October 20, 2016

CTF Member Spotlight: Stewart & Heaton Clothing Company

Boasting over 25 years experience, Stewart & Heaton Clothing Company are experts in protective apparel and Total Apparel Management (TAM) services to the government and private sector. Not only do S&H provide hundreds of local jobs but also they have maintained strong relationships to various suppliers across the Australian supply chain. For years they have…

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October 20, 2016

CTF Member Spotlight: The Sample Room

The Sample Room offer complete service of pattern making, sample making and specifications right here in Melbourne. Come meet the team of experience and knowledgeable fashion industry experts at the Council of Textile & Fashion stand at this years International Sourcing Expo. Offering their assistance to create, produce and help solve your design development needs,…

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October 20, 2016

Emerging Designer: Stephanie Henly

Meet emerging designer, Stephanie Henly at this years Sourcing Expo. She will be at the event on the Council of Textile & Fashion stand. Stephanie is a highly talented RMIT student, whose unique style and aesthetic draw heavily upon hand detailing and textile design. Her attention to finer detail and hours of handwork have seen…

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October 19, 2016

Council of Textile & Fashion Workshops – filling fast

We are excited to announce that this year at the International Sourcing Expo, one of our event partners, the Council of Textile & Fashion will be hosting a series of workshops on site. These events will cover a vast range of industry topics and are open to all expo visitors. Note that if you haven’t already…

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October 10, 2016

Exhibitor Spotlight: M & M Exports

M & M Exports will be offering a huge range of men’s and ladies wallets at this years International Sourcing Expo. The company is works with purely raw materials allowing for quality oriented products at competitive prices. Make sure you don’t miss out on meeting these experienced leather professionals on the Expo floor.

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October 7, 2016

Seminar series program announced

The International Seminar Series program is finalised and is now available open for bookings. Our full program, sponsored by Archroma, has been announced and features the most comprehensive program produced to date. Presented by Australian and international experts, build your knowledge on the business of sourcing, plus discover design trends and inspirations as well as…

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September 2, 2016

The Business of Fashion – seminar series preview

Elizabeth Formosa, Founder of Fashion Equipped, was one of our most popular presenters at the International Sourcing Expo 2015 seminar series. We’re delighted to announce that she will return in 2016 with an invaluable session focussing on the business of fashion. She will share her expertise on how you grow your business from concept through delivering…

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September 2, 2016

Discover the Council of Textile & Fashion Hub

You might already be familiar with the Textile & Fashion Hub, at the heart of many of the Council of Textile & Fashion activities and events. The Textile & Fashion Hub formed as the result of collaboration between The Council of Textile & Fashion, The Australian Government /AusIndustry and Council members Kangan Institute. For those of…

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September 2, 2016

New sourcing hubs in an ever changing market

The last couple of years has seen the emergence of new sourcing hubs all over the globe. A great example of this would be the country of Myanmar. Over the years as it’s political climate has changed, Myanmar has re-opened it’s doors to major markets such as the US. As well as attracting interest from regional…

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September 2, 2016

The emergence of India

Over the past couple of years we have witnessed India become a global powerhouse for producing goods. Due to its access to vast amounts of raw materials including cotton, coupled with low labour cost and an embedded textile tradition India will continues to grow in strength as a suppler. The Indian government’s policy of attracting Foreign Direct…

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