Strategic Manager – The Textile and Fashion Hub
Julia represents the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries Australia Ltd (TFIA) the peak body of the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry as the Textile & Fashion Hub Strategic Manager. Julia comes to the role with broad experience and expertise gained in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, with a focus on the Italian and Asian markets. Julia manages the Textile & Fashion Hub – a space created to support small – medium enterprises by giving them access to state of the art equipment for sampling production, knowledge, learning and resources. By encouraging networking and fresh ways of thinking about good design, efficient production, sustainable methods and creative retailing the Hub aims to raise standards across the industry, finding opportunity and rising to the challenges of a changing market through the power of innovation and collaboration.
Julia commenced her career in music marketing in Germany and since relocating to Australia in 2002 has worked extensively in textile import & wholesale trade, catering to the high end fashion market, sourcing, developing collections and liaising with designers throughout Australia and New Zealand gaining an understanding of running a small, creative business and flexibly responding to the markets needs and desires. With a passion for design and innovation she is confident about the future of fashion and how the Hub project can facilitate and encourage growth.