News Update - November 2011
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 email@example.com.
My Business Incubator - Small Business Natural Disaster Assistance Project
If you or a small business that you know has been ‘directly’ or ‘indirectly’ affected by Natural Disasters since October 2010 contact Belmont BEC as they may be eligible for Free Webinars & Free Business Support. Register online at www.mybusinessincubator.com.au
Commonwealth Business Women
One of the outcomes of the Commonwealth Business Forum has been formation of the ‘Commonwealth Business Women’, which was initiated by the Commonwealth Business Council, BPW International and British Association of Women Entrepreneurs. This new group will assist in developing further business opportunities for women in business within 54 commonwealth countries. Further info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors
Opportunities exist for women owned businesses to supply goods and services to multinational Fortune 500 companies. TCF Global was represented at the Global Forum Business Matching Forum, Chongqing, China. This International Trade Centre, WeConnect program is also supported by BPW International. TCF (textiles & apparel are one of the six industry areas of focus. Carol Hanlon met with the buyers of Wallmart to discuss ongoing opportunities. Further information and register your interest in Sourcing from Women Vendors program email email@example.com.
Karachi Fashion Week, Pakistan
Great opportunities exist for fashion retailers to source new design talent from Pakistan! International Fashion Consultant Margaret Farrell led a group of Industry & fashion buyers to attend Karachi Fashion Week in October including TCF Global & designedge CEO Carol Hanlon. Carol outlines “the hospitality extended to the internationals attending the event was fantastic, the high level of design talent was also impressive and additional opportunities to source cotton textiles apparel and homewares manufacture is huge as Pakistan is one of the major textile producing countries in the world.” Further info to link with Pakistan designers and manufactures contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact email@example.com.
Trends @ My Fashion Incubator
THE BRAND NEW INDIAN CONSUMER: In this report Stylesight investigates an emerging group of young, enterprising, optimistic and confident Indian consumers. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCFWA loves: ‘Circles of Hope’ Design Contest
Emerging designers will see their design printed on a 100% organic Fairtrade certified t-shirt, produced by People Tree Fair Trade groups to celebrate and support the global unity of The Olympics in 2012. If you are an established brand that would like to launch a similar competition for Emerging Designers, please contact email@example.com.
The Fashion Design Manual 2
Now available at TCFWA for $85 (+handling fees). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You A Manufacturer looking for new Clients ?
Please submit your product specialisation,, services and CMT expertise to email@example.com.
Send us your News
TCF AUSTRALIA members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our TCFWA or TCF Australia newsletters email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at email@example.com
07/11/2011 Understanding Freight Logistics Importing/Exporting
07/11/2011 Protect your Business from Disaster
08/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business
08/11/2011 Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection
08/11/2011 E-Commerce & Building Online Customer Databases
09/11/2011 Ways to Grow your Business
09/11/2011 Keeping your Customers in Difficult Times
09/11/2011 Managing your Online Presence
14/11/2011 Buying or Selling a Small Business
14/11/2011 Business Planning
15/11/2011 TCF Industry Environmental Sustainability
15/11/2011 Marketing for Small Fashion Business
15/11/2011 How to Brief your Website Developer
16/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business
16/11/2011 Marketing for Small Business
17/11/2011 Fair Work
21/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business
21/11/2011 How to write a Tender or Grant Submission
22/11/2011 Importing & Exporting
22/11/2011 Media Strategy: Using Online Tools
22/11/2011 Creating an Online Shop
23/11/2011 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
24/11/2011 Starting a Fashion Label
24/11/2011 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
24/11/2011 Linking with Retailers and Agents
28/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business
29/11/2011 SEO & Google Adwords
30/11/2011 Protect your Business from Disaster
30/11/2011 Social Media: LinkedIn/Twitter
For a full list of upcoming events in November visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 08 9479 3777
All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS
Miami Beach International Bridal Week, 26-27 November
See the world's leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami, Florida. For more information contact email@example.com.
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2011, 29 February - 2 March 2012
Like to join TCF Australia Sourcing Textile Mission and receive VIP Buyer privileges? The China International Trade Fair for Home Textiles and Accessories Spring Edition is due to take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Pudong, Shanghai, China from 29 February - 2 March 2012. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012
The dates for the Miami Beach International Fashion Week have been announced. For further information visit www.MiamiFashionWeek.com.
Would you like a free website?
With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online, contact us at email@example.com to get find out how you could get a free website.
Have you submitted your EMDG application?
The 30 November 2011 application deadline for the 2010-11 round of Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) is fast approaching. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter & World Boutique, Hong Kong - 16-19 January 2012
In 2011, the Hong Kong Fashion Week housed over 1,700 exhibitors from around the world and attracted the attendance of over 21,000 international buyers. Don't miss this opportunity and join our Buying Mission! Eligible 1st time buyers can get VIP Pass, Hotel Sponsorship or Travel Reimbursement, Free admission badge, Invitations to official functions, Benefit Coupons Booklet. For more info contact email@example.com.
INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 19-21 January 2012
Join TCFWA Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers. 48th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. For applications contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Fashion Incubator 2012-2013 Designers in Residence Application Due November 8, 2011
Just a reminder to emerging designers, the CFI Designers in Residence Application submission date is nearing! Applications must be in by November 8, 2011. In case of questions or concerns, please feel free to view details on the website: www.chicagofashionincubator.org/apply.html.
Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice and the team