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AAFA - American Apparel & Footwear Association
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers which compete in the global market. AAFA's mission is to promote and enhance its members' competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global market by minimizing regulatory, legal, commercial, political and trade restraints.

AAPNetwork – American Apparel Producers Network
The AAPNetwork is an international network of companies in the Textile/Apparel chain focusing on the exchange of information.

AFMA - American Fiber Manufacturers Association
Source for information on fibers, producers, tradenames.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, providing test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.

American Flock Association
The AMERICAN FLOCK ASSOCIATION provides positive leadership to foster a strong flock industry in North America. The purpose of their website is to assist visitors who have a need for value-added fiber coating solutions to obtain the information they need and to connect with qualified AFA members who can provide those solutions.

American Sheep Industry Association
ASI is the national organization representing the interests of more than 69,000 sheep producers located throughout the United States. From East to West, farm flocks to range operations, ASI works to represent the interests of all producers.

Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association
Atlantic Apparel is a nonprofit apparel trade association formed in 1948 to support and unite domestic apparel contractors. Atlantic Apparel represents ladies apparel manufacturers in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. The apparel factories implement the most advanced production management techniques and new workplace practices to achieve world class quality at affordable prices.

Australian Wool Services
Australian Wool Services is the world's leading wool fibre textile authority with over 60 years experience in the wool industry and expertise in textile innovation and wool technology.

California Fashion Association
The California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization established to provide information for business expansion and growth to California’s apparel and textile industries.

Cashmere & Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute
The Cashmere & Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute was established in 1984 to promote the use of genuine cashmere and camel hair products and to protect the interests of manufacturers, retailers and onsumers of these products. CCMI Objective: To maintain the integrity of cashmere and camel hair products through education, information and industry cooperation

Cotton Incorporated
Cotton Incorporated is a not for profit research and promotion organization dedicated to increasing the demand for and the profitability of Upland Cotton.

Council of Fashion Designers of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association of over 280 of America’s foremost fashion and accessory designers. Founded in 1962, the CFDA continues to advance the status of fashion design as a branch of American art and culture; to raise its artistic and professional standards; to define a code of ethical practices of mutual benefit in public and trade relations; and, to promote appreciation of the fashion arts through leadership in quality and aesthetic discernment.

Dallas Fashion Incubator
The Dallas Fashion Incubator is committed to nurturing diverse entrepreneurs by supporting business development for the fashion and aligned industries. It's a hub of talent and creativity. It's a place where emerging fashion designers are given the support and resources to turn their creative energy into creative enterprise.

Fab Shop Net Retailers Association
The FabShopNet Retailers' Association is an organization that represents hundreds independent fabric and quilt retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Members enjoy programs and services to help reduce operating expenses and offer combined purchasing power.

Fabric 8
fabric8, established in 1995, features unique, quality goods by urban independent designers. Based in San Francisco, CA, we work directly with over 100 companies from 16 North American cities and ship to destinations all over the world.

Fashion Business Incorporated
Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) is THE resource center that provides business intelligence to the start up designer and workers within the fashion industry. FBI also offers retraining and is conveniently located in the California Market Center downtown Los Angeles.

Fashion Group International
The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

Garment Contractors Association of Southern California
This nonprofit association has represented the finest garment-contracting businesses of Southern California. Their purpose has always been to provide education in promoting the highest quality of workmanship and business practices to contribute to the viability of our domestic garment and sewn products manufacturing industry, as well as to enhance its reputation. It is also our aim to promote our members' capabilities to their customers and potential customers.

Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC)
GIDC is a non profit organization providing marketing, buyer referrals, and training/technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and works.

Home Sewing Association
The Home Sewing Association is a not-for-profit trade organization comprised of business members who support and promote the home sewing industry.

Association of the non woven fabrics industry.

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the entire spectrum of the specialty fabrics industry.

International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc.
The ITAA is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. ITAA welcomes professionals employed in those fields who wish to join with members of the Association in the pursuit of knowledge, interchange of ideas, and dissemination of knowledge through meetings, special events, and publications.

Leather Industries of America
Leather Industries of America, one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, has represented the American tanner and supplier since 1917. It has served its members and been an effective force in representing the leather industry of America. LIA provides environmental, technical, education, statistical and marketing services -- all at the direction of its membership and to the benefit of the leather industry.

Masters of Linen
An association of fine European lnen mills that promotes the Masters of Linen label. Find out how European quality linen is produced, from plant to fabric; the end uses; how to recognize finished products and how to contact specialists in the industry.

National Council of Textile Organizations
The National Council of Textile Organizations is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile sector. From fibers to finished products, from machinery manufacturers to power suppliers, NCTO is the voice of the U.S. textile industry. The centerpiece of NCTO is the four separate councils representing the fiber, fabric, supplier, and yarn industries, each with its own board representation.

National Textile Association
The National Textile Association is the nation's oldest and largest association of fabric-forming companies. Our members knit and weave fabric in the U.S., supply fibers, yarns to the fabric-forming industry, or supply other materials or services to the American textile industry.

An international association for research and testing in the field of textile ecology. The International Oeko-Tex Association, a grouping of 14 well-known textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan, with representative agencies and contact offices in over 30 countries worldwide, is responsible for the independent tests for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

Organic Trade Association (OTA)
Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. OTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.

Schiffli Association Lace & Embroidery Assoc
Find out more about the history of embroidery and the over 400 companies that produce the most sophisticated, elegant, and exciting embroidered designs on various products.

SEAMS is a not-for-profit organization comprised of manufacturing and contract manufacturing companies in the sewn products industry. SEAMS supplier member companies provide valuable products and services to the sewn products industry.

Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA)
SPESA is a leading trade association devoted to the advancement of suppliers of sewn products machinery, ancillary equipment, parts, services, and technology for the global sewn products industry.

Southern Textile Association
The Southern Textile Association, Inc., established in 1908, is a nonprofit organization for individuals in the textile and related industries with a common interest in all phases of textile manufacturing in Southern USA. The purpose of the Association is to promote good fellowship among its members; to exchange professional knowledge and experience on subjects relating to textile manufacturing; to promote other social, educational, personnel relations, research, and other scientific activities for the benefit of the members, their companies , and the textile industry.

The primary objective of Supima is to promote the increased consumption of American Pima cotton around the world.

Synthetic Yarn & Fiber Association
The SYFA promotes the production, improvement, and utilization of synthetic yarns and fibers in various end uses. The association provides members a forum for discussion and presentations related to the improvement of synthetic yarns and fibers. We also provide valuable downstream application information and education as well as periodic reviews of current trade issues. Representation in the industry includes fiber producers, texturizers, knitters, weavers, and dyeing & finishing personnel. Additionally, raw material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers related to the industry are valuable contributors to the organization.

[TC]² drives the future of the global apparel, soft goods, and sewn products industries with research and consulting products and services focused on technology development and supply chain improvement. Our initiatives include the broad investigation and demonstration of supporting technologies; education, training and consulting services to strategically and tactically implement business practices; and research and development of technology voids.

Tech Exchange
techexchange.com is an award-winning online trade publication and sourcing portal devoted to supply chain technology solutions for the apparel, textile, and home furnishings industries. It is a global resource that includes news, search engines, a comprehensive research library, a bookstore, calendar of events, links to technology education programs around the world, a bulletin board for computer related questions, and much more information. The information is free to visitors.

Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA)
TALA is a non-profit association of salespersons based in Los Angeles its members reside and work on the US West Coast plus Alaska and Hawaii. Its members are engaged in the sale of textiles and allied products to garment manufacturers, textile jobbers, and retailers. The association provides education, networking opportunities and resource information services.

Textile Industry Affairs
TIA supplies information on washing, care instructions on labels for apparel, including guildelines for compliance with governmental regulations.

Textile Society of America
The Textile Society of America, Inc. provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.

The Apparel Industry Board of Chicago
The Apparel Industry Board, Inc. is a delegate agency of the Department of Planning and Development of the City of Chicago and their mission is to promote the sewn products industry. We assist members in developing professional skills, identifying employment opportunities, and obtaining new business.

The Fashion Center BID
The Fashion Center Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1993 to promote New York City's apparel industry and to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan's garment district.

The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers
The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers is a not-for-profit professional association for individuals engaged in custom clothing and related businesses.

Toronto Fashion Incubator
The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is an innovative, non-profit, small business centre dedicated to supporting and nurturing new fashion entrepreneurs.

USA Imported Textile Association (USAITA)
USA - ITA is a non-profit industry association representing the interests of the textile/apparel importing community before Congress, the Administration, U.S. Customs, other regulatory agencies, the business community and the public.

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