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News Update – November 2013

 

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

TCF GLOBAL NEWSLETTER

November, 2013

BUYING MISSION

LAST CHANCE – India International Coir Fair, New Delhi, Nov 25-26, 2013

Join the TCF Global & Belmont BEC Buying Mission with sponsored airfare and accommodation for existing firms interested to source floor covering products, horticultural products, erosion control products, rubberized coir products, coir wood, wood substitute products. Event info www.iicf2013.com.in Contact us for application form

LAST CHANCE – World Boutique, International Designer Showcase, Hong Kong, Jan 13-16, 2014

TCF Global is co-ordinating a group exhibition display space at World Boutique, HK. Final Booking Deadline Nov 11th. Opportunity to show in an International Designer Parade. Contact TCF for application forms. Event info www.worldboutiquehk.com

BUYING MISSION – Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, Jan 13-16, 2014

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration

BUYING MISSION – Textrends, New Delhi India, Jan 20-22, 2014

Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery, Textiles, Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

BUYING MISSION – India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India, March 12-14, 2014

Home Textiles, Manchester, Interior Designers wishing to source Shawls, Textiles, Curtains, Accessories, Rugs, Artisans. Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

Bangladesh Apparel Manufacturing Industry

Gain an Insights into the Bangladesh Apparel Manufacturing Industry Fashion Sustainability: Diverse Perspectives – Presented by Rushmita Alam, BGMEA University Bangladesh, Guest Presenter from 4th International ONLINE Fashion Incubator Conference

Email us to Book Your Recording – view other topics available www.fashionincubators.com/webinars

Make a plan to be energy efficient



Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.




NOVEMBER

Cool Off – Make sure your AC equipment is in top running order, since cooling puts the greatest stress on your summer energy bills.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog...

OPPORTUNITIES

Winning Customers AND Saving Money

Corporate spending on product sustainability initiatives will accelerate as sustainable product pioneers such as H&M, Nokia and Puma share evidence of the business benefits they achieved, according to a report from Verdantix. 97% of 250 firms increased their planned spending on sustainable product/service innovation Contact us for free webinar on sustainable accreditation or join

DANIEL SILVERSTEIN'S ZERO-WASTE FASHION

Contact us for the article




Alex Vanneste: "Western brands need to seduce Chinese consumers with quality"

for Alex Vanneste, a fiber producer who has worked with the Chinese market for 15 years, talks of the evolution of the market and the future of other production countries in the region.

Contact us for the article

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

Top Five Retail Concepts in USA For Emerging Designers

Presented by Elissa Bloom, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, USA.

Guest Presenter from 4th International ONLINE Fashion Incubator Conference

Email us to Book Your Recording – view other topics available www.fashionincubators.com/webinars

Psychology of Color & Marketing – What Actually Works?

How do the colours red or purple make you feel? Excited, sophisticated? Hunches behind the psychology of color in marketing have been long-standing and intriguing, but are they actually true? Can you really use particular colors to enhance your customers’ moods, influence a click, establish brand recognition or affect their purchasing habits? Contact us for the article from Vertical Response.

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Air Conditioning accounts for about 40% of the energy consumption in most businesses, and accounts for about 70% of the building owner’s (common area) energy bills, and is the key contributor to peak demand charges.

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Taiwan Fashion Industry – interested in linking to Asian designers for apparel and accessories. Looking to source new Asian labels to import for your retail store or agency representation email Carol outlining your area of interest

Swahili Fashion Week, 5-8 December, Tanzania, Africa

www.swahilifashionweek.com

Asian Licensing Conference, Hong Kong, January 6-7, 2014

Looking for ways to generate new revenue for your business? Want to bring your business to new heights? Licensing is the key! Contact us for information

Fashion Exposed Bags & Accessories, Australian Shoe Fair, Feb 22-24, 2014

Bookings for Exhibition spaces now available visit www.fashionexposed.com

2014 Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, April 11-12, Sydney Australia

Designer Applications Now – Contact us for information

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info

Can't make the time or date – request a recording!

11 Nov 2013 Starting Your New Business

12 Nov 2013 Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

13 Nov 2013 Buying or Selling a Small Business

13 Nov 2013 Marketing for Small Fashion Business

14 Nov 2013 Tips on Starting your own Fashion Label

14 Nov 2013 Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

14 Nov 2013 Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

15 Nov 2013 How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

15 Nov 2013 Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection

19 Nov 2013 Writing Your Business Plan

19 Nov 2013 Tips on using Social Media in your Business

19 Nov 2013 Tips for Building a Successful Business

19 Nov 2013 Grow Your Business Strategically

20 Nov 2013 Importing & Exporting

20 Nov 2013 Marketing on a Budget

21 Nov 2013 Preparing for a Trade Event

21 Nov 2013 What Buyers Are Really Looking For – Recording

21 Nov 2013 Dealing with Agents or Retailers

21 Nov 2013 Establishing Your Label in the USA – Recording

25 Nov 2013 Time Management

26 Nov 2013 Creating an Online Shop

27 Nov 2013 Tips for Business Facilitators

27 Nov 2013 Balancing Work & Life

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be
considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777
or further information.

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News Update – October 2013

 

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

BUYING MISSION

LAST CHANCE– China Sourcing Fair,27-30 October, Hong Kong

Garments and Textile Fair, TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application form Event infowww.chinasourcingfair.com

LAST CHANCEChina International Silk Fair & Women's Wear Fair,26-28 October, Hangzhou, China

TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application sponsorship form Event infowww.silk-expo.com

LAST CHANCE– International Designer Showcase, World Boutique Hong Kong,January 13-16, 2014

TCF Global is co-ordinating a group exhibition showcase at World Boutique, HK. Bookings Now Open. Limited spaces available on a first come basis with an opportunity to show in an International Designer Parade. Contact TCF for application forms. Event infowww.worldboutiquehk.com

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact usto ensure you'll receive the News Update

NEWS

Rise of China’s Middle-Class online

According to China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC), June 2013, Internet users in Chinese mainland is 590 million, of which 464 million (or 78.5%) use their mobile phones for Internet access. A survey on China’s Middle-class Consumers published by HKTDC Research, enterprises should consider strategies on how to use appropriate means to promote their products and services via the “screens” of consumers.Contact us for the article

Bangladesh – Children’s Wear Manufacturing

Like to assist disabled sewing machinists in Bangladesh to grow their small business? We are assisting the largest disability training centre in Bangladesh who has skilled sewing machinists ready to start their own small sewing businesses, now looking for orders and/or products to produce for children and/or volunteers to assist with design and product development.Email Carol with your interest

Green Earth Drycleaners – Earth Friendly, People Friendly, Fabric Friendly

No harmful chemicals used in the dry cleaning process. Include Green Earth labelling in your garment care instructions, like to find a Green Earth Drycleaner near you?Contact us

Australia a nation of spenders

Australians spend more than $1000 a month on a range of consumer goods, according to the latest Emma (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia) Product Insights Report. A survey of 54,000 highlights, 78 per cent have shopped online and 86 per cent have been to a shopping centre in the past four weeks. Averages highlight – grocery $141, clothing $104 , furniture/homewares $101, electrical goods $96, hardware/gardening $83, and IT products $77. Seven in 10 Australians have shopped online domestically, with 61 per cent shopping on overseas sites. Those earning more than $80,000 a year and tertiary educated shop online most. Those aged 30 to 44 topped the list of online shoppers, at 87 per cent of males and 85 per cent of females. Australia’s biggest spenders are 30 to 60 year olds earning $80,000-plus per annum. They represent the top 33 per cent of spending per month, with an average spend of $1900 per month.Contact us for the full report

Make a plan to be energy efficient

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars or register for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoringwww.belmontbec.com/calendar

OCTOBER

Drive Smarter: Avoid speeding, rapid acceleration, and rapid breaking to lower gas mileage by 33% (at highway speeds). Drivers can save litres of fuel or nearly $1000, by driving sensibly on the highway.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe toour blog

OPPORTUNITIES

Taipei IN Style, 15-17 October, Taiwan

TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will be a Guest Speaker a Taipei IN Style for those wishing to source new Asian labels and/or agency, distribution opportunities please email your interest toCarol carol.hanlon@tcfaustralia.com

Winning Customers AND Saving Money

Corporate spending on product sustainability initiatives will accelerate as sustainable product pioneers such as H&M, Nokia and Puma share evidence of the business benefits they achieved, according to a report from Verdantix. 97% of 250 firms increased their planned spending on sustainable product/service innovationContact usfor free webinar on sustainable accreditation or join

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

Innovations on getting your Fashion Online

Like to connect with a tech start-up who has developed technology to allow people to overlay clothes on themselves online. A person to takes a picture of themselves and then can easily overlay different styles and outfits to see what they might like. No cost to run a promotional campaign to put your designs on potential new customers.Contact us for further info

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

My Shelter Foundation

is taking sustainable building solutions to the grassroots level. Latest project ‘Litter of Light, bringing eco-friendly bottle light to communities living without electricity. You need sunshine, an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine, you get a 55-watt solar bulb that refracts sunlight! It’s powerful enough to light up a home but more than that it’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make. Like the full details and video of how to make a light.Contact us

Blinds could be the future of power generation

Deakin University PhD student Gayathri Devi Rajmohan has applied a plasma treatment to alter the surface of the tiny spheres in order to load more dye and to improve the movement of electrons. This means that more sunlight can be captured and converted to electricity. "By using this new technology we have started to increase the efficiency of the dye-sensitised solar cell and we believe this is one step closer to seeing our city buildings covered with cheap, flexible and efficient solar panels, so that, just like a rainforest, every bit of sunlight is captured and used without leaving any carbon footprint."Contact us for the article

GreenBizCheck update: What is the business value in driving sustainable lifestyles?

A new survey shows business leaders predict exponential growth in consumer demand for sustainable living within five years. But is the case for business action there?Read More

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Hawaii Fashion Month, October 2013www.hawaiifashionmonth.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October, China

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

Swahili Fashion Week, 5-8 December,Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

www.swahilifashionweek.com

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique Hong Kong, Jan 13-16,2014

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy.Contact us for registration

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India – 12-14 March 2014

Designers, retailers, online stores – Homewares, Interior Designers, Shawls, Textiles, Curtains, Accessories, Rugs, Artisans. Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted.Contact us for application form

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone –contact us for info

03 Oct 2013 TESTEX – Certification, Accreditation & Labelling

07 Oct 2013 Starting Your New Business

08 Oct 2013 Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

08 Oct 2013 Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

08 Oct 2013 Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

08 Oct 2013 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

09 Oct 2013 Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business

09 Oct 2013 Marketing for Small Fashion Business

09 Oct 2013 Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

10 Oct 2013 Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

10 Oct 2013 Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

10 Oct 2013 Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

10 Oct 2013 Get noticed by the Media

11 Oct 2013 How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

11 Oct 2013 Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection

15 Oct 2013 Writing Your Business Plan

15 Oct 2013 Tips on using Social Media in your Business

16 Oct 2013 Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

16 Oct 2013 Energy Usage in your Supply Chains

16 Oct 2013 Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session

16 Oct 2013 Marketing on a Budget

17 Oct 2013 Preparing for a Trade Event

17 Oct 2013 What Buyers Are Really Looking For

17 Oct 2013 Dealing with Agents or Retailers

17 Oct 2013 Establishing Your Label in the USA – Recording

22 Oct 2013 Importing & Exporting

22 Oct 2013 Grow Your Business Strategically

22 Oct 2013 Creating an Online Shop

23 Oct 2013 App Your Business

23 Oct 2013 Balancing Work & Life

24 Oct 2013 Tips for Business Facilitators

24 Oct 2013 Fashioning Sustainability

29 Oct 2013 Reduce Costs in Air conditioning

29 Oct 2013 Reduce Lighting costs in your Business

29 Oct 2013 Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

To book for upcoming events visitwww.tcfglobal.com/calendaror contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.

Never attended a webinar?visitour user friendly guide available online

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Emailinfo@tcfglobal.comor contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – September 2013

 

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

Make a plan to be energy efficient

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

SEPTEMBER

With spring just around the corner, get ready to open up your home to new, efficient windows. Replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR-qualified windows can save you up to $1000 annually.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

NEWS

APEC Women in Economy Forum, 6-8 September, Bali, Indonesia

Belmont BEC & TCF CEO, Carol Hanlon is an invited delegate to attend 2013 APEC Women in Economy Forum, Bali Indonesia and will also attending the APEC SME’s Doing Business In APEC Forum. If any Belmont BEC/TCF clients have an interest to do business in any of the 21 countries APEC economies (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) please email your area of interest to carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

OPPORTUNITIES

IFIC 2013, 21-23 October, Toronto, Canada

Registration for the 4th International Fashion Incubators Conference (IFIC) is now open at www.IFICToronto.com. If you are an industry or business professional, fashion entrepreneur, educator, or involved in business incubation and economic development, this is a must-attend conference for you! Papers, seminars and panels will be presented by speakers from the United States, UK, Australia, Canada and Bangladesh on topics such as Going Global, Sharing Best Practices, Future Forward, Funding Your Fashion Incubator and more.

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

Indian women crossover to western wear

Indian women are taking to western wear like never before. This trend is increasingly catching up both in big cities and small towns. Read More…

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

GreenBizCheck update

Four Tips on Guiding Employees to Greener Energy Habits A recent report published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, found the following four actions to be the most helpful in changing employees behaviour to become more sustainable. Read More…

BUYING MISSION

Taipei IN Style, 15-17 October, Taiwan

Congratulations to Joanne Rahn, Glamorous Life Australia and Melinda Looi, Malaysia in winning our TCF sponsored exhibition spaces & accommodation at Taipei IN Style. TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will also be a Guest Speaker a Taipei IN Style and for those wishing to source new Asian labels and/or agency, distribution opportunities please email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

NEW MISSION – China Sourcing Fair, 27-30 October, Hong Kong

Garments and Textile Fair, TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application form Event info www.chinasourcingfair.com

REMINDER – China International Silk Fair & Women's Wear Fair, 26-28 October, Hangzhou, China

TCF Global Accommodation Sponsorship available – contact TCF for application sponsorship form Event info www.silk-expo.com

NEW MISSION – VASTRA 2013, 3-6 October, Jaipur, India

International Textile & Apparel Fair – TCF Global Airfare and Accommodation Sponsorship available. Contact TCF for application form Event info www.vastratex.com

REMINDER – International Designer Showcase, World Boutique Hong Kong, January 13-16, 2014

TCF Global is co-ordinating a group exhibition showcase at World Boutique, HK. Bookings Now Open. Limited spaces available on a first come basis with an opportunity to show in an International Designer Parade. Contact TCF for application forms. Event info www.worldboutiquehk.com

Couture Fashion Week, New York City, 5-8 September, 2013

TCF Global New York representatives will be attending this event and reporting back for our TCF October news update.

www.CoutureFashionWeek.com

Hawaii Fashion Month, October 2013

Events to promote Hawai‘i as a fashion destination and strengthen the local industry. Paul Brown, Master Stylist, says "Hawai‘i Fashion Month gives local stylists, designers and retailers the opportunity to showcase the multicultural talent within our state’s fashion and beauty industries. Hawai‘i styles and trends not only represent our island culture, but they also symbolize a dynamic melting pot of fashion with inspiration from all over the world." Visit: www.hawaiifashionmonth.com

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Coterie, 17-19 September, New York

www.enkshows.com/coterie/

IAF World Fashion Convention, 23-27 September, Shanghai, China

www.iafnet.com

Interstoff Asia Essential – Autumn, 25-27 September, Hong Kong

The Home of Cutting-Edge Textiles

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

Premiere Classe – Paris Sur Mode, 27-30 September, Paris

www.parissurmode.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October, China

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

Swahili Fashion Week, 5-8 December, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

www.swahilifashionweek.com

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info

03 Sep Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business

04 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar

05 Sep TESTEX – Certification, Accreditation & Labelling

05 Sep TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

05 Sep Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

05 Sep Global Platform on Sourcing from Women Vendors

10 Sep Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

11 Sep Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business

11 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Info Workshop

11 Sep Buying and Selling a Small Business

11 Sep Marketing for Small Fashion Business

11 Sep Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

12 Sep Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

12 Sep Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

12 Sep Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

13 Sep Free Legal Advice

13 Sep How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs

13 Sep Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection

16 Sep BPW Dinner: Empowered Women Leading Business

17 Sep Get noticed by the Media

18 Sep Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

18 Sep Energy Usage in your Supply Chains

18 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar

18 Sep Marketing on a Budget

19 Sep Preparing for a Trade Event

19 Sep What Buyers Are Really Looking For

19 Sep Dealing with Agents or Retailers

23 Sep How To Prepare a Business for Sale

24 Sep Importing & Exporting

24 Sep Grow Your Business Strategically

24 Sep Creating an Online Shop

25 Sep Belmont Small Business Awards Info Workshop

25 Sep Starting Your New Business Workshop

25 Sep 'Ask an Expert' Belmont BEC Sundowner

26 Sep Fashioning Sustainability

26 Sep Women's Empowerment Principles

27 Sep Tips on using Social Media in your Business

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – July 2013

 

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

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

JULY

July can be a weather-weary month to commute, so partner up with two friends at least twice a week to carpool and save $$$ each on yearly gas charges.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

NEWS

Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes

Don’t let your business get off to a shaky start! To help raise awareness of the importance of making a good first impression, Business.gov.au developed a humorous video countdown of the Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes!

Women Leadership for Enterprise, Dhaka, Bangladesh

10th Commonwealth Women’s Ministers Affairs Meeting & Commonwealth Foundation & BRAC Conference

BBEC & TCF CEO Carol Hanlon was recently invited to attend these Commonwealth Conferences on Women’s Leadership for Enterprise. If you are interested in outcome statement and reports from the Conference please email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

OPPORTUNITIES

Webinar Invitation "Through the Vogue Archive: The Story of Punk"

Vogue celebrates the history of fashion and the movements that have defined it. The pages of the magazine reflect the tenor of the times and the looks that pair with it, from couture to counterculture. This is why the impact of punk-era sedition styles is lasting and placed on display today. Contact Clarisse to request your link

Fashion Designers & TCF Product Development Volunteers

Interested to volunteer to assist Product Development in developing countries with a range of village grass roots developing projects? Our latest request comes from ADD International, Dhaka who assists over 200 disability organisations throughout Bangladesh is searching for product ideas and manufacturing opportunities to assist its members to start their own sewing small business. Email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com if you are interested to register your interest

International Fashion Incubators Conference (IFIC), October 21 – 23, Toronto – CALL FOR PAPERS

Looking for dynamic, volunteer speakers who will present papers, seminars, demonstrations and workshops on the following themes: Going Global, Sharing Best Practices, Future Forward and Funding Your Fashion Incubator. Closing Date for Presentations: JULY 22, 2013 – Email ific@fashionincubator.com

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

FW13/14 Women Retail Preview – By Trends MUST-SEE! Fashion Snoops presents an in-depth look at retail trends months before they land in stores. Highlights confirm the strongest directions predicted in Forecasting, including 50s Flash and Regal themes, while cherry red is the colour leader. A complete list of key items identifies biker jackets, full skirts, oversized coats, patterned pants and sweatshirts as essentials, while additional highlights include jacquard, dark grounded florals and zippers. For the full report, contact us

F/W 14/15 Home Original Artwork – Forecasting

Fashion Snoops report: The final instalment for home original graphics is feminine and floral as we bring you all over prints of delft blue, foliage and romantic florals. For the full report, contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING MATRIX: Brazil

In this matrix, SOURCE highlights 32 key Brazilian suppliers of materials and fabrics as well as manufacturers of apparel and accessories – all producing to ethical and/or environmental standards. Contents include: Denim, Leather, Fabrics, Manufacturers, Other Materials and Services. To visit SOURCE Intelligence and to download this matrix, contact us.

The SUSTAINABLE MENSWEAR MATRIX is also available, enquire now

Contact us for more information and recommended websites on those topics

BUYING MISSION

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition, 27 – 29 August, Shanghai

Special offer for TCF GLOBAL members comes with Shanghai hotel accommodation for the three days of the fair period and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us to receive the application form.

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will be attending Fiji Fashion Week as Guest Speaker at FFW Fashion Forums and also delivering fashion business seminars for designers and meeting with TCF Industry association leaders in Fiji for the development of the fashion industry. If you would like to link with designers and/or Fiji manufacturers for corporate and sportswear production, contact us for event activities and linkages

HURRY LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR SPONSORED EXHIBTION SPACE

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCFWA | TCF AUSTRALIA | TCF GLOBAL are hosting 4 designer exhibition stands & accommodation sponsored by Taipei In Style to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo. Major department stores from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia will also be attending. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TO SHOWCASE YOUR LABEL Contact us

New Buying Mission

China International Silk Fair and Women’s Wear Fair, Hangzhou – China, 26-28 October

You could be eligible for 2 FREE nights accommodation. Apply Now

World Boutique Hong Kong Fashion Week, 13-16 January 2014

TCF Global will be co-ordinating a group designer exhibition stands at World Boutique Hong Kong, January 2014, application forms are now available to reserve your space in our International Designer Showcase attracting 16,000 from over 77 countries. International Parade spaces are also available for booking. Contact us

ADVANCE NOTICE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India – 12-14 March 2014

Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

JFW International Fashion Fair, 17-19 July, Tokyo

www.senken-ex.com

Scoop, 21-23 July, London

www.scoop-international.com

Pure London, 4-6 August

www.purelondon.com

CIFF – Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, 8-11 August

www.ciff.dk

Fashion Exposed, 25-27 August, Melbourne

www.fashionexposed.com

Watch the last's edition video in Sydney

Australian Shoe Fair, 25-27 August , Melbourne

www.australianshoefair.com

Coterie, 17-19 September, New York

www.enkshows.com/coterie/

Premiere Classe – Paris Sur Mode, 27-30 Septembre, Paris

www.parissurmode.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!


09 Jul Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

10 Jul Buying and Selling a Small Business

10 Jul Marketing for Small Fashion Business

10 Jul Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

12 Jul How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

12 Jul Preparing for a Trade Event

12 Jul What Buyers Are Really Looking For

12 Jul Dealing with Agents or Retailers

15 Jul Customers Matter

16 Jul Writing Your Business Plan

16 Jul Tips for Business Facilitators

16 Jul Get noticed by the Media

16 Jul Tips for Building a Successful Business

17 Jul Marketing on a Budget

18 Jul Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

18 Jul Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

18 Jul Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

18 Jul Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

22 Jul How To Prepare a Business for Sale

22 Jul Time Management

23 Jul Importing & Exporting

23 Jul Grow Your Business Strategically

24 Jul Balancing Work & Life

25 Jul Dealing with Difficult Clients

25 Jul Fashioning Sustainability


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

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 info@tcfglobal.com

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – June 2013

 

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

Make a plan to be energy efficient

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

JUNE

Keep the Cold Out – Plug energy leaks with weather stripping and caulking, and be sure your office is properly insulated to save up to 20% on energy bills.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

NEWS

Procrastination is Your Enemy

Dennis Chiron reports: Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but did you know that 20% of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions?If you have any difficulty with your business, contact us. We may just have the right solution for you to focus on what really mathers for your business.

4th International Fashion Incubators Conference Toronto, October 21-23, 2013

The award-winning Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) hosts 4th IFIC 2013, welcoming delegates from around the world to learn about the business of fashion and share best practices in fashion incubation. The conference will also include networking socials, a tour of TFI (the world's first and foremost fashion incubator) and complimentary access to TFI's Press & Buyers Brunch boutique trade show which will take place under the tents at World MasterCard Fashion Week. For more info contact us

Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

If you would like to register for this program as buyer to source from women owned businesses in developing countries or perhaps register as a seller (51% owned or managed by women) then you may be eligible to link with Fortune 500 companies for a % of their procurement budget. An International Trade Centre (ITC) program in conjunction with WEConnect and BPW International – target Industry sectors are IT, Telecomms, BPO, Clean & Green Technologies, Construction, Mining, Coffee, Garments & Apparel, Office Products & Services, Suppliers to Major International Events, Shipping & Logistics. For further information email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com or join our free info webinar on www.tcfglobal.com/calendar

Commonwealth Business Women

A program of the Commonwealth Business Council and launched during CHOGM Perth 2011 in conjunction with BPW International and British Association of Women Entrepreneurs. Commonwealth Business Women will assist you to link and network with women in business from their 54 country members of the Commonwealth email carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com for further linkages and information.

OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL OFFER to our Members

The Essentials App Guide and the Productivity App Guide will help you keep up to date with the Digital trends. You can also book an App Expert Session online. This offer is kindly offered by Allphones Belmont.


If you are not a member yet, join today

International Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion

ESMOD Berlin is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for their hessnatur Scholarship 2013 to attend the International Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion at ESMOD Berlin International University of Art for Fashion. Application deadline is June 30. Contact us for more info.

Blogger looking for Ethical designers to promote

They have a team based in Paris and London and are looking for new and established designers to feature. All products areas welcome. Send us your profile and Media Release

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

FW14/15 Denim by Premiere Vision – Trade Shows

Denim by Premiere Vision continues to set the trends in the denim market, with all the leading weavers, garments/finishing and accessory makers present. While viewing the 6 "Denim Circus" themes, be sure to also explore Fashion Snoops' exclusive interviews with 17 trend-setting exhibitors. Read more on the Fashion Snoops report, contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Clean Energy Map

Australians are now able to follow and share clean and renewable energy projects across the country, thanks to a new online Clean Energy Map. It features more than 1,200 energy efficient and pollution saving projects from 16 separate Australian Government programs and initiatives, many of which have been funded by the carbon price. To find out more, get directed to the Clean Energy Map websitefrom our blog.

Katharine Hamnett says “Ethical Clothing Cannot be a Pity Product”

“You might think people would buy clothes out of pity, but they won’t. People buy clothes because they want to be excited about themselves. So it can’t just be goody-goody clothing; it has to be great clothing that just happens to be goody-goody, too. You’ve got to put the fashion first.” — British designer Katharine Hamnett, speaking in the June 5, 2013 edition of the Telegraph. If you have an Ethical product and want to assess where your real competitive advantage is, contact us for a marketing consultation.

Nike, NASA, Team Up With USAID to Crowdsource Fabrics of Tomorrow

Sherrell Dorsey reports: Traditional manufacturing processes of fabrics we use in clothing, personal products and the like, include the overuse of water, toxic chemicals used in the process and the harmful impact it causes to the environment. But all that could change if a group of talented engineers, entrepreneurs and thinkers can come up with a better solution. Nike, NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department present the LAUNCH System Challenge 2013—a competition that calls for the creation of new sustainable materials. Specifically, the group is seeking innovative ideas for fabric materials that centre on human and planetary prosperity and sustainability

Contact us for more information and recommended websites on those topics

BUYING MISSION

Hong Kong Fashion Week, 8-11 July

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 July

Join our TCF buying mission and you may be eligible for airfare & accommodation sponsorship. Contact us for registration

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

TCF CEO Carol Hanlon will be attending Fiji Fashion Week as Guest Speaker at FFW Fashion Forums and also delivering fashion business seminars for designers and meeting with TCF Industry association leaders in Fiji for the development of the fashion industry. If you would like to link with designers and/or Fiji manufacturers for corporate and sportswear production, contact us for event activities and linkages

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCF GLOBAL will be 4 hosting designer exhibition stands
sponsored by Taipei In Style to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo. Contact us to register your interest… Applications are closing soon!

COMING SOON…

TCF Global will be co-ordinating a group designer exhibition at World Boutique Hong Kong, January 2014, application forms will soon be available to reserve your space in our International Designer Showcase attracting thousands.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai India – 12-14 March 2014

Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to join our TCF Group Sourcing Mission – registrations now being accepted. Contact us for application form

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

More than just textiles – An evolution towards lifestyle shopping and the 'whole-home' design concept – contact us for further information on the International home textile event or visit

www.intertextilehome.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

World Boutique, Hong Kong, 13-16 January 2014

TCF will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with Hong Kong Fashion Week. Contact us to register your interest

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!


11 Jun Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

11 Jun Marketing for Small Fashion Business

12 Jun Interpreting your Business Energy Bills

12 Jun Buying and Selling a Small Business

12 Jun Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

13 Jun Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

14 Jun How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs Webinar

14 Jun TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

14 Jun Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

14 Jun Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

17 Jun Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

17 Jun Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

17 Jun Tips for Business Facilitators

17 Jun Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

18 Jun Writing Your Business Plan

18 Jun Get noticed by the Media

18 Jun Tips for Building a Successful Business

19 Jun Implementing Energy Efficiency at your Business

19 Jun Business Opportunities in Energy Efficient Innovation

19 Jun Marketing on a Budget

20 Jun Preparing for a Trade Event

20 Jun What Buyers Are Really Looking For

20 Jun Dealing with Agents or Retailers

21 Jun Customers Matter

24 Jun Time Management

25 Jun Importing & Exporting

25 Jun Grow Your Business Strategically

25 Jun Creating an Online Shop

26 Jun 7 Essentials to creating Massive Success

26 Jun Balancing Work & Life

27 Jun Dealing with Difficult Clients

27 Jun Fashioning Sustainability


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

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 info@tcfglobal.com

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – May 2013

 

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

Make a plan to be energy efficient

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

MAY

Think Global – In honour of ENERGY EFFICIENCY GLOBAL FORUM 2013, May 20-21st, share one of our tips that appear on our new blog with an international friend, family member, or associate to help save energy worldwide.

Read our next Newsletter for next month's tips or subscribe to our blog

NEWS

TFI New Labels® Final Four Announced presented by Target®

After a rigorous six month competition, a curated panel of judges have narrowed down the participants to four hand-selected designers competing for an impressive prize package at the gala event last April 30th. Guests enjoyed an evening of high fashion and suspense in support of the TFI, a non-profit organization that provides critical support to budding fashion entrepreneurs. To know the winner, contact us

4TH International Conference of Fashion Incubators

Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) will be hosting the 4TH International Conference of Fashion Incubators, following TCFWA's conference in 2011. The date is set to October 20-22, 2013. Registration details will be soon available

Council of Fashion Designers of America Forms “Sustainability Committee”

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has tapped Loomstate’s Scott Mackinlay Hahn and jewellery designer Melissa Joy Manning as the co-chairs of its first-ever “sustainability committee.” The group will “foster and support sustainability measures in the fashion industry through mentorship, education and collaboration,” the not-for-profit trade association announced on Earth Day. These industry experts are committed to socially and environmentally restorative business practices and “lead the charge, with inspiring and empowering designers to take practical and prosperous steps toward sustainable design.

Hi-tech lingerie to help women fight sexual offences

Three automobile engineers from Chennai have developed lingerie called ‘Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE)’ having modules of GPS, which they claim are capable of sending alerts to the girl’s parents and police as soon as the sexual offenders try to attack her. The product with global system for mobile communications (GSM) and also pressure sensors, is capable of sending shock waves of 3,800 KV as well as alerts

OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities for Small Businesses

Are you working on your marketing plan or planning a sales trip? Check www.belmontbec.com/opportunities for special offers. And if you have a special offer for our network contact us now to know how you can promote it.

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

FW14/15 Women's Key Items – Outerwear – Forecasting

A dense assortment of outerwear styles highlights oversized shapes, a full assortment of biker jackets, fur, menswear influence and utility.Read more on the Fashion Snoops report, contact us

FW14/15 Men Key Items – Sweaters – Forecasting

Fashion Snoops reports: In our next key items forecast for F/W 14/15, sweaters prove that cosy dimension and new takes on tradition remain key for the season. Styles that can easily double as outerwear are key; while time-honored items increase in importance with silhouette and detail updates.Read more on the Fashion Snoops report, contact us

Keep Your Eye On The Steampunk Trend

Promostyl reports: when the imagination of a neo-retro goth marries with notions of the past, it gives birth to a trend that even scientists from IBM have defined as the major influential subject to emerge in the coming years.For more details contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Make Your Home office Smarter

Having a more efficient office is not only good for the planet — it can also save you money on your electricity bill. Wattio, developed in the heart of Spain’s sustainable energy revolution, leverages smartphone technology and a suite of user-friendly hardware to allow you to monitor, control, and optimize your home’s energy use straight from your phone. Watch the Video on http://youtu.be/1xJOZcnu7RI

Contact us for more information

BUYING MISSION

Hong Kong Fashion Week, 8-11 July

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 July

Join our TCF buying mission and you may be eligible for airfare & accommodation sponsorship. Contact us for registration

Taipei IN Style, Taiwan, 15-17 October

TCF Global will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with the Taiwan Textile Federation Trade Expo. Contact us to register your interest

PFDC Fashion Week, Lahore Pakistan

TCF Founder and CEO Carol Hanlon recently was a guest of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Lahore and report talented designers showing during the 4 day fashion week showing 50+ designers. Highlights included Truck Art from Rizwan Beyg, superb print collections from Sania Maskatiya, oriental looks of Elan, art deco from Karma, celtic themes from Farad Hussayn, elegant prints from Nida Azwer, creative explosion of Ali Xeeshan and the finale pastel collectives of HSY to name just a few of the many highlights. Pakistan Fashion Design Council will assist our TCF network members looking to source new exciting designers from Pakistan or locate new textiles, embellishments or manufacturers. For further information contact carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

COMING SOON…

TCF Global will be co-ordinating a group designer exhibition at World Boutique Hong Kong, Jan 2014, applications forms will soon be available to reserve your space in our International Designer Showcase.

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

SOURCING at MAGIC

is North America’s largest, most comprehensive sourcing event, reflecting the fashion supply chain at its most complete. Offering unmatched access to over 40 countries representing the world’s most important markets, SOURCING at MAGIC showcases more than 1100 apparel and accessories resources, conveniently merchandised by country and category: contract and original design manufacturers; fabric, trim and component suppliers; and service and technology providers. Watch the video of last edition of SOURCING at MAGIC http://www.magiconline.com/sourcing/video

Fast Fashion Lille, France, 5-6 June

The shows Collections & Tissu premier grouped in one event

www.eurovet.fr

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

More than just textiles – An evolution towards lifestyle shopping and the 'whole-home' design concept – contact us for further information on the International home textile event or visit

www.intertextilehome.com

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

Looking to link with designers and Fiji manufacturers, contact us for event activities and linkages

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories


www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

World Boutique, Hong Kong, 13-16 January 2014

TCF will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with Hong Kong Fashion Week. Contact us to register your interest

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!


13 May Developing Social Media policies for your business & staff

13 May Tips on using Social Media in your Business

14 May Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

14 May Email Hell to Email Heaven in 60 Minutes

14 May Marketing on a Budget

15 May Buying and Selling a Small Business

15 May Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

16 May Tips on Starting your own Fashion Label

16 May Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

16 May Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

16 May Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

21 May Writing Your Business Plan

21 May Tips for Building a Successful Business

22 May Self-managed Superfunds and Retirement Planning

22 May App Your Business

22 May Good Contracts Will Safeguard Your Business

23 May Preparing for a Trade Event

23 May What Buyers Are Really Looking For

23 May Dealing with Agents or Retailers

23 May Creating an Online Shop

28 May Importing & Exporting

29 May Balancing Work & Life

30 May Fashioning Sustainability


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

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 info@tcfglobal.com

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – April 2013

 

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

Special Membership Offer

3 months Free Special Membership Offer

Join in April for 12 months Membership benefits and receive 3 months for free contact us to receive more details

www.tcfglobal.com/membership

Make a plan to be energy efficient

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

APRIL

Thismonth outsmart the energy vampires in your office

by unplugging what you're not using.

Use a smart power strip for automatic savings.


Read our next Newstletter for next month's tips…

NEWS

Fashion Business Skill Development ONLINE

Improve your fashion business management skills with a unique range of specialist fashion business topics without leaving your office – view the full range of low priced topics available at www.tcfglobal.com/webinars

Sponsor TARGET gala event in Toronto, Canada

The Hon. Chair Suzanne Rogers and the Toronto Fashion incubator invite you to experience New Labels on Tuesday April 30th, at the Carlu with Cocktail, Fashion show and Fundraiser. Book now on www.tfinewlabels.eventbrite.ca – Donation in Lieu of Attending also available

Different production model saves firm

A French manufacturing facility has been able to grow its business after surviving being placed in administration by establishing a cooperative enabling the company to be owned by its workers. To read this story by Dawn Adams for Fashion Source, contact us

SCAMwatch

Think carefully about unsolicited offers to register domain names overseas. SCAMwatch is warning businesses to treat with caution unsolicited invitations to register or renew internet domain names in China and other countries.

Can your smart phone help you be more Energy efficient?

We've found 10 Energy Efficiency Smartphone Apps for your business. Are you ready to test them?Apply now

OPPORTUNITIES

Final report on the latest edition of Apparelsourcing Paris has arrived

One collection to attract buyers’ attention was made all in leather from India: rocker mini-skirts, designer dresses and unlined coats with ¾-length sleeves, as well as bikers’ jackets made in very fine leather in plonge lambskin, calfskin or nubuck. The bikers’ jacket is the garment most in demand: black with studs in the rocker version or matt pink with a waxed finish and lined with Liberty-print, cotton fabric for a girly version! The company already works on behalf of international designers. For the full report, contact us.

Opportunities for Small Businesses

Are you working on your marketing plan or planning a sales trip? Check www.belmontbec.com/opportunities for special offers. And if you have a special offer for our network contact us now to know how you can promote it.

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

Keep Calm and Watch…Sustainable Fashion

You can now watch all the SOURCE Brand Preview events online. SOURCE Brand Preview showcased over 160 sustainable fashion brands through 11 curated online events. For more details contact us

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Using Games to Engage Employees in Sustainability

Based on a National Environmental Education Foundation/Roper Report in America, only 12% of people would pass a basic energy quiz. Companies increasingly need to fill that gap by providing education and awareness programs that both engage and drive behaviour change. This is where game-based learning can work. To learn Green Biz Check rules of a tried and tested sustainability learning game you can use with your staff.

Contact us for more information

BUYING MISSION

Hong Kong Fashion Week, 8-11 July

Join our TCF buying missions and you may be eligible to receive 3 nights free accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for registration

India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 July

Join our TCF buying mission and you may be eligible for airfare & accommodation sponsorship. Contact us for registration

Hong Kong Fashion Week & World Boutique: your sourcing destination

Carol Hanlon reports on how sourcing through the global fashion supply chain is complex and fast moving. Watch the video http://youtu.be/P3TXD15zUfQ

Interested in more Buying Missionscontact us to ensure you'll receive the News Update

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

PFDC Fashion Week, Lahore Pakistan, 26-29 April

Pakistan Fashion Design Council will assist our TCF network members looking to source new designers from Pakistan or locate new textiles, embellishments or manufacturers. For further information contact carol.hanlon@tcfglobal.com

Fast Fashion Lille, France, 5-6 June

The shows Collections & Tissu premier grouped in one event – www.eurovet.fr

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

www.intertextilehome.com

Fiji Fashion Week, 1-5 October

Looking to link with designers and Fiji manufacturers, contact us for event activities and linkages

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 21-24 October

China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories


www.messefrankfurt.com.hk

World Boutique, Hong Kong, 13-16 January 2014

TCF will be hosting designer exhibition stands and buying mission to this fashion trade event held in conjunction with Hong Kong Fashion Week. Contact us to register your interest

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!


08 Apr Starting Your New Business

09 Apr Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection

10 Apr Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

10 Apr Marketing on a Budget

10 Apr Get noticed by the Media

11 Apr Preparing for a Trade Event

11 Apr What Buyers Are Really Looking For

11 Apr Dealing with Agents or Retailers

16 Apr Writing Your Business Plan

16 Apr Tips for Building a Successful Business

16 Apr How to Brief your Website Developer

17 Apr Buying and Selling a Small Business

18 Apr Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

18 Apr Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

18 Apr Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

18 Apr Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

19 Apr The Adventures of Writing a Book

22 Apr Get Your Business Structure Right

23 Apr Importing & Exporting

23 Apr Good Contracts Will Safeguard Your Business

23 Apr Grow Your Business Strategically

23 Apr Creating an Online Shop

24 Apr Email Hell to Email Heaven in 60 Minutes

24 Apr 7 Essentials to creating Massive Success

24 Apr Balancing Work & Life


To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

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 info@tcfglobal.com

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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News Update – February 2013

 

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

Happy New Year of the water Snake

Experts advise that this 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. We wish you a successful year and will remain on your side to support the progress of your business, celebrate your achievements and offering you a wide variety of business guidance and opportunities.

TCF GLOBAL Members only

This month, we offer you exclusive access to video presentations

Members only: MAGIC Market week 2013 video

of MAGIC Market week. This video is giving you all the tips how you should prepare to exhibit at an international trade show from top experts in the USA.

Members only: Navigate the Globe at SOURCING at MAGIC (USA) video

Giving you techniques on how to prepare for and utilising resources at SOURCING at MAGIC (USA). Take the advantage of the free resources and optimise meetings with qualifying factories exhibiting at the show.

If you are not a member yet, join us today: www.tcfglobal.com/membership

NEWS

Preview In Daegu – Korea International Textile Fair

Ten lucky TCF Global network members from New Zealand, Fiji, UK, USA, Canada, Nigeria, Mauritius, Jamaica, Pakistan,

are attending, ‘Preview in Daegu’, the International Textile Fair being held in Korea in March. The guests have all had their airfare and accommodation sponsored. For more opportunities contact us

OPPORTUNITIES

Hong Kong Fashion Week and World Boutique: your sourcing destination

Four-Days Fashion Fairs attracted more than 1,800 Exhibitors last January. Carol Hanlon was present and reports on how sourcing through the global fashion supply chain is complex and fast moving, and outlines why attending Hong Kong Fashion Week and World Boutique Hong-Kong is a great place to keep in touch with new labels but also to source manufacturers from Hong Kong, China and the Asian region. Watch the video http://youtu.be/P3TXD15zUfQ

INDONESIA FASHION WEEK 2013 14-17 February, Jakarta

www.
indonesiafashionweek.com

Each day will divided into different kind of fashion shows; Prime Show (ready to wear from International designers), Semi Prime (works from young designers), Exclusive fashion show (one designer per-show) dan Non Stop Runways (non-stop parade from 30 designers). There will be new Exhibition zones; Starting Point (zone for designers to sell ideas to fashion industry), Concept Point (zone for designers who have complete collection for his/her brand; from clothes to accessories), Green Point (zone for environment-friendly products). The Green Point zone is made with the support of CBI (Clean batik Initiative)- a private company under EKONID GERMANY which has been producing Batik with natural coloring (environmental friendly). For more info on this event, contact us.

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

Sustainable sourcing at Texworld

Texworld acknowledge the commitment of manufacturers to social standards linked to labour conditions and wages: two Indian exhibitors have WRAP certification (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), which is the most important certification programme in the world for the clothing, footwear and ready-made garments sectors. For more details contact us

For information on all Messe Frankfurt textile fairs worldwide, please visit: www.texpertise-network.com

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Insulating Door Draught Excluder – slide one under your door to stop draughts

Wenko developed a clever draught excluder for doors that stops draughts and traps the warm or cool air in your office space areas, where you want it. This is an easy way to improve energy efficiency in your home office especially when you are leasing or cannot afford major home improvement. It will reduce your cooling or heating costs, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint

Contact us for more information

BUYING MISSION

LAST CHANCE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai, India, 5-7 March

You may be eligible for Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation.

The event will showcase the best hand-woven textiles in quality and design from quality handloom clusters from across India. At this unique Fair Internationally acclaimed hand-woven creations from Indian manufacturers and exporters showcasing embroidered textile materials, wall hangings, shawls, bed sheets, table, kitchen and bath linen, floor coverings, towels, cushions, throws, curtains will all be on display. For applications contact us

LAST CHANCE:

Sourcing Mission to intertextile BEIJING Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

Looking to source new fashion and apparel fabrics from the largest apparel textile event in Asia with over with over 1,200 exhibitors that will showcase apparel fabrics, trims, accessories and textile designs.

To Apply send your Company Profile or Designer Profile with full contact details to Clarisse

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

2nd Asia Apparel Expo Berlin 19 – 21 February

Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Berlin

www.asiaapparelexpo.com

PROJECT GLOBAL TRADE, Las Vegas, 19-21 February

www.project.magiconline.com

India International Handwoven Fair, India, 5-7 March

www.iihfchennai.com

Preview In Daegu, Korea, 6-8 March

International Textile Fair

www.previewin.com

Hometextile / intertextile Guangzhou, China, 18-21 March

www.intertextilehome.com

São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazil, 18-22 March

Showcasing Summer 2014

www.ffw.com.br

Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

CHIC 2013, Beijing, 26 – 29 March

Yarn Expo 2013, Beijing, 27 – 29 March

Fast Fashion Lille, France, 5-6 June

The shows Collections & Tissu premier grouped in one event – www.eurovet.fr

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

www.intertextilehome.com

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!


13 Feb – Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection

14 Feb TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities

14 Feb
Get noticed by the Media

14 Feb
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

14 Feb Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors

19 Feb Writing Your Business Plan

20 Feb
Buying and Selling a Small Business

21 Feb
What Buyers Are Really Looking For

21 Feb
Dealing with Agents or Retailers

21 Feb
Preparing for a Trade Event

26 Feb
Importing & Exporting

27 Feb
Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

27 Feb
Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

27 Feb Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

27 Feb
Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

28 Feb Fashioning Sustainability

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

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 info@tcfglobal.com

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News Update – January 2013

 

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

Happy New Year to all

and best wishes for a successful year ahead in business

2013 is the time to relook at your strategic business direction, as your client is changing as fast as their technology! TCF GLOBAL will be launching My Business Coaching services in February and this maybe the support you need to keep you on top of the competition. Contact us for further info

NEWS

How to bring consumers back to the stores?

Why not take the opportunity to start the new year organising nice threats for your clients: Thursdays’ Creative Iced Teas, Fridays’ Colourful Macarons, Saturdays …

Send your ideas on How to bring consumers back to the stores? The best comments will be featured in our next newsletters.

Texworld, Paris, 12-15 February

Focus on organic cotton and cellulosic fabrics for summer 2014

According to Messe Frankfurt, an increasing number of buyers are asking for these ranges of green products even if organic and eco-friendly products are 15-25% more expensive than conventional fabrics. The major retail chains, to mention just C&A, H&M and Inditex, are the prime customers. For more info or the full survey report, contact us

Our highlights at MAGIC, February 19-21, Las Vegas

Fashion Freedom Worldwide: The leading art and design-driven fashion tradeshow for emerging brands—where the visionaries of retail come to scout hot new items for the boutique market from 200 contemporary men’s, women’s and accessory brands.

Plan ahead map out the seminars you want to attend – Here a list all of the seminars during MAGIC Market Week

Also if you cannot attend, MAGIC is introducing the Digital platform SHOP THE FLOOR in February. Sign up using your email to be notified when it is live! REGISTER NOW or watch the video on www.fb.com/tcfaustralia

OPPORTUNITIES

Gain access to over 1,300 quality suppliers in Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

The 2013 fair will offer greater selections of suppliers and products covering over 50,000 sqm exhibition space. Broad range of fabrics for suiting, shirting, ladieswear, functional and sportswear, casual wear and accessories from domestic and global suppliers. Buying Mission available – Contact us now.

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

Lively. Radiant. Lush…

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is announced as the Color of the Year for 2013. As per Pantone, this vivid verdant green enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony. Contact us to see the Emerald Moods and get inspired!

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

Products that can save Energy in the Office:

Energy Monitors and Meters: The first step for Home based business

Energy Efficiency Monitor your energy consumption with energy meters, it'll help you take first steps towards reducing your energy usage, your bills and your carbon footprint. With an energy monitor, you'll be able to see how much you are using, and how much you can save when you switch things off. Easy to install, user friendly and now coming in stylish designs.

The Eco Kettle – makes a great cuppa and saves even more energy and money

The latest version of the innovative Eco Kettle has been improved and easier to use, and still has a unique double chamber that gets you to measure out only how much water you need, saving electricity, water, money and time, making it better for the planet… and yep, you still get to have a great cup of tea.

Contact us for more information on those products

BUYING MISSION

LAST CHANCE:

India International Handwoven Fair, Chennai, India, 5-7 March

You may be eligible for Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation.

The event will showcase the best hand-woven textiles in quality and design from quality handloom clusters from across India. At this unique Fair Internationally acclaimed hand-woven creations from Indian manufacturers and exporters showcasing embroidered textile materials, wall hangings, shawls, bed sheets, table, kitchen and bath linen, floor coverings, towels, cushions, throws, curtains will all be on display. For applications contact us

LAST CHANCE:

TCF GLOBAL Buying Mission to Preview In Daegu, Korea 6-8 March


PREVIEW IN DAEGU is a global platform for international textile business, and is quickly gaining traction as a Premier Textile Trade Show which showcases new materials to domestic and overseas buyers. Exhibitors include: Korean Textile Manufacturers, Synthetic and Natural Materials, Home Textiles, Fashion Accessories, Industrial Textiles and more. Eligible Established buyers will receive sponsored Round-Trip Airfare contribution and Accommodation. To apply contact Clarisse.

Sourcing Mission to intertextile BEIJING Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

Looking to source new fashion and apparel fabrics from the largest apparel textile event in Asia with over with over 1,200 exhibitors that will showcase apparel fabrics, trims, accessories and textile designs.

To Apply send your Company Profile or Designer Profile with full contact details to Clarisse

OTHER TRADE EVENTS

Premiere Brasil, São Paulo, 22-23 January

The latin American textile event

www.premierebrasil.com

SOURCE Brand Preview, 30-31 January

The Online Showcase for Leading Sustainable Fashion Brands will break new ground in trade showcasing as the most comprehensive, global, curated event for sustainable fashion…ever. ONLINE – take part from anywhere, contact us for more details

PROJECT GLOBAL TRADE, Las Vegas, 19-21 February

www.project.magiconline.com

COTERIE & SOLE COMMERCE, New York, 24-26 February

www.enkshows.com/coterie

Hometextile / intertextile Guangzhou, China, 18-21 March

www.intertextilehome.com

São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazil, 18-22 March

Showcasing Summer 2014

www.ffw.com.br

Intertextile Beijing Apparel Fabrics, 27 – 29 March

CHIC 2013, Beijing, 26 – 29 March


Yarn Expo 2013, Beijing, 27 – 29 March

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile 27-29 August

www.intertextilehome.com

CALENDAR

'Live' Webinars – Online Training from your office or home

Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!


21 Jan – Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

23 Jan
Self-managed Superfunds and Retirement Planning

23 Jan
Marketing on a Budget

23 Jan
App Your Business

29 Jan
What Buyers Are Really Looking For

29 Jan
Dealing with Agents or Retailers

29 Jan
Preparing for a Trade Event

30 Jan
Tips on Starting you own Fashion Label

30 Jan Be aware of Manufacturing Pitfalls

30 Jan
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture

30 Jan
Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/calendar or contact us on +61 8 9479 3777. All our 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

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE

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

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 info@tcfglobal.com

Send us your News

Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email info@tcfglobal.com or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.

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