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International Sourcing Expo 2018 | A Recap

International Sourcing Expo 2018 | A Recap

Now firmly entrenched on the Australian apparel and fashion sourcing calendar, the 9th edition of the event, co-located with Footwear and Leather Show 3rd edition and China Clothing Textiles Accessories Expo 18th edition, attracted major brands and buyers from across Australia and New Zealand, and the broader region.


The MFW Student Award Finalists!

The MFW Student Award Finalists!

Get to know the finalists for this year’s Student Award at Melbourne Fashion Week; Hannah Berry, Lucy Broomhall, Navarone Johnson, Nigel Vogler! The award acknowledges the top five student collections which demonstrate excellence in research and development of fashion design, innovation, construction and potential to contribute to the future growth of the industry. We're thrilled to support the award alongside the City of Melbourne and búl.

The Melbourne Fashion Showcase | HK BoDW 2018

The Melbourne Fashion Showcase | HK BoDW 2018

The largest-ever international presentation of Victorian fashion is set to showcase in Hong Kong this December as part of Hong Kong Business of Design Week (HK BoDW), Asia’s premier design event! Running from the 1st-9th, the ‘Melbourne Fashion Showcase’ will see over 50 Victorian designers across three exhibitions and two showcases.

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

CTF & FEN 2017 PRESENT...

Meet some of the CTF Members that you'll find at FEN 2017 this coming August! The collaboration between CTF and FEN has seen us handpick a selection of labels from across the country to showcase their work at Fashion Exposed Now, Australia's largest fashion trade event!

MSFW 2016 | Industry Program

MSFW 2016 | Industry Program

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016 is almost here, and this year’s Industry program is looking particularly excellent. Presented by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the program includes the week-long Creative Collective Exhibition in Melbourne Town Hall, which will showcase the city’s diverse and inspiring independent designers, artists and retailers. The program also includes seven panel discussions. With topics ranging from Introduction to Runway Production to Technology for Fashion, each session features great speakers who will give invaluable insight into the fashion world...

Member Spotlight | MTK Australia

Member Spotlight | MTK Australia

What do luxury labels Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Dion Lee, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Zac Posen and Opening Ceremony have in common? They are all clients of Melbourne's own bespoke knitting mill MTK Australia! Servicing the local and international industry for the past 87 years, these Council of Textile and Fashion members are a testament to the quality and capability of our textile & fashion sectors!

New on the TFIA Directory | Next State

New on the TFIA Directory | Next State

Thank you to all the local Australian businesses who are getting involved and helping us update the TFIA Directory Resource! This month we'd like to introduce you to the legends at Next State - a digital textile printer specialising in stock service natural fabrics for the apparel and homewares industries. Geoff Spink and Chole Kerr of Next State opened the doors in 2014 and have since been working with their clientele to provide excellent quality printing at an affordable price with outstanding service...

Member Spotlight | UGG Australia

Member Spotlight | UGG Australia

We'd like to draw your attention to one of our amazing TFIA members: UGG Australia. Established in 1981, they have proudly been crafting an Australian icon for over 35 years, here in Melbourne. The Roman Tannery is the only sheepskin footwear tannery left in Australia and ensures the very best quality from sheep to boot. The team focus on an ecologically friendly tanning process, with techniques ever evolving through modern thinking and innovation. Their philosophy is born of a love for excellent quality and kept alive by the family’s passion for true honest craftsmanship.

TFIA Member Spotlight | The Gently Unfurling Sneak

TFIA Member Spotlight | The Gently Unfurling Sneak

TFIA would like you to meet the colourful duo that make up 'The Gently Unfurling Sneak'. The label operates out of their Melbourne studio, creating unique clothing and homewares with a focus on print design...

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 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!

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 | 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!