The TFIA Training Network | Carolina Quintero

The TFIA Training Network | Carolina Quintero

The TFIA Training Network is a one-stop shop for industry specific training needs. From individuals through to larger organisations, the TFIA Training Network offers TCF industry skill development with; accredited qualifications, customised fee for service training, vocational short courses, professional development workshops and seminars. With several amazing courses planned for the first quarter of 2016, here is your sneak peak as to what you can expect and an opportunity for you to register your interest!

First up, we'd like to introduce you to some of the industry experts who will be running the courses over the coming months.


Following the completion of her studies in Textiles, Carolina has over 15 years’ experience in the fashion and textile industry in the areas of textile technology, innovation, product development and procurement.

Carolina began her career as buyer and moved into product development and R&D roles. She has worked at TFIA as Strategic Project Manager for the Textile & Fashion Hub and held the role of Innovation Manager at Pacific Brands' – The Work Wear Group.

Currently undertaking PhD studies at RMIT University, Carolina is working as a teacher and running her own business, providing services for the industry.

Her business, Fashion Within, offers customized consulting and training services in Fashion and Textiles technical areas to ensure improvements on the quality of the final product that will impact productivity and revenue.

With clients including Jeanswest, Estudio Textil - Vera FelippiMercantile Rowing Club and Light Knight International, Carolina's services and specialties include:

  • Training in technical areas: Fibers, fabrics, fashion and textile processes and finishes, product development, product specifications, labeling, etc.
  • Advice on technological innovations and product development.


Carolina will be sharing her expertise, running several textile workshops as part of the TFIA Training Network:

Textile Screen Printing | This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the screen printing process from techniques and methods through to inks and equipment, offering you the information upon which to build and improve the quality of your fashion and textile product. Hone your skills, learn new techniques, and keep up to date with the ever expanding world of textile screen printing. It is ideal training if you want to obtain a complete understanding of the concepts and practices of screen printing and how to translate them into a more profitable product. The course is particularly useful to those wanting to outsource screen printing services and ensure efficiency.

Overview of Fashion and Textiles for Product Managers | Covering fibres, fabrics, finishes and garment manufacturing. This course acts to provide a comprehensive understanding of Fashion and Textiles to compliment and expand upon your existing knowledge.

A Free Evening Short Session for TFIA Members Only | The evening short session will be FREE to TFIA Members. The 3-4 hour session will offer an overview of the fashion and textile basics, ideal for those new to the industry or wanting to refresh their existing knowledge. Bookings will be essential and places limited so be sure to keep an eye out for our updates and register your interest!

Sound like something you'd be interested in? We will be releasing confirmed dates soon but in the mean time you can register your interest for the Textile workshops by emailing us at

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates!