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Government announces review of Fair Work Amendment (TCF Industry) Act

The Minister for Employment - Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz has announced a review of the Fair Work Amendment (TCF Industry) Act 2012 as a regulation impact statement was not prepared at the time of the decision to introduce this legislation.

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Story telling adds value to collections

Indigenous designers seeking collaborations with established businesses at the recent Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW) demonstrated how their cultural stories added depth to their collections.

Lo-hi retail enables luxury brands to push prices higher

Fashion labels need to present in a unique way in different cities, according to Db Consulting’s David Bush.

Pop-up store opportunity at new Melbourne markets

The new Ragtrade & Recycle Market in Collingwood in Melbourne is being promoted as a way for emerging designers and established businesses to set up a pop-up store.

Plus size hosiery dilemmas a thing of the past

Australia fashion house, Backbone Global has released an Australian-first plus size hosiery brand Sonsee Woman.

Australian Fashion Labels eyes expansion

Adelaide-based Australian Fashion Labels is defying the four seasons trend with eleven annual ranges.

Conference to look at sustainable textiles

A conference sponsored by the Society of Dyers & Colourists of Australia and New Zealand and The Textile Institute Southern Australia Section will focus on current market developments in sustainable textiles and textile production.

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Supply chain repercussions from DJs takeover

A house brand strategy outlined as part of a takeover offer for David Jones by South African-based Woolworths could have serious repercussions for the Australian fashion and homewares industry.

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Australian finalists named for Woolmark prize

Nine Australian fashion designers are preparing to take on their peers — and the world.

Phoenix Keating sought for New York Fashion Week

Designer Phoenix Keating has been asked to show at New York Fashion Week and has also been nominated for the International Woolmark Prize.

Consumers in the driving seat

‘Be first, be the best or be different’ – that was the advice offered to designers by Db Consulting’s David Bush at last week’s Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW).

Unit Technologies placed into receivership

A fashion retailer with Young Rich List founders has been placed in receivership in another blow to the fashion industry.

Celebrating indigenous design on a national platform

An Aboriginal designer travelled two-and-a-half days to showcase her collection at the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW).

Moir outlines DJs strategy

Woolworths Holdings chief executive Ian Moir has already identified three sites for new, smaller David Jones stores in Australia, and says his investors are now getting over their initial shock at the size of the deal.

First Indigenous Fashion Week for Australia

Non for profit organisation Australian Indigenous Design Initiative provides channels for Aboriginal Runway show.

MBFWA enables consumers to shop the runway

A number of designers are taking advantage of a new initiative at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) to enable consumers to shop collections as they hit the runway.

Costarella picks up stockists at MBFWA

The late arrival of around five international delegates to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia when their flight was delayed in Los Angeles did not phase designer Aurelio Costarella who had already planned to stay extra days in Sydney to enable sales meetings.

Seddiq’s Afghan inspired collection at MBFWA showrooms

Designer Mariam Seddiq is determined to present a different perspective of women from Afghanistan through her self-named collection on display at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) showroom suites at the Pullman Hotel.

Willis Holmes to show at White Gallery London

Designer Karen Willis Holmes will show her bridal collection at White Gallery London this month in a bid to secure a greater share of the UK market.

International buyers and media descend on MBFWA

Around a dozen international buyers are expected to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia which was opened yesterday (Sunday 6 April) by iconic designer Carla Zampatti.

Clothing recycler fined

A Western Australian company that profited from used-clothing bins by alleging to help poor African children has agreed to donate $100,000 to charity and make a public apology.

Cambodian workers fall ill

Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia, including two that produce clothing for sportswear groups Puma SE and Adidas, workers and the companies said on Thursday.

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Noni B takes stock

Womenswear retailer Noni B is facing a sharp drop in profit this year after same-store sales plunged 14 per cent in the March quarter.

TFIA colour, fibre webinars start this week

The basics around colour, fibres and textiles will be the focus of a series of industry webinars starting this week.

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