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 registered to attend the Expo, this will be automatically arranged for you through your reservation at any of the Council of Textile & Fashion workshops. You will receive notification of this closer to the date.

Fabric Identification for Sourcing
10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday 15 November
Tickets: $145 Book Now

This 3-hour intensive workshop on “Fabric Identification for Sourcing: Terminology and Concepts” will be held by textile expert Carolina Quintero.

When sourcing fabrics for product development it is essential to know what to look Carolina Quiteriofor, consider and ask for when dealing with both local or off-shore suppliers/manufacturers. This workshop will provide you with a sound knowledge base of key concepts, terminology and identification qualities to aid your business and ensure a quality product.

Points covered:
• Fibers & Yarns: Properties, characteristics, identification and classification.
• Fabrication: Knits, woven & non-woven, Key terms, quality, weights & characteristics.
• Meaning of international certifications: Bluesign, C2C, Oeko-tex, etc.

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Fabric Sourcing


 IP for Fashion Supply Chains
10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 17 November
Tickets: $25 Book Now

This 1.5 hours workshop run Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) will take you though “Intellectual Property (IP) for Fashion and Textile Supply Chains”.

Many exporters and importers are yet to realize the importance of Intellectual Property in today’s global fashion market. This workshop will focus on why, what, where and how to protect and enforce your IP such as trademarks, designs and copyright.

Points covered:
• Why an IP strategy is crucial to your business;
• What types of IP are relevant to your business;
• Where you should protect your IP;
• How to decrease the risk of infringing someone’s IP and how to enforce your rights including working with Customs to stop counterfeiting.

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IP Supply Chains


Leather for Footwear
1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 17 NovemberGIDO THEILIG
Tickets: $145 Book Now

Expert Gido Theilig of Leather Solutions will hold this 3-hour intensive workshop on “Leather for Footwear”. Taking you through all you need to know on leather type, production, manufacturing processes and finishes specific to footwear.

This workshop is an unmissable opportunity for anyone working with/looking to work with hides. It will cover the many complexities of working with leather, assist you in avoiding mistakes and help recognize quality and production standards that will result in a better product.

Gain an understanding of the journey from the beginning of the leather manufacturing process, from rawhide to the finished leather.

Points covered:
• An overview of how shoe upper leather is made.
• The pros and cons of using different animal types for shoes
• The pros and cons of different types of leathers on finished shoes will be discussed and their inherent characteristics.
• During the workshop, a practical exercise using various types of leather hides and skins will be conducted; enabling participant’s to distinguish/identify between the main animal types used during leather manufacturing.
• An additional exercise identifying various types of internationally defined leathers types will also be conducted.
• Suitable for any sized business wanting to learn more about working with leather.

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Leather Workshop