Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia

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 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.

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

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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...

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Paul Castro

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Paul Castro

Introducing TFIA Member Paul Castro! Paul is among the first batch of students undertaking the new Masters of Fashion (Design) program at RMIT. With incredible talent and a dedication to sustainable design you need to keep an eye on this one!

Industry Update | Ban on In-bound Air-freight From Bangladesh

Industry Update | Ban on In-bound Air-freight From Bangladesh

The Australian Government has imposed prohibitions on all air cargo that has arisen from Bangladesh. This came into force on the 19th Dec 2015 and will remain in place for the foreseeable future.