News Update - February 2012
TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at email@example.com.
BPW Business Incubator project being launched in New York
Providing ONLINE training and mentoring to develop the business skills and business growth potential of women in new or existing businesses, this project will also seek to create opportunities for women to access Fortune 500 corporations who have joined the ‘Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors’. To register visit www.bpwbusinessincubator.com and complete registration and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TCF Global & Belmont BEC Seminar – UN CSW56 – New York, March 2
As part of the United Nations Commission Status Women (UNCSW) NGO events being ran in New York during Feb/March - TCF Global, Belmont BEC & BPW will be delivering seminar on - Empowering Women in Rural Communities through enterprise development and global fashion opportunities. Designers wishing to link with women in developing countries for product development re embroidery, sewing, textiles & accessories please contact email@example.com
Small Businesses urged to prioritise trade payments
Australian businesses are increasingly neglecting their bills with the number of severely delinquent payments jumping 28% over the Christmas period, according to the recent Dun & Bradstreet Trade Payments Analysis. During the December quarter last year, the number of bills left unpaid for 90 days or more grew 20% compared with 12 months ago. Attend the Debt Collection & Credit Management webinar and be more aware of your options to deal with it.
New IBIS report available:
IBISWorld has revealed the Top 5 Industries that are set to Fly and those expected to Fall in 2012, determined by changes in technology and the way Australians spend, read and learn. Contact the Belmont BEC for a link to the 2012 report. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trends@ MyFashionIncubator : Stylesight studies the new Luxury consumer
According to Stylesight, a new definition of luxury has been established where consumers not only embrace traditional standards of quality, service and craftsmanship but also seek the value and meaning behind the product. Time is of the essence; cultivating relationships is as important as an integrated digital platform. With luxury spending estimated to increase by $26.6 billion, targeting this market has never been more important. To get access to the full report, contact Clarisse.
Buy Small Quantity in High Quality at HKTDC Small Order Zone
Enjoy the flexibility to order in small quantity with the launch of Small Order Zone at hktdc.com. Same to bulk order buyer, products are available at ‘close-to-wholesale’ price but in smaller quantity. And, since suppliers on hktdc.com are also providers for bulk orders, you can be rest assured the quality of products and also reliability of suppliers. Contact Clarisse for more information.
Trends@My Fashion Incubator: Stylesight reports on YOUTH ATTITUDES 2011/12
This report reflects on a year of social unrest and the revolutionary ideas that continue to shape a generation. For more information, contact Clarisse.
Just about everything a Retail Manager needs to know by John Stanley
This retail book is a wealth of information for every retail manager and store owner. Retailers can collect their complimentary copy of the book from 7 Fairbrother Street Belmont 6104 or be posted within Australia for a $10 postage handling fee. Contact us for more information.
Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact email@example.com
Are You A Manufacturer looking for new Clients?
TCF Australia can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us your News
Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Contact us for more information.
Feel inspired at the Inner Garden Exhibition, Canberra, On Now until 25th March
Inspired by Australian native plants, birds, insects and mammals with a focus on the beautiful Botanic Gardens, five South Australian artists offer you an experience in colour, texture and sound. With the participation of Jenny Hogben with her hand dyed and painted clothing label. For further information contact email@example.com. A virtual tour is also available online at www.eucalypso.wordpress.com
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2011, 29 February - 2 March 2012
Would you like to join TCF Australia Sourcing Textile Mission and receive VIP Buyer privileges? For further information contact Clarisse.
Interstoff Asia Essential - Spring 2012, 14-16 March 2012 – Hong Kong
Exhibit product range includes: Basic fabrics, Novelty fabrics, Fibres & yarns, Functional fabrics, Eco-textiles, Innovative fibres & yarns, Textile design, Trend forecast & trend publication, CAD/CAM, Accessories, Garment products, Fashion design/styling services. For further information and Buyer access contact Clarisse.
Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012
International and Hispanic fashion event in the US, Miami Beach International Fashion Week™ has brought the best in international and Latin fashion, beauty, music, cuisine and art to the forefront of the American fashion scene. More information on www.miamifashionweek.com
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN NEW TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSION to India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai, India, 27-29 March 2012 - You may be eligible for Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation.
The event will showcase the best handwoven textiles in quality and design from quality handloom clusters from across India. At this unique Fair Internationally acclaimed handwoven creations from Indian manufacturers and exporters showcasing embroidered textile materials, wall hangings, shawls, bed sheets, table, kitchen and bath linen, floor coverings, towels, cushions, throws, curtains will all be on display. To apply contact Clarisse.
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN NEW TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSION to FASHION ACCESS Hong Kong 28–30 March 2012 – You may be eligible for $500 cash incentive to attend.
You are invited to visit Fashion Access, the leading international fashion fair in Hong Kong for bags, footwear, luggage, leather goods, leather garments and fashion accessories; under a scheme that offers accommodation sponsorship and opportunities to build your network of industry suppliers should you be selected. To apply contact Clarisse.
NEW TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSION to India Home Expo, New Delhi, 15-18 April 2012 - Eligible Buyers will receive Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation for up to three nights during the show.
Home Expo India is a one stop expo for all your sourcing needs for a variety of home products. A first of its kind, the expo will prove to be the sourcing destination for importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and speciality stores for a variety of Houseware products that includes home textiles, furnishings, home decoratives, curtains, draperies, furniture, rugs, wall hangings, kitchenware, bathroom and garden products. To apply contact Clarisse.
Perth Fashion Week 2012, 19- 23 April 2012
Perth Fashion Week is WA’s most anticipated and directional first ever fashion trade event. It will be hosted annually and will coincide with the Australian Spring/Summer peak buying season. Registrations are now open for Designers to participate. For more information visit www.perthfashionweek.com.au or contact Clarisse.
Accessories The Show, 7 - 9 May 2012 - New York City
One of the world’s largest and longest running juried all-accessory trade event. Showcases fashion accessory resources in over thirty classifications. More information on www.accessoriestheshow.com
Online Training from your office or home
03/02 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
06/02 Marketing for Small Business
06/02 Business Planning Simplified
07/02 Marketing for Small Fashion Business
07/02 How to Brief your Website Developer
09/02 Starting a Fashion Label
09/02 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
09/02 Linking with Retailers and Agents
13/02 How to Start a Small Business*
14/02 Creating an Online Shop
15/02 Social Media: LinkedIn/Twitter
16/02 Freight Logistics of Importing/Exporting
17/02 Keeping your Customers in Difficult Times
20/02 Protect your Business from Disaster
20/02 Writing a Tender or Grant Submission
21/02 SEO & Google Adwords
22/02 Social Media: Facebook
23/02 How to Prepare a Business for Sale
23/02 Fair Work Regulations
27/02 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
27/02 Building Online Customer Databases
28/02 Credit Management & Debt Collection
28/02 Importing & Exporting
29/02 Email Marketing Campaign
Webinars indicated with an asterisks (*) are complimentary to members of Friends of TCF Australia.
For a full list of upcoming events in February visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.
All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards – Applications Now Open!
The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition designed to identify, support and encourage projects by female entrepreneurs. The application period closes March 13, 2012. To apply visit www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/how-to-apply
Would you like a free website?
With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online. Visit www.belmontbec.com/GABO and get started now!