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Industry Spotlight | The Textile & Fashion Hub

Industry Spotlight | The Textile & Fashion Hub

You might already be familiar with the Textile & Fashion Hub, at the heart of many of TFIA's activities and events. The Textile & Fashion Hub formed as the result of a collaboration between The Council of Textile & Fashion, The Australian Government /AusIndustry, and TFIA members Kangan Institute. For those of you new to the Hub, or looking to see how their services can benefit your business - here is an outline of what is on offer...

TFIA Training Network | Upcoming Workshops

TFIA Training Network | Upcoming Workshops

We've got some amazing industry focused, intensive workshops lined up over the next few months with leading textile experts Carolina Quintero and Gido Theilig! Don't miss out on this opportunity to up-skill and refresh your knowledge...

Industry News | The Baptist World Aid Australian Fashion Report 2016

Industry News | The Baptist World Aid Australian Fashion Report 2016

The Baptist World Aid Australia​ 2016 Australian Fashion Report is out and whilst companies have significantly improved since 2013 in knowledge of their suppliers, there is still a long way for our Industry to go...

Industry Event | B2BEXPO 2016 Free Seminar Sessions

Industry Event | B2BEXPO 2016 Free Seminar Sessions

TFIA invites you to join us for a free Industry Seminar as part of this month's B2BEXPO 2016. The Free Seminar Program (27th-28th of April) includes a panel discussion with TFIA's David Giles-Kaye and Geerish Bucktowonsing, General Manger at Mauritius Enterprise...

TFIA Member Spotlight | The Academy of Design Australia

TFIA Member Spotlight | The Academy of Design Australia

We'd like to bring to your attention TFIA Member's the Academy of Design Australia and their recent event with VAMFF's Cultural Program: Electronica! The project saw 13 designers from the Academy, work closely with the IEEE-Women in Engineering group to create designs that showcased a range of lighting effects, transforming the look of the garments and event space alike. The amazing display demonstrated an exciting collaboration between fashion design and engineering...

Member Spotlight | Jeanswest Homespun

Member Spotlight | Jeanswest Homespun

Last month TFIA Members Jeanswest cemented their commitment to traceability with their new Homespun collection of 100% Australian designed, sourced and made menswear. The collection just goes to show the collective potential of our local industry! Australian makers involved in the project included; Rossi Boots, ABMT Textiles, OCC Apparel, Vince Clothing, LMB Knitwear and Loop Leather Co. The range is also ethically accredited by ECA...

Managing Water in the Fashion Industry Supply Chain

Managing Water in the Fashion Industry Supply Chain

TFIA would like to bring to your attention Water Stewardship Australia and the role they are playing in managing water in the Fashion Industry Supply Chain. To guide you through we have Michael Spencer, Chair Alliance for Water Stewardship, who has kindly put together the following overview.

Industry Event | The Australian Lifestyle Expo Info Session

Industry Event | The Australian Lifestyle Expo Info Session

Join the TFIA and The Australian Lifestyle Expo to discuss the Chinese market, opportunities for Australian companies and the platform The Australian Lifestyle Expo (Shanghai) can provide for your business!

RECAP | The China Fashion & Retail Forum

RECAP | The China Fashion & Retail Forum

Last month the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and the Australia China Fashion Alliance (ACFA) hosted the China Fashion & Retail Forum in Sydney at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science (Powerhouse). The full day Forum was the first major event in Australia dedicated to helping the Australian Fashion and Retail industry access the China market. Industry speakers included TFIA’s own Dave Giles-Kaye and Editor of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung.

TFIA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Vincent LI

TFIA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Vincent LI

We'd like to introduce you to TFIA Member VINCENT LI, an emerging menswear label designed and made here in Melbourne. The label plays on an exquisite juxtaposition of textures and materials and is known to make reference to East Asian aesthetics and philosophies.

TFIA SEMINAR | Getting Your Executive & Salaried Staff Pay Right

TFIA SEMINAR | Getting Your Executive & Salaried Staff Pay Right

The TFIA Training Network is teaming up with the Korn Ferry Hay Group to present a valuable seminar on: Getting your executive and salaried staff pay right – to align with your profitability. Join us for this engaging industry seminar with leading experts Trevor Warden and Gautam Sethi.

TFIA SEMINAR | Why Speed to Market Matters

TFIA SEMINAR | Why Speed to Market Matters

Edward Gribbin, President of Alvanon, the global apparel business experts, will be our guest speaker for the afternoon. Edward will be talking 'Why Speed to Market Matters'. In light of recent topical discussions of rethinking the fashion calendar, speed and efficiency in the product development cycle are crucial to the equation.

Integral-T | Introduction Session to New Product Development Tools

Integral-T | Introduction Session to New Product Development Tools

Our friends over at Integral-T & Architects in Apparel are holding an Introduction Session to New Product Development Tools!

NSW Business Chamber | Manufacturing Workshops

NSW Business Chamber | Manufacturing Workshops

Are you a manufacturing business and wanting to grow your business in 2016? The TFIA would like to invite you to the NSW Business Chamber's Manufacturing Workshops!

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.

MEET OUR TEXTILE SPECIALIST CAROLINA QUINTERO!

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.

THE TEXTILE WORKSHOPS | WHAT TO EXPECT

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 info@tfia.com.au

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates!

The TFIA Training Network | Gido Theilig

The TFIA Training Network | Gido Theilig

Introducing Gido Theilig who be running the TFIA Training Network's Leather Workshops. With 26 years experience in the leather industry, Gido will take you through all you need to know on leather types, production and manufacturing processes and finishes. The workshops will cover the leather making process from the rawhide through to the finished product.

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Stephanie Jones

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Stephanie Jones

Introducing Stephanie Jones, our youngest TFIA Member! At only 15 years old, this girl is definitely one to watch. Brimming with passion, her excitement for the industry is contagious.

"I am a girl in a hurry to crack the world of fashion, my goal is to have my name and label up in lights alongside Chanel and Jimmy Choo." Stephanie Jones

Stephanie already runs her own label called Stelle Di Notte featuring children's wear, soon set to expand into flower-girl dresses and bridal wear. Her first range, Holy Communion Dresses, and more of the Stelle Di Notte label can be seen here!  

stelle di notte

Having recently completed year 10 at Chisholm Catholic College, Stephanie is also studying The Business of Fashion Course part time at TAFE with a focus on learning how to run her own business. Her achievements to date include representing her school at the Australian Apex Teenage Fashion Awards for the last two years, the first year of which she was the youngest designer.

More recently, Stephanie also ran her own fashion parade fundraiser. The event took place in the Perth CBD, exposing her creations to a wider audience and building her presence in the local industry. So what does this young designer have planned next?

"In the future I am planning to study fashion in university, leading me internationally to places like New York which is my dream."

The TFIA looks forward to working with Stephanie and supporting her journey through the industry. Want to keep updated? You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook or contact her at stelledinotte7@gmail.com

Thanks for Reading!

TFIA Guest Blogger | Trusted Clothes

TFIA Guest Blogger | Trusted Clothes

The TFIA would like you to meet Trusted Clothes, who will be guest blogging over the coming months to keep you updated on all things ethical and sustainable across the global Fashion and Textile industry! This week Trusted Clothes founder, Shannon, tells us what the company is all about and what brought Trusted Clothes to life...