Japan Fashion Association (Japan):
their objective is to create a better life culture and to contribute to
the development of life-style related industries overall. In July
2006, Japan Fashion Color Association and Japan Fashion Association integrated
and reborned as Incorporated Foundation Japan Fashion Association.
Address: Fukushima Bldg.6F, 1-5-3, Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo,
Japan 103-0022 Tel.: +81-3-3242-1677 Fax: +81-3-3242-1678
Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association
Manufactures Development Council (JMDC)
based in India. National agency for promotion
and marketing of jute fiber products. Link to Indian Trade Classification
Codes for jute products. Categorized
product directories. Events calendar.
Korea Federation of Textile Industries: KOFOTI was founded in 1967
to contribute to long-term development of the textile industry as well
as advancement of the national economy. It has been performing a leading
role in the development of the textile industry and the national economy
for the last 30 years. The Korean textile industry has been faithfully
fulfilling its roles as a key national industry, achieving considerable
growth to account for 41% of total exports in 1971. The industry made
a remarkable achievement in 1987 when it became the first in Korea to
record exports of 10 billion dollars. However, the Korean textile industry
has recently been experiencing much difficulty, owing to rapid advancement
of developing countries and heightened competition in the global textile
market, attributable to the end of a quota system.
Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association
(LIMA): is a not-for-profit organization of licensors, manufacturers,
retailers and other support organizations working for the advancement of
professionalism in licensing. LIMA membership provides access to a
broad variety of activities, information sources and benefits. Through regional,
national and international events, seminars, exhibits and publications,
LIMA is the worldwide advocate for anyone interested in learning about and
working in the licensing business.
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Lithuanian Apparel and Textile Industry
Association: Lithuanian Apparel and Textile Industry
Association (former the Association of Light Industry Enterprises of Lithuania)
joints 170 textile and textile articles, wearing apparel, dressing, leather
and leather products enterprises that produce 80 % of the total industrial
output of the light industry. The Association was established in 1991. In
the beginning of 2002 it was renamed. This is an independent union of light
industry enterprises and associate trade, services organisations as well
as education institutions. Lithuanian Apparel and Textile Industry Association
observes the Republic of Lithuania Law on Associations, the Statute of Lithuanian
Apparel and Textile Industry Association as well as other standard acts.
The Board (general meeting) is the supreme governing body of the Association.
The Association Presidium - collegial body is the leading structure ensuring
more efficient settlement of various urgent issues defined in the Association
Mohair Council of America: To promote
the general welfare of the mohair industry in this country.
National Academy of Needlearts:
Devoted to the advancement of embroidery as an art form. Its goal is to
uphold the highest standards in the needle-arts
National Association of College Stores:
NACS is a nonprofit trade association serving college
and university bookstores in the United States, Canada, and 15 other countries.
NACS has been serving collegiate retailers since 1923. Our membership has
grown from 20 founding member stores to more than 3,100 member stores, with
an additional 1,200 associate members whose companies supply merchandise
and services to the nation's college stores.
National Association. of Display Industries
NADI, based in Hollywood, Fla., is an international, not-for-profit association
representing the visual merchandising industry since 1942. The association's
membership includes manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers involved in
the visual merchandising industry.
National Association of Retail
Merchandising Services (NARMS)
National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers
(NASFM): Organized to raise the professional, educational, and
ethical standards of the store fixture manufacturing industry, and to promote
the value of members products and services to their customers.
National Association of Uniform Manufacturers
and Distributors (Naumd)
National Childrenswear Association:
The National Childrenswear Association of Great Britain and Ireland was
established 60 years ago. It's prime purpose then was to promote the
welfare of all those engaged in the British Childrenswear Industry.
Today it remains the only National Association solely dedicated to promoting
the Industry, both in the UK and abroad.
The National Cleaners Association (NCA)
is the premier professional trade association dedicated to the welfare of
well-groomed consumers and the professional cleaners and suppliers who serve
them. For over 50 years,
NCA has been at the vanguard of education, research, and information distribution
concerning garment and household fabric care. Elected officials, government
agencies, consumer groups, fashion designers and major media outlets have
recognized and responded to NCA's activities, reports and tradition of excellence.Address:
252 W. 29th Street New York, NY 10001 phone:
212-967-3002 fax: 212-967-2240 email:
contact: Karla Clementson
The National Textile Center (NTC):
Is a research consortium of six universities: Auburn University, Clemson
University, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University,
UMass - Dartmouth and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.
The institutions share human resources, equipment and facilities.
Serving the USA Fiber/Textile/Fabricated Products/Retail Complex, the NTC
vision, mission and goals are realized through innovate research and links
to other institutions
Association [Oeko-Tex 100 standard]: In the late eighties, the Austrian
Textile Research Institute ÖTI (Österreichische Textil-Forschungsinstitut)
in Vienna, developed a testing scheme for textiles relating to harmful substances,
the "ÖTN 100". The Institute tested textiles, clothing and floor
coverings to the testing criteria involved. By 1991, ten companies were
already certified to this human ecological test system. Building on this
wealth of knowledge and joining forces with a similar scheme; "Öko-Check",
developed by the German textile institute; " Forschungsinstitut Hohenstein",
the "Internationale Gemeinschaft für Forschung and Prufung auf dem
Gebiet der Textilökologie"; or "OekoTex"; was developed in
1992. The first task for the International Association for Research and
Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology was the elaboration of the "Öko-Tex
Standard 100", to enable the testing of textiles and clothing for their
human ecology properties. This standard contains analytical tests for specified
harmful substances and gives limiting values based on scientific considerations.
A manufacturer whose product meets the requirements set by the standard
is licensed to use the registered mark or label "Tested for Harmful
Substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100" on his product. At the
beginning of 1993, further renowned textile institutes joined the International
Association as members. All members tested textile products to the same
Oeko-Tex standard 100 methods and accordingly used the registered label
to certify these products - "Confidence in Textiles. Tested for Harmful
Substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100." In 1995, the first
edition of the Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 was issued. Here the requirements
for environmentally friendly production were outlined. Manufacturing sites
fulfilling a strict set of limiting value criteria, addressing areas such
as banned chemicals and harmful manufacturing processes were licenced to
carry the label; "Umweltfreundliche Betriebsstätte" (lit. Environmentally
Friendly Manufacturing Site) and were able to then demonstrate an environmental
management system. First organisations were subsequently audited in a pilot
project. In 1999, the label "Oeko-Tex Standard 100 plus" was awarded
for the first time. This related to a finished product, which fulfilled
the requirements of the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and was also produced only
on sites carrying the Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 licence. .
Organic Trade Association (OTA): The Organic
Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for
the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to encourage
global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse
organic trade. This obviously includes organic fibers that can be used for
fabric and clothing.
PIA:(Printing Industries of America,
Inc.) Is in the business of promoting programs, services, and
an environment that helps its members operate profitably. Many of PIA's
members are commercial printers, allied graphic arts firms such as electronic
imaging companies, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers.
the Plains Cotton Cooperative Associastion
is a farmer-owned, cotton marketing and denim
manufacturing cooperative headquartered in Lubbock, Texas.
are the world's largest producer and supplier of Texas-style cotton and
American Cotton Grower's (ACG) division is a major denim manufacturer renowned
for innovative, high-fashion denim fabrics and customer service.
Since its creation in 1953,
PCCA has grown to become one of the largest handlers of U.S. cotton, marketing
millions of bales annually. In addition to cotton marketing based in Lubbock,
Texas, PCCA also owns a denim mill in Littlefield, Texas and cotton warehouse
operations in Altus, Oklahoma, Liberal, Kansas and Sweetwater, Texas.
Professional Apparel Association:
The Professional Apparel Association, founded in 1984, was organized as
a result of a shared concern for the future of the professional apparel
industry by both retailers and manufacturers. The Association's membership
is comprised solely of manufacturers of uniforms, shoes, and accessories.
Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association
SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging.
Their members are the printers, imagers and suppliers that serve this industry
segment. Their goal is to provide this new generation of imaging professionals
with the tools and information they need to make the best possible business
decisions. They are also associated with
Digital Printing &
Imaging Association (DPI)
Seams Online: is comprised of manufacturing
and contract manufacturing companies in the sewn products industry. Their
supplier member companies provide valuable products and services to the
sewn products industry.
Society of Dyers and Colourists:
In order to make every effort 'to advance the science of colour', the Society
of Dyers and Colourists aims to disseminate information through the coloration
industry and beyond. This
is done through the work done by the members of Council, the various committees
and the membership worldwide.
The headquarters of the Society are based
in Bradford, UK where the aim of the Society is embodied in:
Membership & regional affairs, in the global development and
support for all members and regional activities
Education & qualifications, promoting education and career opportunities
in colour technology at all levels
Technical, providing excellence in all aspects of colour fastness
testing and colour measurement
Publications, communicating and publishing scientific papers, information
and books related to colour in all its forms
Colour Centre, Colour Museum and Archives, providing an educational
service on all aspects of colour via training, historic and contemporary
Southern Textile Association
The Southern Textile Association, Inc., established in 1908, is a nonprofit
organization for individuals in the textile and related industries with
a common interest in all phases of textile manufacturing.
SPESA: The Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers
Association is a member-driven organization that speaks for and acts on
matters that affect the member companies. SPESA provides a forum to address
the challenges of an ever-changing global marketplace.
Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
Supima Association of America (USA):
Non-profit organization of US pima cotton
growers. Market and crop information. Industry calendar. Link to information
about pima cotton, its properties and uses. Directory of ginners, brokers
Care Allied Trades Association
A professional organization representing manufacturers,
suppliers, distributors and allied groups serving the textile care industry.
Members manufacture and distribute drycleaning and laundry equipment and
T.F.A (The Fashion Association)
Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association