IT'S BACK! Returning to Melbourne this November 20-22 2018, the International Sourcing Expo brings the world to you. The Australian Fashion Council will be in amongst the action at Stand E39!

Stop by and have a chat to one of the AFC team about our programs, and get to know some of our members at the expo, with unique consultations available from: APN Performance Testing, Bruck Textiles, Dean World Cargo, Direct to Source, Manufacture My Product (B35), New Model Beauty Queen, Sample Room, Manufacture My Product and Fashion Equipped (Stand F34).

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


AFC Stand (E39)

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 consultations at the AFC Stand, for people looking to find out more about their services or to discuss their label ideas.

Click below to get more info and call 9041 3488 to book your on-site consultation.


AFC Stand (E39)

Direct to Source is a Agency business based in Melbourne, Australia. They carry a broad range of sustainable fabrics and provide tailored manufacturing solutions to brands in sourcing & development of ethical fashion products.

Their services include Design, Product Development, Sustainable Fabric Sourcing, Fair Work Manufacturing, Branding, Sales, Marketing, Shipping and Logistical areas in the textile and apparel industry. 


Get to know Direct to Source at the Expo. Click below to make an appointment.


AFC Stand (E39)


Bruck Textiles is Australia’s leading innovator of technical textiles and specialise in protective fabrics used in applications such as Military, Mining, Oil and Gas, Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Work Wear, Corporate Wear, Metal Smelting and General Industry.

Bruck is a market leader in the innovative development of advanced textiles such as Sentinel® and Enforcer® 24K with PBi®, to name a few. With on-going emphasis on performance textiles technology, Bruck has introduced solutions in high performance areas such as fragmentation protection, Near Infrared Signature Management, waterproof and breathable wet weather outerwear, flame retardant cold weather outerwear, extreme cold weather outer and underwear, aramids, para-aramid and FR viscose, exploring new innovative developments in protective and defence fabrics.

Get to know the Bruck Textiles crew at the Expo. Click below to make an appointment.


Stand B35 | Tues 20th - Thurs 22nd | 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 B35 during the Expo, have a chat to Director Catie Mars or book in a consultation by calling 0417078073 or clicking below.

APN Performance Testing

AFC Stand (E39)

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 by clicking below.


Stand F34 | Tues 14th - Thurs 16th | 10am-5pm

Catch Fashion Equipped at stand F34, ready to meet, network and provide advice. 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 "Source for Success” at 11am on the 21st of November.

Swing by and pay Elizabeth a visit at stand F34 during the Expo or book in a Free 10 min business strategy consultation by clicking below.


AFC Stand (E39) | Tues 20th - Thurs 22nd, 10am-5PM


NMBQ provides manufacturing services to local brands. With experienced printing and textile experts, NMBQ specialises in all facets of garment construction and screen printing. Backed by many years’ experience, NMBQ’s manufacturing studio staff can guide you through the process of constructing a range. From design development, pattern making and sampling to full-scale production.

Dale will also be joining the AFC stand to offer short consultations. To set up an appointment, click below to book in your session.


AFC Stand (E39)


DEAN World Cargo with their 30 years of experience in the Fashion and Retail Industry, recognise the need for a coordinated approach to Exporting and provide an end-to end solution for Fashion and Lifestyle Exporters. Particularity, in the small to medium sector. We believe a move from a transactional base to collaborative approach will be beneficial to your brands success.

Dean world Cargo offer assistance with Fashion Export (and import) B2B and B2C distribution. Whilst sourcing is important so is the most efficient manner of consolidation for shipping purposes and distribution as a direct benefit to sales.

Interested? Book a consultation with the team by clicking below.


AFC Stand (E39)

Have you already started, or are you looking to build, an ethical sourcing program? What are the key inclusions to ensure your ethical sourcing program delivers on brand, consumer and NGO expectations? Gain valuable expert advice from the Ethical Sourcing Agency. You’ll get walked through establishing an ethical sourcing program for your business.

ESA’s David Nesbitt will also be presenting “Establishing an Ethical Sourcing Program” at 12:30pm on Wednesday the 21st of November.


Arrange a short consultation with David at the AFC stand by clicking below.


AFC Stand (E39)


UL has comprehensive knowledge of the standards and risks associated with sourcing, construction and performance of footwear, textiles and apparel, offering significant experience in helping luxury brands maintain stringent quality controls across the entire supply chain.

Germine Gavazov will also be running a workshop at the expo “Sustainability Supply Chain Management For Textiles | Reducing Recall Risk and Chemical Management” at 10am on Wednesday the 21st of November.

Arrange a short consultation with Germine at the AFC stand by clicking below.


AFC Stand (E39)


The New Garde is a Full Stack Fashion agency (encompassing Design, Development, Production and PR/Marketing) for the fashion industry. They provide start to finish solutions for fashion brands of all levels to support designers with a complete ecosystem of fashion specialists.

For early-stage fashion brands, they offer fashion business consulting to help start and build a successful fashion business, helping them avoid crucial start-up mistakes.


Come by stand E39 to find out more or click below to get in touch with them directly.


AFC Stand (E39)


Buying Intelligence harnesses the latest technologies to deliver visual, easy to understand analytics to a competitive, time poor industry. Quite simply it allows you to get a quick snapshot of the changes in your market or immerse yourself in the ranges and analysis to enhance your business strategy.

Come by stand E39 to find out more or click below to get in touch with them directly.


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