London Fashion Week on the Cards for 4 Australian Designers

London Fashion Week on the Cards for 4 Australian Designers

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with the Australian Fashion Chamber (AFC) and British Airways to give 4 Australian designers the opportunity to participate in an exciting Australian showcase at London Fashion Week in February 2018!

Member Spotlight | APN Performance Testing

Member Spotlight | APN Performance Testing

Looking for performance testing and advice? Get to know CTF Members Aparna and Pinakin from APN Performance Testing. APN Performance Testing is an independent testing services provider, helping businesses choose the correct test protocol, arrange to conduct testing and provide interpretation of test results. From assistance with care labelling through to evaluation tests on textiles, clothing, personal protective equipment, leather, footwear and allied products. 

Care Labelling | The Basics

Care Labelling | The Basics

Is your Business' Care Labelling up to scratch? CTF Member Pinakin Chaubal of APN Performance Testing lends a hand in navigating the ins and outs of Care Labelling for clothing in Australia.

Member Spotlight | SURFACE 1°22

Member Spotlight | SURFACE 1°22

Meet Emily Wills, freelance textile designer and founder of Melbourne based SURFACE 1°22. The multifaceted enterprise creates bold surface pattern designs that are available for purchase or for licensing and also runs workshops and short courses in surface pattern design. Collaborating with fashion brands around the globe, SURFACE 1°22’s print designs have featured in swim, resort and active-wear collections globally.

FASHION EQUIPPED LAUNCHES ONLINE PROGRAMME & $10K MENTORING SCHOLARSHIP

FASHION EQUIPPED LAUNCHES ONLINE PROGRAMME & $10K MENTORING SCHOLARSHIP

CTF Members Fashion Equipped have launched their online programme for starting a fashion business, the first of it's kind, and a $10k mentoring scholarship!

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

Get to know the second batch of CTF members that you'll find at Fashion Exposed Now (FEN) this August; Maude Studio, Only Merino, REMUSE, Siyona, and Kaliopi Eleni. The collaboration between CTF and FEN has seen us handpick a selection of labels from across the country to showcase their work at Australia's largest fashion trade event!

Member Spotlight | Fredrik Jansson

Member Spotlight | Fredrik Jansson

With over a decade of global experience with retail giant H&M, Fredrik Jansson is here to help Australian fashion brands ‘win’. Having worked with and in 40+ markets across the world, Fredrik is channeling his extensive operational knowledge and global network into his consultancy: FNJ Cre8ive .

ALDI | MADE IN GREEN

ALDI | MADE IN GREEN

ALDI Australia introduced the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® in 2009 on their home textiles ensuring product safety for their customers. Now they bring the focus to a transparent supply chain,  introducing their new MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® certified bath towels and bath sheets. They are the first retailer in Australia to bring the traceable textile label to their customers.

Standards Australia | Seeking Feedback

Standards Australia | Seeking Feedback

Standards Australia are seeking feedback and recommendations on the current NRA Children's & Accessories Safety guidelines by Friday 29th September.

Industry Call Out | Australian Sizing Standard Project

Industry Call Out | Australian Sizing Standard Project

We are calling for letters of support for an industry project to address the lack of Australian clothing size standards for men and women. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop an Australian Sizing Standard with Standards Australia's support.

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

Get to know the second batch of CTF members that you'll find at Fashion Exposed Now (FEN) this August; Minnow Zola, Lois Hazel, Scott Benedictine, Cloth & Co, and Elvie & Leo. The collaboration between CTF and FEN has seen us handpick a selection of labels from across the country to showcase their work at Australia's largest fashion trade event!

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

Meet some of the CTF Members that you'll find at FEN 2017 this coming August! The collaboration between CTF and FEN has seen us handpick a selection of labels from across the country to showcase their work at Fashion Exposed Now, Australia's largest fashion trade event!

2017 Australian Export Awards

2017 Australian Export Awards

The Export Council of Australia with our state government partners and sponsors have launched, again in 2017, the NSW, QLD and WA Export Awards program as part of the national Australian Export Awards. It is FREE to apply and provides great exposure to businesses of all shapes and sizes!

Funding Opportunities with City of Melbourne

Funding Opportunities with City of Melbourne

Looking to host events in Melbourne next year? The City of Melbourne's Event Partnership Program (EPP) is now accepting applications for events in the first half of 2018. 

Makers Meeting | NMBQ & TOPKNIT

Makers Meeting | NMBQ & TOPKNIT

Last month we had another Makers Meeting, this time with local knitters Topknit and CMT/Screen-printers NMBQ! Thanks to the CTF members who joined us and for both NMBQ and Topknit for opening their factory doors. Take a peek at some of the action!

Gateway to Industry Schools Project (GISP)

Gateway to Industry Schools Project (GISP)

GISP is seeking expressions of interest from QLD manufacturers in Fashion & Textiles. So often we hear about skills shortages in industry, about our ageing workforce and the threat of no new workers stepping up to fill these spaces. GISP is an exciting new project for QLD that will assist in building awareness and pathways into our industry for current high school students.

Industry Snapshot | Paul Castro

Industry Snapshot | Paul Castro

Meet Paul Castro, the local designer giving surplus fashion items a new light. Since graduating from RMIT's Masters of Fashion Design program, Paul has gone on to be recognised at the iD International Emerging Design Award. We asked about his creative practice, designing sustainably, working with surplus stock and where he's headed next!

VICTORIAN DESIGN SECTOR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MELBOURNE DESIGN SHOWCASE IN HONG KONG 2018

VICTORIAN DESIGN SECTOR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MELBOURNE DESIGN SHOWCASE IN HONG KONG 2018

Industry Update | Fashion Design a key part of the Victorian Government's Partnership with Hong Kong's Business of Design Week 2018!  The Victorian design sector has pledged support for the Melbourne Design showcase, putting local designers on the International stage.

 

CTF Curated Melbourne is Back!

CTF Curated Melbourne is Back!

We've popped up once again with a collection of Australia's most exciting emerging local labels! This May and June you can find the CTF Curated pop up at two of Melbourne's premium retail spaces; St. Collins Lane and Emporium!