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Apparel & Textile Industry Associations & Organizations

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  American Apparel Manufacturers Assn (AAMA): They are now called American Apparel and Footwear Association.  See below for listing.

  American Apparel and Footwear Association  / Fashion Association / (AAFA): was established August 2000 through a merger of the American Apparel Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Footwear Industry America (FIA) and the Fashion Association (TFA).  The national trade association's combined membership currently accounts for more than $225 billion in annual U.S sales.

  American Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN): they are an international group of companies that produce for the American marketSince 1981, a private sector, non-profit, members-only, business network of over 600 company owners and senior executives organized industrially worldwide to produce apparel for the US market from North America, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, North Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Asia and China from our headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC):  The charitable and scientific mission of this foundation has three objectives. The first is to sponsor educational symposia, seminars, and workshops to develop skills of individuals and which brings benefits to the general public.  The second objective is to fund original research in textile science. The findings of this research will be made available to the public and used in the education of undergraduate and graduate students.  The third objective of the foundation will be to provide scholarship money and award programs in the support of worthy students

  American Flock Association: Flocking is the application of fine particles to adhesive coated surfaces. The majority of flocking done worldwide uses finely cut natural or synthetic fibers.

  American Sewing Guild: The guild incorporated in March of 1993, is nonprofit, and now has over 20,000 members with over 125 chapters across the nation. It is governed by an elected national Board of Directors with an Executive Director to run the day to day business of the organization. It is driven by the volunteer power of its membership who sponsor local special events, community service projects, membership drives, fashion shows, produce local newsletters, establish educational programs, run Neighborhood Groups, and much more.

  American Textile Machinery Association  / About ATMA (ATMA: Founded in 1933, the American Textile Machinery Association is the only U.S. trade association devoted solely to the advancement of U.S.-based manufacturers of textile machinery, ancillary equipment and parts. With a membership of 110 companies, their members annually produce a substantial majority (upwards of 80%) of textile machinery made in the United States. The Association is based in the Washington, D.C. area, is managed by a professional staff, and is funded largely by exhibition revenue and member dues.  Address: 111 Park Place Falls Church VA 22046-4513 United States (703) 538-1789 tel (703) 241-5603 fax Fan Club: A wonderful organization.  Members are 100% dedicated to serving the Apparel Industry.

  Apparel British Columbia Association: is a self-sustaining, member-driven association with the mandate to enhance and strengthen the viability of the British Columbia apparel industry in a competitive and global environment through advocacy, marketing, education, mentorship, liaison and the setting of ethical standards.

  The Association of the Austrian Clothing Industry is an independent organization within the Austrian Economic Chamber.  The Association acts on behalf of the interests of its member in contact with national and EU authorities, within the Austrian Economic Chamber, versus unions, up-and down-stream parts of the textile chain and other national and international professional associations. Providing an extensive range of services the Association of the Austrian Clothing Industry strengthens the competitiveness of its member companies. Members of the association of the Austrian Clothing Industry are also related industries like the bedding industry, industrial laundries and dry cleaners, industrial manufacturers of buttons and flags as well as automotive textile companies.

  Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA): brings companies of the nonwoven fabrics industry together to address and resolve the issues affecting their business and serves as the voice sending the message as directed by its members

  Association of Textile Clothing and Leather Industry (ATOK) [Czech Republic]: the foremost enterprise association in the Czech Republic's textile, apparel and leather sector the mouthpiece of Czech producers towards the country's public and government institutions and organizations abroad an important platform for dialogue and formulation of social attitudes and needs of Czech textile manufacturers.

  Atlantic Apparel Contractor's Association: Non-profit apparel trade association specializing in new market search and industry information.

  Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association / & (BGMEA): Starting in late 70s as a small nontraditional sector of export, Ready-made Garment (RMG) emerged as a promising export earning sector of the country by the year 1983. Bangladesh at that time lacked a sectoral trade body, non-government in nature, free from traditional bureaucracy, to help the sector to boost up the country's foreign exchange earnings. As a result, 1977 marked the birth of BGMEA. Since its humble inception with only nineteen (19) garment manufacturers and exporters, BGMEA has grown into a strong and dynamic body. Today it is proud to have about 3500 garment manufacturers and exporters as its members. The fundamental objective of BGMEA is to establish a healthy business environment for a close and mutually beneficial relationship between the manufacturers, exporters and importers in the process ensuring a steady growth in the foreign exchange earnings of the country.  To this end, BGMEA has been playing a very strong role to lead the industry in concurrence with the government.

  Board Retailers Association (BRA): The Board Retailers Association (BRA) is a non-profit trade association representing over 3,500 action sport storefronts across the country. The association serves as the preeminent voice for independent retailers on a grassroots level with manufacturers, trade show representatives, and other associations. BRA also works to provide educational resources and exclusive discounts and savings from vendors on the day-to-day costs of business.

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  Bradford Textile Society: Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world. Despite all the changes which have taken place in the textile industry since its formation, the Society continues to thrive. Its monthly programme of meetings from October to April provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in textiles to meet and discuss a range of textile-related topics with an invited speaker.

  Brazilian-American Fashion Association (BRAMFSA) Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers for high quality fashion apparel, footwear and accessories including Brazilian jeans, bikinis, lingerie and jewelry, all brought together to take advantage of trading relationships to each other. Their mission is to promote opportunities in business development for professionals and business owners that work in the fashion industry by serving as a catalyst offering guidance and leadership to their members in social and ecological sustainability, technology, collaboration and management of shared resources in their business practices, and by providing valuable assistance and general inter-industry networking. Address: Delray Beach, FL 33483 E-mail

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  British Fur Trade Association: their aim is to build greater awareness of the fur trade and related issues and help dispel the myths about fur production so that you will have greater understanding and appreciation of the role of fur in today's world. The British Fur Trade Association (BFTA) was established in 1919 to represent and promote the fur trade.

  British Glove Association: The British Glove Association (BGA) was formed in 1998 as a result of a merger of two trade associations, the National Association of Glove Manufacturers and the Glove Guild of Great Britain, to represent every area of the British glove industry as a single voice.  Its main aims are the promotion of all types of gloves including fashion, uniform, sport and leisure, household and safety gloves, and to be the principal representative for the glove trade with government departments, national organisations and related trades.  Its promotional activities include the Student Design Awards for fashion, sports and safety gloves.  Members include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, importers, raw material suppliers, designers, sales agents and even individuals with an interest in gloves and gloving.

  British Hat Guild  : Britain leads the world in style, manufacture, and cutting edge design. The mission of the British Hat Guild is to ensure this message is broadcast throughout the world for the benefit of all its members.

  Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters (BAATPE): business to business web site for the apparel industry of Bulgaria.  Associated with Italian web site Promotes Bulgarian apparel and Textile Exports.  Address: 43 Pliska Str. 7004 Rousse BULGARIA Phone: +359 98 272 161 Fax: +359-82-844048  Email:

  California Fashion Association: The California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization established to provide information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California.  The California Fashion Association (CFA) was organized in 1995, as a non-profit public benefit 501(c)(6) Corporation. The CFA has now been the association for the apparel and textile community since that time.

  Canadian Apparel Federation:  Trade association for Canada's Apparel Industry.

  CCACTI: (Consortium on Competitiveness for the Apparel, Carpet, and Textile Industries; State of Georgia, USA). An industry-driven research and technical assistance initiative which addresses critical technology needs facing the Apparel, Carpet, and Textile industries.

  CEMATEX (Comit European des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles) is composed of eight European associations of textile machinery manufacturers. Among those, beside of Germany, count the associations of Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. CEMATEX has a central significance for the fair policy. This concerns, beside others, the allocation of the ITMA (International Textile Machinery Exhibition). European textile machinery body owns the ITMA machine show brand.

  Chemical Fabrics and Film Association (CFFA): The Chemical Fabrics and Film Association is an international trade association representing manufacturers of polymer-based fabric and film products, used in the building and construction, automotive, fashion and many other industries.

  Children's Apparel Manufacturing Association (CAMA): Nonprofit representing Canadian children's wear manufacturers and importers.

  Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) is the oldest and one of the most representative association of the Apparel Industry in India. With a Membership of over 20,000 Manufacturers and Retailers, CMAI represents a wide cross section of Manufacturers, Exporters and Retailers. The Association has branches in Pune / Bangalore / New Delhi. Established over 40 years ago, The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), has been acting as a catalyst of change, collaborating with the Government in matters of policy that impacts the future of the Apparel Industry. It has been making representations in matters of Sales Tax, Octroi, Entry Tax, VAT etc. for the Domestic Sector and in matters relating to Export Policy, procedures etc. for the Export Sector. The CMAI also acts as a Guide for its Members on meeting various Government Regulations.

  Color Association of the US (CAUS) : is America's oldest forecasting organization issuing an annual interiors chart; seasonal fashion forecasts in the fields of women's, men's and children's clothing.

  Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Ltd (TFIA) Was first established in 1940s and today represents a growing diversity of Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear businesses, their owners and employees. These businesses make products not only for the textile and fashion sectors but also for automotive, food, construction, medical, defense, sport and even aerospace.

  COTANCE: The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. It is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. Apart from representing European tanners and dressers, it also has the mission of promoting European leather both in the European and international markets. COTANCE is the only qualified interlocutor representing the views of the European Tanning Industry. It has gained a wide recognition both internally and externally as the reference body for the European leather industry. COTANCE's activities and policies focus on promoting the economic growth and sustainable development of the European tanning industry.

  Cotton Incorporated: The Research and Marketing Company Representing Upland Cotton Producers and Importers. 

  Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA) is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) that helps people help themselves through trade, improving the social, economic and ecological living conditions of smallholder cotton farmers and their families in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through training programs, Cotton made in Africa teaches the cotton farmers about modern, efficient, and environmentally friendly cultivation methods that help them improve the quality of their cotton, yield higher crops, and thus earn a better income.


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