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News Update – November 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

TCFWA Newsletter

November 2013

Celebrate Small Business Success!

Book Your Tickets Now to the ‘Night of the Stars’ Nov 28th

Don’t miss the opportunity to Celebrate Small Business Success at the 20th Belmont Small Business Awards, Grand Ballroom, Perth Exhibition Convention Centre. 6pm-8pm.  Table bookings $690

Book Tickets www.belmontbec.com/awardtickets

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

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

NOVEMBER

Cool Off – Make sure your AC equipment is in top running order, since cooling puts the greatest stress on your summer energy bills.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog…

Bangladesh Apparel Manufacturing Industry

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Gain an Insights into the Bangladesh Apparel Manufacturing Industry Fashion Sustainability: Diverse Perspectives  – Presented by Rushmita Alam, BGMEA University Bangladesh, Guest Presenter from 4th International ONLINE Fashion Incubator Conference 

Email us to Book Your Recording  – view other topics available www.fashionincubators.com/webinars

FREE Seminar!

Equipment Finance in your Business, 6.30pm-8pm, Friday 15th November

Valuable tips that can assist you in understanding the benefits to financing aspects of your business equipment including vehicles.

Bookings by 8th November – Westpac, 215 Belmont Ave, Belmont, Daniel Petkov, dpetkov@westpac.com.au Phone 9259 3922

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

LAST CHANCE – India International Coir Fair, New Delhi, India, November 25-26, 2013

Join the TCF Global & Belmont BEC Buying Mission with sponsored airfare and accommodation for existing firms interested to source floor covering products, horticultural products, erosion control products, rubberized coir products, coir wood, wood substitute products. Event info www.iicf2013.com.in  Contact us for application form

LAST CHANCE – World Boutique, International Designer Showcase, Hong Kong, January 13-16, 2014

TCF Global is co-ordinating a group exhibition display space at World Boutique, HK.  Final Booking Deadline Nov 11th.  Opportunity to show in an International Designer Parade.  Contact TCF for application forms. Event info www.worldboutiquehk.com

BUYING MISSION – Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, Jan 13-16, 2014

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration



BUYING MISSION – Textrends, New Delhi  India, Jan 20-22, 2014

Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery, Textiles, Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

BUYING MISSION – India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India, March 12-14, 2014

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

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

Belmont Business Sundowner

2014 DIARY DATE Belmont Business Sundowner, will return on January 29th, 2014



Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

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

NEWS

Wisdom of Wealth Workshop, Saturday November 9th

Presented by Christina Cabrera, Blue Edge Financial Planning will take you through the steps to become financially savvy. $65 Bookings 9244 4394

Are you an Australian Small Retail Business?

Join this campaign ‘Encouraging Australian Consumers to Shop Small’.  Visit www.shopsmallaustralia.com

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: To book an appointment email support@tcfwa.com

Accreditation for Business Advisors, Mentors, Facilitators

Interested to get formal accreditation for your past experiences in providing small business mentoring, advisory and facilitation. Apply to Australian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators email info@aief.org.au, view requirements & benefits www.aief.org.au

Alex Vanneste: "Western brands need to seduce Chinese consumers with quality"

for Alex Vanneste, a fiber producer who has worked with the Chinese market for 15 years, talks of the evolution of the market and the future of other production countries in the region. 

Contact us for the article

DANIEL SILVERSTEIN'S ZERO-WASTE FASHION

Contact us for the article

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Top Five Retail Concepts in USA For Emerging Designers

Presented by Elissa Bloom, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, USA.

Guest Presenter from  4th International ONLINE Fashion Incubator Conference 

Email us to Book Your Recording  – view other topics available www.fashionincubators.com/webinars

Psychology of Color & Marketing – What Actually Works?

How do the colours red or purple make you feel? Excited, sophisticated? Hunches behind the psychology of color in marketing have been long-standing and intriguing, but are they actually true? Can you really use particular colors to enhance your customers’ moods, influence a click, establish brand recognition or affect their purchasing habits? Contact us for the article from Vertical Response.

Sample Machinist Available

With 30yrs experience available to take on new clients, will pick up and deliver. TCF members Contact us for details

Are you fully compliant with relevant TCF employment legislation ?

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

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

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

Or register at www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

OPPORTUNITIES

USA Colour Forecasting Service – Australian representative wanted

Like to represent a colour forecasting service in Australia for a global trend organisation. Email your business profile to carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com

Planning your next event?

Are you a local business looking for cheaper venue rates when you book anything from a small meeting room through to a product launch and anything in between? Contact us today as we have some great offers from our network.

Winning Customers AND Saving Money

Corporate spending on product sustainability initiatives will accelerate as sustainable product pioneers such as H&M, Nokia and Puma share evidence of the business benefits they achieved, according to a report from Verdantix.  97% of 250 firms increased their planned spending on sustainable product/service innovation  Contact us for free webinar on sustainable accreditation or join

Office space 

Are you looking for a shared office or meeting room? Contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Access to IBISWorld Industry Reports

IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning. Contact us for more information.

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?

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

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

11 Nov  Starting Your New Business

12 Nov  TESTEX – Certification, Accreditation & Labelling

12 Nov  Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

12 Nov  Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

12 Nov  Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

12 Nov  Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

13 Nov  Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business

13 Nov  Buying or Selling a Small Business

13 Nov  Marketing for Small Fashion Business

14 Nov  Tips on Starting your own Fashion Label

14 Nov  Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

14 Nov  Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

15 Nov  Free Legal Advice

15 Nov  How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

15 Nov  Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection

19 Nov  Writing Your Business Plan

19 Nov  Tips on using Social Media in your Business

19 Nov  Tips for Building a Successful Business

19 Nov  Grow Your Business Strategically

20 Nov  Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

20 Nov  Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream

20 Nov  Importing & Exporting

20 Nov  Marketing on a Budget

21 Nov  Preparing for a Trade Event

21 Nov  What Buyers Are Really Looking For – Recording

21 Nov  Dealing with Agents or Retailers

21 Nov  Establishing Your Label in the USA – Recording

25 Nov  Time Management

26 Nov  Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

26 Nov  Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

26 Nov  Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

26 Nov  Creating an Online Shop

27 Nov  Tips for Business Facilitators

27 Nov  Starting Your New Business Workshop

27 Nov  Balancing Work & Life

28 Nov  NIGHT OF STARS Awards Night – 1 Ticket

28 Nov  NIGHT OF STARS Awards Night – 2 Tickets

28 Nov  NIGHT OF STARS Awards Night – Table of 8

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Taiwan Fashion Industry – interested in linking to Asian designers for apparel and accessories

Looking to source new Asian labels to import for your retail store or agency representation email Carol outlining your area of interest

Swahili Fashion Week, 5-8 December, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

www.swahilifashionweek.com

Asian Licensing Conference, Hong Kong, January 6-7, 2014

Looking for ways to generate new revenue for your business? Want to bring your business to new heights? Licensing is the key!

Contact us for information

Fashion Exposed, Bags & Accessories, Australian Shoe Fair, February 22-24, 2014

Bookings for Exhibition spaces now available  visit www.fashionexposed.com

2014 Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, April 11-12, Sydney Australia

Designer Applications Now – Contact us for information

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Colour Trends, Fall 2014, Design Options USA

Gain insights into the coming trends in colour from West Coast America. TCF Members
can request a complimentary recording to view.
 Contact us

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to
your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT
expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be
considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or
further information.

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News Update – October 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

LAST CHANCE – NOMINATE YOUR BUSINESS – Entries Close 28th Oct

Don't miss the opportunity to be rewarded at the 20th Belmont Small Business Awards.Nominate your business or another business you believe deserves recognition for their achievements. You can be located anywhere in WA to participate.

Go to www.belmontbec.com/awards or email us at awards@belmontbec.com


Free Information sessions available every Wednesday

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

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

OCTOBER

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

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

LAST CHANCE – China Sourcing Fair, 27-30 October, Hong Kong

Garments and Textile Fair, TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application form Event info www.chinasourcingfair.com

LAST CHANCE – China International Silk Fair & Women's Wear Fair, 26-28 October, Hangzhou, China

TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application sponsorship form Event info www.silk-expo.com

LAST CHANCE- International Designer Showcase, World Boutique Hong Kong, January 13-16, 2014

TCF Global is co-ordinating a group exhibition showcase at World Boutique, HK. Bookings Now Open. Limited spaces available on a first come basis with an opportunity to show in an International Designer Parade. Contact TCF for application forms. Event info www.worldboutiquehk.com

Interested in more Buying Missions… contact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

Belmont Business Sundowner, October 30th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under the BPW Business Incubator projectproviding online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

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

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: To book an appointment email support@tcfwa.com

Accreditation for Business Advisors, Mentors, Facilitators

Interested to get formal accreditation for your past experiences in providing small business mentoring, advisory and facilitation. Apply to Australian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators email info@aief.org.au, view requirements & benefitswww.aief.org.au

Rise of China’s Middle-Class online

According to China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC), June 2013, Internet users in Chinese mainland is 590 million, of which 464 million (or 78.5%) use their mobile phones for Internet access. A survey on China’s Middle-class Consumers published by HKTDC Research, enterprises should consider strategies on how to use appropriate means to promote their products and services via the “screens” of consumers. Contact us for the article

Bangladesh – Children’s Wear Manufacturing

Like to assist disabled sewing machinists in Bangladesh to grow their small business? We are assisting the largest disability training centre in Bangladesh who has skilled sewing machinists ready to start their own small sewing businesses, now looking for orders and/or products to produce for children and/or volunteers to assist with design and product development.  Email Carol with your interest

 

Green Earth Drycleaners – Earth Friendly, People Friendly, Fabric Friendly

No harmful chemicals used in the dry cleaning process.  Include Green Earth labelling in your garment care instructions, like to find a Green Earth Drycleaner near you? Contact us

 

Australia a nation of spenders

Australians spend more than $1000 a month on a range of consumer goods, according to the latest Emma (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia) Product Insights Report. A survey of 54,000 highlights, 78 per cent have shopped online and  86 per cent have been to a shopping centre in the past four weeks. Averages highlight – grocery $141, clothing $104 , furniture/homewares $101, electrical goods $96, hardware/gardening $83, and IT products $77.  Seven in 10 Australians have shopped online domestically, with 61 per cent shopping on overseas sites. Those earning more than $80,000 a year and tertiary educated shop online most. Those aged 30 to 44 topped the list of online shoppers, at 87 per cent of males and 85 per cent of females. Australia’s biggest spenders are 30 to 60 year olds earning $80,000-plus per annum. They represent the top 33 per cent of spending per month, with an average spend of $1900 per month. Contact us for the full report

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Innovations on getting your Fashion Online

Like to connect with a  tech start-up who has developed technology to allow people to overlay clothes on themselves online. A person to takes a picture of themselves and then can easily overlay different styles and outfits to see what they might like.  No cost to run a promotional campaign to put your designs on potential new customers.  Contact us for further info

Sample Machinist Available

With 30yrs experience available to take on new clients, will pick up and deliver. TCF members Contact us for details

Are you fully compliant with relevant TCF employment legislation ?

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

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

My Shelter Foundation

is taking sustainable building solutions to the grassroots level.  Latest project ‘Litter of Light, bringing eco-friendly bottle light to communities living without electricity.  You need sunshine, an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine, you get a 55-watt solar bulb that refracts sunlight! It’s powerful enough to light up a home but more than that it’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make. Like the full details and video of how to make a light Contact us

Blinds could be the future of power generation

Deakin University PhD student Gayathri Devi Rajmohan has applied a plasma treatment to alter the surface of the tiny spheres in order to load more dye and to improve the movement of electrons. This means that more sunlight can be captured and converted to electricity.   "By using this new technology we have started to increase the efficiency of the dye-sensitised solar cell and we believe this is one step closer to seeing our city buildings covered with cheap, flexible and efficient solar panels, so that, just like a rainforest, every bit of sunlight is captured and used without leaving any carbon footprint."  Contact us for the article

GreenBizCheck update: What is the business value in driving sustainable lifestyles?

A new survey shows business leaders predict exponential growth in consumer demand for sustainable living within five years. But is the case for business action there?   Read More

OPPORTUNITIES

USA Colour Forecasting Service – Australian representative wanted 

Like to represent a colour forecasting service in Australia for a global trend organisation. Email your business profile to carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com

Taipei IN Style, 15-17 October, Taiwan

TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will be a Guest Speaker a Taipei IN Style for those wishing to source new Asian labels and/or agency, distribution opportunities please email your interest to Carol carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com

Planning your next event?

Are you a local business looking for cheaper venue rates when you book anything from a small meeting room through to a product launch and anything in between?Contact us today as we have some great offers from our network.

Winning Customers AND Saving Money

Corporate spending on product sustainability initiatives will accelerate as sustainable product pioneers such as H&M, Nokia and Puma share evidence of the business benefits they achieved, according to a report from Verdantix.  97% of 250 firms increased their planned spending on sustainable product/service innovation Contact us for free webinar on sustainable accreditation or join

Office space 

Are you looking for a shared office or meeting room? Contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Access to IBISWorld Industry Reports

IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning.Contact us for more information.

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?

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

07 Oct 2013  Starting Your New Business

08 Oct 2013  Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

08 Oct 2013  Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

08 Oct 2013  Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

08 Oct 2013  Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

09 Oct 2013  Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business

09 Oct 2013  Marketing for Small Fashion Business

09 Oct 2013  Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

10 Oct 2013  Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

10 Oct 2013  Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

10 Oct 2013  Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

10 Oct 2013  Get noticed by the Media

11 Oct 2013  How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

11 Oct 2013  Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection

15 Oct 2013  Writing Your Business Plan

15 Oct 2013  Tips on using Social Media in your Business

16 Oct 2013  Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

16 Oct 2013  Energy Usage in your Supply Chains

16 Oct 2013  Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session

16 Oct 2013  Marketing on a Budget

17 Oct 2013  Preparing for a Trade Event

17 Oct 2013  What Buyers Are Really Looking For

17 Oct 2013  Dealing with Agents or Retailers

17 Oct 2013  Establishing Your Label in the USA – Recording

22 Oct 2013  Importing & Exporting

22 Oct 2013  Grow Your Business Strategically

22 Oct 2013  Creating an Online Shop

23 Oct 2013  App Your Business

23 Oct 2013  Balancing Work & Life

24 Oct 2013  Tips for Business Facilitators

24 Oct 2013  Fashioning Sustainability

29 Oct 2013  Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

29 Oct 2013  Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

29 Oct 2013  Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Hawaii Fashion Month, October 2013   www.hawaiifashionmonth.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics21-24 October, China

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

Swahili Fashion Week, 5-8 December, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

www.swahilifashionweek.com

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong KongJan 13-16, 2014

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy.  Contact us for registration

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India – 12-14 March 2014

Designers, retailers, online stores – Homewares, Interior Designers, Shawls, Textiles, Curtains, Accessories, Rugs, Artisans.  Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

2014 Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, 11-12 April, Sydney Australia

Designer Applications Now – closing Oct 6.  Contact us for information

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Colour Trends, Fall 2014, Design Options USA

Gain insights into the coming trends in colour from West Coast America. TCF Members can request a complimentary recording to view. Contact us

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

belmont_bec_logo
 
 
 
 

News Update – September 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars or register for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoring www.tcfwa.com/calendar



SEPTEMBER

With spring just around the corner, get ready to open up your home to new, efficient windows. Replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows can save you up to $1000 annually.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

Nominate today

Don't miss the opportunity to be rewarded at the 20th Belmont Small Business Awards. Nominate your business or another business you believe deserves recognition for their achievements. You can be located anywhere in WA to participate.

Go to www.belmontbec.com/awards or email us at awards@belmontbec.com


Free Information sessions available every Wednesday

Belmont Business Sundowner, September 25th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

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

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: To book an appointment email support@tcfwa.com

Concerned about your Privacy?

Businesses can provide a postal address when completing a registration or add ABN to their registration using ASIC Connect. Add your postal address and ABN details on ASIC Connect.

Permanent Impressions

This innovative art exhibition is travelling across Western Australia featuring 50 portraits of women in WA by artist Jana Vodesil-Baruffi. To view dates: Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland, Albany, Esperance, Margaret River, Bunbury & Mandurah. View dates & paintings (Including the portrait of BBEC/TCFWA Carol Hanlon and leading WA women in business & community).

Look out for tax refund phishing scams

A new phishing email claiming to be from the ATO is currently circulating that claims you are entitled to a tax refund. But watch out – the online form and link are fake, and are designed to steal your personal information or infect your computer with malware. To update your tax details online, visit the ATO’s official website or call 13 28 66.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Indian women crossover to western wear

Indian women are taking to western wear like never before. This trend is increasingly catching up both in big cities and small towns. Read More…

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

GreenBizCheck update

Four Tips on Guiding Employees to Greener Energy Habits A recent report published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, found the following four actions to be the most helpful in changing employees behaviour to become more sustainable. Read More…

OPPORTUNITIES

IFIC 2013, 21-23 October, Toronto, Canada

Registration for the 4th International Fashion Incubators Conference (IFIC) is now open at www.IFICToronto.com. If you are an industry or business professional, fashion entrepreneur, educator, or involved in business incubation and economic development, this is a must-attend conference for you! Papers, seminars and panels will be presented by speakers from the United States, UK, Australia, Canada and Bangladesh on topics such as Going Global, Sharing Best Practices, Future Forward, Funding Your Fashion Incubator and more.

APEC Women in Economy Forum, 6-8 September, Bali, Indonesia

Belmont BEC & TCF CEO, Carol Hanlon is an invited delegate to attend 2013 APEC Women in Economy Forum, Bali Indonesia and will also attending the APEC SME’s Doing Business In APEC Forum. If any Belmont BEC/TCF clients have an interest to do business in any of the 21 countries APEC economies (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) please email your area of interest to carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

USA Colour Forecasting Service – Australian representative wanted

Like to represent a colour forecasting service in Australia for a global trend organisation. Email your business profile to carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com

Planning your next event?

Are you a local business looking for cheaper venue rates when you book anything from a small meeting room through to your Christmas Party and anything in between? Contact us today as we have some great offers from our network.

Office space 

Are you looking for a shared office or storage space? Contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Access to IBISWorld Industry Reports

IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning. Contact us for more information.

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?

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

03 Sep Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business

04 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar

05 Sep TESTEX – Certification, Accreditation & Labelling

05 Sep TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

05 Sep Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

05 Sep Global Platform on Sourcing from Women Vendors

10 Sep Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

11 Sep Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business

11 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Info Workshop

11 Sep Buying and Selling a Small Business

11 Sep Marketing for Small Fashion Business

11 Sep Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

12 Sep Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

12 Sep Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

12 Sep Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

13 Sep Free Legal Advice

13 Sep How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs

13 Sep Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection

16 Sep BPW Dinner: Empowered Women Leading Business

17 Sep Get noticed by the Media

17 Sep Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

17 Sep Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

17 Sep Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

18 Sep Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

18 Sep Energy Usage in your Supply Chains

18 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar

18 Sep Marketing on a Budget

19 Sep Preparing for a Trade Event

19 Sep What Buyers Are Really Looking For

19 Sep Dealing with Agents or Retailers

23 Sep How To Prepare a Business for Sale

24 Sep Importing & Exporting

24 Sep Grow Your Business Strategically

24 Sep Creating an Online Shop

24 Sep Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

24 Sep Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

24 Sep Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

25 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Info Workshop

25 Sep Starting Your New Business Workshop

25 Sep 'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner

26 Sep Fashioning Sustainability

26 Sep Women's Empowerment Principles

27 Sep Tips on using Social Media in your Business

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

Taipei IN Style, 15-17 October, Taiwan

Congratulations to Joanne Rahn, Glamorous Life Australia and Melinda Looi, Malaysia in winning our TCF sponsored exhibition spaces & accommodation at Taipei IN Style. TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will also be a Guest Speaker a Taipei IN Style and for those wishing to source new Asian labels and/or agency, distribution opportunities please email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

NEW MISSION – China Sourcing Fair, 27-30 October, Hong Kong

Garments and Textile Fair, TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application form Event info www.chinasourcingfair.com

REMINDER – China International Silk Fair & Women's Wear Fair, 26-28 October, Hangzhou, China

TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application sponsorship form Event info www.silk-expo.com

NEW MISSION – VASTRA 2013, 3-6 October, Jaipur, India

International Textile & Apparel Fair – TCF Global Airfare and Accommodation Sponsorship available. Contact TCF for application form Event info www.vastratex.com

REMINDER – International Designer Showcase, World Boutique Hong Kong, January 13-16, 2014

TCF Global is co-ordinating a group exhibition showcase at World Boutique, HK. Bookings Now Open. Limited spaces available on a first come basis with an opportunity to show in an International Designer Parade. Contact TCF for application forms. Event info www.worldboutiquehk.com

Couture Fashion Week, New York City, 5-8 September, 2013 

TCF Global New York representatives will be attending this event and reporting back for our TCF October news update.

www.CoutureFashionWeek.com

Hawaii Fashion Month, October 2013 

Events to promote Hawai‘i as a fashion destination and strengthen the local industry. Paul Brown, Master Stylist, says "Hawai‘i Fashion Month gives local stylists, designers and retailers the opportunity to showcase the multicultural talent within our state’s fashion and beauty industries. Hawai‘i styles and trends not only represent our island culture, but they also symbolize a dynamic melting pot of fashion with inspiration from all over the world."  Visit: www.hawaiifashionmonth.com

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

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Perth Fashion Festival, 11-16 September

www.perthfashionfestival.com.au

Coterie, 17-19 September, New York

www.enkshows.com/coterie/

IAF World Fashion Convention, 23-27 September, Shanghai, China

www.iafnet.com

Interstoff Asia Essential – Autumn, 25-27 September, Hong Kong

The Home of Cutting-Edge Textiles

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

Premiere Classe – Paris Sur Mode, 27-30 September, Paris

www.parissurmode.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October, China

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

Swahili Fashion Week, 5-8 December, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

www.swahilifashionweek.com

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Colour Trends, Fall 2014, Design Options USA

Gain insights into the coming trends in colour from West Coast America. TCF Members can request a complimentary recording to view. Contact us

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – July 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

Don’t forget to book for our free webinars on www.tcfwa.com/calendar



JULY

July can be a weather-weary month to commute, so partner up with two friends at least twice a week to carpool and save $$$ each on yearly gas charges.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

Nominate today

Don't miss the opportunity to be rewarded at the 20th Belmont Small Business Awards. Nominate your business or another business you believe deserves recognition for their achievements. You can be located anywhere in WA to participate.

Go to www.belmontbec.com/awards or email us at awards@belmontbec.com


Free Information sessions available every Wednesday

Belmont Business Sundowner, July 31st

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: To book an appointment email support@tcfwa.com

TCF ORMOC Project – Packing Boxes

Do you have a store and don’t know what to do with unwanted packing boxes? Drop them at the Belmont BEC office Mon-Fri from 9 to 5pm this week only or contact us. These boxes are to finalise the packing of our next container for TCF ORMOC, Philippines project.

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program

AusIndustry announced, 3 WA companies were amongst the successful applicants announced this month who will receive funding through Round 8 of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program. Congratulations to Character Creations in O'Connor, Australian Grown in Willetton and Duntruckin in Albany who beat out a very strong field to have their projects supported.

AusIndustry WA focus

With the highest level of solar radiation per square metre of any continent in the world, Australia has enviable solar energy resources. The Clean Technology Investment Programs Helping Manufacturers Invest in Solar Power brochure details how innovative businesses around Australia, including Hunsa Smallgoods in WA, are taking advantage of Australian Government funding to reduce their use of non-renewable energy, improve their environmental footprint and remain competitive. Read More…

If you need assistance assessing what is the best solution for your business no matter what industry, don't miss our Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business webinar and apply for 1 hour free mentoring.

Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes

Don’t let your business get off to a shaky start! To help raise awareness of the importance of making a good first impression, Business.gov.au developed a humorous video countdown of the Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes


Join us at the Belmont Business Sundowner to practice your best business Handshake! www.tcfwa.com/events

Women Leadership for Enterprise, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10th Commonwealth Women’s Ministers Affairs Meeting & Commonwealth Foundation & BRAC Conference

BBEC & TCF CEO Carol Hanlon was recently invited to attend these Commonwealth Conferences on Women’s Leadership for Enterprise.  If you are interested in outcome statement and reports from the Conference please email carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

FW13/14 Women Retail Preview – By Trends MUST-SEE! Fashion Snoops presents an in-depth look at retail trends months before they land in stores. Highlights confirm the strongest directions predicted in Forecasting, including 50s Flash and Regal themes, while cherry red is the colour leader. A complete list of key items identifies biker jackets, full skirts, oversized coats, patterned pants and sweatshirts as essentials, while additional highlights include jacquard, dark grounded florals and zippers. For the full report, contact us

F/W 14/15 Home Original Artwork – Forecasting

Fashion Snoops report: The final instalment for home original graphics is feminine and floral as we bring you all over prints of delft blue, foliage and romantic florals. For the full report, contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Shoes leave a big carbon footprint

Fashion Exposed reports: The footwear industry is questioning its manufacturing processes after it emerged that shoes have a surprisingly large carbon footprint. A study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that a typical pair of running shoes generates 30lbs of greenhouse gases, the equivalent of keeping a 100 watt light-bulb burning for an entire week. This is a sizeable environmental impact for a product that does not use electricity or require sophisticated components. Interested in more shoe trends? contact us and don't miss the Australian Shoe Fair in August

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING MATRIX: Brazil

In this matrix, SOURCE highlights 32 key Brazilian suppliers of materials and fabrics as well as manufacturers of apparel and accessories – all producing to ethical and/or environmental standards. Contents include: Denim, Leather, Fabrics, Manufacturers, Other Materials and Services. To visit SOURCE Intelligence and to download this matrix, contact us.

The SUSTAINABLE MENSWEAR MATRIX is also available, enquire now 

Contact us for more information and recommended websites on those topics

OPPORTUNITIES

Webinar Invitation "Through the Vogue Archive: The Story of Punk"

Vogue celebrates the history of fashion and the movements that have defined it. The pages of the magazine reflect the tenor of the times and the looks that pair with it, from couture to counterculture. This is why the impact of punk-era sedition styles is lasting and placed on display today. Contact Clarisse to request your link

Fashion Designers & TCF Product Development Volunteers

Interested to volunteer to assist Product Development in developing countries with a range of village grass roots developing projects?  Our latest request comes from ADD International, Dhaka who assists over 200 disability organisations throughout Bangladesh is searching for product ideas and manufacturing opportunities to assist its members to start their own sewing small business. Email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com if you are interested to register your interest

International Fashion Incubators Conference (IFIC), October 21 – 23, Toronto – CALL FOR PAPERS

Looking for dynamic, volunteer speakers who will present papers, seminars, demonstrations and workshops on the following themes: Going Global, Sharing Best Practices, Future Forward and Funding Your Fashion Incubator. Closing Date for Presentations:  JULY 22, 2013 – Email ific@fashionincubator.com

Planning your next event?

Are you a local business looking for cheaper venue rates when you book anything from a small meeting room through to your Christmas Party and anything in between? Contact us today as we have some great offers from our network.

Office space 

Are you looking for a shared office or storage space? Contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Access to IBISWorld Industry Reports

IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning. Contact us for more information.

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?


09 Jul Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

10 Jul Interpreting your Business Energy Bills

10 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session

10 Jul Buying and Selling a Small Business

10 Jul Marketing for Small Fashion Business

10 Jul Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

12 Jul Free Legal Advice

12 Jul How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

12 Jul Preparing for a Trade Event

12 Jul What Buyers Are Really Looking For

12 Jul Dealing with Agents or Retailers

15 Jul Customers Matter

15 Jul BPW Dinner: Empowered Women Leading Business

16 Jul Writing Your Business Plan

16 Jul Tips for Business Facilitators

16 Jul Get noticed by the Media

16 Jul Tips for Building a Successful Business

17 Jul Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business

17 Jul Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation

17 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session

17 Jul Marketing on a Budget

18 Jul Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

18 Jul Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

18 Jul Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

18 Jul Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

22 Jul How To Prepare a Business for Sale

22 Jul Time Management

23 Jul Importing & Exporting

23 Jul Grow Your Business Strategically

24 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session

24 Jul Balancing Work & Life

25 Jul Dealing with Difficult Clients

25 Jul Fashioning Sustainability

30 Jul Creating an Online Shop

31 Jul 'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Kick start the new financial year with a business plan…

Plan for your success the next financial year with the Business.gov apps, developed by business experts. Create well-structured plans, tailored to your business that you can access anytime, anywhere. If you do not have an iPad join our Business Plan Webinar or contact our business experts at support@tcfwa.com

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition, 27 – 29 August, Shanghai

Special offer for TCF WA & TCF Australia members comes with Shanghai hotel accommodation for the three days of the fair period and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us to receive the application form.

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will be attending Fiji Fashion Week as Guest Speaker at FFW Fashion Forums and also delivering fashion business seminars for designers and meeting with TCF Industry association leaders in Fiji for the development of the fashion industry.  If you would like to link with designers and/or Fiji manufacturers for corporate and sportswear production, contact us for event activities and linkages

HURRY LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR SPONSORED EXHIBTION SPACE

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCFWA |  TCF AUSTRALIA |  TCF GLOBAL are hosting 4  designer exhibition stands & accommodation sponsored by Taipei In Style to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo. Major department stores from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia will also be attending.  LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TO SHOWCASE YOUR LABEL Contact us

New Buying Mission

China International Silk Fair and Women’s Wear Fair, Hangzhou – China, 26-28 October

You could be eligible for 2 FREE nights accommodation. Apply Now

World Boutique Hong Kong Fashion Week, 13-16 January 2014

TCF Global will be co-ordinating a group designer exhibition stands at World Boutique Hong Kong, January 2014, application forms are now available to reserve your space in our International Designer Showcase attracting 16,000 from over 77 countries. International Parade spaces are also available for booking.  Contact us

ADVANCE NOTICE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India – 12-14 March 2014

Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

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

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

JFW International Fashion Fair, 17-19 July, Tokyo

www.senken-ex.com

Scoop, 21-23 July, London

www.scoop-international.com

Pure London, 4-6 August

www.purelondon.com

CIFF – Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, 8-11 August

www.ciff.dk

Fashion Exposed, 25-27 August, Melbourne

www.fashionexposed.com

Watch the last's edition video in Sydney

Australian Shoe Fair, 25-27 August , Melbourne

www.australianshoefair.com

Coterie, 17-19 September, New York

www.enkshows.com/coterie/

Premiere Classe – Paris Sur Mode, 27-30 Septembre, Paris

www.parissurmode.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – June 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

Don’t forget to book for our free webinars on www.tcfwa.com/calendar



JUNE

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

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

Nominate today

Don't miss the opportunity to be rewarded at the 20th Belmont Small Business Awards. Nominate your business or another business you believe deserves recognition for their achievements. You can be located anywhere in WA to participate.

Go to www.belmontbec.com/awards or email us at awards@belmontbec.com


Free Information sessions available every Wednesday

Belmont Business Sundowner, June 26th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under theBPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: To book an appointmentemail support@tcfwa.com

Procrastination is Your Enemy

Dennis Chiron reports: Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but did you know that 20% of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions?If you have any difficulty with your business, contact us. We may just have the right solution for you to focus on what really mathers for your business.

Better protections for vulnerable clothing industry workers

From May 15th, outworkers in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry will have their unpaid entitlements protected if their employer goes into bankruptcy or liquidation. "Employees are often given little to no warning when a company goes under," Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, said. The Fair Entitlements Guarantee locks in financial assistance for workers when their employer goes into liquidation and is unable to pay employee entitlements. For more information, visit the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website

Hot new designers warming up for winter at Perth Upmarket

Perth's quarterly upmarket shopfront opens its doors for its winter market on Sunday 23rd June, showcasing over 150 artists and designers, including over 20 first time Upmarket designers. For more information visit www.perthupmarket.com.au

4th International Fashion Incubators Conference Toronto, October 21-23, 2013

The award-winning Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) hosts 4th IFIC 2013, welcoming delegates from around the world to learn about the business of fashion and share best practices in fashion incubation. The conference will also include networking socials, a tour of TFI (the world's first and foremost fashion incubator) and complimentary access to TFI's Press & Buyers Brunch boutique trade show which will take place under the tents at World MasterCard Fashion Week. For more info contact us

Recycle unwanted computer equipment

The City of Perth Lions Club is seeking unwanted computer equipment for their Computer Refurbishment Project through TADWA (Technical Assistance for People with Disabilities) where a small group of retired professional people give freely of their time and expertise to collect, clean, refresh and distribute used computer equipment to provide a supply of low cost computers to Seniors, Pensioners, Students and the disadvantaged. For computer disposal, contact Computer Project Chairman, City of Perth(Host) Lions Club, Murray Fletcher on 92583891 or email smfnbridge33@yahoo.com

Access to IBISWorld Industry Reports

IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning. Contact us for more information.

Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

If you would like to register for this program as buyer to source from women owned businesses in developing countries or perhaps register as a seller (51% owned or managed by women) then you may be eligible to link with Fortune 500 companies for a % of their procurement budget. An International Trade Centre (ITC) program in conjunction with WEConnect and BPW International – target Industry sectors are IT, Telecomms, BPO, Clean & Green Technologies, Construction, Mining, Coffee, Garments & Apparel, Office Products & Services, Suppliers to Major International Events, Shipping & Logistics. For further information email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com or join our free info webinar on www.tcfwa.com/calendar

Commonwealth Business Women

A program of the Commonwealth Business Council and launched during CHOGM Perth 2011 in conjunction with BPW International and British Association of Women Entrepreneurs. Commonwealth Business Women will assist you to link and network with women in business from their 54 country members of the Commonwealth email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com for further linkages and information.

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

FW14/15 Denim by Premiere Vision – Trade Shows

Denim by Premiere Vision continues to set the trends in the denim market, with all the leading weavers, garments/finishing and accessory makers present. While viewing the 6 "Denim Circus" themes, be sure to also explore Fashion Snoops' exclusive interviews with 17 trend-setting exhibitors. Read more on the Fashion Snoops report, contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Clean Energy Map

Australians are now able to follow and share clean and renewable energy projects across the country, thanks to a new online Clean Energy Map. It features more than 1,200 energy efficient and pollution saving projects from 16 separate Australian Government programs and initiatives, many of which have been funded by the carbon price. To find out more, get directed to the Clean Energy Map websitefrom our blog.

Katharine Hamnett says “Ethical Clothing Cannot be a Pity Product”

“You might think people would buy clothes out of pity, but they won’t. People buy clothes because they want to be excited about themselves. So it can’t just be goody-goody clothing; it has to be great clothing that just happens to be goody-goody, too. You’ve got to put the fashion first.” — British designer Katharine Hamnett, speaking in the June 5, 2013 edition of the Telegraph. If you have an Ethical product and want to assess where your real competitive advantage is, contact us for a marketing consultation.

Nike, NASA, Team Up With USAID to Crowdsource Fabrics of Tomorrow

Sherrell Dorsey reports: Traditional manufacturing processes of fabrics we use in clothing, personal products and the like, include the overuse of water, toxic chemicals used in the process and the harmful impact it causes to the environment. But all that could change if a group of talented engineers, entrepreneurs and thinkers can come up with a better solution. Nike, NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department present the LAUNCH System Challenge 2013—a competition that calls for the creation of new sustainable materials. Specifically, the group is seeking innovative ideas for fabric materials that centre on human and planetary prosperity and sustainability

Contact us for more information and recommended websites on those topics

OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL OFFER to our Members

The Essentials App Guide and the Productivity App Guide will help you keep up to date with the Digital trends. You can also book an App Expert Session online. This offer is kindly offered by Allphones Belmont.


If you are not a member yet, join today

International Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion

ESMOD Berlin is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for their hessnatur Scholarship 2013 to attend the International Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion at ESMOD Berlin International University of Art for Fashion. Application deadline is June 30. Contact us for more info.

Blogger looking for Ethical designers to promote

They have a team based in Paris and London and are looking for new and established designers to feature. All products areas welcome. Send us your profile and Media Release

Wanted: Small business photos

The Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner (ASBC) are looking to create a library of small business photos which can be published on the ASBC website and used in marketing material by the ASBC.The collection of photos will not be used to promote individual businesses, but to showcase small businesses conducting their everyday business. Send us your photo with short profile and contact details and we will onforward.

Enter the 2013 WA Innovator of the Year Awards – ENTRIES CLOSE 3PM 3 JULY 2013

Prize packages of up to a total value of $190,000 will be awarded to the winning innovations. Finalists will also be given the opportunity to take advantage of core business skills training and mentoring sessions with professionals. The competition is open to innovators across public, private and education sectors. For further enquiries please email: innovator_enquiries@commerce.wa.gov.au

Telstra Business Centre Belmont

Businesses can have access to Business Class at the Telstra Business Centre (TBC) in Belmont. TBC will provide small business in Perth South region with access to a range of market-leading technologies and services specifically designed to cater to business customers. Contact TBA at 1300 4TELCO or (08) 9373 1600 and info@tbcbelmont.com.au. TBA is also proudly sponsoring the Environment Award of the 20th edition of the Belmont Small Business Awards.

Office space

Are you looking for a shared office or storage space? Contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?


11 Jun Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

11 Jun Marketing for Small Fashion Business

12 Jun Interpreting your Business Energy Bills

12 Jun Buying and Selling a Small Business

12 Jun Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session 12/06

12 Jun Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

13 Jun Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

13 Jun Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

13 Jun Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

13 Jun Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

14 Jun Free Legal Advice

14 Jun How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

14 Jun TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

14 Jun Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

14 Jun Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

17 Jun Tips for Business Facilitators

18 Jun Writing Your Business Plan

18 Jun Get noticed by the Media

18 Jun Tips for Building a Successful Business

19 Jun Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business

19 Jun Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation

19 Jun Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar

19 Jun Marketing on a Budget

20 Jun Preparing for a Trade Event

20 Jun What Buyers Are Really Looking For

20 Jun Dealing with Agents or Retailers

21 Jun Customers Matter

24 Jun Time Management

25 Jun Importing & Exporting

25 Jun Grow Your Business Strategically

25 Jun Creating an Online Shop

26 Jun Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session 26/10

26 Jun Starting Your New Business Workshop

26 Jun 7 Essentials to creating Massive Success

26 Jun Balancing Work & Life

26 Jun 'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner

27 Jun Dealing with Difficult Clients

27 Jun Fashioning Sustainability


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Kick start the new financial year with a business plan…

Plan for your success the next financial year with the Business.gov apps, developed by business experts. Create well-structured plans, tailored to your business that you can access anytime, anywhere. If you do not have an iPad join our Business Plan Webinar or contact our business experts at support@tcfwa.com

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

Hong Kong Fashion Week, 8-11 July

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 July

Join our TCF buying mission and you may be eligible for airfare & accommodation sponsorship. Contact us for registration

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will be attending Fiji Fashion Week as Guest Speaker at FFW Fashion Forums and also delivering fashion business seminars for designers and meeting with TCF Industry association leaders in Fiji for the development of the fashion industry. If you would like to link with designers and/or Fiji manufacturers for corporate and sportswear production, contact us for event activities and linkages

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCFWA will be 4 hosting designer exhibition stands
sponsored by Taipei In Style to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo. Contact us to register your interest… Applications are closing soon!

COMING SOON…

TCF Global will be co-ordinating a group designer exhibition at World Boutique Hong Kong, January 2014, application forms will soon be available to reserve your space in our International Designer Showcase attracting thousands.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India – 12-14 March 2014

Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

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

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

More than just textiles – An evolution towards lifestyle shopping and the 'whole-home' design concept – contact us for further information on the International home textile event or visit

www.intertextilehome.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

World Boutique, Hong Kong, 13-16 January 2014

TCF will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with Hong Kong Fashion Week. Contact us to register your interest

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – May 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

Don’t forget to book for our free webinars on www.tcfwa.com/calendar



MAY

Think Global – In honour of ENERGY EFFICIENCY GLOBAL FORUM 2013, May 20-21st, share one of our tips that appear on our new blog with an international friend, family member, or associate to help save energy worldwide.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

Nominate today

20th Belmont Small Business Awards launched on 17th April. Nominate your business or another business you believe deserves recognition for their achievements. You can be located anywhere in WA to participate.

Go to www.belmontbec.com/awards or email us at awards@belmontbec.com

Belmont Business Sundowner, May 29th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: To book an appointment email support@belmontbec.com

Young Retailer Award 40th Anniversary

National Retail Association is celebrating 40th Anniversary of  Young Retailer of the Year Award, to recognise young retailers excelling in their field. Retailers must be under 25 years old to be eligible and Nominations close 24 May. Contact us for more details

Council of Fashion Designers of America Forms “Sustainability Committee”

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has tapped Loomstate’s Scott Mackinlay Hahn and jewellery designer Melissa Joy Manning as the co-chairs of its first-ever “sustainability committee.” The group will “foster and support sustainability measures in the fashion industry through mentorship, education and collaboration,” the not-for-profit trade association announced on Earth Day. These industry experts are committed to socially and environmentally restorative business practices and “lead the charge, with inspiring and empowering designers to take practical and prosperous steps toward sustainable design.

Hi-tech lingerie to help women fight sexual offences

Three automobile engineers from Chennai have developed lingerie called ‘Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE)’ having modules of GPS, which they claim are capable of sending alerts to the girl’s parents and police as soon as the sexual offenders try to attack her. The product with global system for mobile communications (GSM) and also pressure sensors, is capable of sending shock waves of 3,800 KV as well as alerts

WA – A State of Innovation

The Innovation Centre WA (ICWA) aims to increase the commercialisation of research and innovation in WA. ICWA conducts regular seminars and hosts events relating to the commercialisation of ideas, entrepreneurship and innovation. Contact us for more information

Do you run a small business?

You can access Free online education program on Australia’s competition and consumer laws. Modules available online delivered by the ACCC. Visit www.ccaeducationprograms.org

Small businesses beware – don’t let scammers slip under your radar with invoices for unwanted services

Adepto admitted that they had made false and misleading representations in relation to advertising services that were never requested. Even if small businesses did not agree to take out an ad, Adepto posted them a copy of the ad as published in the publication and an invoice seeking payment. If the business did not pay, Adepto representatives made follow-up calls demanding payment for the unwanted and unordered ad. How these scams start: You receive a call from someone claiming to represent a business directory or publication you’ve never heard of… For more information on false billing scams and other scams targeting small businesses, visit the SCAMwatch small business scams section or contact us

Speak confidently and present like a professional

Public Speaking Dynamics has a full understanding of the wide and dynamic range of public speaking situations and requirements that occur during our lives. Tackle any speaking situation that confronts you, whether as a beginner, supervisor or as a manager presenting to the media or at a conference. Contact us to receive the list of workshops available in May

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

FW14/15 Women's Key Items – Outerwear – Forecasting

A dense assortment of outerwear styles highlights oversized shapes, a full assortment of biker jackets, fur, menswear influence and utility. Read more on the Fashion Snoops report, contact us

FW14/15 Men Key Items – Sweaters – Forecasting

Fashion Snoops reports: In our next key items forecast for F/W 14/15, sweaters prove that cosy dimension and new takes on tradition remain key for the season. Styles that can easily double as outerwear are key; while time-honored items increase in importance with silhouette and detail updates. Read more on the Fashion Snoops report, contact us

Keep Your Eye On The Steampunk Trend

Promostyl reports: when the imagination of a neo-retro goth marries with notions of the past, it gives birth to a trend that even scientists from IBM have defined as the major influential subject to emerge in the coming years. For more details contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Make Your Home office Smarter

Having a more efficient office is not only good for the planet — it can also save you money on your electricity bill. Wattio, developed in the heart of Spain’s sustainable energy revolution, leverages smartphone technology and a suite of user-friendly hardware to allow you to monitor, control, and optimize your home’s energy use straight from your phone. Watch the Video on http://youtu.be/1xJOZcnu7RI

Contact us for more information

OPPORTUNITIES

STOCK REQUIRED

International Fashion Distributor is looking for current stock of dresses, pants, tops, shorts; preferred linens in whites & earthy colours; budget to mid-range; send contact details, prices, volume and pics to  carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com

POSITIONS AVAILABLE – Zip Group, WA

Two positions are available at Zip Group – Designer/Merchandiser  &  Online store/content executiveFor further Information and job descriptions – email Iskandar@zipgroup.com.au

Ten At Times Pop Up Boutique located in Times Square Claremont, is a store that supports and features WA designers and labels, featuring ladies' apparel, shoes, sunglasses, handbags, jewellery and swimwear. We will be reopening another store in Claremont very shortly and would like to invite new local designers and labels. Please contact Sophia at sophia@rosieandbroken.com.au

Free Creative Space – Vintage Shop Fremantle

A unique opportunity exists for a design creative to work from a new vintage pop-up shop in Fremantle in exchange for being a Shop Sitter!  Work on your design project, showcase your pieces and receive cross promotional support.  Times are flexible Monday to Friday, Weekends optional.  Call Lisa 0403 609 439 or email us

Wanted WA Agent

East Coast Fashion label would like to launch their range to the Western Australian market. A Melbourne based wholesaler and retailer for several years, working with hand printed fun unique high grade cottons, age bracket 30 – 60 yrs. For further inquiries please contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?


13 May Developing Social Media policies for your business & staff

13 May Tips on using Social Media in your Business

14 May Understanding Energy Use in your Business

14 May Interpreting your Business Energy Bills

14 May Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

14 May Email Hell to Email Heaven in 60 Minutes

14 May Marketing on a Budget

15 May Energy Efficiency Accreditation

15 May Buying and Selling a Small Business

15 May Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

16 May Tips on Starting your own Fashion Label

16 May Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

16 May Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

16 May Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

20 May BPW Dinner: Empowered Women Leading Business

21 May Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business

21 May Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation

21 May Writing Your Business Plan

21 May Tips for Building a Successful Business

22 May Self-managed Superfunds and Retirement Planning

22 May App Your Business

22 May Good Contracts Will Safeguard Your Business

23 May Preparing for a Trade Event

23 May What Buyers Are Really Looking For

23 May Dealing with Agents or Retailers

23 May Creating an Online Shop

28 May Understanding Energy Use in your Business

28 May Interpreting your Business Energy Bills

28 May Importing & Exporting

28 May Grow Your Business Strategically

29 May Energy Efficiency Accreditation

29 May Starting Your New Business Workshop

29 May Balancing Work & Life

29 May 'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner

30 May Fashioning Sustainability


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Kick start the new financial year with a business plan…

Plan for your success the next financial year with the Business.gov apps, developed by business experts. Create well-structured plans, tailored to your business that you can access anytime, anywhere. If you do not have an iPad join our Business Plan Webinar or contact our business experts at support@tcfwa.com

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

Hong Kong Fashion Week, 8-11 July

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy.  Contact us for registration

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 July

Join our TCF buying mission and you may be eligible for airfare & accommodation sponsorship.  Contact us for registration

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCFWA will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo.  Contact us to register your interest

PFDC Fashion Week, Lahore Pakistan

TCF Founder and CEO Carol Hanlon recently was a guest of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Lahore and report talented designers showing during the 4 day fashion week showing 50+ designers.  Highlights included Truck Art from Rizwan Beyg, superb print collections from Sania Maskatiya, oriental looks of Elan, art deco from Karma, celtic themes from Farad Hussayn, elegant prints from Nida Azwer, creative explosion of Ali Xeeshan and the finale pastel collectives of HSY to name just a few of the many highlights.  Pakistan Fashion Design Council will assist our TCF network members looking to source new exciting designers from Pakistan or locate new textiles, embellishments or manufacturers.  For further information contact carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

COMING SOON…

TCF Global will be co-ordinating a group designer exhibition at World Boutique Hong Kong, Jan 2014, applications forms will soon be available to reserve your space in our International Designer Showcase.

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

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

SOURCING at MAGIC

is North America’s largest, most comprehensive sourcing event, reflecting the fashion supply chain at its most complete. Offering unmatched access to over 40 countries representing the world’s most important markets, SOURCING at MAGIC showcases more than 1100 apparel and accessories resources, conveniently merchandised by country and category: contract and original design manufacturers; fabric, trim and component suppliers; and service and technology providers. Watch the video of last edition of SOURCING at MAGIC http://www.magiconline.com/sourcing/video

Fast Fashion Lille, France, 5-6 June

The shows Collections & Tissu premier grouped in one event

www.eurovet.fr

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

More than just textiles – An evolution towards lifestyle shopping and the 'whole-home' design concept – contact us for further information on the International home textile event or visit 

www.intertextilehome.com

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October 

Looking to link with designers and Fiji manufacturers, contact us for event activities and linkages

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories


www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

World Boutique, Hong Kong, 13-16 January 2014

TCF will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with Hong Kong Fashion Week.  Contact us to register your interest

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – April 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Special Membership Offer

3 months Free Special Membership Offer

Join in April for 12 months Membership benefits and receive 3 months for free contact us to receive more details

www.tcfwa.com/membership

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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

Don’t forget to book for our free webinars on www.tcfwa.com/calendar

APRIL

Thismonth outsmart the energy vampires in your office by unplugging what you're not using. Use a smart power strip for automatic savings.


Read our next Newstletter for next month's tips…

Belmont Business Sundowner, Apr 24th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia

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

other opportunities also available under theBPW Business Incubator project providing online support to women in business anywhere in Australia

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Next appointment April 12thBookings on www.tcfwa.com/workshops or email support@tcfwa.com

Fashion Business Skill Development ONLINE

Improve your fashion business management skills with a unique range of specialist fashion business topics without leaving your office – view the full range of low priced topics available at www.tcfwa.com/webinars

Fibre research centre opens

The first stage in the development of a $103 million fibre research and innovation centre at Deakin University’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus has just been opened. For more info, contact us

Different production model saves firm

A French manufacturing facility has been able to grow its business after surviving being placed in administration by establishing a cooperative enabling the company to be owned by its workers. To read this story by Dawn Adams for Fashion Source, contact us

SCAMwatch

Think carefully about unsolicited offers to register domain names overseas. SCAMwatch is warning businesses to treat with caution unsolicited invitations to register or renew internet domain names in China and other countries.

A Plan for Australian Jobs

The Australian Government job plan will give Australian firms a fair chance to win work on major resources and infrastructure projects, improving their opportunities to gain the experience, scale and business connections needed to successfully become part of global supply chains. Contact us for more info.

Did you know that…Home Based Business is Leading Australian Small Business?

According to Marketing Means Business, ABS data reveals that over 68% of all Micro and Small Business in Australia are home-based. According to the ABS, this is equivalent to approximately 2 million people. To read the full article, contact us

Can your smart phone help you be more Energy efficient?

We've found 10 Energy Efficiency Smartphone Apps for your business. All small businesses ready to test them and give us their feedback will get free mentoring with an Energy mentor! Apply now.

The surprising facts about Admin at Work

When Canon Australia commissioned a survey of 1,005 Australian office workers in late 2012, they discovered some unexpected insights: 65% secretly enjoy admin for a break but 63% say admin is a drain on productivity. 35% think their business should make better use of technology to manage admin. For tools on how to improve your admin and productivity in your office, contact us

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Keep Calm and Watch…Sustainable Fashion

You can now watch all the SOURCE Brand Preview events online. SOURCE Brand Preview showcased over 160 sustainable fashion brands through 11 curated online events. For more details contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Using Games to Engage Employees in Sustainability

Based on a National Environmental Education Foundation/Roper Report in America, only 12% of people would pass a basic energy quiz. Companies increasingly need to fill that gap by providing education and awareness programs that both engage and drive behaviour change. This is where game-based learning can work. To learn Green Biz Check rules of a tried and tested sustainability learning game you can use with your staff.

Contact us for more information

OPPORTUNITIES

2013 WA Training Awards

WA Training Awards 2013 recognise outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers. Entries close Friday 10 May 2013. Contact us for more info

Final report on the latest edition of Apparelsourcing Paris has arrived

One collection to attract buyers’ attention was made all in leather from India: rocker mini-skirts, designer dresses and unlined coats with ¾-length sleeves, as well as bikers’ jackets made in very fine leather in plonge lambskin, calfskin or nubuck. The bikers’ jacket is the garment most in demand: black with studs in the rocker version or matt pink with a waxed finish and lined with Liberty-print, cotton fabric for a girly version! The company already works on behalf of international designers. For the full report, contact us.

Opportunities for Small Businesses

Are you working on your marketing plan or planning a sales trip? Check www.belmontbec.com/opportunities for special offers. And if you have a special offer for our network contact us now to know how you can promote it.

Are you exporting goods and/or services?

The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation's (EFIC) purpose is to make export business opportunities happen. EFIC supports Australian businesses in expanding their export and offshore activities by providing finance and insurance solutions. For more info, contact us.

Choosing premises for your business?

There are a number of things to consider when choosing a location for your business to lease. If you are considering signing a retail lease, make sure you completely understand and agree with the clauses in the lease. Contact us for more details and also tips from Business.gov.au

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?


08 Apr Starting Your New Business

09 Apr Implementing Energy Efficiency

09 Apr Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation

09 Apr Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection

10 Apr Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

10 Apr Energy Efficiency Accreditation

10 Apr Marketing on a Budget

10 Apr Get noticed by the Media

11 Apr Preparing for a Trade Event

11 Apr What Buyers Are Really Looking For

11 Apr Dealing with Agents or Retailers

16 Apr Understanding Energy Use in your Business

16 Apr Interpreting your Business Energy Bills

16 Apr Writing Your Business Plan

16 Apr Tips for Building a Successful Business

16 Apr How to Brief your Website Developer

17 Apr Buying and Selling a Small Business

17 Apr Belmont small Business Awards – Official Launch

18 Apr Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

18 Apr Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

18 Apr Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

18 Apr Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

19 Apr The Adventures of Writing a Book

22 Apr Get Your Business Structure Right

23 Apr Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business

23 Apr Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation

23 Apr Importing & Exporting

23 Apr Good Contracts Will Safeguard Your Business

23 Apr Grow Your Business Strategically

23 Apr Creating an Online Shop

24 Apr Email Hell to Email Heaven in 60 Minutes

24 Apr Energy Efficiency Accreditation

24 Apr Starting Your New Business

24 Apr 7 Essentials to creating Massive Success

24 Apr Balancing Work & Life

24 Apr 'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner

30 Apr Understanding Energy Use in your Business

30 Apr Interpreting your Business Energy Bills


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Kick start the new year with a business plan…

Plan for your success this year with the Business.gov apps, developed by business experts. Create well-structured plans, tailored to your business that you can access anytime, anywhere. If you do not have an iPad join our Business Plan Webinar or contact our business experts at support@tcfwa.com

Energy Efficient Lighting Event

AIGroup in conjunction with the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce are holding a free energy efficient lighting seminar on Friday 12 April. Bookings essentials at energyefficiencyassist@aigroup.asn.au

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

Hong Kong Fashion Week, 8-11 July

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 July

Join our TCF buying mission and you may be eligible for airfare & accommodation sponsorship. Contact us for registration

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique: your sourcing destination

Carol Hanlon reports on how sourcing through the global fashion supply chain is complex and fast moving. Watch the video http://youtu.be/P3TXD15zUfQ

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCFWA will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo. Contact us to register your interest

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

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

PFDC Fashion Week, Lahore Pakistan, 26-29 April

Pakistan Fashion Design Council will assist our TCF network members looking to source new designers from Pakistan or locate new textiles, embellishments or manufacturers. For further information contact carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

Fast Fashion Lille, France, 5-6 June

The shows Collections & Tissu premier grouped in one event

www.eurovet.fr

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

www.intertextilehome.com

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

Looking to link with designers and Fiji manufacturers, contact us for event activities and linkages

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories


www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

World Boutique, Hong Kong, 13-16 January 2014

TCF will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with Hong Kong Fashion Week. Contact us to register your interest

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – February 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Happy New Year of the water Snake

Experts advise that this 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. We wish you a successful year and will remain on your side to support the progress of your business, celebrate your achievements and offering you a wide variety of business guidance and opportunities.

Is your business energy efficient?

TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project is providing a range services to small businesses in the fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather (TCF) creative, and associated industries across Australia. The project aims to facilitate the ability for businesses to reduce energy use, create cost efficiencies and investigate new green business opportunities. Register Now for Free Training and Mentoring

Belmont Business Sundowner, Feb 27th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

TCF WA Members only

This month, we offer you exclusive access to video presentations

Members only: MAGIC Market week 2013 video

of MAGIC Market week. This video is giving you all the tips how you should prepare to exhibit at an international trade show from top experts in the USA.

Members only: Navigate the Globe at SOURCING at MAGIC (USA) video

Giving you techniques on how to prepare for and utilising resources at SOURCING at MAGIC (USA). Take the advantage of the free resources and optimise meetings with qualifying factories exhibiting at the show.

If you are not a member yet, join us today: www.tcfwa.com/membership

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Next appointment February 22nd Bookings on www.belmontbec.com/workshops or email support@belmontbec.com

Yes, you can be liable for misleading or false comments posted by followers on your business’s facebook page

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube give all businesses a new, direct way to interact with customers, to attract new customers, and to promote their products and services. However, businesses using social media channels have a responsibility to ensure content in these channels is accurate, irrespective of who put it there. For more info, come to our Sundowner 27 Feb to discuss the issue with our guest speaker from ACCC or contact us for recommendation.

The IP Australia website is now adaptive for mobile devices

If you are one of the thousands of small businesses creating, protecting, managing and commercializing your intellectual property, IP Australia now has a fully adaptive website for mobile devices to make it easier to access and download information, and to do business on-line. www.ipaustralia.gov.au

Skype scammers are posing as Customs and Border Protection officers

Customs and Border Protection is warning the public of fake Skype correspondence from the agency. A Skype profile, claiming to be from Customs and Border Protection, contacted an importer requesting payments and documentation to be supplied before cargo consignments would be released. If you have reason to doubt the validity of a caller or an email, ask for their name and contact details, then check these details with the Customs and Border Protection switchboard by calling 1300 558 287. You can also report any suspicious activities to Customs Watch by phoning 1800 06 1800

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Sustainable sourcing at Texworld

Texworld acknowledge the commitment of manufacturers to social standards linked to labour conditions and wages: two Indian exhibitors have WRAP certification (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), which is the most important certification programme in the world for the clothing, footwear and ready-made garments sectors. For more details contact us

For information on all Messe Frankfurt textile fairs worldwide, please visit: www.texpertise-network.com

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Insulating Door Draught Excluder – slide one under your door to stop draughts

Wenko developed a clever draught excluder for doors that stops draughts and traps the warm or cool air in your office space areas, where you want it. This is an easy way to improve energy efficiency in your home office especially when you are leasing or cannot afford major home improvement. It will reduce your cooling or heating costs, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint

The Clean Energy Plan and Australia’s industries

This new IBIS report is now available at the Belmont BEC office. Contact the Belmont BEC team for a Free consultation.

Clean Technology Investment Programs

Visit the AusIndustry updated website for access to key program information and connect to energy efficiency resources. Find out about successful applications using the new searchable Grant Recipients list where you can search for emission reduction and energy saving projects in your industry sector.

Contact us for more information

OPPORTUNITIES

$2.5M IN GRANTS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS OF TCF SMALL BUSINESSES

The TCF Small Business Program (SBP) Round 8 grants will give high calibre small businesses that manufacture textile, clothing or footwear in Australia the opportunity to boost their competitiveness. Australian designers may also apply for grants if they manufacture in Australia. Contact us for guidance – Closing date for applications is 5.00pm, 1 March 2013

Jobs Bonus for Australian businesses

Businesses that hire mature-aged workers are now eligible to receive the new $1000 Experience+ Jobs bonus. The bonus is available to any business that provides employment opportunities to job seekers aged 50 years and above. This incentive aims to: increase mature-age participation in the workforce, address negative attitudes to mature-aged people and encourage employers to recognise the wealth of knowledge and experience that mature-aged people can bring to business. For more details contact us

Position Wanted – Italian embroidery specialist for 22 years developing embroidery machines files for major international fashion brands, research & development in Embroidery, Embroidery Manager/Embroidery Machines Repair Technician for SWF Sunstar machine. Looking for position in Australia with sponsor visa 457. Email carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

R&D Tax Incentive

The AusIndustry Perth office will be hosting a number of Compliance Ready Workshops to assist potential applicants for the R&D Tax Incentive program. Contact us for more details.

2013 Resident Entrepreneur Program Launch , 13 February

Contact us for more details on how to register

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Preview In Daegu – Korea International Textile Fair

5 West Australian designers, 2 West Australian textile artists, 2 fashion buyers and 2 representatives from TCFWA are lucky enough to be attending, ‘Preview in Daegu’, the International Textile Fair being held in Korea in March. The guests have all had their sponsorship approved by TCFWA, the Government of Western Australia (Korea Office), The Province of Gyeongsangbuk-do ‘Preview in Daegu’. The Province of Gyeongsangbu-do has a state level agreement with WA for mutual exchange and cooperation. For more opportunities contact us

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?


13 Feb – Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection

14 Feb TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

14 Feb
Get noticed by the Media

14 Feb
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

14 Feb Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

18 Feb
BPW Dinner: Empowered Women Leading Business

19 Feb
Writing Your Business Plan

20 Feb
Buying and Selling a Small Business

21 Feb
What Buyers Are Really Looking For

21 Feb
Dealing with Agents or Retailers

21 Feb
Preparing for a Trade Event

26 Feb
Importing & Exporting

27 Feb
Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

27 Feb
Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

27 Feb
Starting Your New Business

27 Feb
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

27 Feb
Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

27 Feb
'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner

28 Feb
Fashioning Sustainability

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Kick start the new year with a business plan…

Plan for your success this year with the Business.gov apps, developed by business experts. Create well-structured plans, tailored to your business that you can access anytime, anywhere. If you do not have an iPad join our Business Plan Webinar or contact our business experts at support@tcfwa.com

TRADE SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES

LAST CHANCE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai, India, 5-7 March

You may be eligible for Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation.

The event will showcase the best hand-woven textiles in quality and design from quality handloom clusters from across India. At this unique Fair Internationally acclaimed hand-woven creations from Indian manufacturers and exporters showcasing embroidered textile materials, wall hangings, shawls, bed sheets, table, kitchen and bath linen, floor coverings, towels, cushions, throws, curtains will all be on display. For applications contact us

LAST CHANCE:

Sourcing Mission to intertextile BEIJING Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

Looking to source new fashion and apparel fabrics from the largest apparel textile event in Asia with over with over 1,200 exhibitors that will showcase apparel fabrics, trims, accessories and textile designs.

To Apply send your Company Profile or Designer Profile with full contact details to Clarisse

Hong Kong Fashion Week and World Boutique: your sourcing destination

Four-Days Fashion Fairs attracted more than 1,800 Exhibitors last January. Carol Hanlon was present and reports on how sourcing through the global fashion supply chain is complex and fast moving, and outlines why attending Hong Kong Fashion Week and World Boutique Hong-Kong is a great place to keep in touch with new labels but also to source manufacturers from Hong Kong, China and the Asian region. Watch the video http://youtu.be/P3TXD15zUfQ

INDONESIA FASHION WEEK 2013 14-17 February, Jakarta

www.
indonesiafashionweek.com

Each day will divided into different kind of fashion shows; Prime Show (ready to wear from International designers), Semi Prime (works from young designers), Exclusive fashion show (one designer per-show) dan Non Stop Runways (non-stop parade from 30 designers). There will be new Exhibition zones; Starting Point (zone for designers to sell ideas to fashion industry), Concept Point (zone for designers who have complete collection for his/her brand; from clothes to accessories), Green Point (zone for environment-friendly products). The Green Point zone is made with the support of CBI (Clean batik Initiative)- a private company under EKONID GERMANY which has been producing Batik with natural coloring (environmental friendly). For more info on this event, contact us.

TEXTILE SOURCING OPPORTUNITY

If you have a specific textile sourcing request from Preview in Daegu, South Korea please email the textile details, type, content, colour, quality and timeline and post swatch sample to TCFWA, PO Box 370, Cloverdale, WA 6985 and TCFWA / TCF Australia will endeavour to make enquiries from the exhibitors on your behalf. Requests Deadline 20th Feb. Email requests to carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

Ten lucky members from our TCF Global network from New Zealand, Fiji, UK, USA, Canada, Nigeria, Mauritius, Jamaica and Pakistan are also joining our sponsored buying mission to ‘Preview in Daegu’, the International Textile Fair

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

2nd Asia Apparel Expo Berlin 19 – 21 February

Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Berlin

www.asiaapparelexpo.com

PROJECT GLOBAL TRADE, Las Vegas, 19-21 February

www.project.magiconline.com

India International Handwoven Fair, India, 5-7 March

www.iihfchennai.com

Preview In Daegu, Korea, 6-8 March

International Textile Fair

www.previewin.com

Hometextile / intertextile Guangzhou, China, 18-21 March

www.intertextilehome.com

São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazil, 18-22 March

Showcasing Summer 2014

www.ffw.com.br

Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

CHIC 2013, Beijing, 26 – 29 March

Yarn Expo 2013, Beijing, 27 – 29 March

Fast Fashion Lille, France, 5-6 June

The shows Collections & Tissu premier grouped in one event – www.eurovet.fr

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

www.intertextilehome.com

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – January 2013

 
 
 
 

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:

Happy New Year to all

and best wishes for a successful year ahead in business

2013 is the time to relook at your strategic business direction, as your client is changing as fast as their technology! TCFWA will be launching My Business Coaching services in February and this maybe the support you need to keep you on top of the competition. Contact us for further info

Is your business energy efficient?

TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project is providing a range services to small businesses in the fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather (TCF) creative, and associated industries across Australia. The project aims to facilitate the ability for businesses to reduce energy use, create cost efficiencies and investigate new green business opportunities. Register Now for Free Training and Mentoring

Belmont Business Sundowner, Jan 30th

You and your staff are welcome to join us for monthly networking and making new business contacts at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

NEWS

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Bookings by phone 9479 3777 or email support@belmontbec.com

Message from our Team

Our thoughts and sympathy goes to all those who have lost family, friends or property in the recent bushfires. If you have been affected, Government assistance is now available for businesses as well. The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) provides urgent financial assistance to disaster affected communities. Contact us to find more about your local authority.

$2.5M IN GRANTS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS OF TCF SMALL BUSINESSES

The TCF Small Business Program (SBP) Round 8 grants will give high calibre small businesses that manufacture textile, clothing or footwear in Australia the opportunity to boost their competitiveness. Australian designers may also apply for grants if they manufacture in Australia. Applications for Round 8 close on 1 March 2013. Contact us to Register for a workshop closest to youPerth Sessions on Wed 30 January – Booking essential

How to bring consumers back to the stores?

Apply for this month’s OPPORTUNITY for RETAILERS. This will allow you to lower your Energy cost and why not take the opportunity to organise nice threats for your clients: Thursdays’ Creative Iced Teas, Fridays’ Colourful Macarons, Saturdays …

Send your ideas on How to bring consumers back to the stores? The best comments will be featured in our next newsletters.

Texworld, Paris, 12-15 February

Focus on organic cotton and cellulosic fabrics for summer 2014

According to Messe Frankfurt, an increasing number of buyers are asking for these ranges of green products even if organic and eco-friendly products are 15-25% more expensive than conventional fabrics. The major retail chains, to mention just C&A, H&M and Inditex, are the prime customers. For more info or the full survey report, contact us

Our highlights at MAGIC, February 19-21, Las Vegas

Fashion Freedom Worldwide: The leading art and design-driven fashion tradeshow for emerging brands—where the visionaries of retail come to scout hot new items for the boutique market from 200 contemporary men’s, women’s and accessory brands.

Plan ahead map out the seminars you want to attend – Here a list all of the seminars during MAGIC Market Week

Also if you cannot attend, MAGIC is introducing the Digital platform SHOP THE FLOOR in February. Sign up using your email to be notified when it is live! REGISTER NOW or watch the video on www.fb.com/tcfaustralia

Trends@ MY Fashion Incubator

Lively. Radiant. Lush…

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is announced as the Color of the Year for 2013. As per Pantone, this vivid verdant green enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony. Contact us to see the Emerald Moods and get inspired!

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Products that can save Energy in the Office:

Energy Monitors and Meters: The first step for Home based business

Energy Efficiency Monitor your energy consumption with energy meters, it'll help you take first steps towards reducing your energy usage, your bills and your carbon footprint. With an energy monitor, you'll be able to see how much you are using, and how much you can save when you switch things off. Easy to install, user friendly and now coming in stylish designs.

The Eco Kettle – makes a great cuppa and saves even more energy and money

The latest version of the innovative Eco Kettle has been improved and easier to use, and still has a unique double chamber that gets you to measure out only how much water you need, saving electricity, water, money and time, making it better for the planet… and yep, you still get to have a great cup of tea.

Contact us for more information on those products

OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITY for RETAILERS: optimise your energy consumption on your existing air conditioning system

FREE TRIAL available for our retailer network –

Solar Naturally offer you the opportunity to try the AirconMiser and save on your Air conditioning costs by 30% or more. The successful applicants can get instant electricity savings for free for up to 3 months. Requirements: Any reverse cycle air conditioning system (ideally non inverter) – Minimum 10kw sized. Contact us to apply now.

Gain access to over 1,300 quality suppliers in Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

The 2013 fair will offer greater selections of suppliers and products covering over 50,000 sqm exhibition space. Broad range of fabrics for suiting, shirting, ladieswear, functional and sportswear, casual wear and accessories from domestic and global suppliers. Buying Mission available – Contact us now.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney, 8-12 April

Early registration opens January 22

Premiere exhibition, Sydney, 8-12 April

Premiere will showcase the S/S collections of more than 150 additional brands during the event week to increase business opportunities for visiting guests and exhibiting brands. For more information about the showcasing designers and Premiere trade event, contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

What is the Microenterprise Loan Program?

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

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?


21 Jan – Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

23 Jan
Self-managed Superfunds and Retirement Planning

23 Jan
Marketing on a Budget

23 Jan
App Your Business

29 Jan
What Buyers Are Really Looking For

29 Jan
Dealing with Agents or Retailers

29 Jan
Preparing for a Trade Event

30 Jan
Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

30 Jan
Starting Your New Business

30 Jan
Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

30 Jan
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

30 Jan
Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

BUYING MISSIONS

LAST CHANCE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai, India, 5-7 March

You may be eligible for Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation.

The event will showcase the best hand-woven textiles in quality and design from quality handloom clusters from across India. At this unique Fair Internationally acclaimed hand-woven creations from Indian manufacturers and exporters showcasing embroidered textile materials, wall hangings, shawls, bed sheets, table, kitchen and bath linen, floor coverings, towels, cushions, throws, curtains will all be on display. For applications contact us

LAST CHANCE:

TCFWA Buying Mission to Preview In Daegu, Korea 6-8 March


PREVIEW IN DAEGU is a global platform for international textile business, and is quickly gaining traction as a Premier Textile Trade Show which showcases new materials to domestic and overseas buyers. Exhibitors include: Korean Textile Manufacturers, Synthetic and Natural Materials, Home Textiles, Fashion Accessories, Industrial Textiles and more. Eligible Established buyers will receive sponsored Round-Trip Airfare contribution and Accommodation. To apply contact Clarisse.

Sourcing Mission to intertextile BEIJING Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

Looking to source new fashion and apparel fabrics from the largest apparel textile event in Asia with over with over 1,200 exhibitors that will showcase apparel fabrics, trims, accessories and textile designs.

To Apply send your Company Profile or Designer Profile with full contact details to Clarisse

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Premiere Brasil, São Paulo, 22-23 January

The latin American textile event

www.premierebrasil.com

SOURCE Brand Preview, 30-31 January

The Online Showcase for Leading Sustainable Fashion Brands will break new ground in trade showcasing as the most comprehensive, global, curated event for sustainable fashion…ever. ONLINE – take part from anywhere, contact us for more details

PROJECT GLOBAL TRADE, Las Vegas, 19-21 February

www.project.magiconline.com

COTERIE & SOLE COMMERCE, New York, 24-26 February

www.enkshows.com/coterie

Hometextile / intertextile Guangzhou, China, 18-21 March

www.intertextilehome.com

São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazil, 18-22 March

Showcasing Summer 2014

www.ffw.com.br

Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

CHIC 2013, Beijing, 26 – 29 March


Yarn Expo 2013, Beijing, 27 – 29 March

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

www.intertextilehome.com

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?

Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to info@tcfwa.com

Looking for a Grant?

Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfwa.com or contact 9479 3777 or further information.