Planning, launching and scaling a fashion business can be consuming, confusing and expensive. Coming up with an idea is the easy part, but building a business involves a strategy, a plan, and great connections. Fashion Equipped was founded with a single objective in mind – to expose the ‘blind spots’ business owners experience when starting their own fashion business.
Enrolments are now open for Fashion Equipped's third intake of their online programme for fashion start-ups and emerging business.Fashion Equipped are offering an exclusive $500 discount to AFC Members, valid till April 20th 2018. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your discount code!
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.
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).
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.
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.
A warm welcome to our newest members, Design Make Produce, who help anyone create and manufacture a fashion label. The team connect designers to ethical manufacturers in Australia and Asia, and are passionate about helping emerging fashion designers successfully get their garments to market in an affordable way. They provide end-to-end services in the fashion production supply chain from design, sourcing and manufacturer matchmaking through to production management.
Are you a start-up or emerging fashion brand looking for business support? We'd like to bring to your attention a great initiative from QUT's Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), the Fashion Accelerator program! The program is Australia’s only fashion accelerator that supports fashion entrepreneurs, providing them with real-world knowledge and experience in a high-tech environment...