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News Update – December 2010

 
 
 
 
 

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:

CALENDAR

Thank you to all who attended TCFWA events during 2010.

ASK AN EXPERT forums will be back in 2011, and we’ll be releasing a new schedule of dates for events, workshops and webinars shortly.
4 January 2011 – Deadline for PROJECT RUNWAY AUSTRALIA – SERIES 3 applications, see Opportunities section below.

27 March 2011 UNWRAPPED SOUTH PERTH
For an interactive retail experience like no other, make sure you head to Angelo St, South Perth for the next Unwrapped: the marketplace, on Sunday 27 March 2011. This is your chance to purchase a signature piece straight from the designer! WA’s most talented student and graduate designers will be selling their Australian made ranges directly to the public in a one-day market bazaar. FREE Admission.

TRADE EVENTS

ACCOMODATION / TRAVEL SPONSORSHIP

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

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

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, 3 March to 6 MARCH 2011 
The 13th annual and newly rebranded Miami Beach International Fashion Week will take place March 3 to March 6, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center Hall. The venue will be transformed into a State of the Art ‘Fashion City’ built to house all fashion shows, exhibitions and sponsor lounges as the world’s fashion elite flock to Miami Beach to participate in this world class event. For more information contact info@tcfwa.com

L’ORÉAL FASHION FESTIVAL – 14 March to 20 March 2011 
Embracing Australian fashion, creativity and commercial innovation – L’ORÉAL Melbourne Fashion Festival is once again excited to reveal a high calibre of International guests at LMFF 2011 including Melissa George, Jefferson Hack, David Jones and Mikael Shiller. To find out more www.lmff.com.au

INTERTEXTILE BEIJING APPAREL FABRICS – 30 March to 1 April 2011 
More than 1100 exhibitors expected on 50,000 sqm of trade space. Intertextile Beijing is the No. 1 trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories manufacturers and suppliers wanting to reach China’s north and north-east region. For more information contact info@tcfwa.com

AUSTRALIAN CANVAS and SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION TRADE EXPO on 23-25 July 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour 
Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. contact info@tcfwa.com

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
Interfiliere Paris – 22-24 January – www.interfiliere.com
HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 18-19 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com
To suggest webinars and workshop topics, contact Clarisse at info@tcfaustralia.com

OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECT RUNWAY AUSTRALIA – SERIES 3 CASTING NOW!!!!
Seeking emerging fashion designers. Deadline is 4th of January 2011.
http://projectrunwayaustralia.castasugar.com/ for further information.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR URBAN COUTURE 2011 ARE NOW OPEN
The City of Joondalup is offering state fashion and beauty competitions the opportunity to showcase participants and promote their event in the brand new fashion extravaganza, Urban Couture. State fashion and beauty competitions are invited to bring a runway parade to the event and showcase participants to a new public audience. The form the runway parade takes is entirely flexible and could involve a scaled down version of the competition finale or a showcase of select participants. Please contact Clarisse at TCFWA on info@tcfwa.com

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

POSITION AVAILABLE at TCFWA / BELMONT BEC – Volunteer Co-ordinator
Do you have skills in websites, administration, data management and managing people? Would you like to be involved with two exciting non profit community organisations assisting small businesses? A background in small business and/or fashion industry an advantage. PART TIME OR FULL TIME Please send your resume to carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

TEXTILE CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR SUB COMMITTEE
Manufacturing Skills Australia (the National Industry Skills Council) are considering establishing a Textile Clothing and Footwear Sub Committee to provide strategic direction to the MSA Board. If you are an Industry or Union representative and would like to participate, or know of any Industry and Union representatives that may be appropriate as nominees for this committee please contact Clarisse at TCFWA on info@tcfwa.com

COCOON TEXTILES MEZZANINE SPACE
Cocoon Textiles at 68 High Street, Fremantle, is offering an opportunity for interested individuals or groups to be involved in our unique and changing mezzanine space. The 40m2 space is available immediately for short-term lease for periods of 1-4 weeks and is suitable for a variety of uses.

If you are an artist looking for space to display your work, a group of students testing the waters of the fashion retail world, if you need space for a pop-up shop or product launch or simply need a short-term studio space, this could be the ideal place for you. Contact info@tcfwa.com

The FASHION DESIGN MANUAL 2 is now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). More information contact info@tcfwa.com

PREPARING A PHOTO SHOOT OR AN EVENT?
Contact Clarisse and we’ll help you find the right contacts according to your needs info@tcfwa.com

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

TCFWA Members are welcome to share their business opportunities. Email: info@tcfwa.com

NEWS

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

2011 Workshops will soon be promoted on www.belmontbec.com/Workshops

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

SEND US YOUR NEWS – TCFWA members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA newsletters please email info@tcfwa.com

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

 

Regards

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

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News Update – September 2010

 
 
 
 
 

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:

CALENDAR

LAST CHANCE TO LET YOUR BUSINESS SHINE BRIGHTLY
ENTRIES CLOSE BY THURSDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
Apply for the Belmont Business Awards now and get Business recognition. Download the application form www.belmontbec.com/awards or contact Tarra & Geoffrey at awards@belmontbec.com – Information session on how to submit a successful application every Tuesday – Booking essential

ASK AN EXPERT at TCF Forum on Wednesday 22nd September 6pm-8pm
Join our new ASK AN EXPERT Forum and bring your questions and queries along. This month TCFWA is having IT, Fashion Media, Patternmaking, Guest designer, Overseas Buying Missions to India, Hong Kong, Business Development and Ecommerce experts. Special guest: Box Magazine editor & Betty Sugar
New Venue: Traders Lounge, Hyatt Hotel, Perth.

BPW MONTHLY NETWORKING & FELLOWSHIP MONDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER
A worldwide fellowship of women “Taking action for women’s equality” – Networking 5-7pm, Guest Speaker 7-7.30pm – Members Complimentary, Guests $10, Dinner 7.30-9pm (own cost) Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar & Restaurant. Booking Essential: events@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by 16th june.

‘TOUCH OF PINK’ BREAKFAST
A special fundraising breakfast to raise much needed funds for the prevention and ultimately a cure for breast cancer on Friday 15th October 7:15am-9:30am. Individual tickets: $50 – Tables of 10: $500 – Venue: Astral Room, Burswood Entertainment Centre. Dress code: Day attire with a touch of pink. RSVP: Friday 8th October Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment. If you are unable to attend, you may wish to make a donation to this worthy cause.

DIVERSITY@WORK EMPLOYMENT & INCLUSION AWARDS – 14 October 2010
Take your seat at the 2010 Diversity@Work Employment and Inclusion Awards for another true celebration of workplace diversity and inclusion. Become immersed in the true essence of Australia’s multicultural and diverse population with some of the nations’ best artists and musicians including a special keynote presentation from Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin.

SHOP TIL WE DROP DATES…
For an interactive retail experience like no other, make sure you head to the Perth Cultural Centre for Unwrapped: the marketplace, on Sunday 12 September. This is your chance to purchase a signature piece straight from the designer! WA’s most talented student and graduate designers will be selling their Australian made ranges directly to the public in a one-day market bazaar. Venue: The Urban Orchard (opposite WA Art Gallery), Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge – FREE Admission

Perth Fashion Festival
9-15 September 2010 – Good Luck to the great WA Fashion Designers showcasing

TRADE EVENTS

GAIN TIPS AND INSIGHTS INTO IMPROVING YOUR BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY
Free Seminars for business wishing to grow and expand
Targeted to established businesses operating in any product development, manufacturing and/or Fashion, Textile, Clothing, Footwear & Leather Industries

Brisbane QLD – 21 September
Human Resources – 9am-11.30am
Environmental Sustainability – 12noon – 2.30pm
Adopting New Technologies – 3pm – 5.30pm

Brunswick VIC– 29 & 30 September
Environmental Sustainability –29 Sept. 9.30am-12.30pm
Adopting New Technologies –29 Sept., 1.30pm-4.30pm
Human Resources – 30 Sept. 9.30am-12.30pm
More dates to come…

TCF AUSTRALIA ONLINE FREE Webinars Coming Up:
Email Marketing campaign – Tuesday 14/09/10 – see scheduled time in your region
Blogging – Tuesday 21/09/10 – see scheduled time in your region
Social Networking – Twitter – Tuesday 28/09/10 – see scheduled time in your region
Social Networking – Facebook – Tuesday 05/10/10 – see scheduled time in your region
Google Tools – Tuesday 12/10/10– see scheduled time in your region

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

OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

ACCESS A NETWORK OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS WITH YOUR IPHONE!
Download the HONG KONG TDC Mobile application to your iPhone and get market intelligence updates on the go! HKTDC Mobile application is enriched with Market News categorised by region, industry or topic. You can bookmark news or share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email allowing you to source on the go.
Features include: Online Marketplace – Source from 120,000 quality suppliers – Market News – Insightful market intelligence by region / industry / topic / HKTDC research – Fairs – Browse the HKTDC trade fairs list

AGENT REQUIRED IN AUSTRALIA
Pia Gladys Perey appeals to the contemporary woman with its classic silhouettes treated with a unique, modern and feminine twist. The line is composed of separates, cocktail dresses and evening wear with price points ranging from $60.00 – 180.00 AUD (WSP).The line is currently selling in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the US. Pia Gladys Perey is in need of a sales agent in Australia. We may be reached through this email address: sales@piagladysperey.net.
Are you a MANUFACTURER willing to increase your network? Please your area of interest and expertise to info@tcfwa.com

NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS to the TCF Small Business programs successful applicants

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

COTTON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
The CRDC invests in a wide range of R&D projects aimed at enhancing the environmental, economic and social performance of the Australian cotton industry. Read the latest post at http://www.government-grant.com.au/2010/08/cotton-research-development-grants/

Diversity@Work Employment & Inclusion Awards – 14 October 2010
Take your seat at the 2010 Diversity@Work Employment and Inclusion Awards for another true celebration of workplace diversity and inclusion. Become immersed in the true essence of Australia’s multicultural and diverse population with some of the nations’ best artists and musicians including a special keynote presentation from Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin.

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

TITAS 2010 Exhibitor Series Report Taiwan Paiho – A Green and Innovative Textile Pioneer Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE To register and get the link contact info@tcfaustralia.com

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

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

Regards

Carol, Clarisse and the team

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News Update – June 2010

 
 
 
 
 

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:

CALENDAR

ASK AN EXPERT at TCF Forum on Wednesday 23rd June 6pm-8pm
Join our new ASK AN EXPERT Forum and bring your questions and queries along. This month TCFWA is having IT, Fashion Media, Patternmaking, Guest designer, Overseas Buying Missions to India, Hong Kong, Business Development and Ecommerce experts. Special guest: SCOOP Magazine editor and Gabriella Frattini Label New Venue: La Strada, Hyatt Hotel, Perth. To book click here or email events@tcfwa.com

BPW MONTHLY NETWORKING & FELLOWSHIP MONDAY, 21st JUNE
A worldwide fellowship of women “Taking action for women’s equality” – Networking 5-7pm, Guest Speaker 7-7.30pm – Members Complimentary, Guests $10, Dinner 7.30-9pm (own cost) Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar & Restaurant. Booking Essential: events@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by 16th june.

TRADE EVENTS

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK – 5-8 July 2010

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

CLOTHES SHOW LONDON, 25th – 27th June 2010
has 20 stands all showcasing up and coming designers! Designers under the FashionCapital umbrella receive a third off the original price of a stand and extensive press and PR leading up to the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only drive sales but also gain maximum exposure for your label. More information contact Contact Clarisse at info@tcfwa.com

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

COUTURE FASHION WEEK, 10-12 September 2010, New York City

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

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

OPPORTUNITIES

WE WANT YOU
TCFWA is always looking for new topics for workshops. Your level of expertise is interesting to us. If you would like to share your knowledge and become a Speaker at our centre, contact Geoffrey at geoffrey.hawke@tcfwa.com

The FASHION DESIGN MANUAL 2 is now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). More information contact info@tcfwa.com

VOREI DESIGN
Beauty and Hairdressing uniforms, offers an opportunity for a Designer to bring its knowledge and creativity into the new collection. Contact Clarisse at info@tcfwa.com

FASHION EVENTS LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SPACE
Fashion/Art Exhibition based around “All Heart” for HeartKids WA an organisation for Kids in WA born with Heart problems and is also with Princess Margaret Hospital. Erica is currently trying to find the “Perfect” Space!: An art gallery that would be interest in supporting Local young labels and artists. Contact info@tcfwa.com

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

DESIGNER LOOKING FOR A MACHINIST
who can construct men and women formal wear (suits, shirts, pants, skirts). Would prefer someone in Perth area. More information Contact Clarisse at info@tcfwa.com

SECOND-HAND FASHION FOR PROFIT
Fashion book, for sale at $70 (RRP $90). Condition as new. More information Contact Rose at kissabella1@bigpond.com

PREPARING A PHOTO SHOOT OR AN EVENT?
Contact Clarisse and we’ll help you find the right contacts according to your needs info@tcfwa.com

UNDERSTAND Pattern making & Sample making
Angelina Arcaro Price is inviting new and experienced designers to acquire her assistance in compiling their sample collection. Inclusive of the fee she welcomes your presence while working on your designs therefore, learning while working with her. More information on www.arcarocouture.com.au

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

WELCOME TO OUR TCF NETWORK

ETHICAL CLOTHING AUSTRALIA
Assisting the local textile, clothing and footwear industry to ensure Australian workers receive fair wages and decent conditions. www.ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au

TCFWA Members are welcome to share their business opportunities.
Email: info@tcfwa.com

NEWS

FASHION RULES – ASK AN EXPERT QUESTION ANSWERED
Do you know the answer to this question? : Can the manufacturer ‘reverse engineer’ legally? How do I make sure that my designs are not the same as another designers? Fashion Rules Booklet available for members and businesses attending the IP for Fashion workshop. Call into our offices at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont to collect your copy.

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

IMPROVE YOUR MARKET RESEARCH
IBIS reports available for viewing at the Belmont BEC office. Some of the reports we have are: Men’s & Boys Wear Manufacturing, Textile Product manufacturing, Women’s & girls wear manufacturing, Sleepwear underwear & infants wear manufacturing, Clothing Wholesale, Clothing Retailing, and more. Make an appointment to view them –ring Geoffrey Hawke on 9479 3777 or email geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com if interested.

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

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
22/06/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
22/06/2010 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
23/06/2010 Building Online Customer Base from 9.30am to 12pm
23/06/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
24/06/2010 Social Media in Retail- WEBINAR
28/06/2010 Start a Fashion Label from 10.30am to 12.30pm
28/06/2010 Avoid Manufacturing Pitfalls (fashion) from 1pm to 3pm *NEW*
28/06/2010 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
29/06/2010 Importing/Exporting from 10am to 12pm
29/06/2010 Increase your profit through your website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
29/06/2010 IP for the fashion industry from 3pm to 5pm
29/06/2010 Managing Intellectual Assets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
29/06/2010 ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner from 5pm to 7pm

For more details, go to www.belmontbec.com/bec/Workshops.htm

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

 

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

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse and the team

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News Update – April 2010

 
 
 
 
 

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:

CALENDAR

ASK AN EXPERT at TCF Forum on Wednesday 21th April 6pm-8pm
Join our new ASK AN EXPERT Forum and bring your questions and queries along. This month TCFWA is having IT, Fashion Media, Patternmaking, Guest designer parade Breathless, Overseas Buying Missions to India, Hong Kong, Business Development and Ecommerce experts. New Venue: La Strada, Hyatt Hotel, Perth. To book click here or email events@tcfwa.com

VINTAGE VIXENS AND VAMPS COMES TO FREO – SUNDAY 23 MAY
Vintage and Retro Fashion Stalls, vintage inspired fashion items and accessories, textiles, upfashioning, ‘Swishing’, roving stylists, and a grand finale fashion parade down the red catwalk are all to be enjoyed during the afternoon. This event brings together Perth’s finest in established and aspiring vintage fashionistas and will engage women from all walks of life. Stall prices range from $60 to $100. Venue: Fremantle Town Hall. Contact Georgina Mavor at 0417 949 179.

BROKEN DOLL an exhibition by Veronica Mauri
as part of the FotoFreo Fringe Festival 26th March – 9th April – In the Front Window Space at Behind the Monkey – Highgate WA. Ph:9227 7886 or www.behindthemonkey.blogspot.com

TRADE EVENTS

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

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL HOME TEXTILES FAIR – 20-23 April –www.hktdc.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
TCFWA is looking for an experienced web site and IT person who can provide online mentoring & helpline with our small business clients on their web site marketing and IT issues. Contact info@tcfwa.com for the full job description.

ZIP GROUP
is looking for a Product development manager for the shoe division and an Area manager to run our retail stores. Contact info@tcfwa.com for more details.

The FASHION DESIGN MANUAL 2
is now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). More information contact info@tcfwa.com

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

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

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

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

PREPARING A PHOTO SHOOT OR AN EVENT?
Vic Creations Photography & Graphic Designs, Contact Victor at 0416 098 788 or viccreations@westnet.com.au

FACTORY SECONDS- JO DENHAM Designer Jeans
For sale: stock lot (1,000 pieces –jo denham designer jeans aaa+ factory seconds) various men’s & women’s- mixed sizes/colours with southern cross embroidered on back pocket. To arrange viewing or any enquiries, contact Joanna Ferguson 0418154874 or joannaferguson@bigpond.com

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

NEWS

FASHION RULES – ASK AN EXPERT QUESTION ANSWERED
Do you know the answer to this question?
As a fashion designer I am aware of what designs mean in the fashion sense but what does Design Registration mean?
When do I need to register and what should I register?
Fashion Rules Booklet available for members and businesses attending the IP for Fashion workshop. Call into our offices at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont to collect your copy.

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

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

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
20/04/2010 Start a New Business 10am to 12pm
20/04/2010 Pricing and costing 12.30pm to 1.30pm
20/04/2010 Save time with Microsoft Outlook 2pm to 4pm
21/04/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT 6pm to 8pm
03/05/2010 Start a Fashion Label 10.30am to 12.30pm
03/05/2010 Avoid Manufacturing Pitfalls (fashion) 1pm to 3pm *NEW*
03/05/2010 Linking with retailers and agents 3pm to 4pm
04/05/2010 Start a New Business 10am to 12pm
04/05/2010 Write a Business Plan 1pm to 3pm
04/05/2010 Convert Phone enquiries into Profits 3.30pm to 4.30pm
05/05/2010 Website development, Online Shop and Ecommerce 9.30 – 12pm
05/05/2010 Marketing for New Businesses 1pm to 2pm *NEW*
05/05/2010 Read Business Financials to Improve Profitability 2.30-3.30pm *NEW*
11/05/2010 Debt Collection and Credit Management 10am to 12pm
11/05/2010 How to Write a Tender 12:30 pm to 2pm
11/05/2010 Radically Improve Your Business Sustainability 3pm to 4pm *NEW*
12/05/2010 Expert Content Development, SEO & Website Marketing 9.30-12pm

For more details, go to www.belmontbec.com/bec/Workshops.htm

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

 

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

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse and the team

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News Update – February 2010

 
 
 
 
 

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:

CALENDAR

ASK AN EXPERT at TCF Forum on Wednesday 17th February 6pm-8pm
Join our new ASK AN EXPERT Forum and bring your questions and queries along. This month TCFWA is having Modeling, Fashion Incubator, Manufacturing, Business Development and Ecommerce experts. Venue: Ferrara Karaoke Bar, 67 Milligan St., Perth (Parking around corner at Murray Street car park). To book click here or email events@tcfwa.com

NEW FAIR WORK REFORMS
The Australian Retailers Association will be presenting a FREE Fair Work Seminar at Belmont BEC on 3rd of March from 2pm to 5pm. This seminar provides local retail businesses with a limited opportunity to access free information, advice and resources about the new Fair Work reforms. Book now

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BRAND GREAT – IP Australia’s nationwide breakfast series on Thurs. 25 March
Uncover the secrets of creating and protecting a leading brand.
Why are some brands more successful than others? Why do consumers choose one brand over another? How do the best brands do it? How do they protect their interests in the modern market place? Join IP Australia and Shane Radbone CEO of Wendy’s for breakfast and a keynote address about a vital issue to business — branding and intellectual property. Venue: Novotel Perth Langley. Places are limited. Cost and bookings available at www.ipaustralia.gov.au/smartstart/brands_event.htm

SEMINAR ON RETAIL PROPERTY: THE 2 ACTS
The seminar will explore and explain the 2 Acts. The discussion will clarify any perceived inconsistencies and answer your questions on 4th March, 2-5pm, Venue: Level 2 Theatrette, QV 1 Building. Speakers: Anthony Hilton, Deputy Director, ACCC (WA) and Peter Beekink, Partner, Lavan Legal
Friends of BEC Members : $190, Non Member : $250 . Places are limited. To register, call 9426 1200 or email events.wa@propertyoz.com.au

UNWRAPPED: SOUTH PERTH
will showcase more than 70 designers at Sir James Mitchell Park, overlooking the Swan River on Saturday 6 March. www.unwrapped.com.au

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

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

ACASPA TRADE EXPO on the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines Resort – 29-31 May 2010
Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. www.acaspa.com.au

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

OPPORTUNITIES

WHERE WILL $10,000 TAKE YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
Submissions are now invited for the 2010 ‘City of Perth’ Convention Scholarship. The scholarship, worth $10,000 will allow you to travel to an international conference of your choice, or alternatively, to further studies in your area of interest. It’s a wonderful opportunity not only for yourself, but to also help your organisation grow. Applications for entries close on 31st March. Contact luana@pcb.com.au or 9218 2900

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION OF THE ACCUMARK COMPUTER AIDED PATTERN SYSTEM
at Textile Technology Access on 16th February at 6pm. Amanda Lang (Software Support, Gerber Garment Technology) will demonstrate how the AccuMark program is used for pattern development and pattern production, and has been used at Textile Technology Access to help Perth manufacturers with their pattern work since 1987. RSVP by 12th February to Diane Wood on 9267 7197 or email Diane at diane.wood@polytechnic.wa.edu.au

LAST CALL TCF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM
provides grants to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses. Applications close on Friday 26 February at 5pm. For more information contact AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or email hotline@ausindustry.gov.au

BETTY SUGAR: CALLING ALL MACHINISTS IN PERTH
Schedule flexible according to needs and availability. For more information contact Betty Tran (Production Manager) 0406 364 585 or betty-sugar@hotmail.com Betty Sugar services include: Sampling, Pattern Making, Cutting, Mass Production, Pressing, Made To Measure.

CALLING ON ALL FASHION AND TEXTILE STUDENT GRADUATES!
Viviens Creative are giving graduate Fashion and Textile Students from Perth the opportunity to show case a gown, or a collection that fits in with the theme for This year’s Oasis Ball “Phantom of the Popera” . Contact Christine for conditions christine@vivienscreative.com.au or 9322 9400

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

NEWS

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

LAA FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER Langford Aboriginal Association Inc (LAA)
is seeking donations of Evening Dresses (Ball Gowns, Cocktail Dresses), dressy shoes, evening bags and jewellery for our first ever Fashion Show Fundraiser. If you are interested in making a donation, contact 9451 1424 or admin@laalangford.com.au . Donations are needed by 15th April 2010.

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
16/02/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
16/02/2010 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
16/02/2010 IP for Fashion from 3pm to 5pm **FREE FOR TCFWA MEMBERS**
17/02/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
22/02/2010 Start a Fashion Label from 1pm to 3pm
22/02/2010 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
23/02/2010 Importing/Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm
23/02/2010 Increase your profit through your Website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
24/02/2010 The Secrets to Public Speaking Confidence from 9am to 12pm
24/02/2010 BEC Sundowner – ASK AN EXPERT from 5pm to 7pm
02/03/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
02/03/2010 Write a Business Plan from 1pm to 3pm
09/03/2010 Debt Collection and Credit Management from 10am to 12pm
09/03/2010 How to Write a Tender from 12:30 pm to 2pm
09/03/2010 Fair Work Australia from 2pm to 5pm

For more details, go to www.belmontbec.com/bec/Workshops.htm

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

 

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

 

Regards

Carol, Clarisse and the team

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News Update – January 2010

 
 
 
 
 

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:

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, March 2010
Designers interested in showcasing their Spring/Summer Collections, contact Sylma Cabrera puresoul.au@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

WESTPAC WOMEN’S MARKETS: COMING UP
Tue 2 Feb – Women’s Markets Bite Size Business Learning Series will commence – Wed 24 Feb – Join us for our “Vive La Difference” lunch at the Hyatt with 2009 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award winner Mandy Foley Quin. More information on www.therubyconnection.com.au

UNWRAPPED: SOUTH PERTH
will showcase more than 70 designers at Sir James Mitchell Park, overlooking the Swan River on Saturday 6 March. Designer applications are now open until 6 February. Make sure you sign in to your Unwrapped account or contact perth@unwrapped.com.auwww.unwrapped.com.au

OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

RETAIL OPPORTUNITY FOR DESIGNERS
Designer boutique Hustle is looking for new designer to join their unique selection of WA designer fashion. Hustle is part of the Fremantle fashion collective alongside boutiques Love in Tokyo, Loop, Ashe and Kartique that are offering a unique shopping experience in Fremantle of cutting edge WA designer fashion and jewellery. Contact Linda Molendijk – 68 High Street Fremantle – 08 9430 8400 or Clarisse at info@tcfwa.com

BETTY SUGAR: CLOTHING MANUFACTURE IN PERTH
They work with different type of fabrics and more than happy to work with your turn around. Minimum of 20 garments per style up to 1000 garments. (Quantity is flexible and can be discussed depend on style).
Services include: Sampling, Pattern Making, Cutting, Mass Production, Pressing, Made To Measure. For more information contact Betty Tran (Production Manager) 0406 364 585 or betty-sugar@hotmail.com

NEWS

CONGRATULATION TO HUE LE!
She won the Multicultural Community Service Awards – Business Migrant of the Year Category 2009

Hue Le has overcome language and other barriers to establish a thriving fashion design business – Hue Le Designs.

PARTICIPATE IN THE DEEWR SURVEY MSA Environmental Scan 2010
The Environmental Scan is a crucial document for advising industry, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Skills Australia and other key stakeholders of workforce and skilling priorities. Undertake the survey click here. For more information contact Diane Smith at the Primary, Food & Beverage, Furnishing & Textiles Industries Training Council on 9477 5055.

BELMONT BEC IS PART OF THE GOLDEN GURUS COMMUNITY
and can connect Golden Gurus to small businesses as Small Business Mentors. Also if you are aged 50 years and over, you could become a Golden Guru and share your skills and experience to support small business owners or community organizations. To require Business Mentoring or to become a Golden Guru contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 or geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

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

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

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

 

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

 

Regards

Carol, Sarita, Clarisse and the team