Handweavers Guild of America:
Dedicated to promoting textile arts and preserving textile heritage.
Home Sewing Association: Since the 1920s,
the Home Sewing Association (HSA) has represented the many facets of the
home sewing industry. The Association brings together fabric, pattern, notions,
fiber, craft, home decorating, publishing and sewing machine companies with
manufacturers, retailers, educators, wholesalers and buying offices. In
1996, the Association merged with the International Sewing Machine Association
(ISMA), an organization comprised of independent sewing machine dealers
and distributors, creating the only organization representing the entire
home sewing industry. Members meet at trade shows to exchange ideas, share
information and showcase new products.
Fashion Designers Association:
The Hong Kong Fashion Designers
Association (HKFDA) was founded in 1984 by a group of successful and enthusiastic
local fashion designers. As a non-profit making and self-financing organization,
it aims to unite fashion designers, with both professionalism and expertise,
to develop and better both their careers and the industry within and beyond
the territory. With supports from the industry and fellow designers in the
past 26 years, the Association has evolved to a key platform to share ideas
and experiences through organizing fashion events such as catwalk shows,
seminars, interviews and group discussions. Reputed not only as an official
unit of Hong Kong fashion elites who provides excellent services with expertise,
the HKFDA joins its force to promote the industry with other organizations
and official bodies to become:
- Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Garment Advisory Committee
- Member of Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations
- Founder Member and Board of Directors of Hong
Kong Design Centre
The Hong Kong
Fashion Designers Association is recognized as one of the leading fashion
institutions in the region of Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China and other cities
in the South Pacific region.
Hong Kong Intimate
Apparel Industries' Association : The intimate apparel industry
has been playing a significant role in the local clothing industry, which
has gained for Hong Kong the reputation of being a leading production centre
and an international sourcing hub for textiles and clothing. Organized
by the HKTDC and held at the HKCEC, the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall
/Winter offers buyers a fantastic spread of the very latest in garments
and accessories from high-end fashion to mass merchandise. Highlights of
the fair include "Garment Mart", "World of Fashion Accessories", "Fashion
Gallery", "Brand Name Gallery" and "International Fashion Designers' Showcase"
Ideacomo (Italy): Ideacomo
is an association founded in 1975 on the initiative of some industrial serum,
the Como, manufacturers of fabrics for women's clothing. The companies that
are part of it are placed in the high-end and upper middle market and their
production is carried both in the press that in weaving ennobling often
the product with special finishes. The silk fiber is the most used, but
also cotton, wool, in its most valuable qualities and synthetic fibers highly
innovative, occupy an important position in their production.
Illinois Retail Merchants Association:
State retail organization that represents more than 23,000 stores of all
sizes and merchandise lines. Members include the nations largest
chains as well as independent stores in towns across Illinois.
INDA (See association of the non-woven
Indian Textile Association:
directory of textile associations and apparel associations in India.
The Indian Textile Association had been developed by the Apparel Search
Alpaca Association (IAA):
based in Peru, Non-profit trade organization
of companies and breeders, involved in the production, processing and trade
of alpaca fiber. Extensive article on properties and uses.
International Apparel Federation (IAF):
Provides the leadership to bring together important apparel industry associations,
trade groups and companies to further.
International Fabrics Association International
(IFAI): The Industrial Fabrics Association
International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association with more than
2,000 member firms that represent the international technical fabrics marketplace.
IFAI is the industry's largest, most comprehensive trade association, and
provides a variety of products, services and programs.
International Federation of Customs Brokers
The International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations is building
an infrastructure to raise international trade communication to new levels.
This web service will embrace the new media to provide a bridge among member
countries for information exchange, collaboration and interactivity.
International Formalwear Association:
Founded in 1973, the International Formalwear Association
(formerly the American Formalwear Association) is the only alliance of all
factors of the formalwear industry with formalwear specialists, wholesalers,
and manufacturers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Puerto
Rico, England and Sweden, joined together to promote the use and acceptance
The International Forum for Cotton
is a non-governmental body composed of national and international cotton
industry organizations. The mission of the IFCP is to encourage increased
consumer demand for cotton through the implementation of national cotton
demand enhancement programs. The Forum serves as a clearinghouse for information
about proven techniques of cotton promotion, best practices in retail-level
communication, and cost-effective measures of boosting consumer demand.
e-mail: [email protected]
International Quilt Association (USA):
nonprofit organization dedicated
to the preservation of the art of quilting, the attainment of public recognition
for quilting as an art form, and the advancement of the state of the art
throughout the world.
Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee (CIRFS):
based in Belgium, roof organization for
the European man-made fiber industry. Classification and detailed descriptions
for common fibers and their manufacturing processes. Business data. List
of publications. Links to member sites.
International Textile and Apparel Association
(ITAA): ITAA aims to advance
excellence in scholarship and education in the textiles, apparel, and merchandising
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
(ITMF): is an international
association for the world's textile industries.
They are dedicated to keeping its
surveys, studies and publications.
They also educate members through the organization
of annual conferences, participating in the evolution of the industry's
basic raw materials and their application, through specialised committees,
with the overall objective of creating growth and prosperity in all aspects
of the industry.
Director General, Dr. Herwig Strolz, can
at the address
The Israel Textile & Fashion Association:
For over 50 years, the Israel Textile &
Fashion Association has been promoting the career developments of engineers,
technologist, marketing and all other professionals within the Israeli Textile
Industry. The Israeli affiliate of "The Textile Institute" and
the Israeli chapter of the IFKT organization are integral parts of the Israel
Textile & Fashion Association.
Italian Association of Textile Producers
(ACIMIT) [Italian Textile Machinery]
IWA-Wool Bureau (NY) "The world
of Wool" Association