Services

We have listened to our members’ needs and restructured our service offering to the following areas. Please let us know what you think by adding your comments on this page! Also come and meet us at our offices any time. We bear your interest at heart!

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORSHIP:

New designers

  • HOW TO GET STARTED: Prototyping and Production; Positioning your designs (every 4 months)

Emerging designers

  • BUSINESS 101: Project Management, Strategic and Operational Marketing (every 4 months)
  • MASTERING THE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT: Sales off&online Negotiations; Distribution; Merchandising (every 4 months)

Established designers

  • MEETING INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION STANDARDS: Manufacturing/Expanding production; Fabric Sourcing; Quality control on higher level (every 6 months)

All designers

  • TREND AND COLOUR PREDICTION workshop hosted by Foschini (every 3 months)
  • Fashion Technology and Innovation Centre (FTIC)

ESTABLISHING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Get Connected in Fashion: Networking events (3 times per year)
  • Annual Fashion Industry Conference
  • Annual General Meeting

MARKETING AND PROMOTION:

  • Subsidised participation at Design Indaba EXPO
  • Profiling of emerging design talent at Foschini AFI Fastrack DayTM and AFI Cape Town Fashion Week
  • Marketing Campaign Fashion Friday to increase awareness for SA fashion designers
  • Profile in CTFC Newsletter
  • Profile and link on the CTFC website

REPRESENTATIVE BODY OF INTERESTS:

  • Liaising with South African government regarding industry needs
  • Driving force in establishing a national Fashion Council for South Africa