Monday, February 8, 2010


TCF Ormoc was commenced in 2007 by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA) with support from Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Belmont & Western Australia (BPW) and the Matilda Bay Rotary Club. The project was established in a partnership with local Ormoc community organisations led by Pagtinabangay Foundation.

TCF Global community sewing project aimed to assist women to start a small sewing business in Ormoc and the project provided the necessary sewing machines and raw materials to the locals to assist develop their creativity and produce evening wear, children's wear, uniforms, and home wares.

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCF WA) has previously sent two container loads of pre-loved sewing machines totalling 280 machines, textiles and hundreds of cartons of sewing haberdashery to Ormoc and its surrounding villages. Carol Hanlon, Manager TCFWA & Belmont BEC recently volunteered for a week in Ormoc, providing business skill workshops, visiting sewing centres and assisted with the staging of 2nd annual Ormoc Fashion Festival. Carol was thrilled to see the progress of the TCF Ormoc project which is expanding rapidly and to witness once again the creative talent of the local community.

The project has recently grown from 21 community sewing centres to 25, and 8 more are expected to commence shortly. It is expected that more than 250 Ormoc men and women will now be a part of this project also. The Ormoc project is has now moved under the umbrella of Ormoc Community Credit Co-operative (OCCCI) and there are plans to establish a retail TCF Ormoc showcase at the market centre. The community organisation is also planning to start a Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) type support centre to assist the micro small business operators.

Belmont BEC is providing a mentor role to assist OCCCI BEC develop under its BEC Global program to develop a business centre for the region and for the benefit of micro enterprise in the Ormoc region including the TCF Ormoc participants.

For more history and information on the project please view

TCF WA Contact:

Carol Hanlon
TCF Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA)

TCF Global
Designedge Fashion Incubator

Belmont Business Enterprise Centre (BEC)
Ph: (08) 94793777 Mob: 0417 963 231


Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA)

PO Box 370, Cloverdale WA 6985 Phone 08 94793777 Fax 08 94793888


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