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November 22, 2017


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  • The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
    AATCC provides the textile wet processing industry with a communication center and a clearinghouse for new ideas and innovation in textile chemistry and color science. For more than 70 years, AATCC has worked with dyers, finishers, educators, students, chemists, mill superintendents, laboratory technicians, management executives and others who are involved with the application of chemistry to textiles.
  • American Apparel and Footwear Association (AFFA)
    This association was created in 2000 as a result of a merger among the former American Apparel Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the former Footwear Industry of America (FIA), and the Fashion Association (TFA).
  • American Fiber Manufacturers Association
    The American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. (AFMA), is a domestic trade organization representing U.S. producers of more than 90 percent of domestic production of manufactured fibers, filaments and yarns.
  • American Flock Association
    This is an association of companies involved in the application of finely cut natural or synthehtic fiber particles to adhesive coated surfaces, including fabrics, paper, etc.
  • American Sewing Guild
    This association was created to promote the use and application of home sewing in America.
  • American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA)
    This association was established to promote the use of American textile machinery within the domestic textile industry in the areas of fiber production, weaving, knitting, and sewing.
  • American Textile Manufactures Institute (ATMI)
    This association promotes textile manufacturing in America. The membership includes representatives of textile mill firms that operate machinery in the United States.
  • American Yarn Spinners Association
    The American Yarn Spinners Association (AYSA) is a domestic trade organization representing U.S. yarn spinners for the purpose of dealing with problems and opportunities that are uniquely yarn industry oriented.
  • Apparel British Columbia Association
    This association was established to promote and strengthen the use of the British Columbia apparel industry throughout the world.
  • Association of Apparel and Textile Exporters in Bulgaria
    This association promotes the export of Bulgarian apparel and textile products.
  • Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA)
    This association was created as a way for member nonwoven fabric companies to address the issues surrounding their business and to promote the use of nonwoven fabrics.
  • California Fashion Association
    The California Fashion Association (CFA), is a non-profit organization established to educate and provide business development assistance to Southern California's Apparel and Textile industries.
    • To provide a forum for industry networking.
    • To provide information about labor law compliance.
    • To promote the application of apparel related technology and advanced education.
    • To promote the development of international exports.
    • To work toward a positive image for the Apparel and Textile Industry.
  • Canadian Apparel Federation
    This association was created to promote and assist the Canadian apparel industry.
  • Carolina Hosiery Association
    This association was created to promote the hosiery industry in the Carolinas.
  • Cashmere Market
    The purpose of this site is to enable those involved in the cashmere market to easily distribute their goods and services.
  • CEMATEX
    This is an association of eight European countries (Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland) that have combined to promote European textile machinery manufactures throughout the world. Sponsors of ITMA, the International Textile Machinery Exhibition.
  • Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA)
    This association promotes the use, management, and development of computer integrated design and computer integrated manufacturing systems within the textile industry.
  • Cotton Incorporated
    With headquarters in New York City and eight other offices throughout the world, Cotton Incorporated is a research and promotion company funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton goods into the United States.
  • Embroidery Trade Association
    The only association dedicated to the computerized embroidery industry -- The objective of the Embroidery Trade Association (ETA) is to develop solutions to the many challenges of running an embroidery business. ETA exists to help solve problems as they develop and provide ideas for the future.
  • The Fashion Center
    This association was created to promote New York City's apparel industry and to improve the economic development of Manhattan's garment district.
  • Fashion Group International
    Connect with the Women who move the Fashion Industries... Apparel, Accessories, Beauty and the Home -- The Fashion Group International is a global non-profit professional organization established in 1931 with over 6,000 members in the fashion industry and related fields.
  • Garment Contractors Association of Southern California
    Since 1971 the Garment Contractors Association has represented the professional garment contracting businesses of Southern California. Our purpose is to provide education in promoting the highest quality of workmanship and business practices.
  • Handweavers Guild of America
    This association is dedicated to the preservation of our textile heritage through the promotion of textile weaving as an art.
  • Hemp Industries Association
    Concentrates on promoting the benefits of using Hemp in the manufacture of apparel, paper, plastics, textile, food, building materials and energy products and will seek to remove a number of the arbitrary barriers that have been imposed on the industry by governmental regulation.
  • Home Sewing Association (HSA)
    This association was created to promote all areas of the home sewing industry. The association brings together fabric, pattern, notions, yarn, craft, home decorating, publishing, and sewing machine companies with manufacturers, retailers, educators, wholesalers, and buying offices. The association sponsors many trade shows to enhance these relationships.
  • Indonesian Textile Association (Indotex)
    This association covers all areas of the textile and garment industry in Indonesia.
  • International Apparel Federation
    This association is made up of a federation of industrialists from America, Japan, and Europe to promote the common business interests of its members, and to encourage the best practice and support for apparel manufacturers worldwide.
  • Industrial Fabrics Association International
    The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association whose member companies represent all aspects of the international industrial and technical fabrics and textiles marketplace. Members' products include fibers, fabrics, textiles, end-products, equipment and hardware.
  • International Fabricare Institute
    The IFI is a not-for-profit worldwide trade association of professional cleaners and launderers. It also provides consumers with information on dry cleaning processes and help with how to chose a dry cleaner.
  • International Formalwear Association
    This association is an alliance of the formalwear business to promote the formalwear industry, including formalwear specialists, wholesalers, and manufacturers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Puerto Rico, England, and Sweden.
  • International Mass Retail Association
    This association represents the mass retail industry. The membership includes discount department stores, home centers, specialty discounters, catalogs, dollar stores, warehouse clubs, discount drug stores, and off-price stores.
  • International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)
    This is an association for the world's textile industries. The group's overall objective is to create growth and prosperity in all aspects of the industry.
  • International Wool Secretariat
    The IWS is a global organization bringing together in partnership the wool promotion and marketing organizations of Australia, South Africa and Uruguay. The IWS symbol is the Woolmark.
  • Knitted Textile Association
    The Knitted Textile Association (KTA) is the largest trade organization of U.S. circular knit and warp knit fabric manufacturers. Membership also includes firms that supply ingredients vital to the industry; fiber, yarn, machinery, dyers/finishers/printers and factors, etc.
  • Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association (LIMA)
    This is a non-profit organization of licensors, manufacturers, retailrs, and other support organizations for the advancement of professional licensing.
  • Mohair Council of America
    Mohair Council of America (MCA) is a grower organization representing 10,000 goat producers in the United States. The MCA is a promotion, market improvement organization for mohair and/or the products of mohair.
  • Malaysian Textile Manufacturers Association
    Membership from all sectors of textile and apparel manufacturing, covering the fibre, spinning, weaving, knitting, garment-making, industrial textile/accessories sector. The present membership represents 80 percent of the total of the textile industry in the country.
  • National Academy of Needlearts
    This association is devoted to the advancement of embroidery as an art form. Its goal is to promote the highest standards in needle-arts.
  • National Association of College Stores (NACS)
    This is a nonprofit trade association serving college and university bookstores in the United States, Canada, and 15 other countries.
  • National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers
    The purpose of this association is to maintain the competitive advantage and economic well-being of America's hosiery plants and their workers, which make up the U.S. hosiery industry.
  • National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD)
    This association is dedicated to the promotion of the career apparel and uniform market within the U.S. Its membership is composed of some of the nation's leading industrial uniform manufacturers and distributors.
  • Northern Textile Association (NTA)
    The Northern Textile Association is a nonprofit trade organization representing over 200 textile manufactures and industry suppliers with operations in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia.
  • San Francisco Fashion Industries
    Northern California Apparel Industry trade association -- Provides on line directory of members, interesting articles, hot issues, hot links, fashion calendar and much more
  • Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association international (SGIA)
    This association is dedicated to the advancement of the screen printing and graphic imaging as used on apparel and textiles.
  • Society of Dyers and Colourists
    This association is dedicated to issues surrounding the needs of dyers and printers.
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
    This association is dedicated to supporting and promoting the sporting goods industry as a whole.
  • Studio 2000 Inc.
    This organization is a nonprofit organization that promotes economic development through servicing entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. The site includes information, resources, and more.
  • Supima Association of America
    The Supima Association is the promotional organization of the America Pima cotton growers. This non-profit organization provides timely crop information and market information to its 1,800-plus grower members, and to textile mill and manufacturing customers.
  • Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA)
    This is an association of professionals engaged in the sales of textiles, related products and services to the apparel industry. The group provides camaraderie to its members and through its committees creates events for the community.
  • Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation
    A consortium of fiber, fabric sewn products, labor, government and academia dedicated to a more competitive U.S. soft goods industry through demonstration, education, and research and development.
  • The Textile Institute
    The mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. It is an association of men and women throughout the world which unites those with an interest in textiles. The individual professional expertise of members is diverse: it includes management, art, design, fashion, economics, science, engineering, research, production, marketing, selling, retailing, education and training. These skills relate to the totality of industrial and commercial operations from fibre production to the use of products by individual and corporate consumers.
  • Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA)
    This is an organization that represents manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and allied groups serving the textile care industry. Members manufacture and distribute drycleaning and laundry equipment and supplies.


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