Introducing the Abel Collective! A Melbourne based business with a national reach and over twenty years experience in the retail space. Abel Collective offer end to end solutions in data insights, strategy development and execution.
Get to know one of the latest additions to the CTF fam - Lustr. The fashion-tech startup matches shoppers to independent labels that suit their style and values and offers a platform for pre-ordering their upcoming collections. In line with their launch this November, we caught up with their CEO Angela!
Are you an established label looking into sourcing in China? Have your product tech pack ready to go but just need the right manufacturer? Ahead of next week's International Sourcing Expo, we caught up with Catie Mars, Director of Manufacture My Product. The Australian based business assists clients looking for an overseas manufacturer. They represent 9 exceptional and above worldwide standard certified manufacturing plants in China, and are here to help you through the process.
IT'S BACK! Returning to Sydney this November 14-16 2017, the International Sourcing Expo brings the world to you. The Council of Textile & Fashion will be in amongst the action at Stand F12!Stop by and have a chat to one of the CTF team about our programs, and get to know some of our members at the expo, with unique consultations available from: Manufacture My Product (Stand G17), Sample Room, Citizen Wolf, The Fashion Futurist, APN Performance Testing, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Brauz, Travelshopa, Technical Fabric Services Australia and Fashion Equipped (Stand B09).
We’re excited to partner up with Moral Fairground — an organisation that promotes fair, ethical, and sustainable business practices — for their Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival happening on December 2 (Saturday) from 11am to 9pm at Federation Square. This is a fantastic opportunity for the best ethical brands to make their products available to an anticipated walk-thru crowd of 50,000 right in time for Christmas!
Have you heard? We've teamed up with the folks at Pozible, to bring you a crowdfunding platform specifically for the Australian textile & fashion industry. Thanks to everyone who made it out last week for the launch night and info session at St. Collins Lane, and to Darren Brown from Pozible and Nessie Croft from local label Corepret for talking us though the crowdfunding basics.
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.
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.
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!
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.