Manufacturing

SOURCING EXPO | JOIN AFC AT STAND E39

SOURCING EXPO | JOIN AFC AT STAND E39

IT'S BACK! Returning to Melbourne this November 20-22 2018, the International Sourcing Expo brings the world to you. The Australian Fashion Council will be in amongst the action at Stand E39!

Alvanon's 'The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry' 2018 Report

Alvanon's 'The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry' 2018 Report

Alvanon’s global survey highlights an unprecedented skills crisis in the fashion industry, with 62% of respondents struggling to fill skilled roles. The report data reveals a ‘war for talent’ across the supply chain, with big fashion retailers, brands, manufacturers and vendors, facing a shortage of workers with key, specialised skills… Do you agree?

Meet | Nicki Colls

Meet | Nicki Colls

Ahead of the upcoming Festival of Natural Dyes, we caught up with Fibreshed Melbourne co-founder Nicki Colls, to talk through festival highlights and her work in building networks across our local supply chain.

Recap | AFC x ECA Afternoon Session

Recap | AFC x ECA Afternoon Session

A big thank you to designer Bianca Spender, Kate Bielenberg (Cue), Melinda Tually (Ndless) and Angela Bell (ECA) for taking part in an engaging conversation on ethical practice and local manufacturing at our Sydney Afternoon Session earlier this week! For those who couldn't make it along to the session, here is a quick recap...

JOIN US AT MELBOURNE RETAIL FESTIVAL

JOIN US AT MELBOURNE RETAIL FESTIVAL

We'll be hosting an AFC Stand at this year's Melbourne Retail Festival, from Wednesday 28th - Thursday 29th, at The Australian Events Centre. The premium fashion trade event will host 150+ fashion, accessory and footwear brands showcasing their latest collections, along with a free series of retail business workshops and seminars. 

Come by Stands 3-6, have a chat to the AFC team about our programs and get to know a handful of our incredible members that will be joining us, including; Artisans of Fashion, Sample Room, Dean World Cargo, Full Circle Fibres, Fashion Equipped, Ethical Sourcing Agency, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) and SURFACE 1°22!

Hong Kong Fashion Access

HONG KONG FASHION ACCESS | 14-16 MARCH

 

Hong Kong Fashion Access is offering AFC members an opportunity to be a part of the Hosted Buyer Programme at the Hong Kong Fashion Access, Cashmere World and APLF – Leather & Materials Trade Fair.

If you're looking for manufacturers and suppliers in Asia, this is a fantastic opportunity to go and check them out. There are only three spots available!

The successful applicant will receive;

1.    Round Trip Air Ticket & 2 nights at a 4 star hotel.

2.    Exclusive Networking Event.

3.    Personalised Business Matching to source new products and suppliers.

4.    Complimentary entry to fashion industry seminars and conferences held during the 3-day event.

5.    Privileged access to the VIP buyer lounge with complimentary refreshments.

 

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If you have any questions please email info@aplf.com

The Pattern Making Class

The Pattern Making Class

Get ready Melbourne, it’s time to create! CTF Members Glen Rollason and Scott Bowring of RB Patterns have newly launched The Pattern Making Class, created to cater for the overwhelming demand of individuals asking for private tuition...

BOX HILL INSTITUTE RESEARCH PROJECT

BOX HILL INSTITUTE RESEARCH PROJECT

During the year, we were lucky to work with several Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising students from Box Hill Institute on an industry research project around the local supply chain. We thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce you to some of them; Annabelle Bailes, Jessica Araujo, Krystal Bouterakos, Tiarn Barrett and Sarah Moran. The research? The project was around mapping the local textile and fashion supply chain capabilities in Australia, and devising an online platform for the industry to access.

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. 

 

Connections Business Matching Program at ISE2017!

Connections Business Matching Program at ISE2017!

Visiting this year's International Sourcing Expo Australia (ISEA) and want to make the most of your time? Well you are in luck. The folks at ISEA have newly launched their 'Connections Business Matching Program' placing you directly in touch with businesses in YOUR area of interest.

JOIN CTF AT STAND F12

JOIN CTF AT STAND F12

IT'S BACK! Returning to Sydney this November 14-16 2017, the International Sourcing Expo brings the world to you. The Council of Textile & Fashion will be in amongst the action at Stand F12!Stop by and have a chat to one of the CTF team about our programs, and get to know some of our members at the expo, with unique consultations available from: Manufacture My Product (Stand G17), Sample Room, Citizen Wolf, The Fashion Futurist, APN Performance Testing, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Brauz, Travelshopa, Technical Fabric Services Australia and Fashion Equipped (Stand B09).

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.

International Sourcing Expo 2017!

International Sourcing Expo 2017!

It's Back! Returning to Sydney from Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 November 2017, the International Sourcing Expo Australia brings the world to you.

Makers Meeting | NMBQ & TOPKNIT

Makers Meeting | NMBQ & TOPKNIT

Last month we had another Makers Meeting, this time with local knitters Topknit and CMT/Screen-printers NMBQ! Thanks to the CTF members who joined us and for both NMBQ and Topknit for opening their factory doors. Take a peek at some of the action!

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.

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®

Want to ensure your leather goods are free from harmful substances? The Leather Standard from OEKO-TEX allows manufacturers and sellers of leather articles to visibly and transparently document their product stewardship, and provides consumers with a reliable tool to support their buying decisions.

Member Spotlight | Full Circle Fibres

Member Spotlight | Full Circle Fibres

Meet Full Circle Fibres, the Queensland based business founded by Meriel Chamberlin. Full Circle Fibres is all about connecting the links from grower to user, respecting the source and the stages along the way as gently and carefully as possible.

Jeanswest Showcase Local Designers & Industry

Jeanswest Showcase Local Designers & Industry

Council of Textile & Fashion Members Jeanswest keep up their streak with the launch of their latest menswear collection, showcasing budding local designers and once again featuring 100% Australian designed and made product!

Jeanswest Publishes Factory Listings

Jeanswest Publishes Factory Listings

Jeanswest Publishes Factory Listing Confirming Its Commitment To Transparency In Manufacturing! Our members Jeanswest are kicking goals with their commitment to all the good things, namely transparency, ethics and the local industry. Earlier this year the team launched their #Homespun range which was made entirely in Australia and accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. Just this month they have also been recognised on Oxfam’s ‘Nice’ list, and, published their factory listings of business partners across China, Australia, Vietnam and India…

Join CTF at the International Sourcing Expo!

Join CTF at the International Sourcing Expo!

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!