News Update – December 2008


TCFWA monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCFWA are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at [email protected].

Our latest News are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debt Collection & Credit Management Workshop –16th December 10am-12noon. Cost $20 at Belmont BEC. For bookings email [email protected]

INDUSTRY WEBLINKS Global textile B2B online trading platform

Rag trade Jobs visit national TCF job web site

Australian Fashiontrend Magazine visit

William Street Collective Northbridge designer collective visit

Textile and Apparel News for Australia, NZ and the Asia Pacific for free on and

International Textile/ Apparel Trade Shows To view a wide range of global Textile fairs visit



Carol & the Team