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 market. Since
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
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
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
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 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.
goal is to maintain a complete list of these associations and organizations.
If you know of additional Apparel or Textile industry associations, please
let us know.
If the association is relevant to clothing or fashion related issues, we
want to know about them.