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!

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®

Want to ensure your leather goods are free from harmful substances? The Leather Standard from OEKO-TEX allows manufacturers and sellers of leather articles to visibly and transparently document their product stewardship, and provides consumers with a reliable tool to support their buying decisions.

Member Spotlight | Testex

Member Spotlight | Testex

Get to know CTF Members TESTEX, the independent Swiss testing and certification organisation operating worldwide with the focus on textile testing since 1846! Sustainability, transparency and ethical standards are core principles to which TESTEX is committed. Through their expertise and services, TESTEX supports manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, brands and end-users alike.

Update | Safety Standard for Children's Nightwear

Update | Safety Standard for Children's Nightwear

On 20th April 2017 The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Michael McCormack MP made a new safety standard for children’s nightwear. Children’s nightwear that meet the requirements of AS/NZS 1249:2014 can be supplied immediately. Products that meet the requirements of the old standard can be supplied until 31 December 2019.

IP & Fashion Research Project

IP & Fashion Research Project

Intellectual property lies at the heart of the fashion sector as a significant creative industry. However, how copyright and designs law plays out in the day to day business of different fashion companies is not well understood. Nor does the law seem to value the creativity in fashion as much as in other fields.

Member Spotlight | Pop Up Finds & 'The Unique Space'

Member Spotlight | Pop Up Finds & 'The Unique Space'

Meet CTF Members Pop Up Finds and their newly launched project, The Unique Space. Partnering with major shopping centres around the world, The Unique Space provides access to prime locations that are otherwise often out of reach for many brands. Pop Up Finds seek to give shoppers a unique experience by discovering the latest trends in fashion, food and music, all the while supporting new and local brands.

Three Killer Features Of A Successful Online Store

Three Killer Features Of A Successful Online Store

If your website is your primary sales channel then you need to ensure your customer's online experience is just as great, if not better, than if they were visiting your bricks and mortar retail space. So what makes an amazing online store? The Fashion Futurist, Amy Farrell, talks us through three key features...

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.