Start-Ups

Start Your Fashion Business!

Start Your Fashion Business!

Planning, launching and scaling a fashion business can be consuming, confusing and expensive. Coming up with an idea is the easy part, but building a business involves a strategy, a plan, and great connections. Fashion Equipped was founded with a single objective in mind – to expose the ‘blind spots’ business owners experience when starting their own fashion business.

AFC Curated | Back at MFW this September!

AFC Curated | Back at MFW this September!

18 AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS. 8 DAYS. Thanks to Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW), you can shop 18 Australian fashion labels from across the country, under the one roof for 8 days this September, marking the biggest AFC Curated event yet!

Lane Crawford | Winners Announced!

Lane Crawford | Winners Announced!

Lane Crawford, Asia’s iconic luxury department store, have proudly announced Tom Fereday Design as the winner of their Creative Call Out, alongside 12 other runner-ups, hand selected by a panel of judges in Sydney earlier this May.

Fashion Equipped's 'Start Your Fashion Business' Online Programme | April Intake

Fashion Equipped's 'Start Your Fashion Business' Online Programme | April Intake

Enrolments are now open for Fashion Equipped's third intake of their online programme for  fashion start-ups and emerging business.Fashion Equipped are offering an exclusive $500 discount to AFC Members, valid till April 20th 2018. Simply email info@ausfashioncouncil.com to receive your discount code!

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AFC CURATED

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AFC CURATED

Thanks to the support of Creative Victoria, and Director & Cinematographer Noel Smyth, we've got a series of 8 micro documentaries coming your way, giving a glimpse behind the scenes of Curated and the inner workings of some of the amazing local labels that are part of the program.

CURATED 2018!

CURATED 2018!

We're back for 2018 and we can't wait to share some exciting developments for the Curated program with you. From retail activations across Australia, to new Industry Partners and a host of new Labels joining the ranks...

EMOTION RESEARCH

EMOTION RESEARCH

This research focuses on how negative emotions may be alleviated through intelligent materials with the focus group being Creative Entrepreneurs in the Textile and Fashion industry in their early stages of their entrepreneurship. Having previously worked as a textile/graphic designer herself, Rashmita Bardalai, the PhD researcher at RMIT University, can empathise with some of the issues faced by creative entrepreneurs in this industry.

APPLY NOW FOR CURATED 2018!

APPLY NOW FOR CURATED 2018!

Are YOU an emerging label? Applications are NOW open for our 2018 intake for the Curated program and we want to hear from you! Join the ranks of Australia’s finest emerging labels and gain the support you need, as you grow your business.

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).

Crowdfunding for Fashion | CTF X Pozible

Crowdfunding for Fashion | CTF X Pozible

Have you heard? We've teamed up with the folks at Pozible, to bring you a crowdfunding platform specifically for the Australian textile & fashion industry. Thanks to everyone who made it out last week for the launch night and info session  at St. Collins Lane, and to Darren Brown from Pozible and Nessie Croft from local label Corepret for talking us though the crowdfunding basics.

FASHION EQUIPPED LAUNCHES ONLINE PROGRAMME & $10K MENTORING SCHOLARSHIP

FASHION EQUIPPED LAUNCHES ONLINE PROGRAMME & $10K MENTORING SCHOLARSHIP

CTF Members Fashion Equipped have launched their online programme for starting a fashion business, the first of it's kind, and a $10k mentoring scholarship!

Funding Opportunities with City of Melbourne

Funding Opportunities with City of Melbourne

Looking to host events in Melbourne next year? The City of Melbourne's Event Partnership Program (EPP) is now accepting applications for events in the first half of 2018. 

CEA'S Fashion Accelerator 2017

CEA'S Fashion Accelerator 2017

Looking to Accelerate Your Fashion Business in 2017? QUT's CEA Fashion Accelerator is a six-month program designed to equip early-stage fashion entrepreneurs with all the essentials required to execute and sustain a growing business.

Crowdfunding for Fashion

Crowdfunding for Fashion

Crowdfunding for Fashion by the guy who works at the crowdfunding platform. Eliot from Pozible talks us through crowdfunding basics for Fashion brands, from building your network of supporters through to utilising social media, it all starts with a good story...

Member Spotlight | Design Make Produce

Member Spotlight | Design Make Produce

A warm welcome to our newest members, Design Make Produce, who help anyone create and manufacture a fashion label. The team connect designers to ethical manufacturers in Australia and Asia, and are passionate about helping emerging fashion designers successfully get their garments to market in an affordable way. They provide end-to-end services in the fashion production supply chain from design, sourcing and manufacturer matchmaking through to production management.

Introducing | CEA's Fashion Accelerator Program

Introducing | CEA's Fashion Accelerator Program

Are you a start-up or emerging fashion brand looking for business support? We'd like to bring to your attention a great initiative from QUT's Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA), the Fashion Accelerator program! The program is Australia’s only fashion accelerator that supports fashion entrepreneurs, providing them with real-world knowledge and experience in a high-tech environment...