Join CTF at the International Sourcing Expo!
The International Sourcing Expo kicks off this month, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. As Industry partners of the event, we'll have a stand set up featuring several of our local members from across the Fashion & Textile value chain. Be sure to register your free visitors pass via the link HERE and come say hi!
Here is a Recap of Who Will be Joining us:
Stephanie Henly is an Australian based designer specialising in finer detailing and hand crafted garments. The final year RMIT Fashion Student recently received Melbourne Spring Fashion Week's (MSFW) Emerging Student Designer Award for her 'Long-Stitch' collection, pieces of which will be on display at the expo.
Her latest project is a material exploration deriving forms from the application of the long stitch, challenging the traditional notion of embroidery as a flat decorated surface. Her intuitive process sees repetitive hand embroidery met with innovative methods of application and garment construction. The resulting forms on the body are both simple in their form and complex in their detailed textile manipulation.
At the centre of Stephanie's design practice is a value of handcraft and emphasis of skill preservation. Future collection and brand development will incorporate the hand crafted skills of artisans as a means of a collaborative design process.
See more from Stephanie here: www.stephaniehenly.com
MTK Australia (aka Melbourne Textile Knitting), was established in 1929 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and has successfully established itself as a high end supplier of circular knits for cut and sew throughout Australia, the US and Europe.
In a challenging global market, MTK has been working with international luxury brands and fashion houses including Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Tory Burch, Zac Posen, Thakoon, Opening Ceremony, Vince and See by Chloe among many others. Here in Australia we have forged strong relationships with our loyal clients such as Cue, Veronika Maine, Mela Purdie, Dion Lee, Life with Bird, Saba and Marcs, to name a few.
MTK proudly specialise in developing and producing premium quality fabrics with a strong directional edge that serve to enhance their customers’ collections. The fabrics are all designed, knitted, dyed and finished in Melbourne.
See More from MTK here: www.mtk.net.au
Sample Room was established in 2009 after Julia Van Der Sommen saw a gap in the Australian Fashion Industry for quality on-shore Pattern Making. Creating a truly unique service where Pattern Making, Sample making, Grading and Specifications can all be completed under the one roof, Julia was able to use her 20+ years' worth of Industry knowledge and expertise to assist start-up labels through to some of the leading retailers in Australia develop their product.
The team are equipped to assist you through the technical development of your range and successfully transform your designs into a collection that sells. Sample Room can assist you with both on-shore and off-shore production, with years of experience in garment construction, industry standards, fabrication and production techniques.
Find out more about Sample Room and their services here: sampleroom.com.au
Stewart & Heaton Clothing Co.
The Australian owned & operated company are going on strong 25 years in the areas of protective apparel & Total Apparel Management (TAM) services to the government & private sector. S&H provide hundreds of local jobs and have built close relationships to various suppliers across the Australian Supply Chain. Founded in Perth, the company has grown from a one man start up to a truly national firm with offices and warehouses in six states.
S&H has a long association with the Police, Fire and Emergency services sector and continues to invest in new products, processes and services to meet the emerging needs of it’s customers. These include being the first company to be licensed to manufacture in Australia Certified Firefighting garments to the new Australian and International Standards, introducing ergonomically designed firefighting garments to address the critical issue of metabolic heat build up, the development and introduction of a sophisticated asset tracking system LOGIC (Life of Garment Integrated Care) and the rollout of leading edge on line ordering and entitlement systems to meet the needs of domestic and internationally based customers.
See more from Stewart & Heaton here: www.shcc.com.au
With several in-house fashion lines and a retail store in Brunswick stocking other local labels, New Model Beauty Queen also offer services tailored to emerging businesses. The team are passionate about local, sustainable and ethically produced clothing and it is with this ethos that they print and manufacture for various independent, ethical and emerging brands Australia wide.
The team specialise in all facets of garment construction from design development, pattern making, and sampling through to full-scale production. Their garment manufacturing facility is flexible in capability, producing both knit and woven garments and offering smaller quantities. NMBQ's screen printing service includes both placement printing and yardage with the ability to print on almost any type of material.
See more from NMBQ here: www.nmbq.com.au
Established in 1981, Ugg Australia have been proudly crafting an Australian icon for 35 years! Today, they are the ONLY Australian sheepskin footwear manufacturer with their own tannery right here in Melbourne! The team believe customers have the right to know where their products come from. They cut, stitch and glue every pair of sheepskin boot here in Melbourne, Australia. "We are proud of our land, our products, and our name!"
Roman Tannery is the only sheepskin footwear tannery left in Australia. Their ecologically friendly tanning process takes about ten days, during which the hides are cleansed, combed, buffed, polished and dyed with care. Their techniques are always evolving and improving through engaging with modern thinking and innovation. This is their philosophy born of a love for excellent quality and kept alive by the family’s passion for true honest craftsmanship.
See more from Ugg Australia here: www.uggaustralia.com.au