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News Update – December 2008

 
 
 
 
 

TCFWA 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 TCFWA 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@tcfwa.com.

Our latest News are:

Next TCF Wednesday will be 18th February 2009 6-8pm
Networking Forum for the WA fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather industry. There will be no TCF Wednesday in December 08 or January 09. Venue: Ferrara Karaoke Bar, 67 Milligan St., Perth. $10 Entry Complimentary to TCFWA members. Bookings essential Email events@tcfwa.com Phone 9479 3777. If you would like to show your garments, accessories or nominate as a speaker during 2009 and share a new opportunity with other industry members please email sarita.rodricks@tcfwa.com

Buying Missions – DEADLINE 15th December 2008 for accommodation sponsorship registration
If you wish to participate in our TCFWA / Belmont BEC Buying Missions to World Boutique Hong Kong & Hong Kong Fashion Week, 12-15 January 2009, you may be eligible for 3 night’s accommodation in HK and VIP Lounge privileges contact Carol for HOTEL SPONSORSHIP registration forms on carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

Free Business Matching Service with Hong Kong/China TCF firms for TCFWA members
To find out if you are eligible email carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com with clear details of your sourcing request and your full contact details. If you would like to become a member of TCFWA please email susan.teo@tcfwa.com

Need online Retail Space? We have 25 online shops launching across Australia and 10 indigenous shops available across Australia to establish over the coming few months. If you are a participant in the Design Edge Training & Mentoring Project and you nominated to be included in these online shopping sites please contact carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com If you would like to know more about the projects please email carmen.toader@tcfwa.com

Round 4 of the TCF Small Business Program is now open for application.
Small businesses can apply for grants of up to $50,000 per project through the Australian Government Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program. Applications for Round 4 close on 27 February 2009 at 5.00pm. For more information visit AusIndustry website www.ausindustry.gov.au

Pure Soul Design – Perth-based design and manufacturing services.
Over 20 years of Fashion Industry experience in design, product development, sourcing, textiles and manufacturing. Services available to mid size to large companies that are seeking for a global design approach including overseas sourcing and manufacturing. Contact Sylma Cabrera, www.puresouldesign.com

Legal and accounting services with qualified lawyers and accountants offered by Belmont BEC One Stop Shop Low cost Advisory Services. Also advisory services with ecommerce, IT professionals or debt collection specialists at $99 per hour. To find out if you are eligible, email geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

IBIS Business Forecast reports
Business Forecasts reports are available to view at Belmont BEC. These detailed national reports provide an in depth business overview of either the manufacturing, wholesale or retail TCF industry in Australia covering women’s, men’s, boy’s, girlswear, swimwear etc. Please contact Carol Hanlon carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com if you wish to arrange to view these reports.

The African Dream Benefit – Cocktail Launch Party 22nd January 2009 at 7pm Venue: Fraser’s “Kings Park Functions Centre”, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park. Tickets $35 Call 0401 288 362 Email info@theafricandream.org.au

Selling Yarns 2 conference
Register to attend the Selling Yarns 2 conference and to participate in the exciting array of workshops and seminars Pre-conference registration is essential. Closing date for registration 23 January, 2009. To download a registration form click here.

Debt Collection & Credit Management Workshop –16th December 10am-12noon. Cost $20 at Belmont BEC. For bookings email workshops@belmontbec.com

INDUSTRY WEBLINKS

Texsources.com Global textile B2B online trading platform www.texsources.com

Rag trade Jobs visit national TCF job web site www.ragtradejobs.com

Australian Fashiontrend Magazine visit www.fashiontrend.com.au

William Street Collective Northbridge designer collective visit www.onwilliam.com.au

Textile and Apparel News for Australia, NZ and the Asia Pacific for free on www.textileb2bcentral.com and www.apparelb2bcentral.com

International Textile/ Apparel Trade Shows To view a wide range of global Textile fairs visit www.messefrankfurt.com

 

Regards

Carol & the Team