Fashion Associations Around the World:
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Fashion or Textile Relevant Associations:
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 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 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
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.
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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.
Australian Fashion Council - The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) exists to promote the growth of the textile & fashion industry in Australia. The newly formed AFC, is the result of the 2018 merging of the former Council of Textile & Fashion, and Australian Fashion Chamber, who together share a history of over 65 years service to the industry.
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