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How to bring consumers back to the stores?
From the new ideas received to attract customers back to the stores, Service provider Chargebar has today released a free iPhone app allowing consumers to locate the nearest retail venue to recharge their phone or tablet battery. Chargebars are free-to-use phone and tablet battery chargers that can be installed in shops, anther smart way to attract customers. For more retail tips, contact Clarisse.
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Small Business Superannuation Clearing House
The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House is a free online superannuation payments service that helps small businesses with 19 or less employees meet their superannuation guarantee obligations. Read More
The WGSN Global Fashion Awards are BACK!
Honouring fashion's most inspirational individuals and businesses, the awards are a celebration of excellence and innovation in the fashion industry on a truly global scale. The WGSN Global Fashion Awards focuses exclusively on outstanding design across apparel, accessories, retail and e-tail. Entry Deadline: Friday 17th August. Contact Clarisse for more info
ACCC releases latest report on small business activities
The ACCC report: Small Business, franchising and industry codes January-June 2012 is available on the ACCC website
Trends@ My Fashion Incubator
PROMOSTYL TRENDLAB reports on the Linen trend.
Read their report to understand why, how and where this ancient fabric becomes the fabric of the future. Also featuring two great videos for any designer who wants to know more about linen before making any sourcing choices? To Read more, contact Clarisse
Trends@ My Green Incubator
NICE reports on Reduce & reuse in focus
The outskirts of Copenhagen were the setting for a seminar and workshop with “Reuse of textiles - how do we proceed?” as the main theme, hosted by the Innovation network for Environmental Technology in Denmark. You can read more about this and a completely new recycling mill for fibers being set up in Sweden. Contact Clarisse to get a copy of the report
Do you want to showcase your Green ECO Designs?
TCF Australia and Interstoff Asia Essential - Hong Kong - are searching for TWO AUSTRALIAN ECO FASHION DESIGNERS
Who will showcase four fashion ECO outfits* each at the Designer Studio, 3-5th October, 2012 - Sponsored Airfares & Accommodation provided - Contact us to Apply
Taipei IN Style invite you to showcase your collection
TCF Australia and Taipei IN Style are searching for TWO AUSTRALIAN FASHION DESIGNERS willing to showcase their label at Taipei IN Style, 16-18 Oct. Exhibition Booth and Accommodation sponsorship available. Contact us to Apply
World Fashion Week upcoming events
World Fashion Week® serves as the global voice of Fashion, as “Olympic Style” platform for the national fashion industries around the world:
- Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2012, Africa - 30 Aug- 1 Sept
- ASEAN Fashion Week 2012, Malaysia - 10-16 September
- Lahore Fashion Week 2012, Pakistan - 3-6 October
- Central Asia Fashion Week 2012 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - 15-21 October
- Nigeria Fashion Week 2012, Africa - 8-10 November
- Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, Bahamas - November 2012
- Ghana Fashion Festival, Africa - 14-17 November
- Cameroon Fashion Week, Africa - 13-16 December
If you want to attend, support or promote any of those events, please contact Carol
Preparing to Sell to China?
Practical business guides on one of the world's most exciting markets compiled by the HKTDC Research team are now available (USD26 each): Guide to Selling in China and Profiles of Mainland Cities as Key Consumer Markets. Contact us to know how to buy this report
Bloggers & Designers: Get ready to post great videos of your next Fashion shows
MultiMediaMakers present a new workshop for business owners: learn the basics of video capturing, create the right shots, use your iPhone as a HD camcorder, get high quality audio to capture lectures and events, and edit your story and post it to your own YouTube channel. Also, you can learn how to use various formats to make your story more interesting. For more contact Clarisse
'Live' Webinars - Online Training from your office or home
Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!
07 Aug Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow
07 Aug Cloud Computing
08 Aug How to Start a Small Business
08 Aug Google Tools
14 Aug Ways to Grow Your Business
14 Aug Marketing for Small Fashion Business
14 Aug Creating an Online Shop
15 Aug Business Planning Simplified
15 Aug Email Marketing Campaign
16 Aug Starting a Fashion Label
16 Aug Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
16 Aug How to Develop a Specification Sheet for the Fashion Industry
16 Aug Linking with Retailers and Agents
21 Aug Importing & Exporting
21 Aug Media Strategy: Using Online Tools
21 Aug How to Brief your Website Developer
22 Aug Marketing for Small Business
22 Aug Understanding contracts
22 Aug Managing your Online Presence
28 Aug Buying and Selling a Small Business
29 Aug Social Media: Facebook
30 Aug How To Prepare a Business for Sale
For a full list of upcoming events 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.
Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online
Buying Mission to intertextile SHANGHAI Apparel Fabrics, 22-25 October 2012
Looking to source new fashion and apparel fabrics from the largest apparel textile event in Asia with over 3,000 textile exhibitors? To Apply send your Company Profile or Designer Profile with full contact details to Clarisse
Buying Mission to Nigeria Fashion Week, 8-10 November
Nigeria Fashion Week 2012 will present the collection of 40 designers, 2 shows daily and an Exhibition showcasing textiles, accessories, jewelleries, shoes, bags etc. 4 night’s Accommodation Sponsorship available to eligible buyers. To Apply send your Buyer background with full contact details to Clarisse
OTHER TRADE EVENTS
Australia’s premier fashion buying event will be on show 26 - 28 August at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It is the most extensive fashion event on the Australian buying calendar with a diverse line-up of over 1500 local and international brands all under the one roof. Register Now
Sourcing at Magic, 20-23 August 2012, USA
MAGIC unites the international fashion community to forge relationships, share information and shop fashion unlike anywhere else in the industry. MAGIC showcases industry’s expansive selection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories brands, along with design resources, suppliers, service providers and tens of thousands of attendees from more than 80 countries—creating a hub of opportunity, innovation and inspiration. To know what this event would bring to your business contact Clarisse
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles - Autumn Edition, 28-30 August
China International Trade Fair for Home Textiles and Accessories
Ethical Fashion Show, Paris – 6-9 September
This show brings together designers who care about ethical fashion (human, economic and environmental aspects) and culture’s skills. For more info contact Clarisse
Interstoff Asia Essential - Autumn,Hong Kong, 3-5 October
The Home of Cutting-Edge Textiles
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 22-25 October
China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories
Yarn Expo Autumn, Shanghai, 22-24 October
China International Trade Fair for Fibres and Yarns
Cinte Techtextil China, Shanghai, 22-24 October
International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa October 24-28
Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?
Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to email@example.com
Looking for a Grant?
Find grants and funding information for your business on Business.gov.au
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