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  Embroidery Trade Association [ETA] (USA): Non-profit membership organization for professionals and companies in the North American embroidery industry. Link to trade show calendar, educational materials, buyers guide and federal trade database. The mission of Embroidery Trade Association is to strengthen the commercial embroidery business through member education, representation, networking, research and consumer outreach.

  EURATEX - The European Apparel and Textile Organisation:  EURATEX's main objective is to promote the interests of its members while taking into account the European Union's institutional framework and its international obligations. As the voice of the European textile and clothing industry, EURATEX's main objective is to create an environment with in the European Union which is conducive to the manufacture of textile and clothing products. Its headquarters in Brussels are within touching distance of the major decision-making bodies of the EU, at Commission, Parliament and Council level. In this context, the major areas of concern to EURATEX over recent years have been: to ensure the smoothest possible transition into the quota-free era, to promote a further expansion of the EU exports of textiles and clothing, to promote legislation and its application in the field of intellectual property, to support measures which enhance environmental protection but which are at the same time acceptable to the industry, to promote and participate in research, development, innovation and other educational or social projects which bring value added to the industry at European level, to engage in a constructive social dialogue at EU level with our social partners, and to disseminate economic and statistical data to the membership.

  European Association of Textile Polyolefins: EATP is the European Association established to promote and develop the interests of manufacturers of Textile Polyolefins.

  Fashion Association, The (TFA): TFA stands for The Fashion Association (now part of American Apparel and Footwear Association).   The TFA had been founded in 1955, THE FASHION ASSOCIATION is the not-for-profit public relations arm of the apparel industry, representing hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, designers and textile producers in both men's and women's apparel. TFA, a membership organization, provides fashion and business news stories to newspapers, magazines, TV and radio networks nationally and around the world.

  Fashion Center, TheThe Fashion Center Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1993 to promote New York City's apparel industry and to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan's garment district. Through programs in the areas of marketing and promotions, economic development, street services and improvements, and community service, efforts are aimed at ensuring New York's position as the fashion capital of the world.

  Fashion Design Council (FDCI) - India: Under its aegis, the FDCI will represent the interests of fashion designers. It will nurture the growth of this industry, help develop the needs of the industry, and provide a platform for Indian fashion designers. The Indian Fashion Industry, in international terms is embryonic. Expansion and awareness of the industry in India has leapt multifold in the last ten or twelve years of its existence. As the opportunities for designers grow and develop so will the need for such a council in India. Fashion Design Councils or Associations exist in all the primary fashion centers of the world. These councils were established to provide support and to benefit this vastly expanding and lucrative industry. In London, there is the British Fashion Council, in New York, the CFDA, and in Paris there is the Chambre Syndicale du Pret-a-porter des Couturiers et des Createurs de Mode. The FDCI will form a cohesive platform for designers. Create representations between its members and related governmental bodies, retailers and manufacturers thereby making the supply chain a smoother process. The council will conceptualize market trends and coordinate with manufacturers and retailers for the development of fabrics, prints etc.

  Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY): FFANY's membership includes 800 of the most famous brand names in the footwear industry.

  Fashion From Spain - Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain, New York (New York Office) Discover the new image of the fashion from Spain by accessing their web site,, and subscribe to its weekly bulletin.  A constantly innovative force in the new face of fashion in Europe, Spain will surprise you with its high quality and excellent design offer. The Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain in New York is an agency of the Government of Spain directly involved with the promotion of the fashion companies and products from Spain in the United States. For further information, please visit their website.

  Fashion Group International (FGI) : Non-profit professional organization for fashion and related fields. Also open to fashion students.

  The fiber Society (USA)Advancement of scientific knowledge pertaining to fibers, fiber products, and fibrous materials.  The Society was founded in 1941 and is incorporated as a nonprofit professional and scientific association. The general management and supervision of the Society is delegated to the Governing Council, which is elected by and from the membership.

  Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America: Founded in 1944, FDRA is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry. It serves the full footwear supply chain and boosts the bottom lines of its members through innovative products, training and consulting on footwear design and development, sourcing and compliance, trade and customs, advocacy, and consumer and sales trend analysis for retailers selling shoes around the world. FDRA also runs the footwear industry's weekly podcast Shoe-In Show featuring leading footwear executives and experts discussing key business trends.

 GAAHK:  Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong was registered as a Non-Profit Organisation in accordance to Hong Kong law in September 1983, and as a limited company under the Companies Ordinance.

  Garment Contractors Association of Southern California: Represents professional garment contracting businesses of Southern California.

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