News Update - January 2010
TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, March 2010
Calling for any fashion, jewellery or accessory designers who may be interested in showcasing their Spring/Summer Collections in March. The event is well supported by an international audience and provides participating designers a global platform for both media and sales exposure. Ask for participation guidelines and event costs. For a Designer Information pack contact Sylma Cabrera email@example.com
NEW YORK COUTURE FASHION WEEK FW 10/11 - February 12-14th 2010
Thanks to special the partnership between the magazine "BOOK MODA" & "NY COUTURE FASHION WEEK", 5 designers/Couturiers will benefit of the unique possibility to have a Fashion show in NEW YORK, at a very interesting & affordable budget (impossible to obtain if organized independently!); a great benefit for entering the "higher niche" of the USA market. www.bookmoda.com - www.couturefashionweek.com Designers willing to apply: email BOOK MODA at firstname.lastname@example.org with "New York Couture Fashion Week" in the subject line for more information & details on the special term.
BLUEPRINT in Singapore, April 29th to May 1st 2010, in conjunction with the Audi Fashion Festival
Focused on promoting the best of Australasian fashion to the rest of the world and to provide exposure for the trendiest international fashion labels wanting to enter or further develop their brand in Asian markets. Australian fashion labels interested in participating: email applications ( Designer Profile, Photographic Look Book & Press Kit) to Blueprint Project Manager, Lewis James Wright: email@example.com
ACASPA TRADE EXPO on the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines Resort - 29-31 May 2010
Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. Contact Ana Drougas, Australian Canvas and Synthetic Products Association, 1300 555 787 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.acaspa.com.au
WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:
Interfiliere Paris – 23-25 January – www.interfiliere.com
HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com
Interfiliere Paris – 4-6 September – www.interfiliere.com
Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 19-20 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com
TCF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM provides grants to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses
is specifically aimed at TCF small businesses unable to receive assistance under the TCF (SIP) Scheme or the TCF Post-2005 (SIP) Scheme. It is competitive and merit-based with a maximum grant of $50,000 provided to each successful project. Funding of $2.5 million is available per year over a ten year period, commencing in 2006/07. Applications close on Friday 26 February 2010 at 5.00pm. For more information contact AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or email email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL FASHION CONFERENCE HEADS TO PERTH
Carol Hanlon, Founding Manager of TCFWA, Designedge Fashion Incubator and Belmont BEC is delighted to announce that the 3rd International Conference of Fashion Incubators will be held in Perth, September 2011 during the staging of Perth Fashion Festival.
The International Conference will offer new opportunities for fashion business educators and fashion trade events from around the globe to network, discuss best practice and expand global designer marketing and promotional opportunities. The event will also launch an International Fashion Incubator Organisation that will form strategic alliances, share networks and develop new opportunities for Fashion Incubators and its designer members. Download the Flyer – Read the Media Release
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL LACE AWARD: LOVE LACE
The award seeks to challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multi media. The work must be original and reflect the artist’s identity and cultural origins. The overall winner will be presented with $20,000 and there are five other prizes of $4,000 including an Australian and New Zealand student prize. Finalists’ work will be displayed in an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney from July/August 2011. Contact: www.powerhousemuseum.com/lace/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN (MAD) in New York: display your of Australian Products at the Museum's Gift Store
The Store at MAD attracts large numbers of shoppers due to its Museum audience and its proximity to major New York attractions such as Central Park, the Time Warner Centre and being located on one of the major transportation hubs in the city. The timing of the event is May 2010 for a period of 3 weeks.
Companies interested in participating in this showcase should apply online via the link: www.austrade.gov.au/MADNY
SMART NEWS – IP AUSTRALIA: IP ENFORCEMENT AND CUSTOMS
Owners of intellectual property rights can choose to protect their IP by lodging documents requesting that Customs and Border Protection seize infringing goods at the border. Customs and Border Protection officers in Fremantle recently stopped more than 10,000 counterfeit Tiffany & Co. items from reaching the local market in Perth and being sold to unsuspecting consumers. In total 10,778 counterfeit items were seized. For more information see IP Australia's website or visit customs.gov.au to see how they can help you to protect your IP.
BUYING AUSTRALIAN AT HOME AND ABROAD
All new contracts over $20 million put out to tender will require the inclusion of an approved Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plan with any bid – setting out how suppliers will give SMEs full, fair and reasonable opportunity to supply goods and services. More information: www.aip.gov.au
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Carol, Sarita, Clarisse and the team