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.
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.
Want improve your supply chain's environmental footprint and become more sustainable? Join the Council of Textile and Fashion for an engaging workshop on Water Stewardship in the Textile & Fashion Industry Supply Chain. This workshop is an opportunity to hear about water issues relevant to your supply chain, projects and activities currently underway, responses to water issues and how water stewardship can work with and benefit your business...
Introducing textile.training - a small team of committed individuals who are passionate about training, the local industry and the companies they work their magic on. Textile.training work closely with businesses in the TCF Industry to streamline training processes to be digitally based and more importantly; easier to implement & maintain. Tailored specifically to your business, textile.training are here to answer all of your training prayers!
The Council of Textile & Fashion's Training Network acts to fill the industry gaps and up-skill our TCF sector's capabilities. We offer a range of workshops, short courses, seminars and tailored training options for both businesses and individuals. See what events we have coming up for June and July along with our top Short Course picks from our members; The Textile & Fashion Hub and RMIT!
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.
The TFIA Training Network | Carolina Quintero
The TFIA Training Network is a one-stop shop for industry specific training needs. From individuals through to larger organisations, the TFIA Training Network offers TCF industry skill development with; accredited qualifications, customised fee for service training, vocational short courses, professional development workshops and seminars. With several amazing courses planned for the first quarter of 2016, here is your sneak peak as to what you can expect and an opportunity for you to register your interest!
First up, we'd like to introduce you to some of the industry experts who will be running the courses over the coming months.
MEET OUR TEXTILE SPECIALIST CAROLINA QUINTERO!
Following the completion of her studies in Textiles, Carolina has over 15 years’ experience in the fashion and textile industry in the areas of textile technology, innovation, product development and procurement.
Carolina began her career as buyer and moved into product development and R&D roles. She has worked at TFIA as Strategic Project Manager for the Textile & Fashion Hub and held the role of Innovation Manager at Pacific Brands' – The Work Wear Group.
Currently undertaking PhD studies at RMIT University, Carolina is working as a teacher and running her own business, providing services for the industry.
Her business, Fashion Within, offers customized consulting and training services in Fashion and Textiles technical areas to ensure improvements on the quality of the final product that will impact productivity and revenue.
- Training in technical areas: Fibers, fabrics, fashion and textile processes and finishes, product development, product specifications, labeling, etc.
- Advice on technological innovations and product development.
THE TEXTILE WORKSHOPS | WHAT TO EXPECT
Carolina will be sharing her expertise, running several textile workshops as part of the TFIA Training Network:
Textile Screen Printing | This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the screen printing process from techniques and methods through to inks and equipment, offering you the information upon which to build and improve the quality of your fashion and textile product. Hone your skills, learn new techniques, and keep up to date with the ever expanding world of textile screen printing. It is ideal training if you want to obtain a complete understanding of the concepts and practices of screen printing and how to translate them into a more profitable product. The course is particularly useful to those wanting to outsource screen printing services and ensure efficiency.
Overview of Fashion and Textiles for Product Managers | Covering fibres, fabrics, finishes and garment manufacturing. This course acts to provide a comprehensive understanding of Fashion and Textiles to compliment and expand upon your existing knowledge.
A Free Evening Short Session for TFIA Members Only | The evening short session will be FREE to TFIA Members. The 3-4 hour session will offer an overview of the fashion and textile basics, ideal for those new to the industry or wanting to refresh their existing knowledge. Bookings will be essential and places limited so be sure to keep an eye out for our updates and register your interest!
Sound like something you'd be interested in? We will be releasing confirmed dates soon but in the mean time you can register your interest for the Textile workshops by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates!
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.