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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.


Makers Meeting | Anlaby Station

Makers Meeting | Anlaby Station

The Australian Fashion Council and The Woolmark Company recently partnered together to take six Australian fashion labels on a memorable day trip to the historic wool growing property at Anlaby Station, as part of the AFC’s Makers Meeting series.


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.

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

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.

Member Spotlight | APN Performance Testing

Member Spotlight | APN Performance Testing

Looking for performance testing and advice? Get to know CTF Members Aparna and Pinakin from APN Performance Testing. APN Performance Testing is an independent testing services provider, helping businesses choose the correct test protocol, arrange to conduct testing and provide interpretation of test results. From assistance with care labelling through to evaluation tests on textiles, clothing, personal protective equipment, leather, footwear and allied products. 

Member Spotlight | SURFACE 1°22

Member Spotlight | SURFACE 1°22

Meet Emily Wills, freelance textile designer and founder of Melbourne based SURFACE 1°22. The multifaceted enterprise creates bold surface pattern designs that are available for purchase or for licensing and also runs workshops and short courses in surface pattern design. Collaborating with fashion brands around the globe, SURFACE 1°22’s print designs have featured in swim, resort and active-wear collections globally.

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!

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.

Member Spotlight | Bruck Textiles

Member Spotlight | Bruck Textiles

Developing quality fabrics since 1946, the privately owned Australian company is a leading innovator in technical textiles and protective, performance fabrics. Bruck play an important role in the Australian supply chain with capabilities ranging from weaving, dye and print technologies, through to collaborative developments in infrared surveillance.

Member Spotlight | ABMT

Member Spotlight | ABMT

We'd like to introduce you to the amazing team at ABMT Textiles. Operating out of Melbourne since 1998, ABMT have fast become global leaders in sustainable performance & fashion textiles, manufacturing knitted fabrics for the likes of Under Armour, Arc’teryx, Adidas, Kookai, Energetiks and Jeanswest!

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!

On the Directory | Fashion Within

On the Directory | Fashion Within

The TFIA Directory allows individuals and businesses alike to search capabilities across the Australian TCF supply chain. This week we'd like to draw your attention to Fashion Within, who offer training and consulting services to the Fashion & Textile Industry. Operating out of Melbourne, Fashion Within's founder Carolina Quintero is no stranger to many of you - having recently run some industry workshops with TFIA!

Guest Blog | Trusted Clothes on Sustainable Textiles

Guest Blog | Trusted Clothes on Sustainable Textiles

Navigating the minefield of sustainable textiles is a tricky business. This week, our guest bloggers Trusted Clothes have tackled the issue, and presented an overview for designers wanting to choose more sustainable textiles - 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly'...

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...

TFIA Training Network | Upcoming Workshops

TFIA Training Network | Upcoming Workshops

We've got some amazing industry focused, intensive workshops lined up over the next few months with leading textile experts Carolina Quintero and Gido Theilig! Don't miss out on this opportunity to up-skill and refresh your knowledge...

TFIA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | RMIT Textile Testing Services

TFIA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | RMIT Textile Testing Services

TFIA would like you to bring to your attention an amazing industry resource - RMIT's Textile Testing Services - being offered by TFIA Members RMIT University here in Melbourne. As a NATA accredited, independent laboratory, RMIT Textile Testing Services provides professional, independent and certified assessment of textiles.

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Stephanie Jones

TFIA Student Member Spotlight | Stephanie Jones

Introducing Stephanie Jones, our youngest TFIA Member! At only 15 years old, this girl is definitely one to watch. Brimming with passion, her excitement for the industry is contagious.

"I am a girl in a hurry to crack the world of fashion, my goal is to have my name and label up in lights alongside Chanel and Jimmy Choo." Stephanie Jones

Stephanie already runs her own label called Stelle Di Notte featuring children's wear, soon set to expand into flower-girl dresses and bridal wear. Her first range, Holy Communion Dresses, and more of the Stelle Di Notte label can be seen here!  

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Having recently completed year 10 at Chisholm Catholic College, Stephanie is also studying The Business of Fashion Course part time at TAFE with a focus on learning how to run her own business. Her achievements to date include representing her school at the Australian Apex Teenage Fashion Awards for the last two years, the first year of which she was the youngest designer.

More recently, Stephanie also ran her own fashion parade fundraiser. The event took place in the Perth CBD, exposing her creations to a wider audience and building her presence in the local industry. So what does this young designer have planned next?

"In the future I am planning to study fashion in university, leading me internationally to places like New York which is my dream."

The TFIA looks forward to working with Stephanie and supporting her journey through the industry. Want to keep updated? You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook or contact her at stelledinotte7@gmail.com

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