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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


  ApparelSearch.com 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.

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