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15 July

CLO X TaFF Webinar

Date: July 15, 2021
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM SGT
TaFF Members Only
Join us for this webinar where 3D experts from CLO will share information of the fashion design software program and how to create virtual, true-to life garment visualization with cutting-edge simulation technologies, and provide tips on how to best integrate them into your workflow. The expert designers will walk you through the latest trend of 3D garment technologies and its impact on the textile and apparel industry. This will be a great opportunity for them to also answer any questions that you may have in regards to the
28 July

TaFF Member Lunch & Learn

Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM SGT
TaFF Members Only

Please join us for our TaFF members virtual Lunch & Learn where you have the opportunity to connect with fellow members in the community and share on a variety of relevant topics and challenges that everyone is currently facing in intimate roundtable discussion-format.

We will also be inviting  Mr Saleem Shah, Business Advisory at SME Centre @ SICCI, to share on the grants and funding schemes that small businesses can leverage during this time. The experienced Business Advisors at the SME Centres act as consultants and are here to support you in growing your business, through areas such as overseas expansion, financing, productivity and HR.  

This Lunch & Learn is an opportunity for the community to come together, a chance to bring collective experiences to the table, as well as sustaining connections within the community. So don’t forget your lunch and join in in this casual and fruitful discussion with fellow members.

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Past Events

9 July

TBFI Cohort #4 Demo Day

Date: July 9, 2021
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM SGT
FREE

The cohort, comprising of 8 brands, started its journey in March 2021. TBFI aims to assist and accelerate entrepreneurs who have products, solutions that are fashion and lifestyle-related. The program is 16-week long and each week is of a different theme, such as communication, inventory and assortment, business planning, will be addressed. On the last day of the programme, a Demo Day is organized where our brands pitch their business models and their brand in front of investors, media, the public and so on.

8 July

TaFF Talks: Spill The Tea with Joe Zee

Date: July 8, 2021
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM SGT
Members: $5
Non-members: $40

TaFF is happy to introduce Joe Zee, Global Artistic Director for Tatler Asia Group, as our TaFF Talks guest speaker. Based in Los Angeles, he oversees the visual identity of the company across all brand, print, and digital platforms.

Joe Zee is an internationally acclaimed style expert, host, TV producer and fashion industry veteran. His impressive background includes being the Creative Director at ELLE Magazine, fashion director at W magazine and Editor-in-Chief and Executive Creative Officer at Yahoo! Style. He is also known for his work with Entertainment Tonight, FABLife and Celebrity Style Story. As the star host of Sundance Channel’s popular series All On The Line with Joe Zee, he guides struggling talented designers with his creative eye, business savvy and industry connections, to help them succeed in the fashion industry.

Join us for an invigorating morning discussion with Joe Zee as he shares his extensive background and experience in fashion and spills the tea on how the fashion industry really works, from the fashion disasters to the blockbuster successes.

24 June

TaFF Members Lunch & Learn

Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM SGT
TaFF Members Only

Please join us for the virtual Lunch & Learn where you have the opportunity to connect with fellow TaFF members and share on a variety of relevant topics and challenges that everyone is currently facing in intimate roundtable discussion-format. 

 

We will also be inviting Aaron Wan, Business Advisor from SMECentre@SICCI, to share on the grants and funding schemes that small businesses can leverage during this time. The experienced Business Advisors at the SME Centres act as consultants and are here to support you in growing your business, through areas such as overseas expansion, financing, productivity and HR. 

 

ThiLunch & Learn will be an opportunity for the community to come together, a chance to bring collective experiences to the table, as well as sustaining connections within the community. 

9 June

TaFF Resources: E-Commerce Day

Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM SGT
TaFF Members Only

Our E-commerce Day is back for a second run as our Resource Development department brings to you a new list of businesses and services that would help you further your e-commerce business.

Take advantage of this programme exclusive for TaFF Members! We will introduce a group of our service partners and companies from across the e-commerce fashion value chain for you in a business-matching format. Discover our partners in the TaFF Resource Star Listings and learn how they can help you in your business and the member exclusive deals available during this Zoom Fair.

Vogue Singapore X TaFF Innovation Prize Introduction Session

TBFI Incubatees and Alumni Only

Vogue Singapore has teamed up with the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) for the inaugural Vogue Singapore x TaFF Innovation Prize.

The Prize seeks to scout emerging businesses and creatives who have identified real-world problems by providing them with the means and support to realise these endeavors. The programme includes a 2-day bootcamp-like format that helps build founders’  innovation and design skills through mentoring and pitching sessions followed by an award ceremony for the winning business. The award celebrates the work and talent of individuals and businesses who have shown skills and creativity in fashion, lifestyle and consumer technology. This includes photographers, videographers, entrepreneurs, software engineers – the list is non-exhaustive when it comes to the hunt for trailblazing talent.  

To find out more information on the Vogue Singapore x TaFF Innovation Prize by signing up for the TBFI Cohort 5 Open Call Info Session 2021 on 19 May 2021.

19 May

The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI)| Cohort 5 Open Call Info Session 2021

Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Join the Open Call Info Session with your questions about TBFI Programme and we will address it over a virtual Q&A Session.

TBFI is South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting innovative fashion, beauty and related tech brands. TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its 5th cohort from now until 10 June 2021.

TBFI seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution. Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.

5 May

Trend Forecasting & Market Insights for Assortment Planning

From industry trends and analytics to custom advisory, WGSN can help determine the best product mix and inventory size for your business that can help shorten lead times, year-round discounts and prevent loss opportunity. 

WGSN is one of the top fashion trend forecasting tools in the market. They employ global specialists and local trend-spotters in every major fashion product category to ensure their insight and trends are accurate and actionable. 

In this 45 minute session, we will take you through key reports of WGSN that can help you plan your collections from 2 years ahead to the current season. 

This webinar is only open to TaFF Members. Join us as a member today to take advantage of all the amazing member benefits or you can email marketing@taff.org.sg to learn more.  

21 Apr

The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI)| Cohort 5 Open Call Info Session 2021

Join the Open Call Info Session with your questions about TBFI Programme and we will address it over a virtual Q&A Session.

TBFI is South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting innovative fashion, beauty and related tech brands. TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its 5th cohort from now until 10 June 2021.

TBFI seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution. Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.

16 Apr

Financial Modeling & Fundraising 101

We live in the post WeWork and Uber age where start-ups think they can win investors over with zealous pitches promising steep hockey curves in the name of market acquisition. The new reality in this economic downturn is that investors are more cautious with their investments. Founders are expected to be able to explain their start-up story with numbers that are backed with proper basis assumptions.

Are you prepared?

Attending this workshop will not only prepare you to explain the numbers (from finance to capital table) for your start-up, but also let you understand what investors are looking for.

15 Apr

IP & The Fashion Industry

In the increasingly globalised and highly competitive fashion industry, intellectual property is a key asset to support growth and create value to fashion businesses and brands. In order to avoid potentially expensive and time-consuming court litigations, parties entering

into commercial contracts should anticipate the possible emergence of disputes. While IPOS will help demystify the process of protecting your brands, designs and inventions, you will also learn how the mediation and arbitration options offered by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, may help you resolve potential commercial disputes in a time and cost-efficient manner, and look after your business interests at the same time.

26 Mar

Presentation by Lenzing Group: Sustainable Materials for the Future

Are you a fashion or beauty brand owner seeking for eco-friendly materials to use in your products? Have you heard about materials with TENCEL™ fibers in them but don’t really know what it is?

Learn more from international fiber company, Lenzing, in this introduction to the Lenzing range of environmentally friendly, wood-based cellulose fibers and products.

Lenzing as sustainable fibers producer have some products include: TENCEL™ for Modal & Lyocell fibers, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ eco-responsible Viscose fibers, VEOCEL™ for nonwoven applications and LENZING™ for industrial applications.

2021

19 Mar

Singapore Stories 2021 Application Deadline

Always wanted to be Singapore’s top designer? Singapore Stories 2021 is back, even bigger and more fabulous.

Singapore Stories is a fashion design competition that invites designers to explore what it means to create a Singapore-inspired capsule collection in fashion apparel. Promoting one of our core themes, Technology & Innovation, we are inviting designers to create a ‘Fashion and Technology: A New Era’ themed capsule collection for this year’s competition.

The contestants are also encouraged to leverage innovation to drive sustainability and to foster a circular design thinking approach to their designs.

Applications open till 19th March only. What are you waiting for? Apply today and stand a chance to be Singapore’s next big designer!

To learn more on how to apply or see what the winner stands to win, please visit our website at www.singapore-stories.com:

11 Mar

TaFF Celebrates International Women's Day

In honor of this year’s theme, we are bringing together a panel of inspiring women of change from different walks of life to share about their passion.

The event will commence with a happiness session conducted by Shireena Shroff Manchharam, creator of Getting to Happy TM that focuses on how gratitude improves our mental well-being.

As the evening continues, you have the opportunity to hear insightful stories from our invited guest speakers, Sabrina Tan (Founder and CEO of Skin Inc), Rebecca Eu (Founder of Mei’s Own), and Aziza Sheerin (Regional Director at General Assembly), on what sparked them to start the lifelong mission that they have embarked on. They will also share the challenges they have had to face and overcome and the powerful experiences they encountered on this journey.

Join us as we explore how we can all choose to challenge to create a better world!

2 Mar

Singapore Stories 2021
Online Briefing Session

Want to be Singapore’s next big designer? Join Singapore Stories, TaFF’s flagship event, and don’t miss out on this experience of a lifetime.

Singapore Stories is a fashion design competition that invites designers to explore what it means to create a Singapore-inspired capsule collection in fashion apparel. We are looking for creative, innovative designers with professional design experience that reflects Singapore in a global context. We challenge participants to flex their creative senses to come up with a visually stunning capsule collection that challenges the current norm.

Join our online briefing session on March 2nd to learn more about the design competition and all the amazing benefits and exposure you get as a contestant. Register for this free session today! Limited spaces available.

To read more about the competition, visit our website at www.singapore-stories.comYou can also reach as at marketing@taff.org.sg if you have any questions. 

6 -7 Feb

TaFF Trunks: Men's Edition

The first of its kind in Singapore, the trunk show celebrates menswear, men’s style, and the stylish man.

Shop an exciting collective of local brands for men in a curated, immersive trunk show experience, where you get to meet the designers, hear their stories and support local businesses!

Join us and register for a slot today, entry priority will be given to shoppers who have prior registration. Limited walk-in slots available.

Due to safe distancing measures, we will limited entry to 30 pax at any point in time.

Event will be held at The Cocoon Space, Level 3, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905.

27 Jan

TaFF X Omnilytics

In this 60-minute webinar, discover retail strategies and data-backed solutions to overcome fashion’s biggest challenges today: Pricing Strategy. As presented by Matt Lovett, Director of Retail at Omilytics and TaFF’s Design Resource Director, Leonard Choo, get an introduction to the Omnilytics dashboard, a fashion analytics platform empowering brands to understand consumer shopping behaviours and demands by providing valuable and actionable insights.

During this session, you will learn how Omnilytics can be used for competitor pricing benchmarking and identify the best performing price range for products. We’ll also share how TaFF members can gain access to an exclusive, fully subsidised, one-year package (valued at S$5000) to Omnilytics through IMDA’s Digital Resilience Bonus program.

The session will end with a 15-minute Q&A where participants can ask any questions or further clarification.

Omnilytics is an official Infocomm Media vendor for category 3 Data Analytics & Mining with the ‘SME’s Go Digital’ program.

27 Jan

TBFI Open Call Info Session

TBFI is South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting innovative fashion, beauty and related tech brands. TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its 4th cohort from now till 11 February 2021.
 

TBFI seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution. Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.

Supported by the Singapore government, this ongoing initiative by the TaFF offers a 16-week programme that seeks to propel selected brands toward market readiness:

– Guiding companies through monthly 1-to-1 customised consultations with the TBFI team,

– Connecting founders to relevant industry mentors in our extensive network,

– Exposing founders to the latest in essential knowledge and resources for entrepreneurs,

– Giving founders opportunities to network and pitch for fund-raising.

 Learn how the programme can benefit your business at the info session!



2020

1 Dec

The Bridge Fashion Incubator Cohort 3
Demo Day

The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI) is South-East Asia’s first incubation programme focused on supporting businesses in the fashion, beauty, sustainability and related tech sectors.

An ongoing Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) initiative that was launched in 2019, the programme is supported by Singapore government and offers customised mentoring and access to a network of valuable contacts and resources to early-stage companies.

Watch our 8 incubatee brands’ business pitches and learn more about their brand and who will be the winner of a S$1,000 cash prize for the best pitch in a pitching competition.

Incubatees from Cohort 3:

  • All Citizens
  • Bambar Baini
  • GOYA The Label
  • incub
  • Kayloo Design
  • KINQUO
  • MAYU
  • Nost
5 Dec

Customized Christmas Bauble Workshop With Kanyeka

Bring back some much-needed festive cheer with KANYEKA’s personalized ‘Winter Wonderland’ Christmas bauble gift making workshop on 5 December, 3 – 4PM at Design Orchard!
10 Dec

The Bridge Fashion Incubator Open Call Info Session #2

TBFI is South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting innovative fashion, beauty and related tech brands. TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its 4th cohort from now till 21 January 2021.
 

TBFI seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution. Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.

Supported by the Singapore government, this ongoing initiative by the TaFF offers a 16-week programme that seeks to propel selected brands toward market readiness:

– Guiding companies through monthly 1-to-1 customised consultations with the TBFI team,

– Connecting founders to relevant industry mentors in our extensive network,

– Exposing founders to the latest in essential knowledge and resources for entrepreneurs,

– Giving founders opportunities to network and pitch for fund-raising.

 
11 Nov

The Bridge Fashion Incubator - Open Call Info Session #1

TBFI is South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting innovative fashion, beauty and related tech brands. TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its 4th cohort from now till 21 January 2021.
 

TBFI seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution. Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.

Supported by the Singapore government, this ongoing initiative by the TaFF offers a 16-week programme that seeks to propel selected brands toward market readiness:

– Guiding companies through monthly 1-to-1 customised consultations with the TBFI team,

– Connecting founders to relevant industry mentors in our extensive network,

– Exposing founders to the latest in essential knowledge and resources for entrepreneurs,

– Giving founders opportunities to network and pitch for fund-raising.

 
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21 Nov

Artisanal Jewelery Making Workshop With Beadbadwolf

Learn the fundamentals of creating beaded jewelry with Beadbadwolf, while you make your own pair of custom-designed floral sequin earrings on 21 November, 12-3pm!

Create your own floral sequin earrings in this Christmas-themed hands-on workshop at Design Orchard! You will be taught applique techniques and how to embroider sequins and beads to create a floral piece on a jewelry backing. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to take home a pair or two earrings handmade entirely by you.

23 Nov

TaFF x Omnilytics: How Fashion Brands Can Prepare for 2021

In this 45-minute webinar, discover retail strategies and data-backed solutions to overcome fashion’s biggest challenges today. Presented by Matt Lovett, Director of Retail at Omilytics and TaFF’s Design Resource Director, Leonard Choo, get an introduction to the Omnilytics dashboard, a fashion analytics platform empowering brands to understand consumer shopping behaviours and demands by providing valuable and actionable insights.

During this session, you will learn how Omnilytics can be used to guide product development, merchandising, and support marketing efforts. We’ll also share how TaFF members can gain access to an exclusive, fully subsidised, one-year package (valued at S$5000) to Omnilytics through IMDA’s Digital Resilience Bonus program.

Omnilytics is an official Infocomm Media vendor for category 3 Data Analytics & Mining with the ‘SME’s Go Digital’ program. 

25 Oct

Block Printing with Baliza

Dip your toes into the world of block printing with Baliza, and transform your most cherished memories of Singapore into a beautiful scarf
 

Transform your most cherished memories of Singapore into a beautiful scarf you can touch and feel.

On 25 October 2020, join us at Design Orchard as you dip your toes into the world of block printing with Baliza. Learn about the ancient art of Block-printing, and the different techniques of creating crisp patterns using wooden blocks that are honed by the talents of exceptional craftsmen. Select from a large variety of Sinagpore-inspired woodblock stamps that are hand carved by skilled artisans and bring your creation home at the end of the session!

What’s more! Get insider tips on making your own woodblock stamps at home!

24 Oct

Craft your own Peranakan-Style Earrings with Blithe & Merry

Delve into an important part of the Peranakan culture with Blithe & Merry on 24 October, 2pm to 3.30pm!

Marrying the intricate details of traditional Peranakan jewellery and bright colours of modern Peranakan-style tiles, you will be crafting your own Peranakan earrings made with genuine leather and embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. Participants can also select their own leather and Swarovski crystal colours for this workshop!

Perfect for the upcoming year-end festivities and also traditional festivals – bring home your own handcrafted Singapore Story!

18 Oct

Block Printing with Baliza

Dip your toes into the world of block printing with Baliza, and transform your most cherished memories of Singapore into a beautiful scarf
 

Transform your most cherished memories of Singapore into a beautiful scarf you can touch and feel.

On 18 October 2020, join us at Design Orchard as you dip your toes into the world of block printing with Baliza. Learn about the ancient art of Block-printing, and the different techniques of creating crisp patterns using wooden blocks that are honed by the talents of exceptional craftsmen. Select from a large variety of Sinagpore-inspired woodblock stamps that are hand carved by skilled artisans and bring your creation home at the end of the session!

What’s more! Get insider tips on making your own woodblock stamps at home!

10 Oct

‘MASAK-MASAK’ with Studio Muyu

Create your very own HDB Jewelry Stand with Studio Muyu- The perfect Insta-worthy piece that will feed your need for old school nostalgia

Our childhood memories revolve around our HDB estate playing catching with our friends at the playground, buying ice pops from makciks’ homes and hanging out at the kopitiam just below our estates…

In this 1.5hrs workshop, celebrate Singapore Stories through the nostalgic lens of our childhood, and create your very own HDB Jewelry Stand with Studio Muyu- The perfect Insta-worthy art piece that will feed your need for old school nostalgia!

 
3 Oct

Get Creative with Binary Style

Keeping the art of storytelling through fabric alive, design and create your own glamourous scarf at Design Orchard, with the help of Binary Style (@binarystyle) co-founders Santhi and Sari!

In this 1.5hrs workshop, take a trip down the memory lane as you explore Singapore’s culture through bold colors and patterns. Guided through experimental and expressive designs, participants will get to create an artwork on paper using a print-out designed by Binary Style.

Join them at Design Orchard this October as they unravel Singapore stories one scarf at a time.

17 Sep

10 years in 3 months—E-commerce insights and strategies for brands in 2020

The rapid acceleration of e-commerce over physical retail channels in just 3 months have brought great new opportunities. Please join us for this webinar session as experts share their macro trend observations as well as ways to respond to opportunities in e-commerce in 2020.

16 Sep

Presentation by Lenzing Group: Sustainable Materials for the Future

A re you a fashion or beauty brand owner seeking for eco-friendly materials to use in your products? Have you heard about materials with TENCEL™ fibers in them but don’t really know what it is?

Learn more from international fiber company, Lenzing, in this introduction to the Lenzing range of environmentally friendly, wood-based cellulose fibers and products.

Lenzing as sustainable fibers producer have some products include: TENCEL™ for Modal & Lyocell fibers, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ eco-responsible Viscose fibers, VEOCEL™ for nonwoven applications and LENZING™ for industrial applications.

15 Sep

Design Orchard Retail Showcase Open Call Briefing

Design Orchard is an integrated retail and incubation space that aims to profile designers in the lifestyle and fashion sector.

If you are a local designer/label and want to have a dedicated space to retail and showcase your collections, join us at this open call briefing to learn more about the curation process and how to apply to be a brand at Design Orchard Retail Showcase.

27 Aug

TaFF Talks Presents Conscious Fashion, Pioneering a Competitive Edge

As Vice President of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher, Amy Hall has been at the leading edge of human, environmental and economic sustainability. Her 23 years at the company have seen her advocate for a more ethical and eco-friend fashion value chain that reflects the values Eileen Fisher stands for: responsible business practices, sustainable products and supporting women in being full participants in society.

Sitting on the advisory boards of Social Accountability International and American Sustainable Business Council, Amy is a champion for change – redefining the way fashion does business.

Join us for an enlightening evening as we sit down to chat with Amy Hall about her journey, how she navigates what it takes to build a culture of social consciousness with one of the world’s most recognizable brands, and the future of ethical fashion.

14 Aug

WGSN Insights - An Introduction,Tips and Tricks

TaFF Members (Ordinary) now get exclusive free access to WGSN’s Insight platform! Combining high-end technology with human ingenuity, WGSN Insight helps you stay ahead and informed on macro trends, data, retail and marketing strategies, and generational consumer forecasting.

This is an introduction to the platform for TaFF Members and Non-members alike, providing an overview of the site, its different sections, and giving attendees tips and tricks on how to use the wealth of information contained in this platform to their advantage.

TaFF Members (Ordinary) are welcomed to their exclusive, special access. Non-members are invited to consider membership to get access – the cost of which pales in comparison to the market price of WGSN platform access (£9000/year).

Join us at this webinar to learn more about this WGSN Insight and how to use it to help your business gain access to insights and inspirations from around the world. In addition, become an Ordinary Member of TaFF and you can get special free access to this platform!

6 Aug

eGSS 2020 - TaFF Industry Briefing

Singapore’s best loved national sales event returns to deliver a fresh new take on the shopping experience with online retail and virtual activities! Organised by Singapore Retailers’ Association (SRA) and in partnership with other trade associations, TaFF will be taking part in this exciting event. 

Find out more on how you can be a part of eGSS and what we have planned!

24 July

TBFI Cohort #2 Demo Day

Our incubatees have worked hard over the past months in growing their brands. 

Come connect with them and see them in action as they present their business pitches during Demo Day e-session to an audience of investors and industry partners.

 

 

 

22 July

TaFF X Ngee Ann Polytechnic: Taster Webinar on Design Thinking

Innovation teams worldwide have chosen to use Design Thinking processes to identify gaps and problems for businesses. Join us to find out how you can harness Design Thinking techniques to help your team define problems and ideate for creative solutions. Engage with our trainers through this interactive online session to understand how your organization can take on practical steps to improve from actionable feedback.

2 July

TaFF Talks: Dialogue with TaFF President - Present and Future

TaFF has been on an exciting new trajectory in the past two years, opening up its member base, and creating a slew of programs and initiatives aimed at helping this community to connect and grow. As the global fashion industry sits on the precipice of paradigm shifts across its value chain, an invigorating new vision is crucial, now more than ever. In this edition of TaFF Talks, Mark Lee (TaFF’s outgoing president) and our soon-elected incoming president, speak with Vogue Singapore’s Publisher Bettina von Schlippe, to discuss TaFF has been, where it is now, and where it is going, in the context of our dynamic, evolving industry.

2 July

TaFF Webinar: Buyer Series

This inaugural webinar series gives an amazing opportunity for TaFF members to gain insight of what buyers are looking for from both established and emerging designers while discovering how to represent yourselves and your brand in order to catch their attention.

As an independent or emerging fashion designer, few things are more intimidating than trying to sell yourself, and your designs, to a buyer. We invite seasoned buyer Dave Binns, who has over 30 years in both on the manufacturing side – selling into retailers and on the buying side – developing ranges and buying products from manufacturers, to share what it means to be a buyer and the important elements that make or break new and emerging brands.

 

26 June

Looking Ahead: How to Market Your Brand in The New Normal

As Singapore enters Phase 2 of reopening after COVID-19 circuit breaker, businesses need additional guidance to help them reopen and capitalise on opportunities to strengthen their brand in the new economic climate and retail landscape the pandemic has created.

Here are some of the topics we expect to cover: 

– Reassessing your post-COVID digital strategy

– Embracing the new normal of retail with Facebook

– Elevating the shopping experience by offering payment flexibility

– Creating Content for the new normal to boost up the growth

The webinar will help you to under more about opportunities and barriers of Phase2 omni-channel marketing.

25 June

TaFF Webinar: How to Lead and Think Innovatively

Innovation is crucial in developing new opportunities and paths to growth. Join us to learn how to lead with innovative thinking through times of crisis.

We are living through a time when business is focused on crisis management in order to survive. Yet the reality is that the world after a crisis is often not the same as before. In order to thrive, businesses need to adapt to change, to new customer attitudes and expectations.

Leadership and innovative mindset are crucial to seize and create new opportunities ahead to grow. However, innovative ideas are also one of the hardest things to cultivate under pressure.

The session will be led by the award-winning consultant Dr. Sandy Chong, Principal Consultant of Verity Consulting – winner of Asia’s Top Sustainability Women of the Year award, and Singapore Management Consultant of the Year. Serving as an advisor for start-ups in Silicon Valley and Perth, Sandy will be sharing what is required to cultivate innovative thinking and becoming one of the 14% of companies that outperform others during crisis.

Drawing on her decades-long experience as a business leader and strategic consultant, find out how companies can overcome the crisis by fostering creativity, identifying emerging needs before the competition does, and being at the forefront of change.

23 June

Sustainable Solutions and How to Make A Real Difference

Looking for practical ways to make your collections sustainable? Fashion production chain experts Jacqui Gray and Douwe Schurer, delve into the detailed ‘what, where, why, and how’s of making sustainable business choices, pursuing green behaviour, and understanding the costs and certifications of these choices.

Select attendees will get the unique opportunity to receive a complimentary, one-on-one micro-consulting session with Jacqui and Douwe, who will give you personalized insight on your sustainability goals and won how to achieve them.

18 June

Providing Liquidity for SMEs in The Isolation Economy

Liquidity is the lifeblood of any company and this is especially true during the COVID-19 period. SMEs especially must ensure that they have sufficient working capital to keep their business moving forward.

Join SGTech & TAFF, in partnership with Mastercard, as we help you understand the e-Commerce and digital payments landscape so you can better leverage these technologies to support your business. We will also be sharing practical solutions from Mastercard and its partners that SMEs can use to extend their cash flow.

This webinar will cover:

(A) Overview of the digital payment landscape

(B) Access faster payment cycle

(C) Tapping liquidity from your credit cards

This event will be delivered live digitally. Q&A will follow after the sharing. A selection of solution vendors such as EZLink, SGeBiz and UOB will present their solutions.

18 June

TaFF and SocietyA are collaborating once again in this Designer Spotlight Series, to converse with two regional designers who are making global waves in contemporary womenswear. 

Malaysian designer extraordinaire, Jonathan Liang, started his brand in Paris after working with French ateliers. His designs are currently stocked across Europe, and in Asian markets such as Singapore and China. Homegrown Singaporean fashion designer Max Tan begin his journey in 2010 building a brand that has since become significant voice on the Singapore fashion scene. Max has become recognized internationally, with designs are stocked in specialty boutiques in Copenhagen, Germany, Norway and San Francisco. 

Join us to hear how these designers have expanded their businesses in the global marketplace, and how they’ve found that special edge that has helped them grow beyond their native shores. In this dialogue, Max and Jonathan will speak candidly about their struggles, their highlights, and what it takes to succeed as a fashion designer straddling eastern and western markets today. 

16 June

How to Market Your Brand in Phase 2

As Singapore enters Phase 2 of reopening after COVID-19 circuit breaker, businesses need additional guidance to help them reopen and capitalise on opportunities to strengthen their brand in the new economic climate and retail landscape the pandemic has created.  
 
Here are some of the topics we expect to cover: Reassessing your post-COVID digital strateg ; Embracing the new normal of retail with Facebook ; Elevating the shopping experience by offering payment flexibility
.The webinar will hep you to under more about opportunities and barriers of post-COVID omni-channel marketing. 
16 June

TaFFxWWF Reducing Plastic in Fashion, Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Join us, Speak up, Take action! The ‘Reducing Plastic in Fashion’ Virtual Roundtable happens Tues 16 June, at 2:20pm-4:30pm SGT, organised by TaFF and WWF. Learn more about the plastic crisis in our industry and be part of this discussion for change! 

11 June

TaFF Member HASIKO Wellness Networking Session

Connect with yourself and others in this light wellness and networking sessionMeet and network, to learn and about each other’s business and explore ways in which we can uplift and support one other. 

Join Zi En, Co-Founder of Hasiko Flow, as she takes you on a journey helping you build both physical and emotional resilience through movement that strengthens your body, meditation to calm your mind, and a process of self-inquiry that allows you to understand yourself on a deeper level.  

An intimate members networking session will follow where you can share about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected you professionally. We welcome members who wants to talk about the current challenges they are facing in their business, while learning and supporting each other through this difficult time.  

We hope you can join us in this intimate session to meet and connect with fellow TaFF members in the community!  

 

10 June

Public Relations 101 for Fashion & Beauty Startups

Madina Kalyayeva, MD of RSVP PR & Lifestyle Communications Agency, will take you through the ins & outs of communication, covering classic PR, influencer marketing and the importance of digital for storytelling. She will be joined by Asri Jasman, Associate Fashion Editor at Esquire Singapore, to give a 360 perspective on what a good pitch will sound and read like, as well as share examples of techniques and digital additions that a young fashion and beauty brand owner would need to take note of!

5 June

WGSN Insight: An Introduction, Tips, and Tricks

ITaFF Members now get exclusive free access to WGSN’s Insight platform! Combining high-end technology with human ingenuity, WGSN Insight helps you stay ahead and informed on macro trends, data, retail and marketing strategies, and generational consumer forecasting.

This is an introduction to the platform for TaFF Members and Non-members alike, providing an overview of the site, its different sections, and giving attendees tips and tricks on how to use the wealth of information contained in this platform to their advantage.

TaFF Members are welcomed to their exclusive, special access. Non-members are invited to consider TaFF memberships to get access – the cost of which pales in comparison to the market price of WGSN platform access (£9000/year).

Join us at this webinar to learn more about this WGSN Insight and how to use it to help your business gain access to insights and inspirations from around the world. In addition, become a TaFF Member and you can get special free access to this platform!

29 May

FD Talk - The Fashion Industry in South East Asia

“THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA”

Please join us from an exclusive discussion with fashion organizations from Singapore and Malaysia.
We will hear insights from the CEO of TaFF, Mrs. Semun Ho, and Executive Advisor of Moda Malaysia, Mr. Dirk Luebbert, on the outlook of the Fashion Industry in South East Asia.

29 May

TaFF X GITNB: Why Little Green Steps Still Matter + Sustainability Bingo!

Join Green Is The New Black and TAFF for an engaging and interactive talk. You’ll learn about #LittleGreenSteps that you can action today. And get to know others in the community with a fun game of sustainability bingo!

When was the last time you did an audit of your impact on the planet or asked yourself how sustainable am I really? Do the actions I take actually make a difference? Join us for a talk as we share an overview of living a sustainable life in Singapore and committing to your next little green step as an individual.

28 May

Creative Marketing + Content Production

What does it take to produce successful advertising content? Hear how brands such as Bon Appétit at New York publisher Conde Nast ideate and create engaging, elevated video for an audience of millions. Supervising Producer Phillip Cheng leads a visual conversation into the evolution of traditional advertising as well as examples of production at almost every budget across food, lifestyle, and beauty content. 

20 May

TBFI: Cohort 3 Open Call Info Session

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BRIDGE FASHION INCUBATOR (TBFI)

TBFI is South-East Asia’s first business incubation programme focused on supporting innovative fashion, beauty and related tech brands. TBFI is on the hunt for its next wave of founders seeking to challenge the industry’s status quo and is receiving applications for its third cohort from now until 11 June 2020.

TBFI seeks business founders who can clearly articulate their brands’ value proposition, the problem or market opportunity that they are addressing and their proposed solution. Preference will be given to innovative business models that utilise technology creatively and/or address social and/or environmental sustainability issues.

Supported by the Singapore government, this ongoing initiative by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) Singapore, offers a 16-week programme that seeks to propel selected brands closer to market by:

• Guiding companies through monthly 1-to-1 customised consultations with the TBFI Team,

• Connecting founders to relevant industry mentors in our extensive network,

• Exposing founders to the latest in essential knowledge and resources for entrepreneurs,

• Giving founders opportunities to network and to pitch for fund-raising.

19 May

What is PDPA, DPO, DPMP, DPIA and how does it affect your business?

With the Personal Data Protection Act, organizations that use, disclose, share personal data have to ensure full compliance with the law, or face financial consequences. How should you operate to be in compliance with PDPA? What do you need to pay special attention to? Find out what are the obligations that business owners need to know, what to do to comply, and key steps to operationalization of PDPA compliance. 

19 May

Digital Marketing Insights & Strategies for the "New Normal"

COVID-19 has disrupted our world like nothing we have seen before. The response requires some reflection, planning, and aggressive executionNow is the time for businesses to realize that they have to pivot and adapt to a new economic reality in order to survive. Many questions have arisen in leu of the economic shift due to the coronavirus pandemic; how do I navigate the crisis online? What is the change in consumer behavior? What digital marketing strategies do I need to implement during this crisis?  Are you prepared?
Attending this workshop will not only prepare you to explain the numbers (from finance to capital table) for your start-up, but also let you understand what investors are looking for.

Lenzing Presentation
13 May

Presentation by Lenzing Group: Sustainable Material for The Future Fashion

Are you a fashion or beauty brand owner seeking for eco-friendly materials to use in your products?
Have you heard about materials with TENCEL™ in them but don’t really know what it is?
Learn more from international fiber company, Lenzing, in this introduction to the Lenzing range of environmentally friendly, wood-based cellulose fibers and products.
Lenzing products include: TENCEL™ for Modal & Lyocell fibers, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ eco-responsible Viscose fibers, VEOCEL™ for nonwoven applications and LENZING™ for industrial applications.

TBFI Financial Modeling
11 May

Financial Modeling & Fundraising 101

We live in the post WeWork and Uber age where start-ups think they can win investors over with zealous pitches promising steep hockey curves in the name of market acquisition. The new reality in this economic downturn is that investors are more cautious with their investments. Founders are expected to be able to explain their start-up story with numbers that are backed with proper basis assumptions.
Are you prepared?
Attending this workshop will not only prepare you to explain the numbers (from finance to capital table) for your start-up, but also let you understand what investors are looking for.

6 May

Harness Power of Data&Empathy to Guide Your Brand Messaging During Crisis

Lather, rinse, repeat. This is probably all we’re doing these days. Funnily enough, this was the general approach many brands adopted for their marketing campaigns pre-pandemic. So, what now and what’s next? In this 1-hour masterclass, discover the opportunities presented to brands in the current context. Learn to harness the power of data and empathy to guide messaging and craft communications during this global crisis. Hear concrete case study examples so you can avoid common pitfalls brands tend to make during this time, and be inspired by those that have forged new paths to survive in this new world order.

5 May

Navigating Direct-to-Consumer Approaches in a Crisis

Markets and consumers’ behaviors have undergone drastic changes due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Vast majority of D2C companies as well as those forced to switch to a more D2C approach will need to fine-tune their marketing contingency plans. Please join us for this webinar session and listen to experts share their thoughts on how businesses can navigate the current crisis by providing data and how to leverage tools on their respective platforms to grow your D2C business.

5 May

E-Commerce Day

In light of the safe distancing measures placed around the world and the onset of Circuit Breaker, non-essential businesses are asked to close their physical retail spaces until these measures ease. E-commerce sales is soaring as a result and consumers across age groups have already shifted spend to online channels.

With this new trend, getting onboard the e-commerce platform will be more critical and essential to help businesses scale and tide through this period. To help business owners get started, TaFF E-Commerce Day helps bring together partners and companies providing services all along the e-commerce and digital fashion value chain.

TaFF member online networking session
30 Apr

TaFF Member Online Networking Session

In continuation with the TaFF member networking and focus group sessions held late last year, we are organizing a session online for the community to share about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them professionally. We welcome members who wants to talk about the current challenges they are facing in their business, while learning and supporting each other through this difficult time. We hope you can join us in this intimate session, meet and connect with fellow TaFF members in the community!

This networking session is only open to TaFF members. If you have any questions on your membership or how to join TaFF as a member, please feel free to email Jasminepuah@taff.org.sg.

 

Growing Your Business Internationally in Times of Crisis
30 Apr

Growing Your Business Internationally in Times of Crisis

Learn about best practices and strategies on how to prepare your brand for international markets post-pandemic world. In this session conducted by Dr. Sandy Chong, an award-winning advisor, educator and active contributor in international business and economic empowerment, you will gain insights on the new norms and what influence consumer preference in times of crisis. Learn how to navigate risks, identify optimal markets and channels, and find out how you could position your brand effectively to win partners and buyers overseas.

SMECentre
29 Apr

Resilience & Solidarity Budget 2020 for Businesses

This webinar session will be addressing the support schemes introduced during the budget speeches made by DPM Heng Swee Kiat. The 3 key areas that will be addressed by the speaker are Managing Cashflows, Deepening Capabilities and Retaining and Developing Talents. Additionally, introduction of simple IT solutions for Business Continuity will be made to enable business owners to be informed and elicit call for action. As a representative from SME Centre@Central, please note the government support schemes that speaker will be sharing at the webinar are targeted at registered companies with a minimum 30% local shareholding.

TaFF X SocietyA Emerging Designer Spotlight
28 Apr

TaFF X SocietyA Emerging Designer Spotlight

The complexities of launching a fashion brand in today’s market sounds daunting to most. How does one navigate through the sea of competitors and stand out?

Join us in conversation with two notable brands to discover the entrepreneurs’ journey in building their business and how they overcame obstacles along the way. In this panel discussion, the speakers will provide insights into the fashion space in their countries and share how camaraderie and constant innovation is the key to success, whether it is establishing a brand in Asia Pacific or other markets globally.

Webinar: Marketing
9 Apr

Webinar: Marketing

Startup marketing has unique challenges due to limited resources, whether it’s time, money or talent. In this webinar, our primary focus will be on identifying, creating and communicating a winning value proposition to drive consumers to purchase.
We will explore key marketing concepts and learn how brands and consumers interact. After the webinar, you will know how to build authentic experiences, engage with target audiences across the entire funnel and align your marketing to your business’ objectives.

Webinar: Omnilytics
9 Apr

How to Use Data to Enhance The Designing Process

In this 60-minute onboarding webinar, our Head of Client Success, Hui Chin will guide you through the Omnilytics dashboard, a fashion analytics and insights software that helps retailers make better and smarter decisions. During this session you will learn more on how Omnilytics operates, the methods we use to process our data along with an introduction to the Competitor Benchmarking and Trends Performance solutions. She will also demonstrate how each solution can be integrated into the retail processes, followed by real-life examples for practical application

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