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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
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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
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.
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
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
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
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 ItalianModa.com:
Promotes Bulgarian apparel and Textile Exports. Address: 43 Pliska
Str. 7004 Rousse BULGARIA Phone: +359 98 272 161 Fax: +359-82-844048
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.
Apparel Federation: Trade association for Canada's Apparel Industry.
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.
Apparel Manufacturing Association (CAMA): Nonprofit representing Canadian
children's wear manufacturers and importers.
Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) The Clothing Manufacturers
Association of India (CMAI) is the oldest and
the most representative
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.
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.
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,
sport and even aerospace.
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.
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
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