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Member Spotlight | Manufacture My Product

Member Spotlight | Manufacture My Product

Are you an established label looking into sourcing in China? Have your product tech pack ready to go but just need the right manufacturer? Ahead of next week's International Sourcing Expo, we caught up with Catie Mars, Director of Manufacture My Product. The Australian based business assists 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. 

 

Victorian Fashion Survey

Victorian Fashion Survey

Creative Victoria are undertaking the first comprehensive survey into Victoria’s fashion industry, if you work in fashion or a related industry then they want to hear from you! The more they know about the industry – the better they can support it.

Gateway to Industry Schools Project (GISP)

Gateway to Industry Schools Project (GISP)

GISP is seeking expressions of interest from QLD manufacturers in Fashion & Textiles. So often we hear about skills shortages in industry, about our ageing workforce and the threat of no new workers stepping up to fill these spaces. GISP is an exciting new project for QLD that will assist in building awareness and pathways into our industry for current high school students.

Mauritius | Your New Reliable Sourcing Partner

Mauritius | Your New Reliable Sourcing Partner

Find out what Mauritius has to offer! Earning a good name as a reliable sourcing destination for textile and apparel, for the past 40 years Mauritian exporters have been exporting to leading customers from the USA, UK, France and South Africa. Their expertise in the sector, ability to contribute to the development of collections and adherence to International norms distinguish Mauritius from competitive apparel manufacturing countries. Mauritius has been exporting principally, T Shirts, shirts, denim, knitwear, beachwear and lingerie. Today, Mauritius manufactures for leading buyers worldwide including Woolworths, Marks & Spencer, Levis, Arcadia Group and Orchestra. 

TFIA Guest Blogger | Paul Castro - Out of Mind

TFIA Guest Blogger | Paul Castro - Out of Mind

This week, guest blogger Paul Castro takes us through how better environmental performance can positively effect the bottom line!

Fashion manufacturing is a major cause of environmental degradation. Most first world companies manufacture overseas in order to save money. The resulting pollution, being out of sight, is also out of mind.

But things are changing, for a very powerful reason. Profit! Companies are starting to realise that better environmental performance can positively affect the bottom line.

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Clean by Design’, for example, is a program created in the USA by the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council). Its goal is to reduce the environmental impact of textile manufacturing in developing countries, by implementing a ‘green supply chain’.

In order to execute this efficiency management program, the NRDC developed 10 Best Practices for Textile Mills to Save Money and Reduce Pollution. These best practices are divided across three main areas: Water (e.g.: reuse of cooling or process water), Energy (e.g.: recover heat from hot rinse water) and Electricity (e.g.: optimize compressed air system).

The program focuses on textile dyeing and finishing in over 50 mills around the world. Improvements in efficiency are “high impact, low-cost, profitable, with a short payback period of usually less than a year”.

The bottom line results? Savings on average of U$ 440,000 and up to U$3.5 million for the top mill, in the first year.

Linda Greer, director of NRDC’s health and environment program states:

‘Every one of the textile mills that has participated in ‘Clean by Design’… improved its environmental performance and saved money’.

A fantastic way to save money, whilst protecting the environment.

MEET PAUL!

 
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Paul Castro is one of TFIA's Student Members, and is currently undertaking his Masters in Fashion & Textile Design at RMIT University. Paul will be guest blogging for the TFIA over the coming months to keep you updated on issues of ethical and sustainable Fashion across the global supply chain. You can read more on Paul and his work HERE!

 

Thanks for reading!

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!