CEA'S Fashion Accelerator 2017

CEA'S Fashion Accelerator 2017

Looking to Accelerate Your Fashion Business in 2017? QUT's CEA Fashion Accelerator is a six-month program designed to equip early-stage fashion entrepreneurs with all the essentials required to execute and sustain a growing business.

ATT Taking Aussie Brands to the World

ATT Taking Aussie Brands to the World

As an Australian business active in the international supply chain, Pacific Brands saw immense value being part of the Australian Government initiative, Australian Trusted Trader (ATT). See what ATT is all about and how the programme could help your business... 

Member Spotlight | Full Circle Fibres

Member Spotlight | Full Circle Fibres

Meet Full Circle Fibres, the Queensland based business founded by Meriel Chamberlin. Full Circle Fibres is all about connecting the links from grower to user, respecting the source and the stages along the way as gently and carefully as possible.

Export Opportunities to the Philippines | Austrade

Export Opportunities to the Philippines | Austrade

Earlier this year we were fortunate to have Pascale Vermeerbergen Jimenez (Senior Vice President Business Development, SM Retail) and Tina Sendin (Business Development Manager, Manilla at Austrade) give presentations on the opportunities for Australian Fashion Brands in the Philippines market.

Barcoding for Fashion Supply Chains

Barcoding for Fashion Supply Chains

In an effort to advance speed-to-market capabilities and efficiencies, many members in the fashion supply chain world are looking to tighten their inventory management and procurement processes. The GS1 Australia team take us through barcoding for Fashion Supply Chains...

Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters

Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters

Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters: On the back of the International Sourcing Expo, POF takes a look at trade mark protection overseas. Among the many legal issues faced by exporters of fashion and textile products overseas, is the protection of their brand or trade mark abroad. Our Q&A provides an introduction to overseas brand protection...

Crowdfunding for Fashion

Crowdfunding for Fashion

Crowdfunding for Fashion by the guy who works at the crowdfunding platform. Eliot from Pozible talks us through crowdfunding basics for Fashion brands, from building your network of supporters through to utilising social media, it all starts with a good story...

Creative Portfolio Platform for Employers

Creative Portfolio Platform for Employers

Looking for new talent for your creative team? The Academy of Design Australia, in conjunction with its partner LCI Education, invites you to be part of their Portfolio Platform. Here you can post job offers, snap up emerging talent and identify at a glance the most qualified candidates according to your own search criteria...

Member Spotlight | Artisans of Fashion

Member Spotlight | Artisans of Fashion

Meet Artisans of Fashion (AOF), a social enterprise founded by Sydney based Creative, Caroline Poiner with the aim to promote cultural sustainability, authenticity and social change for village artisans in India. AOF has a specific focus on empowering women & marginalised communities, working with them to preserve traditional craft skills and connect these techniques to designers and retail brands in the international market...

Industry Snapshot | Melinda Tually

Industry Snapshot | Melinda Tually

This month we catch up with Melinda Tually, the driving force behind Fashion Revolution Au/NZ and Nndless - The New Normal. In her role a as a Responsible Retail Strategist, Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks and develop systems understanding and policies to guide best practice...

Jeanswest Showcase Local Designers & Industry

Jeanswest Showcase Local Designers & Industry

Council of Textile & Fashion Members Jeanswest keep up their streak with the launch of their latest menswear collection, showcasing budding local designers and once again featuring 100% Australian designed and made product!

Jeanswest Publishes Factory Listings

Jeanswest Publishes Factory Listings

Jeanswest Publishes Factory Listing Confirming Its Commitment To Transparency In Manufacturing! Our members Jeanswest are kicking goals with their commitment to all the good things, namely transparency, ethics and the local industry. Earlier this year the team launched their #Homespun range which was made entirely in Australia and accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. Just this month they have also been recognised on Oxfam’s ‘Nice’ list, and, published their factory listings of business partners across China, Australia, Vietnam and India…

Join CTF at the International Sourcing Expo!

Join CTF at the International Sourcing Expo!

The International Sourcing Expo kicks off this month, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. As Industry partners of the event, we'll have a stand set up featuring several of our local members from across the Fashion & Textile value chain; Stephanie Henly, MTK Australia, Ugg Australia, NMBQ, Stewart & Heaton Clothing Co. and Sample Room. Be sure to register your free visitors pass and come say hi! 

Australian Consumer Law Review

Australian Consumer Law Review

Have Your Say! The Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) have released an Interim Report calling for submissions on the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) Review. The report identifies a range of issues and seeks views on potential options for reform. 

Mauritius | Your New Reliable Sourcing Partner

Mauritius | Your New Reliable Sourcing Partner

Find out what Mauritius has to offer! Earning a good name as a reliable sourcing destination for textile and apparel, for the past 40 years Mauritian exporters have been exporting to leading customers from the USA, UK, France and South Africa. Their expertise in the sector, ability to contribute to the development of collections and adherence to International norms distinguish Mauritius from competitive apparel manufacturing countries. Mauritius has been exporting principally, T Shirts, shirts, denim, knitwear, beachwear and lingerie. Today, Mauritius manufactures for leading buyers worldwide including Woolworths, Marks & Spencer, Levis, Arcadia Group and Orchestra. 

Member Spotlight | The Ark Clothing Co.

Member Spotlight | The Ark Clothing Co.

More than just a fashion brand, The Ark Clothing Co. exercise a culture of design with integrity. From their work with local community groups and manufacturers through to ethical accreditation, the growing team of 70 are intent on making a difference. "We exercise socially responsible practices knowing we have the potential to not only transform the way in which we view and understand fashion, but also the opportunity to change people's lives." As members of the Council of Textile & Fashion, The Ark Clothing Co. play an active role in supporting the future growth of the Australian fashion industry and the people behind it.

Member Spotlight | Wilderness Wear

Member Spotlight | Wilderness Wear

Meet Wilderness Wear Australia! Established in 1989, the company is 100% Australian owned, producing 100% Australian made apparel, with a focus on quality materials and functional designs in the active wear space. The team are proud of their “200% Australian” business model and continue to support the growth of the local industry as members of the Council of Textile & Fashion. From advanced hybrid material technology through to local sourcing of merino wool, their technical approach to the active & outdoor wear space make Wilderness Wear an ideal option for those looking to support local business.

Meet | Travelshopa

Meet | Travelshopa

Travelshopa is an online platform and marketing partner dedicated to emerging and established independent designers and retailers of fashion and homewares. Travelshopa aims to be the global go-to guide to discover the independent shopping scene. Through its extensive directory, shopping guides, editorial and eCommerce, Travelshopa informs, educates and inspires shoppers with the best local shopping experiences in their hometown and when they travel outside of it. Travelshopa currently covers 16 destinations in Asia and the Americas, and it expanding quickly...

Opportunity | Jobs Victoria Employment Network

Opportunity | Jobs Victoria Employment Network

Could this be for you? The Victorian Government’s Jobs Victoria initiative provides a great opportunity for you to link with jobseekers and access support that will help transition new employees into your business...

Standards | What You Need To Know

Standards | What You Need To Know

Standards | What You Need To Know. We ask Alison Scotland, National Sector Manager at Standards Australia, some of the basics. From what standards are through to who makes them and how they come to be...