Taiwan (AW14/15) April 17-20

Looking to source new labels to import for yourestablishedretail or online store. Sponsored Airfare & Accommodation,contact usfor Application form

Reminder– TCF Buying Mission – China Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong 27-30 April Garment & Textiles – Fashion Accessories – Garments & Accessories. Up to 3 nights Sponsored Accomodation available –contact usfor application form

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact usto ensure you'll receive the News Update

Rebuilding the TCF Ormoc Sewing Centres

A 40ft container of donated sewing machines, textiles, and sewing haberdashery and emergency relief items sailed for TCF OCCCI, Ormoc, Philippines on 8th Feb. Ormoc was in the path of Typhoon Yolanda that hit the Leyte Province late 2013. Thanks to all who donated items for the fundraising raffles and financial donations towards the shipping freight costs. A Special ‘big’ thankyou to the Zip Group & Gabriella Frattini Fashion Stores, Australia for donating hundreds of cartons of fashion garments and shoes for the Typhoon Survivors. Thanks also to our many volunteer packers.

John Stanley Retail Solutions

A global leader in retail advisory, John Stanley provides his 'Keep Up – Trend Tips' for 2014 Tip 1) Baby Boomers and Millennial Kids Tip 2) The world's largest store…is in their pocket Tip 3) Same Day Delivery. Like to read John’s full trend tips –contact usand receive introduction to register for the John Stanley Retail Newsletter.

Go in our February Lucky Draw for a John Stanley autographed book “Just about everything a retail manager needs to know’ byemailing uswith your tip for surviving the tough times in retail.

TCF Grant Opportunities

Reminder –The Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program offers grants of up to $50,000 for projects to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses manufacturing textiles, clothing or footwear in Australia, or designing for manufacture in Australia. Applications close 28th February. AusIndustry national Information sessionswww.ausindustry.gov.au

Like to link with a TCF Business Advisor to assist with your application.Contact us

My Business Coaching

Bookings Now Open

Are you taking time to work ON your business and are you only working IN it! My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and give you a competitive advantage.Contact usto arrange your tailored business development program.

Make a plan to be energy efficient

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars or register for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoringwww.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for mentoring

BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

Would you like to access free mentoring and free business webinars to assist your business growth and development? Register atwww.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

News

Why do shoppers abandon their carts in your online shop?1,000 online shoppers were surveyed about their awareness of shopping cart technology. BEC Members who would like a copy of the Bronto | Magento full report “Why we Don’t Buy: Consumer Attitudes on Shopping Cart Abandonment. Contact us

Enterprise Connect – Grants for Group Business Reviews & Tailored Business Advisory

Like to have one/one tailored business advisory for your business and those in your supply chain (up to 5 firms) for business improvement, strategic business issues and identify pathways for growth.(Group Reviews/Advisory $120,000).Like further infocontact us

ACCC and TCF Labelling Regulations

Are you checking that your imported apparel is labelled correctly for Australia with Country of Origin, Fabric Content and Care Instructions. If your fabric or care instructions are incorrect and garment is damaged during cleaning, you will be liable for full refunds. Like to know more about your legal requirements,contact us

Australian Consumer Law and your business

Watch these easy-to-understand videos…

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Five legal matters to be aware of in 2014…http://www.business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2014/feb/Pages/Legal-essentials-for-your-business.aspx

Looking for what Grants may be available for your Business?Visitwww.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Like to learn the tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our webinar or recording onlinewww.belmontbec.com/webinars

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts –Free Online Webinars for TCF members or alternatively register athttp://tcfaustralia.com/calendar.php

Are you fully compliant with relevant TCF employment legislation ?

Unfair Dismissal Laws / Agreement Making Laws / Transfer of Business Laws / Modern Awards / General Protections Legislation / Adverse Action Laws and the list goes on. With unfair dismissal claims increasing by 35% and Fair Work Act anti-bullying amendments on 1st Jan 2014, being an employer of staff has never been so tough or so risky due to the countless areas of exposure for yourself. Textile Clothing Footwear (TCF) HR Services is a dedicated Industrial Relations / Human Resources business supporting TCF Owners & Directors.Contact Carol for a referral to TCF HR Services.

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Air Conditioning accounts for about 40% of the energy consumption in most *businesses(*varies between businesses).

Every one-degree change will affect energy consumption by 10%. Settings should be maintained around 24°C when cooling and around 20°C when heating.

Like a Free copy of our Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning Fact Sheet, Webinar or Recording on how to reduce and manage your energy costs.Email us

Contact usfor your Free Mentor to assist you one /one with your specific energy usage problems, or Fact Sheets, Online Webinars, Recordings that cover 8 topics to help you lower your energy costs and save money. Register for your free mentor atwww.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE free energy efficiency webinars or recordings ongwww.tcfaustralia.com/calendar

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!

www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone –contact us for info

Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!




12 Feb Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

12 Feb Energy Efficiency Accreditation

13 Feb Dealing with Agents or Retailers

13 Feb What Buyers Are Really Looking For

13 Feb Marketing for Small Fashion Business

18 Feb Writing Your Business Plan

18 Feb Preparing a Business for Sale

18 Feb Buying and Selling a Small Business

19 Feb Energy Usage in your Supply Chains

19 Feb Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning

19 Feb Licence your Trademarks & Designs

20 Feb TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

20 Feb Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

20 Feb Importing & Exporting

20 Feb Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business

25 Feb Marketing on a Budget

25 Feb Grow Your Business

26 Feb Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business

26 Feb Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

26 Feb How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission

27 Feb TESTEX – Accreditation & Labelling

27 Feb Get noticed by the Media

27 Feb Establishing Your Label in the USA – Recording

27 Feb Colour Trends – Spring 2015 – Recording

To book for upcoming events visitwww.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror 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.

Never attended a webinar?visitour user friendly guide available online

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

This Loan is an unsecured business loan for those that are unable to access mainstream business finance. The key features: Loans from $500 to $20,000; Interest Rate of 5.99% fixed; Up to 3 years repayment history; 90 day interest and repayment free access period; For businesses with five or fewer employees.Contact usfor more info.

For more information on those topics or Business Assistance contact us:support@tcfaustralia.com

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Indonesia Fashion Week, Jakarta, February 20-23,

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric Expo, Shanghai, China, March 3-5

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, March 17-23

Prime Source Forum, Hong Kong, April 1-2

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney, April 6-10

Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, Sydney April 11-12

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer 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 toinfo@tcfaustralia.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. Emailinfo@tcfaustralia.comor contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – January 2014

 
 
 

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.

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

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January, 2014

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Happy New Year and best wishes for a successful year ahead in business.

Chinese New Year ‘Year of the Horse’ January 31st

BUYING MISSION

Last Chance – Buying Mission– India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India, March 12-14, 2014
Home Textiles, Manchester, Interior Designers wishing to source Shawls, Textiles, Curtains, Accessories, Rugs, Artisans.Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship availableto join our TCF Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted.Contact us for application form

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric Expo, Shanghai, China, 3-5 March

Buying Mission – Taipei In Style, Taiwan (AW14/15) April 17-20
Looking to source new labels to import for your retail or online store. Sponsored Airfare & Accommodation, contact us for Application form

TCF Buying MissionChina Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong 27-30 AprilGarment & Textiles – Fashion Accessories – Garments & Accessories. Sponsored Accomodation available – contact us for application form

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact usto ensure you'll receive the News Update

TCF Grant Opportunities

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program offers grants of up to $50,000 for projects to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses manufacturing textiles, clothing or footwear in Australia, or designing for manufacture in Australia. Applications close 28th February. AusIndustry national Information sessionswww.ausindustry.gov.au
Like to link with a TCF Business Advisor to assist with your application.Contact us

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.
Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars or register for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoringwww.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for mentoring

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BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business webinars to assist your business growth and development? Register atwww.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

News

Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2014
In 2014, social media will continue to be a necessity for small business marketing, not just a fad that will fade away.Contact usfor the predictions

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

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ADVANCE NOTICE – Design Options USA, Colour 2015 Forecasts – Upcoming Free Online Webinars for TCF members

Are you fully compliant with relevant TCF employment legislation ?
Unfair Dismissal Laws / Agreement Making Laws / Transfer of Business Laws / Modern Awards / General Protections Legislation / Adverse Action Laws and the list goes on. With unfair dismissal claims increasing by 35% and Fair Work Act anti-bullying amendments on 1st Jan 2014, being an employer of staff has never been so tough or so risky due to the countless areas of exposure for yourself. Textile Clothing Footwear (TCF) HR Services is a dedicated Industrial Relations / Human Resources business supporting TCF Owners & Directors.Contact Carol for a referral to TCF HR Services.

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

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Air Conditioning accounts for about 40% of the energy consumption in most businesses, and accounts for about 70% of the building owner’s (common area) energy bills, and is the key contributor to peak demand charges. Contact us for Free Fact Sheet, Live Webinar, Recording or Free Mentor to help you lower your energy costs.
Or register atwww.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

OPPORTUNITIES

Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) – an online register that protects your business when buying, selling or leasing out property including valuable goods, stock, vehicles, machinery, office equipment, crops and livestock – almost anything except real estate. Grace Period to register expires January 30th – For more info or registerwww.ppsr.gov.au

CALENDAR

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'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone –contact us for info
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!
14 Jan 2014 App Your Business
14 Jan 2014 Starting Your New Business
14 Jan 2014 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
15 Jan 2014 Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
15 Jan 2014 Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation
15 Jan 2014 How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
16 Jan 2014 Dealing with Agents and Retailers
16 Jan 2014 What Buyers Are Really Looking For
16 Jan 2014 Preparing for a Trade Event
16 Jan 2014 Marketing for a Small Fashion Label
21 Jan 2014 Writing Your Business Plan
21 Jan 2014 Preparing a Business for Sale
21 Jan 2014 Buying or Selling a Small Business
22 Jan 2014 Energy Usage in your Supply Chain
22 Jan 2014 Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
22 Jan 2014 Licence your Trademarks & Designs
23 Jan 2014 TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
23 Jan 2014 Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
23 Jan 2014 Importing & Exporting
23 Jan 2014 Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
28 Jan 2014 Grow Your Business Strategically
28 Jan 2014 Marketing on a Budget
29 Jan 2014 Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
29 Jan 2014 Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
29 Jan 2014 How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
30 Jan 2014 TESTEX – Accreditation & Labelling
30 Jan 2014 Get noticed by the Media
30 Jan 2014 Establishing Your Label in the USA

To book for upcoming events visitwww.tcfaustralia.com/calendaror 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.
Never attended a webinar?visitour user friendly guide available online

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?
This Loan is an unsecured business loan for those that are unable to access mainstream business finance. The key features: Loans from $500 to $20,000; Interest Rate of 5.99% fixed; Up to 3 years repayment history; 90 day interest and repayment free access period; For businesses with five or fewer employees.Contact usfor more info.

For more information on those topics or Business Assistance contact us:support@tcfaustralia.com

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Fashion Exposed, Bags & Accessories, Australian Shoe Fair, Melbourne February 22-24, 2014
Bookings for Exhibition spaces now available visitwww.fashionexposed.com

2014 Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, April 11-12, Sydney AustraliaContact usfor information

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contactinfo@tcfaustralia.com

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 toinfo@tcfaustralia.com

Looking for a Grant?
Find grants and funding information for your business onBusiness.gov.au

Send us your News
Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Emailinfo@tcfaustralia.comor contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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