Introducing the Abel Collective! A Melbourne based business with a national reach and over twenty years experience in the retail space. Abel Collective offer end to end solutions in data insights, strategy development and execution.
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.
We’re excited to partner up with Moral Fairground — an organisation that promotes fair, ethical, and sustainable business practices — for their Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival happening on December 2 (Saturday) from 11am to 9pm at Federation Square. This is a fantastic opportunity for the best ethical brands to make their products available to an anticipated walk-thru crowd of 50,000 right in time for Christmas!
Get to know the second batch of CTF members that you'll find at Fashion Exposed Now (FEN) this August; Maude Studio, Only Merino, REMUSE, Siyona, and Kaliopi Eleni. The collaboration between CTF and FEN has seen us handpick a selection of labels from across the country to showcase their work at Australia's largest fashion trade event!
ALDI Australia introduced the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® in 2009 on their home textiles ensuring product safety for their customers. Now they bring the focus to a transparent supply chain, introducing their new MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® certified bath towels and bath sheets. They are the first retailer in Australia to bring the traceable textile label to their customers.
Get to know the second batch of CTF members that you'll find at Fashion Exposed Now (FEN) this August; Minnow Zola, Lois Hazel, Scott Benedictine, Cloth & Co, and Elvie & Leo. The collaboration between CTF and FEN has seen us handpick a selection of labels from across the country to showcase their work at Australia's largest fashion trade event!
Meet Paul Castro, the local designer giving surplus fashion items a new light. Since graduating from RMIT's Masters of Fashion Design program, Paul has gone on to be recognised at the iD International Emerging Design Award. We asked about his creative practice, designing sustainably, working with surplus stock and where he's headed next!
The International Sourcing Expo kicks off this month, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. As Industry partners of the event, we'll have a stand set up featuring several of our local members from across the Fashion & Textile value chain; Stephanie Henly, MTK Australia, Ugg Australia, NMBQ, Stewart & Heaton Clothing Co. and Sample Room. Be sure to register your free visitors pass and come say hi!
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...
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...
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...