The CTFC has also managed to garner sponsorship from two of the country’s biggest retailers; Foschini and Woolworths for The Graduate and Emerging Show respectively, held at Cape Town Fashion Week every year.
ANNUAL FASHION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Every year the CTFC hosts an Industry Conference as part of the biggest design conference on the African continent – Design Indaba.
The industry conference’s main aim is to raise important industry issues in order to communicate challenges and possible solutions to policy and decision makers within the industry.
DESIGN INDABA EXPO
Every year the CTFC occupies a stand at Design Indaba, raising awareness of its services and member offerings. In 2010 the CTFC once again occupied a stand but also supported and enabled five designers, participants of the CTFC’s Fashion for Business programme, with obtaining exhibition stands. For 2011 the CTFC plans to host an umbrella stand featuring eight designers, who will also be featured in the Expo’s ramp shows.
GET CONNECTED IN FASHION
Networking Session at AFI Cape Town Fashion Week 2010
Get Connected in Fashion is a networking platform for the industry created by the CTFC. This event is what it says “get connected”, with the focus of facilitating the process of matchmaking and creation of business opportunities within the sector. The event is mainly attended by designers, manufacturers, CMT firms, retailers and other fashion industry players.