Member Spotlight | Abel Collective

Member Spotlight | Abel Collective

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. 

Member Spotlight | Lustr

Member Spotlight | Lustr

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!

Member Spotlight | Manufacture My Product

Member Spotlight | Manufacture My Product

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. 

 

Connections Business Matching Program at ISE2017!

Connections Business Matching Program at ISE2017!

Visiting this year's International Sourcing Expo Australia (ISEA) and want to make the most of your time? Well you are in luck. The folks at ISEA have newly launched their 'Connections Business Matching Program' placing you directly in touch with businesses in YOUR area of interest.

JOIN CTF AT STAND F12

JOIN CTF AT STAND F12

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).

AFC AND CTF TO MERGE

AFC AND CTF TO MERGE

In a sign that Australia’s fashion and textile community is united and working collaboratively, the two premier industry bodies, the Australian Fashion Chamber (AFC) and the Council for Textile and Fashion (CTF), on Wednesday 18th October 2017, announced their intention to merge.

Victorian Fashion Survey

Victorian Fashion Survey

Creative Victoria are undertaking the first comprehensive survey into Victoria’s fashion industry, if you work in fashion or a related industry then they want to hear from you! The more they know about the industry – the better they can support it.

International Sourcing Expo 2017!

International Sourcing Expo 2017!

It's Back! Returning to Sydney from Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 November 2017, the International Sourcing Expo Australia brings the world to you.

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

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!

Member Spotlight | Jasper Fearnley

Member Spotlight | Jasper Fearnley

We caught up with Melbourne based designer Jasper Fearnley! The RMIT Fashion Design Honours student and recent runner up for the MFW Student Designer Award, filled us in on her design practice, collaborating with local makers and European folklore...

Crowdfunding for Fashion | CTF X Pozible

Crowdfunding for Fashion | CTF X Pozible

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.

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.