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News Update – November 2011

 
 
 
 
 

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:

NEWS

Commonwealth Business Women

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

Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

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

Karachi Fashion Week, Pakistan

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

IBISWorld Reports

Market Research IBISWorld reports are available covering every industry in Australia. Contact Belmont BEC to arrange a report viewing from our Office. Visit www.ibisworld.com.au to find industry sectors, and then email info@tcfwa.com your topic of interest.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Trends @ My Fashion Incubator

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

TCFWA loves: ‘Circles of Hope’ Design Contest

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

The Fashion Design Manual 2

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

Are You A Manufacturer looking for new Clients ?

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

Send us your News

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

CALENDAR

Webinars

07/11/2011      Understanding Freight Logistics Importing/Exporting

07/11/2011      Protect your Business from Disaster

08/11/2011      How to Start a Small Business

08/11/2011      Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection

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

09/11/2011      Ways to Grow your Business

09/11/2011      Keeping your Customers in Difficult Times

09/11/2011      Managing your Online Presence

14/11/2011      Buying or Selling a Small Business

14/11/2011      Business Planning

15/11/2011      TCF Industry Environmental Sustainability

15/11/2011      Marketing for Small Fashion Business

15/11/2011      How to Brief your Website Developer

16/11/2011      How to Start a Small Business

16/11/2011      Marketing for Small Business

16/11/2011      Facebook

17/11/2011      Fair Work

21/11/2011      How to Start a Small Business

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

22/11/2011      Importing & Exporting

22/11/2011      Appointments

22/11/2011      Media Strategy: Using Online Tools

22/11/2011      Creating an Online Shop

23/11/2011      Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

23/11/2011      Blogging

24/11/2011      Starting a Fashion Label

24/11/2011      Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls

24/11/2011      Linking with Retailers and Agents

28/11/2011      How to Start a Small Business

29/11/2011      SEO & Google Adwords

30/11/2011      Protect your Business from Disaster

30/11/2011      Social Media: LinkedIn/Twitter

For a full list of upcoming events in November visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 08 9479 3777.

All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact Kaitlyn at info@tcfwa.com.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

Miami Beach International Bridal Week, 26-27 November

See the world’s leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami, Florida. For more information contact info@tcfwa.com.

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

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

Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012

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

OPPORTUNITIES

Would you like a free website?

With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online, contact us at info@tcfwa.com to get find out how you could get a free website.

Have you submitted your EMDG application?

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

Innovation Vouchers Program – Applications Open Soon!

Are you a SME with a great idea? Innovation Centre WA has up to $20,000 to access professional skills, services or knowledge that will enable you to advance your idea or commercial activity in WA. Applications open November 4. Contact info@tcfwa.com for further information.

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

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

Festival of Christmas Night Markets – Call for Stall Holders

On Friday 9-16 December Perth Cultural Centre & William St will also showcase a vast range of beautiful designs and Christmas gift ideas from local designers and retailers. On William is curating a selection of market stalls with a local artist/designer focus, offering affordable stalls which will trade Fridays 5 – 10pm. further info please contact info@tcfwa.com.

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

In 2011, the Hong Kong Fashion Week housed over 1,700 exhibitors from around the world and attracted the attendance of over 21,000 international buyers. Don’t miss this opportunity and join our Buying Mission! Eligible 1st time buyers can get VIP Pass, Hotel Sponsorship or Travel Reimbursement, Free admission badge, Invitations to official info@tcfwa.com” target=”_blank”>info@tcfwa.com.

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

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


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

www.belmontbec.com | www.designedge.net.au | www.tcfwa.com | www.tcfaustralia.com | www.tcfglobal.com

 

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News Update – August 2011

 
 
 
 
 

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:

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival, 2-8 September 2011
The Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is the most prestigious fashion event on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, calendar, showcasing local designers alongside international guest labels. Contact info@tcfwa.com for further information.

Le Cuir A Paris, 20-22 September 2011
The event focuses on the latest trends that are seen in the leather and fur sector. For sponsorship opportunities to showcase in Paris for February 2012 (free stand sponsorship for creative leather emerging designer) contact Clarisse.

Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors, Chongqing, China 26-30 Sept, 2011
Event for women traders to access multinational corporations that have developed supplier diversity programmes. The event will provide sales opportunities and opportunities in global supply chains. Five key sectors include Textiles & Apparel, IT, Coffee, Construction, Clean & Green. BPW International is a partner alliance member and those wishing to gather further information can contact Carol Hanlon.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics China, 18-21 October
The China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories has increased in scale 30% from 2010, making it one of the world’s largest trade fairs of its type. For more information contact Carol Hanlon.

Miami Beach International Bridal Week, 26-27 November
See the world’s leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami, Florida. For more information contact info@tcfwa.com

Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012
The dates for the Miami Beach International Fashion Week have just been announce for further information visit www.MiamiFashionWeek.com

NEWS

Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 – Let Your Business Shine Brightly
Applications for the Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 are now open.Businesses wishing to enter the awards can access weekly information sessions aimed to assist entrants with their submissions, to arrange assistance with your entry from one of our business advisors. Download application at www.belmontbec.com/awards2011 or contact awards@belmontbec.com

Scam Net Alert
WA Department of Commerce is warning all Western Australian Businesses and residents to be vigilant of unsolicited phone calls offering grants or refunds. You could be the target of an international advance fee fraud. Further information at
www.commerce.wa.gov.au

Choosing the right Business Name
Business owners and those starting out in business can avoid the possible costly mistake of choosing a name that is already trade marked by accessing the Australian Government’s new trade mark search tool, TM Check. Find TM Check online @ www.pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/tmcheck/

Trends @ My Fashion Incubator
Meet Generation Z — the most technologically advanced and socially aware generation yet. Stylesight examines a fascinating new breed of street smart, ethically aware and entrepreneurial Tween consumers. For further information contact Clarisse.

Fashion making History
The French luxury giant Louis Vuitton, celebrating its 20th year in China, unveils a special summer exhibit titled “Voyages”. The exhibit, featuring the brand’s historical luggage and handbags, started on May 31 in the National Museum of China, Beijing and will run until the end of August. The exhibition will not only uncover the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the esteemed luggage-maker but also allows you to experience a 3D website at at www.louisvuitton-voyages.com.

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability Program (TCF SCP) ROUND 2 is now open
The TCF SCP is a five year, $35 million, competitive grant program. It will support large projects that will build innovative capability at the enterprise and workplace level. AusIndustry is assisting applicants to complete their applications. For more information contact Clarisse.

New Entrant in Digital Printing for Fashion
Mereton Textiles is determined to transform digital printing into a more affordable alternative for the Australian fashion industry. The firm has recently invested in new machinery to prepare for the growth in demand expected from fashion and swimwear labels and to set up the business for future growth. For further information visit www.mereton.com.

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

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

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

TCF ORMOC Village Sewing Centres – 3rd COLLECTION – LAST CHANCE TO DONATE OBSOLETE STOCK
Container is closing August 20th – donate sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, off cuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines –drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont. Send queries to info@tcfwa.com

Send us your News
TCFWA members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCFWA or TCF Australia newsletters email info@tcfwa.com

OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship Opportunities – 3rd International Fashion Incubator Conference, 11-13 Sept, Perth
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information.

Would you like a free website?
With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online, contact us at info@tcfwa.com to get find out how you could get a free website.

Company Directors Course Scholarship
WA Department for Communities is offering scholarships for Western Australian Women to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course (CDC). Women interested in participating on government boards and committees are invited to apply for the Scholarships. Contact info@tcfwa.com for further information.

Free Accountancy and Legal Services
You may be eligible for Legal or Accounting advice for your business. Contact info@belmontbec.com

Fashion Parade Fundraiser – Showcase your Designs
Hale School in Wembley Downs is holding a Fashion Parade Fundraiser in September 2011 and is seeking Designers to Showcase for the event. Contact Clarisse for further information.

Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) Presents MAGIC Launch Pad, Las Vegas, 22-24 August
Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) in newly formed partnership with MAGIC International is offering ‘part sponsored’ exhibition space to new creative designers to feature at the MAGIC Launch Pad Expedition in Las Vegas. Contact Clarisse for further informaiton

Bazaar at Fremantle Arts Centre, 2-4 December
Fremantle Arts Centre is calling for stallholders to apply to trade at this year’s Bazaar, held over 2-4 December 2011. A three-day market of epic proportions, Bazaar is Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual Christmas market, a celebration of all things beautiful in Western Australia. Contact Clarisse for further information on how to apply. Applications close Friday 5th August.

CALENDAR

Webinars
09/08/11       Marketing for Small Fashion Business
09/08/11       How to Start a Small Business
09/08/11       Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection
09/08/11       Open Source Software
10/08/11       Google Tools
15/08/11       Marketing for Small Business
15/08/11       Ways to Grow your Business
16/08/11       SEO & Google Adwords
17/08/11       How to write a Tender or Grant Submission
17/08/11       Make Customer Service your Competitive Edge
17/08/11       Create an IT Plan for your Business
18/08/11       Starting a Fashion Label
18/08/11       Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
18/08/11       Linking with Retailers and Agents
18/08/11       Intellectual Property
22/08/11       How to Start a Small Business
23/08/11       Importing & Exporting
23/08/11       Media Strategy : Using Online Tools
23/08/11       How to Brief your Website Developer
24/08/11       Business Planning
24/08/11       Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
24/08/11       Blogging
25/08/11       Recruit & Retain the Right Employees
29/08/11       Importing & Exporting Explained
30/08/11       Creating an Online Shop
31/08/11       Email Marketing Campaign

 

Belmont Small Business Awards Information Sessions

08/08/11       BSBA Informaiton Session
11/08/11       BSBA Informaiton Session
15/08/11       BSBA Informaiton Session
18/08/11       BSBA Informaiton Session
22/08/11       BSBA Informaiton Session
25/08/11       BSBA Informaiton Session

 

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

 

All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. All Workshops and Events unless otherwise stated are scheduled to take place at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont WA 6104.

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News Update – July 2011

 
 
 
 
 

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:

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

DECORATION + DESIGN MELBOURNE – 21 – 24 July

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

 

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

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

 

NEWS INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR FAIR MODACALZADO REPORTon autumn/winter 2011/2012 now available– email info@tcfwa.com.

 

LIFE INSTYLE MELBOURNE – 4-7 August

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

 

FBI PRESENTS MAGIC LAUNCH PAD – USA 22-24 August
Launch Pad is a MAGIC sponsored platform created to incubator creative talent and provide to them a discounted opportunity to exposure their lines to retailers and the press. To find out what designers need to submit contact Clarisse.

 

LE CUIR A PARIS – 20-22 September

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

 

INTERTEXTILE SHANGHAI APPAREL FABRICS CHINA – 18-21 October

The China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories has increased in scale 30% from 2010, making it one of the world’s largest trade fairs of its type. For more information contact Clarisse.

 

MIAMI BEACH INTERNATIONAL BRIDAL WEEK – 26-27 November

See the world’s leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. For more information contact Clarisse.

NEWS

TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSIONS

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

 

IRISH NATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR NOW LAUNCHED

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

 

TCF ORMOC VILLAGE SEWING CENTRES – 3rd COLLECTION

If you have sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, off cuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines – please drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont.

 

WOOLMARK LAUNCHES THE WOOL LAB

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

 

NEW ENTRANT IN DIGITAL PRINTING FOR FASHION

Mereton Textiles is determined to transform digital printing into a more affordable alternative for the Australian fashion industry. The firm has recently invested in new machinery to prepare for the growth in demand expected from fashion and swimwear labels and to set up the business for future growth. For more information visit www.mereton.com.

 

STUDY THE ATO’s HIT LIST

Every year the Australian Taxation Office releases its Compliance Guide, which enables entrepreneurs to understand what the Tax Office is concerned about and what they intend to check. If you would like more information, contact Geoffrey at TCFWA on 9479 3777.

 

TAX OFFICE WARNING ON SCAMS

Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo has recently warned the community to be alert to tax related scams in during tax time. Recent scams have included phone calls, letters, text messages, emails, bogus websites and even false job advertisements to trick you into providing your personal details and pay money. You can also report suspected email scams to the ATO by forwarding the email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au.

 

BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES

Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch opening. For more information on how to pledge to have a share in a community bank www.belmontcommunity.com.au or carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com.

OPPORTUNITIES

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability Program (TCF SCP) ROUND 2 is now open

The TCF SCP is a five year, $35 million, competitive grant program. It will support large projects that will build innovative capability at the enterprise and workplace level. AusIndustry is assisting applicants to complete their applications. For more information contact Clarisse.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 3rd INTERNATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR CONFERENCE, 11-13 SEPT, PERTH

Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information.

 

From Here to There

This twice yearly fashion event showcases WA design talent including fashion, jewellery, fashion and photographers to an Eastern States audience. If you are interested in participating in this event during Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival visit www.fromheretothere.com.au or contact Clarisse.

 

PREPARING A PHOTO SHOOT OR AN EVENT?

Contact TCFWA and we’ll help you find the right contacts according to your needs. Contact info@tcfwa.com.

 

ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER WILLING TO INCREASE YOUR CLIENT BASE?

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

 

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

 

SEND US YOUR NEWS

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

 

IS YOUR BUSINESS ACROSS IR CHANGES?

There is a raft of new legislation changes that will impact small and medium enterprises during 2011/2012. Changes have occurred in regards to paid parental leave, minimum wages, the flood levy, Director penalty notices, trusts, occupational health & safety, executive pay, exit fees, water and electricity, NFP taxation, and R&D legislation. Contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 for more information.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Have you achieved market success through the use of your trade mark, invention and/or unique design? If so, IP Australia is looking for success stories to promote through its media kits, website, publications and editorials. If you have an interesting story to tell contact Clarisse.

 

NEW SCHOOL-AGED WORKER RULES

From 1st July 2011, new rules for small business retailers employing school-aged students under the Federal Award system will have the opportunity to roster students on 1.5 hour minimum shifts (formerly 3 hours), but only where longer periods of employment are not possible. The changes will provide greater flexibility and possibly more opportunities for casual after-school employment, but small business employers need to be sure they are staying within the rules.

Further information is available at

www.fwa.gov.au/documents/modern_awards/pdf/MA000004.pdf

 

TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR STRATEGIC CAPABILITY PROGRAM (TCF SCP) ROUND 2

The TCF SCP is a five year, $35 million, competitive grant program. It will support large projects that will build innovative capability at the enterprise and workplace level. Round 2 opened on 6 June and will close on 5 August 2011 at 5pm (local time). The program runs from July 2010 to June 2015. To find out about information workshops contact Clarisse.

 

Free Accountancy and Legal Services

You may be eligible to receive 60 mins free legal or accounting support: contact Geoffrey at support@belmontbec.com or phone 9479 3777.

CALENDAR

WORKSHOPS

20-Jul       How to Start a Small Business 10am-11am

 

WEBINARS

18-Jul       Grow Your Business the Best Way 10am-11am

18-Jul       Marketing for Small Business 3pm-4pm

19-Jul       Using Online Tools 4pm-5pm

20-Jul       Create an IT Plan for your Business 5pm-6pm

21-Jul       Starting a Fashion Label 10am-11am

21-Jul       Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls 11.30-12.30pm

21-Jul       Linking with Retailers and Agents 1pm-2pm

21-Jul       BSBA Info Session 3pm-3.30pm

21-Jul       Working with a Web Developer 3pm-4pm

25-Jul       Customer Service 3pm-4pm

26-Jul       Importing & Exporting 9.30am-10.30am

27-Jul       How to Start a Small Business 10am-11am

27-Jul       How to write a Tender or Grant Submission 3pm-4pm

27-Jul       Managing Online Presence 5pm-6pm

28-Jul       Fair Work 1pm-2pm

28-Jul       BSBA Info Session 3pm-3.30pm

28-Jul       Email Marketing 3pm-4pm

 

BELMONT SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS INFORMATION SESSIONS

07-Jul       3pm-3.30pm

14-Jul       3pm-3.30pm

21-Jul       3pm-3.30pm

28-Jul       3pm-3.30pm

 

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

 

All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. All Workshops and Events unless otherwise stated are scheduled to take place at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont WA 6104.

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News Update – June 2011

 
 
 
 
 

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:

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK FOR SPRING/SUMMER 4th-7th July

Join the TCFWA Buying Mission to HK – Accommodation Sponsorship Available & VIP Buyers Pass available for all buyers. Advance registrations now open for 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for 1st time buyers, including free Hong Kong business matching. Applications email info@tcfwa.com

INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 12-14 July

Join TCFWA Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers. 47th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. Applications contact info@tcfwa.com

TISSU PREMIER, 15-16 June, Lille (France)

International fabric and trim trade fair

PLAYTIME Paris, 2-4 July

International Trade Show Dedicated to the Universes of Children, Junior and Maternity

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

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

NEWS

TCF ORMOC VILLAGE SEWING CENTRES – 3rd COLLECTION

Clean out your old stock before June 30th! If you have sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, offcuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines – please drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont.

IBISWorld REPORTS

IBISWorld’s Industry Intelligence can help companies to make better business decisions about revenue generation and strategic positioning. New reports available now – “Bargains are only a click away” and “Online Shopping in Australia”. For access to this report contact us

 

WAGELINE WATCH: Are you a sole trader or partnership currently in the federal system?
The amount you pay your employees was likely to change from 27 March 2011, if you are a sole trader or partnership that has been up until now covered by a federal award or agreement. These employers will no longer be covered by federal employment laws and be now covered under State employment laws. If you are unsure this applies to you contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777
BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES
Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch opening. For more information on how to pledge to have a share in a community bank www.belmontcommunity.com.au or carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

OPPORTUNITIES

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability Program (TCF SCP) ROUND 2 is now open
The TCF SCP is a five year, $35 million, competitive grant program. It will support large projects that will build innovative capability at the enterprise and workplace level. AusIndustry is holding workshops in VIC, NSW, QLD, WA, SA, NT, TAS to assist applicants to complete their applications. For more information contact Clarisse

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 3rd INTERNATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR CONFERENCE, 11-13 SEPT, PERTH
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information

PUBLIC SPEAKING MADE EASY
You can now register to Peter Dhu’s free monthly newsletter to get the latest techniques to improve your public speech. April’s edition focused on some tools that you can use to ensure that your message has maximum impact on the audience and “sticks”.

From Here to There
This twice yearly fashion event showcases WA design talent including fashion, jewellery, fashion and photographers to an Eastern States audience. If you are interested in participating in this event during Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival visit www.fromheretothere.com.au or contact Clarisse

Designer competition never before seen in WA
Designers & Artists from across the state are invited to take part in the first ever Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days Ag Art Wear® Competition, which challenges entrants to create a piece of wearable art using only materials found on the farm. For more information contact Clarisse or visit www.dowerinfielddays.com.au

FIRST COMES LOVE… and then comes marriage
First Comes Love is an alternative bridal fair taking place in Perth, 18th – 19th June for people planning pledges with parties – chock full of sweetness and sass, inspiration and independent retailers. This is a new opportunity for businesses linked to the Bridal Industry to meet new customers and showcase your new creations. For more information contact Clarisse.

IP Australia case studies
Case Study 5: The Dome Group have developed a comprehensive IP strategy that flows into almost every aspect of day-to-day business.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Free Accountancy and Legal Services
You may be eligible to receive 60 mins free legal or accounting support: contact Geoffrey at support@belmontbec.com or phone 9479 3777.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

SMART CHOICE FOR YOU & YOUR GREEN SHOPPERS
You can now complement your product range with a trendy bag-holder from BagsAlot®. They are
designed to carry multiple shopping bags in a neat, compact, fashionable way and can be adapted to your branding. For more info visit www.bagsalot.com.au or contact Clarisse

GOLDFISH GIFTS
Smile these are happy products..handmade, ethically in indonesia.. Colourful , original and fun products for children and their bedrooms, including wooden mobiles, bookends, art boards, playtents and now starting a new clothing label for girls 6months to 8yrs…goldfishKIDS. Guaranteed to bring you even more smiles! take a peek at our online store at: www.goldfishgifts.com.au

NIKKI LOUEZA
Contemporary designs with an innovative energy, which embody the personal style and spirit of its co-founder and creative director, Nicole Hardie. Perceiving a need in the market for a unique and versatile aesthetic at an affordable price point, Nikki Loueza offers stylish yet comfortable clothing that is accessible to women of all ages. Nikki Loueza is currently available at its King Street boutique in Perth, WA. www.nikkiloueza.com

CALENDAR

TCF ASK AN EXPERT FORUM

June 22nd, Hyatt Hotel, Perth, 6pm contact TCFWA or book online

 

WORKSHOPS

15-Jul     How to Start a Small Business*

17-Jul     How to make your message stick

 

WEBINARS

07-Jul     Open Source Software**
08-Jul     How to Start a Small Business*
08-Jul     Marketing for Small Fashion Business
08-Jul     Buying or Selling a Small Business
08-Jul     Business Planning
08-Jul     Shipping for Sourcing and Retailers**
10-Jul     Ways to grow your Business
13-Jul     Starting a Fashion Label
13-Jul     Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
13-Jul     Linking with Retailers and Agents
14-Jul     Importing & Exporting
14-Jul     Cloud Computing**
15-Jul     Pricing & Costing
15-Jul     Social Media : Facebook**
16-Jul     Recruit & Retain the right Employees
16-Jul     Create an IT Plan for your Business**
20-Jul     Marketing for Small Business
20-Jul     Customer Service Your Competitive Edge
21-Jul     How to Start a Small Business*
21-Jul     Credit Management & Debt Collection
21-Jul     How to Brief your Website Developer**
22-Jul     Submitting Tenders
22-Jul     Social Media : LinkedIn**
23-Jul     Working with a Web Developer**
28-Jul     SEO & Google Ad Words**
29-Jul     Google Tools**
30-Jul     Managing your Online Presence**

 

BELMONT SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS INFORMATION SESSIONS09-Jul     BSBA Info Session
16-Jul     BSBA Info Session

23-Jul     BSBA Info Session

30-Jul     BSBA Info Session

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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News Update – May 2011

 
 
 
 
 

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:

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

TEXPROCESS FAIR, FRANKFURT, 24-27 May
Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials. International manufacturers will present their latest machines, plant, processing, IT systems and services for making up textiles and other flexible materials.

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

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

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

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

NEWS

TCF ORMOC VILLAGE SEWING CENTRES – 3rd COLLECTION NOW ON!
Clean out your old stock before June 30th! If you have sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, offcuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines – please drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont 6104.

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

PUBLIC SPEAKING DYNAMICS

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

JOHN STANLEY’S PRACTICAL RETAIL SOLUTIONS

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

INTRODUCING SPACEMARKET!

Spacemarket is an interface for the exchange of floorspace across Perth. They seeks out underused and opportune pieces of the city – upper floors, ground floors, basements and back pockets – and overturns them for a new use. Uses might include space for artists and designers, business venturers and merchants.

BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES
Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch opening. For more information on how to pledge to have a share in a community bank www.belmontcommunity.com.au or carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

OPPORTUNITIES

SURF LABEL FOR SALE

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

WGSN GLOBAL FASHION AWARDS

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

ROSTRUM

Have you ever been at a loss for words? Not sure what to say? Rostrum can help you come alive the next time you are out socialising! You can try before committing to be a member by attending a short course.

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

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

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

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

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

Free Accountancy and Legal Services
You may be eligible to receive 60 mins free legal or accounting support: contact Geoffrey at support@belmontbec.com or phone 9479 3777.

CALENDAR

BELMONT BUSINESS AWARDS and DESIGNEDGE INNOVATION FESTIVAL NOW OPEN
18th Belmont Small Business Awards – Nominate a business you know that deserve recognitions -visit www.belmontbec.com/awards to get your entry form or contact awards@belmontbec.com to get free assistance, or attend weekly Award Information Sessions.
2011 designedge Innovation Festival – visit www.belmontbec.com/2011     innovation to view 75 festival events on offer, webinars, workshops, guest speakers, forums and many exciting events being held in Belmont, Perth and across Australia.

TCF ASK AN EXPERT FORUM

May 18th, Hyatt Hotel, Perth, 6pm book online http://www.belmontbec.com/events

WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

May 10 – Improve your Cash Flow Webinar 10am-11am
May 10 – ICFI Information Forum 1.30pm-2.30pm
May 10 – Phone Enquiries into Profits Workshop 3.30pm-4.30pm
May 10 – Cloud Computing Webinar** 5pm-6pm
May 11 – Local Marketing of your Website Workshop** 9.30am-12pm
May 11 – Starting a New Business Webinar* 1pm-2pm
May 11 – Submitting Tenders Webinar 2.30pm-3.30pm
May 11 – Marketing for Small Business Webinar 4pm-5pm
May 11 – Social Media – LinkedIn Webinar** 5pm-6pm
May 12 – Start a Fashion Label Webinar 10am-11am
May 12 – Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar 11.30am-12.30pm
May 12 – Linking with Retailers & Agents Webinar 1pm-2pm
May 13 – Belmont Clothes Library 10am-11am
May 13 – Indigenous Textiles & Design 11am-12pm
May 13 – TCF Global Sewing Projects 1pm-2pm
May 13 – Sourcing Databases & Offshore Linkages** 2pm-4pm
May 16 – How to grow sales as a Retailer Webinar** 10am-11am
May 16 – BPW Belmont Networking & Dinner 5pm-9pm
May 17 – Starting a New Business Workshop* 10am-12pm
May 17 – Climate & Energy Security 1pm-2pm
May 17 – Dealing with the Climate Change Debate 2.30pm-3.30pm
May 17 – How to Brief your Website Developer** 5pm-6pm
May 18 – Online Marketing Workshop** 9.30am-12pm
May 18 – Marketing for Small Fashion Business Webinar 12pm-1pm
May 18 – Pricing & Costing Webinar 1.30pm-2.30pm
May 18 – Business Planning Webinar 3pm-4pm
May 18 – Market your Message from the Stage Workshop 1pm-4.30pm
May 18 – TCF ‘Ask an Expert’ Forum 6pm-8pm

NOTE: All Workshops & Webinars commence at Australian Western Standard Times (ASWT – Perth,WA)

For a full list of upcoming event in May click to view our Designedge Innovation Festival Brochure.

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

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

For more information on workshops and webinars visit www.belmontbec.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

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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:

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

HONG KONG INNOVATION and TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 12 – 13 April

The latest technology advancements and directions in the textiles and clothing industry will be presented.
8TH SHANGHAI TEXTILE and APPAREL TRADE FAIR, 20-22 April:Exhibit product range will include apparel, fabric and trims & accessories.

 

2011 CHINA SOURCING MISSION WITH THE CCI, April:CCIWA will be leading a group of Western Australian businesses on a sourcing mission to the Canton Fair in China in April.

 

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL HOME TEXTILES FAIR, 20-23 April

Large sourcing fair for home textiles, travel sponsorships available.
HONG KONG FASHION WEEK FOR SPRING/SUMMER 4th-7th July

Join the TCFWA Buying Mission to HK – Accommodation Sponsorship Available & VIP Buyers Pass available for all buyers.

Advance registrations now open for 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for 1st time buyers, including free Hong Kong business matching. Applications email info@tcfwa.com
INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 12-14 July

Join TCFWA Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers. 47th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories

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

NEWS

TCF ORMOC VILLAGE SEWING CENTRES – 3rd COLLECTION NOW ON!

Clean out your old stock before June 30th! If you have sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, offcuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines – please drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont 6104.
BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES

Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch opening. For more information on how to pledge to have a share in a community bank www.belmontcommunity.com.auor carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com.
INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR FAIR MODACALZADO REPORT

IFFM, has issued a report on autumn/winter 2011/2012 – email info@tcfwa.com.

 

ARE YOUA SOLE TRADER OR PARTNERSHIP OPERATING IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM? Wageline is a free and impartial service, which provides information on employment rights and obligations to employers and employees. From 27th of March 2011 there have been some important changes, contact support@belmontbec.com to find out if the changes affect your business.
PROTECTING YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN CHINA

China is one of Australia’s rapidly growing export partners. Its vast market, unfortunately has gained a reputation for widespread counterfeiting and IP infringement. However, times are changing. With applications for IP growing rapidly and infringement being closely policed, your business may be able to take advantage of the potential for a profitable relationship.

 

KIPO DESIGN EXAMINATION PERIOD OF FASHION GOODS CUT TO ONE MONTH: Europe has announced to cut short the examination period for designs copyright to two days.

 

IBISWorld REPORTS: New reports available now – “The Advent of new-Age Advertising” and“Australian businesses thriving in the internet age”. The reports cannot be printed or downloaded, only viewed at the Belmont BEC office. For access to this report please contact support@belmontbec.com

OPPORTUNITIES

The FASHION DESIGN MANUAL 2

Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees).

PREPARING A PHOTO SHOOT OR AN EVENT?

Contact TCFWA and we’ll help you find the right contacts according to your needs.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE

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

SEND US YOUR NEWS

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

Free Accountancy and Legal Services

You may be eligible to receive 60 mins free legal or accounting support: contact Geoffrey at support@belmontbec.comor phone 9479 3777.

CALENDAR

BELMONT SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS and DESIGNEDGE INNOVATION FESTIVAL 2011

The 18th Belmont Small Business Awards will launch alongside the 2011 designedge Innovation Festival on the 20th of April at the Belmont Civic Centre. Invitation only event.

TCF ASK AN EXPERT FORUM

There will not be any TCF ASK AN EXPERT Forum held this month. Next event on 18 May – visit www.tcfwa.com/events

BELMONT BEC & TCFWA WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

12/04/2011      How to Start Importing or Exporting Webinar
12/04/2011      Credit Management/Debt Collection Webinar
12/04/2011      SEO and Google Adwords Webinar**
13/04/2011      How to Start Your New Business – Webinar
13/04/2011      Buying or Selling a Business Webinar
13/04/2011      Email Marketing Campaigns Webinar**
14/04/2011      Start a Fashion Label Webinar
14/04/2011      Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar
14/04/2011      Linking with Retailers and Agents Webinar
14/04/2011      6 Steps to a Successful Marketing Campaign Webinar
18/04/2011      Starting a Fashion Label Workshop
18/04/2011      Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Workshop
18/04/2011      Linking with Retailers & Agents Workshop
19/04/2011      How to Start Importing or Exporting Workshop
19/04/2011      Social Media – A Role for Retailers Webinar**
19/04/2011      Building Online Customer Bases Webinar**
20/04/2011      Starting a New Business Workshop
20/04/2011      Pricing and Costing Webinar
20/04/2011      Marketing for Small Businesses Webinar
20/04/2011      Fair Work Webinar
27/04/2011      Mobile Web Marketing Strategy Workshop**
27/04/2011      Marketing Small Fashion Businesses Webinar
27/04/2011      Networking for Business Growth Workshop
27/04/2011      Twitter Webinar**

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

For full schedule of all workshops and webinars in April 2011
www.belmontbec.com/bec/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

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

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

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News Update – February 2011

 
 
 
 
 

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 16th 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, VOIP and Online Video experts. Venue: Traders Lounge(Ground Floor), Hyatt Regency Perth (99 Adelaide Tce) click here or email events@tcfwa.com

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY EVENT 8th MARCH 12 noon to 2pm

Belmont BEC, TCFWA and Belmont BPW supported by the Department of Communities are hosting an International Women’s Day lunch on the 8th of March at the City of Belmont Civic Centre between 12 noon and 2pm. Tickets donation $20. For more information email events@belmontbec.com

BELMONT BEC & TCFWA WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

01/02/2011      Starting a New Business Workshop from 10am to 12pm*

01/02/2011      Pricing and costing Workshop from 1pm to 2.30pm

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

02/02/2011      Website Development and Online Shops Workshop from 9.30am to 12.30pm**

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

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

08/02/2011      How to Start Importing or Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm*

08/02/2011      How to Write a Business Plan Workshop from 1pm to 3pm

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

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

09/02/2011      SEO Content and Website Marketing Workshop from 9.30am to 12pm**

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

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

16/01/2011      TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm

23/01/2011      ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner from 5pm to 7pm

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

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

more workshops on www.belmontbec.com

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

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

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

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

Accommodation Sponsorship Available

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

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 info@tcfwa.com

INTERTEXTILE BEIJING APPAREL FABRICS – 30 March to 1 April 2011
More than 1100 exhibitors are expected on 50,000 sqm of trade space. Intertextile Beijing is the No. 1 trade fair for apparel fabrics, 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:

HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com

Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 18-19 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

 

CALENDAR

FASHION EXPOSED, 6-8 March 2011, Sydney

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

WESTPAC WOMEN’S MARKETS: COMING UP

2 Feb – Be Connected Be Inspired Networking Event, Mandurah

31 Feb – Workshop: Creating a Positive Culture

More information on www.therubyconnection.com.au

UNWRAPPED: SOUTH PERTHwill showcase more than 70 designers at Sir James Mitchell Park, overlooking the Swan River on 27 March 2010. Designer applications are now open until 11th February. Make sure you sign in to your Unwrapped account or contact perth@unwrapped.com.auwww.unwrapped.com.au

 

OPPORTUNITIES

GRANT OPPORTUNITY – TCF Small Business Program Round 6 Applications & National Workshops If you are interested in the Textile Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program TCF grant program please contact support@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.

 

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘IBISWorld Analyses The Economic Impact of the Queensland Floods’

Following what’s being called “the worst natural disaster in our history”, business information analysts IBISWorld have reported on the industries that will be hardest hit by the Queensland floods, as well as those that will lead the charge to turn things around. Clients of Belmont BEC may view the industry report . The report cannot however be printed or downloaded, only viewed at the Belmont BEC office. For access to this report please contact info@tcfwa.com

FOR SALE: EX-FACTORY MACHINES AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

JUKI 3 Thread overlocker, MO-2305, $400

SIRUBA 5 Thread Overlocker (2x Machines of this model available)

516M2-55, $1,000 each

CONTACT: 9408 0849 or 0439 906 718

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 TCFWA on info@tcfwa.com

TRAINEESHIPS – CLOTHING PRODUCTION

The Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council of WA (Inc) is currently pormoting the benefits of investing in training, and encouraging the use of trainees. Traineeships are now available in Clothing Production. For more information Diane.Smith@fftitrainingcouncil.com.au

WA YOUTH AWARDS 2011

The WA Youth Awards were established in 1999 and recognise Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years for their achievements and contributions to the community. Entries close at 5.00pm on Friday 18th of February. Contact info@tcfwa.com

WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Do you know someone that inspires you, some one that has made a difference not only to you but those around them, do you feel they deserve recognition for their contribution to the community and for inspiring others as a role model and leader.

If you do please take some time out to nominate this deserving person for the Hall of Fame at www.powerof100.com.au , where 100 women who have made a difference in the WA community will be recognised and awarded for their achievements and contributions. The closing date is the 25th February 2011.

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