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News Update – November 2011

 

TCF Global 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 Global are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at info@tcfglobal.com

NEWS

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 carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com.

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 carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.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 carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfglobal.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 info@tcfglobal.com.

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 info@tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

Webinars

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

16/11/2011        Facebook 

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        Appointments

22/11/2011        Media Strategy: Using Online Tools

22/11/2011        Creating an Online Shop

23/11/2011        Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

23/11/2011        Blogging

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 (61) 8 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 info@tcfglobal.com.

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 info@tcfglobal.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 info@tcfglobal.com.

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

OPPORTUNITY

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 info@tcfglobal.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 info@tcfglobal.com.

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


Regards
Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Di and the team

www.belmontbec.com | www.designedge.net.au | www.tcfwa.com | www.tcfaustralia.com | www.tcfglobal.com

 

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News Update – August 2011

 

TCF Global 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 Global are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at info@tcfglobal.com

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

Le Cuir A Paris, 20-22 September 2011
The event focuses on the latest trends that are seen in the leather and fur sector. For sponsorship opportunities to showcase in Paris for February 2012 (free stand sponsorship for creative leather emerging designer) contact info@tcfglobal.com

Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors, Chongqing, China 26-30 September
Event for women traders to access multinational corporations that have developed supplier diversity programmes. The event will provide sales opportunities and opportunities in  global supply chains.  Five key sectors include Textiles & Apparel, IT, Coffee, Construction, Clean & Green.  BPW International is a partner alliance member and those wishing to gather further information can contact carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics China, 18-21 October
The China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories has increased in scale 30% from 2010, making it one of the world’s largest trade fairs of its type. For more information contact carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

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 info@tcfglobal.com

Miami Beach International Fashion Week, 21-24 March 2012
The dates for the Miami Beach International Fashion Week have just been announce for further information visit  www.MiamiFashionWeek.com

NEWS

VEDC and Fashion Business Incorporated, USA – Form Strategic Partnership
VEDC and the Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) have finalised a strategic partnership agreement of each organization to provide better small business training, assistance and loan programs to the California apparel industry and to businesses in the downtown Los Angeles area. Full article available online.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact info@tcfglobal.com

OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship Opportunities – 3rd International Fashion Incubator Conference, 11-13 Sept, Perth
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse at info@tcfglobal.com

Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) Presents MAGIC Launch Pad, Las Vegas,  22-24 August 2011
Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) in newly formed partnership with MAGIC International is offering ‘part sponsored’ exhibition space to new creative designers to feature at the MAGIC Launch Pad Expedition in Las Vegas. Contact info@tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

WEBINARS
17/08/11    How to write a Tender or Grant Submission
17/08/11    Make Customer Service your Competitive Edge
17/08/11    Create an IT Plan for your Business
18/08/11    Starting a Fashion Label
18/08/11    Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
18/08/11    Linking with Retailers and Agents
18/08/11    Intellectual Property
22/08/11    How to Start a Small Business
23/08/11    Importing & Exporting
23/08/11    Media Strategy : Using Online Tools
23/08/11    How to Brief your Website Developer
24/08/11    Business Planning
24/08/11    Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
24/08/11    Blogging
25/08/11    Recruit & Retain the Right Employees
29/08/11    Importing & Exporting Explained
30/08/11    Creating an Online Shop
31/08/11    Email Marketing Campaign

For a full list of upcoming event in August visit www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

DATABASE UPDATE

If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfglobal.com.

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News Update – July 2011

 

TCF Global 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 Global are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at info@tcfglobal.com

NEWS

TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSIONS
Our Buying Mission to the Hong Kong Fashion week, 4-7th July was a total success. Another Buying Mission was attending the 47th India International Garment Fair, the perfect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. For more information contact Clarisse.

IRISH NATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR NOW LAUNCHED
The goal of this new incubator is to provide talented Irish Fashion Designers with the support and information to succeed in a demanding market place. More info contact Clarisse.

WOOLMARK LAUNCHES THE WOOL LAB
The Woolmark Company has launched The Wool Lab, a seasonal guide to the most innovative, quality woollen fabrics and yarns, presented through the most inspiring fashion trends. For more information contact Clarisse.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@tcfglobal.com.

OPPORTUNITIES

DECORATION + DESIGN MELBOURNE – 21-24 July
This year Decoration + Design will feature an exclusive line-up of over 150 exhibitors with the latest interiors and soft furnishing products and designs from Australia and abroad. For more information contact Clarisse.

LIFE INSTYLE MELBOURNE – 4-7 August
Life Instyle’s boutique trade event delivers a mix of beautiful designer brands sourced from a diverse range of companies featuring homeware, giftware, lifestyle and kids products. For more information contact Clarisse.

FBI PRESENTS MAGIC LAUNCH PAD – USA 22-24 August
Launch Pad is a MAGIC sponsored platform created to incubator creative talent and provide to them a discounted opportunity to exposure their lines to retailers and the press. To find out what designers need to submit contact Clarisse.

LE CUIR A PARIS – 20-22 September
The event focuses on the latest trends that are seen in the leather and fur sector. For sponsorship opportunities to showcase in Paris (free stand sponsorship) contact Clarisse.

INTERTEXTILE SHANGHAI APPAREL FABRICS CHINA – 18-21 October
The China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories has increased in scale 30% from 2010, making it one of the world’s largest trade fairs of its type. For more information contact Clarisse.

MIAMI BEACH INTERNATIONAL BRIDAL WEEK – 26-27 November
Since 1999 Miami Beach International Fashion Week has introduced the world’s leading emerging and established fashion, jewellery and accessories designers to the market through press shows and exhibitions in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. For more information contact Clarisse.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 3rd INTERNATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR CONFERENCE, 11-13 SEPT, PERTH, Australia
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information.

CALENDAR

WEBINARS
18-Jul Grow Your Business the Best Way
18-Jul Marketing for Small Business
19-Jul Using Online Tools
20-Jul Create an IT Plan for your Business
21-Jul Starting a Fashion Label
21-Jul Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
21-Jul Linking with Retailers and Agents
21-Jul Working with a Web Developer
25-Jul Customer Service
26-Jul Importing & Exporting
27-Jul How to Start a Small Business
27-Jul How to write a Tender or Grant Submission
27-Jul Managing Online Presence
28-Jul Fair Work
28-Jul Email Marketing

For a full list of upcoming event in July visit www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

DATABASE UPDATE

If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfglobal.com.

 

Regards

Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Sharon and the team

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News Update – June 2011

 

TCF Global 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 Global are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at info@tcfglobal.com

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS

Join the TCF Global Buying Mission to HK – Accommodation Sponsorship Available & VIP Buyers Pass available for all buyers.  Advance registrations now open for 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for 1st time buyers, including free Hong Kong business matching. Applications email info@tcfglobal.com

INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, NEW DEHLI, 12-14 July
Join TCF Global Buying Mission to India – you may be eligible for Sponsorship of complimentary airfare & 4star Hotel accommodation for established buyers.  47th India International Garment Fair is the prefect show to source manufacturers and showcase women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. Applications contact info@tcfglobal.com

TISSU PREMIER, 15-16 June, Lille (France) International fabric and trim trade fair

PLAYTIME Paris, 2-4 July International Trade Show Dedicated to the Universes of Children, Junior and Maternity

Miami Beach International Bridal & Wedding Show, 26-27 November

NEWS

The Apparel Boot Camp: Lessons for Survival and Success in the Fashion Business, Los Angeles, USA – Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 – This no-holds barred course, The Apparel Boot Camp™, will help you to look at your company with a critical eye and see where you need to make changes in order to help the venture thrive.  Through a combination of lectures, group discussions, reading assignments, and Q & A sessions, course participants will look at a different aspect of the business each week and will be provided with techniques, strategies, and information that they can use to become more profitable, produce a better product, and sell more units. For more info contact Clarisse

OPPORTUNITIES

IRISH NATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR NOW LAUNCHED
It’s goal is to provide talented Irish Fashion Designers with the support and information to succeed in a demanding market place. More info on www.infi.ie or contact Clarisse

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 3rd INTERNATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR CONFERENCE, 11-13 SEPT, PERTH, Australia
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@tcfglobal.com

SEND US YOUR NEWS
TCF Global members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCF Global newsletters email info@tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

WEBINARS

08-Jun    How to Start a Small Business* 
08-Jun    Marketing for Small Fashion Business  
08-Jun    Buying or Selling a Small Business    
08-Jun    Business Planning       
10-Jun    Ways to grow your Business          
13-Jun    Starting a Fashion Label   
13-Jun    Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls  
13-Jun    Linking with Retailers and Agents   
14-Jun    Importing & Exporting         
15-Jun    Pricing & Costing 
16-Jun    Recruit & Retain the right Employees   
20-Jun    Marketing for Small Business   
20-Jun    Customer Service Your Competitive Edge  
21-Jun    How to Start a Small Business*  
21-Jun    Credit Management & Debt Collection  
22-Jun    Submitting Tenders    

 

* The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of TCF Global.

 

 

Regards

Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Sharon and the team

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News Update – February 2011

 

TCF Global 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 Global are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at info@tcfglobal.com

CALENDAR

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN   www.fashionincubators.com

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FASHION INCUBATORS, 11-13 September, Perth, Australia

Are you a fashion advisor, educator, run a trade event, fashion week or are interested to network with link minded people from around the world to further advance the business & promotional development of emerging designers.  Interested to speak at the conference email info@tcfglobal.com

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2011

Accommodation Sponsorship Available for 3rd to 8th March

In 2010, this very popular show housed over 2,670 exhibitors from over 44 countries and regions, and attracted the attendance of more than 32,000 international buyers. For more information, please contact info@tcfglobal.com

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer – 4th to 7th of July 2011

Accommodation Sponsorship Available

Advance registrations for accommodation sponsorship now open, including free Hong Kong business matching. Email info@tcfglobal.com

FASHION EXPOSED, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, 6-8 March 2011, Sydney, Australia

Australasia’s premier trade fashion event. For information, and to apply for TCF Australia exhibition sponsorship contact info@tcfwa.com

SWIMSHOW Australia 2011. QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – 24th-26th February 2011

Showcasing a juried assortment of the southern hemispheres best brands brought together for the boutique swimwear and resort wear markets. Expressions of interest are invited: info@tcfglobal.com

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK, USA 3 March to 6 MARCH 2011The 13th annual and newly rebranded Miami Beach International Fashion Week will take place March 3 to March 6, 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center Hall. The venue will be transformed into a State of the Art ‘Fashion City’ built to house all fashion shows, exhibitions and sponsor lounges as the world’s fashion elite flock to Miami Beach to participate in this world class event. For more information contact info@tcfglobal.com

L’ORÉAL FASHION FESTIVAL, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 14 March to 20 March 2011Embracing Australian fashion, creativity and commercial innovation – L’ORÉAL Melbourne Fashion Festival is once again excited to reveal a high calibre of International guests at LMFF 2011 including Melissa George, Jefferson Hack, David Jones and Mikael Shiller. To find out more, contact info@tcfglobal.com

INTERTEXTILE BEIJING APPAREL FABRICS,  CHINA – 30 March to 1 April 2011More than 1100 exhibitors expected on 50,000 sqm of trade space. Intertextile Beijing is the No. 1 trade fair for apparel fabrics and accessories manufacturers and suppliers wanting to reach China’s north and north-east region. For more information contact info@tcfglobal.com

AUSTRALIAN CANVAS and SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION TRADE EXPO on 23-25 July 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Australia Includes a trade exhibition, networking events, announcement of the Awards for Excellence winners and many industry related workshops. contact info@tcfglobal.com

WORLDWIDE SOURCING PLATFORMS FOR LINGERIE AND BEACHWEAR:

HongKong Mode Lingerie – 30-31 March – www.hongkong-mode-lingerie.com

Shanghai Mode Lingerie – 18-19 October – www.shanghai-mode-lingerie.com

OPPORTUNITIES

ACCESS A NETWORK OF TRUSTED SUPPLIERS WITH YOUR IPHONE!

Download the HONG KONG TDC Mobile application to your iPhone and get market intelligence updates on the go! HKTDC Mobile application is enriched with Market News categorised by region, industry or topic. You can bookmark news or share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email allowing you to source on the go.

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE

To register and get the link contact info@tcfglobal.com

NEWS

DATABASE UPDATE – If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@tcfglobal.com

SEND US YOUR NEWS

TCF Global members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our TCF Global newsletters please email info@tcfglobal.com

 

Regards

Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn, Denice, Sharon and the team

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