INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2018/19 | APPLICATIONS OPEN

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 INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2018/19 | APPLICATIONS OPEN

The Woolmark Company invites designers to apply for the 2018-19 International Woolmark Prize, the prestigious award that celebrates outstanding fashion talents from around the globe who showcase the beauty and versatility of Merino wool.

The total combined prize fund for the 2018-19 menswear and womenswear awards stands at AU$270,000 plus the Innovation Award, which was launched last year and provides an additional prize fund of AU$100,000. Winners and finalists will also have the chance to have their Merino wool capsule collections commercialised and sold in the world’s top boutiques and department stores through the International Woolmark Prize’s extensive retail partner network.

 

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ABOUT THE WOOLMARK COMPANY

The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool. Through their extensive network of relationships spanning the international textile and fashion industries, they highlight Australian wool’s position as the ultimate natural fibre and premier ingredient in luxury apparel.

The Woolmark logo is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands, providing assurance of the highest quality, and representing pioneering excellence and innovation from farm through to finished product.

The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the company.

 

Visit www.woolmarkprize.com for further information.

For enquiries, contact prize@wool.com

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FEBRUARY 28.

Hong Kong Fashion Access

HONG KONG FASHION ACCESS | 14-16 MARCH

 

Hong Kong Fashion Access is offering AFC members an opportunity to be a part of the Hosted Buyer Programme at the Hong Kong Fashion Access, Cashmere World and APLF – Leather & Materials Trade Fair.

If you're looking for manufacturers and suppliers in Asia, this is a fantastic opportunity to go and check them out. There are only three spots available!

The successful applicant will receive;

1.    Round Trip Air Ticket & 2 nights at a 4 star hotel.

2.    Exclusive Networking Event.

3.    Personalised Business Matching to source new products and suppliers.

4.    Complimentary entry to fashion industry seminars and conferences held during the 3-day event.

5.    Privileged access to the VIP buyer lounge with complimentary refreshments.

 

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If you have any questions please email info@aplf.com

CURATED 2018!

CURATED 2018!

We're back for 2018 and we can't wait to share some exciting developments for the Curated program with you. From retail activations across Australia, to new Industry Partners and a host of new Labels joining the ranks...

Circular Fashion | What Innovations can we Look to?

Circular Fashion | What Innovations can we Look to?

The natural resources that fashion designers have relied on for generations have depleted at an exponential rate over the past 15 years. In reality, we’re potentially facing complete exhaustion of most natural resources by 2030. In response, it’s been announced that Australia’s first, industry only, Circular Fashion Conference will take place in Sydney Australia on 22 March 2018.

Meet The LFW Australian Designers Abroad

Meet The LFW Australian Designers Abroad

Meet the Australian Fashion Retailers Showcasing at London Fashion Week 2018: Manning Cartell, Pared Eyewear, We are Kindred and the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize womenswear regional winner for Australia/New Zealand, Harman Grubiša.

Australian Designers Abroad Goes to London Fashion Week

Australian Designers Abroad Goes to London Fashion Week

The Australian Fashion Council (AFC), together with partners UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and British Airways, are proud to announce Manning Cartell, Pared Eyewear, We are Kindred and the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize womenswear regional winner for Australia/New Zealand, Harman Grubiša, as the four successful fashion labels to join the AFC London Designers Abroad Showroom 2018, supported by The Woolmark Company.

Meet the AFC Board of Directors

Meet the AFC Board of Directors

Meet the Board Members representing the newly established Australian Fashion Council, as voted by members of the merged entities, the Australian Fashion Chamber and Council of Textile and Fashion.  

Member Spotlight | Ngoc Truong

Member Spotlight | Ngoc Truong

Get to know Ngoc Truong, one of the finalists at the MFW Student Designer Award earlier this year! The Holmesglen Fashion graduate's collection was inspired by the strength and power of a volcanic eruption, with innovative fabric burning techniques explored to create dynamic textile surfaces and sculptural silhouettes.

The Pattern Making Class

The Pattern Making Class

Get ready Melbourne, it’s time to create! CTF Members Glen Rollason and Scott Bowring of RB Patterns have newly launched The Pattern Making Class, created to cater for the overwhelming demand of individuals asking for private tuition...

BOX HILL INSTITUTE RESEARCH PROJECT

BOX HILL INSTITUTE RESEARCH PROJECT

During the year, we were lucky to work with several Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising students from Box Hill Institute on an industry research project around the local supply chain. We thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce you to some of them; Annabelle Bailes, Jessica Araujo, Krystal Bouterakos, Tiarn Barrett and Sarah Moran. The research? The project was around mapping the local textile and fashion supply chain capabilities in Australia, and devising an online platform for the industry to access.

EMOTION RESEARCH

EMOTION RESEARCH

This research focuses on how negative emotions may be alleviated through intelligent materials with the focus group being Creative Entrepreneurs in the Textile and Fashion industry in their early stages of their entrepreneurship. Having previously worked as a textile/graphic designer herself, Rashmita Bardalai, the PhD researcher at RMIT University, can empathise with some of the issues faced by creative entrepreneurs in this industry.

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2018

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference 2018

With mounting environmental pressure, Australia’s disposable fashion crisis is helping forge new alliances between the recycling sector and advocacy groups. This year, a group of industry advocacy specialists and Australia’s most renowned sustainability experts have joined forces to announce The Australian Circular Fashion Conference.

APPLY NOW FOR CURATED 2018!

APPLY NOW FOR CURATED 2018!

Are YOU an emerging label? Applications are NOW open for our 2018 intake for the Curated program and we want to hear from you! Join the ranks of Australia’s finest emerging labels and gain the support you need, as you grow your business.

Melbourne Retail Festival 2018!

Melbourne Retail Festival 2018!

Melbourne Retail Festival (MRF) is a premium Australian fashion trade event, open to all areas of the fashion, textile, jewellery and footwear supply chains. By showcasing established and emerging, local and international brands, MRF allows buyers, retailer and designers to connect and showcase their latest collections and offerings. The comprehensive marketplace provides a platform for clothing, accessories, footwear and jewellery.

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).