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).

Keen?! Find out more about who will be around when below:


CTF Stand (F12) | Wed 15th | 2-5pm

You might know Citizen Wolf (CW) by their made to order T'shirts, but did you know they also have a b2b business as a production partner for other brands?

Their offering is specialised to short run T-shirts with a (super!) fast turnaround. They can do from as little as 20 pieces AND can organise printing and custom dye lots as required. CW have organic cotton and pattern blocks at the ready, or you can supply your own. Either way, their services mean the same ethical manufacturing creds and 'made in Sydney' quality as their Citizen Wolf consumer brand, for a fraction of the price.

You can catch co-founder Zoltan Csaki at the CTF Stand after Wednesday's panel discussion on Ethical Supply Chains!


CTF Stand (F12) | Thurs 16th | 12-4pm

Sample Room is Australia’s only Ethically Accredited end to end product development and manufacturing house. Specialising in pattern making, grading and technical services, Sample Room supports designers bother established and those new to the industry. Their Fashion Label Launchpad, 6 month, full support program, supports new designers to the industry through the product development and manufacturing process.

Sample Room will be offering 15min consultations at the CTF Stand, for people looking to find out more about their services or to discuss their label ideas.

Book your 15min consultation via their calendly to secure your spot!


CTF Stand (F12) | TUES 14TH - Thurs 16th | 10-11AM

Amy Farrell, The Fashion Futurist, is a fashion business consultant, mentor and sales agent with 17 years of experience growing leading Australian brands such as Samantha Wills. Passionate about nurturing emerging and established brands, the Fashion Futurist is here to help them succeed in a fiercely competitive industry.

At the CTF Stand, Amy will be providing 15-minute consultations for emerging and established designers who are looking for guidance on how to start, grow or scale their fashion business. Everyone will walk away with actionable steps, feeling empowered to take their brands to the next level. 

Book your 15min consultation with Amy via email and/or via her online booking system here: 


CTF Stand (F12) | Tues 14th | 11am-4pm

Technical Fabrics Services Australia (TFS), is a specialist manufacturer of elastane based fabrics, situated in Queensland.

TFS have a state of the art manufacturing facility, and a wealth of textile design and manufacturing experience second to none. The staff at TFS are highly skilled and trained, but more importantly have a passion for our product, quality and customer service.

The fabric lines produced at TFS encompasses stock lines, made to order and full development of a fabric from ground up. TFS having its own fully serviced laboratory enables in-house development allowing confidentiality and exclusive service for domestic and export clientele.

Get to know the TFS crew at the Expo, and get in touch via the email below to make an appointment: 


Stand G17 | Tues 14th - Thurs 16th | 10am-5pm

Are you an established label looking into sourcing in China? Have your product tech pack ready to go but just need the right manufacturer?

Manufacture My Product is an Australian based business assisting 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. 

Swing by Manufacture My Product at stand G17 during the Expo, have a chat to Director Catie Mars or book in a consultation via email below:

APN Performance Testing

CTF Stand (F12) | TUES 14TH, 2-4pm & wed 15th, 11am-12pm

Melbourne-based APN is engaged in providing consultancy, training and expert opinion services on product performance, product development, product quality and associated topics across Textiles, Clothing, Accessories, Leather and PPE. APN conduct every objective test on these materials at accredited laboratories - their test reports are accepted worldwide.

Their Senior Tech Advisor, Pinakin Chaubal, will be offering 30 minute One-on-One Consultations for interested Visitors and Exhibitors during the Expo. The consults will cover areas such as; Seeking Value for Money during your own Product Sourcing | New Product Development – Getting it right | Product Quality and Performance | Textile & Garment Labelling | Customised Training.

Interested? Book your session with Pinakin via the email below:


Stand B09 | Tues 14th - Thurs 16th | 10am-5pm

Catch Fashion Equipped at stand B09, ready to meet, network and provide advice, as well as opening the next intake of their already successful "Start Your Fashion Business" Online Programme.

If you've been considering starting your own Fashion Business, or want to know more about how their Online Programme can help YOU to achieve your Fashion Business goals, pay them a visit!

Founder, Elizabeth Formosa, will also be presenting her popular "Top Tips For Fashion Start Ups" seminar on Wednesday 15th November at 11am!


CTF Stand (F12) | wed 15TH, 2-3pm & thurs 16th, 10am-12PM

The first line of defence – how to protect your business and ideas when looking offshore. Successful businesses vigorously protect their best ideas and inventions. But if you’re only doing that in Australia, you’re only doing half the job.

If you are looking into protecting your brand's IP and seeking advice, then Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) have you covered. 

Join Helen Kavadias, Senior Associate at POF, at the Seminar on Wednesday morning as she discusses what you can do to ensure you own your intellectual property in Australia and offshore and how to protect yourself in writing. 

Helen will also be joining the CTF Stand to offer short consultations. Book in your session via email below: