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Textile Associations

This section contains information about textile associations. Some of the textile associations included here work for the cause of apparel and clothing industries also along with textile industry. All the information like contact address, telephone & fax numbers, website address etc. are included apart from a brief profile of the associations.


The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)

Profile: The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional educational association which promotes the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge regarding textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. Professionals employed in textile and apparel sector can become its members. It facilitates interchange of ideas among the members through meetings, special events, and publications.

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Contact Address : 6060 Sunrise Vista Drive, Suite 1300 Citrus Heights, CA 95610 USA     info@itaaonline.org
 (916) 723-1628
  (916) 722-8149


The National Textile Center (NTC)

Profile: The National Textile Center (NTC) is a research consortium of eight universities viz. Auburn University, Clemson University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, UC - Davis, UMass - Dartmouth, and Philadelphia University. It works for enhancing the knowledge base of USA fiber, textile/fiber products, retail industry. For attaining its goals, the Center conducts research, provides training, gives links to other institutions and conducts projects in collaboration with experts and resources of textile industry.

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Contact Address : NTC Director 1121 N. Bethlehem Pike Suite 60 #317 Spring House, PA 19477-1102  marty@ntcresearch.org ,

The Southern Textile Association Inc.

Profile: The Southern Textile Association Inc. serves individuals in the textile and related industries in Southern USA. It has three geographic divisions - the North Carolina/Virginia Division, the Piedmont Division and the South Carolina Division. The association's purpose is to promote good fellowship among its members, to exchange professional knowledge and experience on textile related subjects, to promote other social, educational, personnel relations, research, and other scientific activities for the benefit of the members, their companies , and the textile industry. It also presents two awards- The Chapman Award to recognize individuals for exemplary and outstanding service and leadership to the textile industry and the David Clark Award to honor past presidents of the association who continue to contribute distinguished leadership and service to the association and through it to the textile industry.

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Contact Address : Southern Textile Association PO Box 66 Gastonia, NC 28053      info@southerntextile.org
 (704) 824-3522
  (704) 824-0630

The National Council of Textile Organizations

Profile: The National Council of Textile Organizations represents the entire U.S. textile sector from fibers to finished products, from machinery manufacturers to power suppliers. It focuses on creating powerful alliances and coalitions to advance the interests of the U.S. textile sector through its four separate councils representing the fiber, fabric, supplier, and yarn industries. It also works for mobilizing global resources to preserve the U.S. textile industry and to establish a balanced and fair trading environment worldwide.

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Contact Address : NCTO Washington Office 910 17th Street, NW, Suite 1020 Washington, DC 20006    (202) 822-8028
 (202) 822-8029

The Textile Society of America, Inc.

Profile: The Textile Society of America, Inc. is an international forum which facilitates exchange and dissemination of information about textiles from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives. Its members include museum curators, teachers, historians, artists, students, dealers, and collectors.

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Contact Address : Textile Society of America P.O. Box 193 Middletown, DE 19709      tsa@textilesociety.org
 (302) 378-9636
(302) 378-9637

Federation of Danish Textile & Clothing

Profile: Federation of Danish Textile & Clothing represents Danish textile- and clothing companies. It works for expanding the market position of its members in the midst of global competitive working conditions. The Federation's website contains list of Danish suppliers thus making it easy for the customers to find them.

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Contact Address : Birk Centerpark 38, P.O. 507 DK-7400 Herning     info@textile.dk
 +45 97 11 72 00
+45 97 11 72 15

International Textile Manufacturers Federation

Profile: ITMF is an international Association for the world�s textile industries. It keeps its members informed through surveys, studies, publications and annual conferences. Its objectives include provision of a forum for discussion and a neutral meeting ground for textile trade associations. It acts as a central agency of the textile industries for collection of information and represents the world textile industry in matters relating to raw materials. It also coordinates with governments and intergovernmental organizations.

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Contact Address : Wiedingstrasse 9 CH-8055 Zurich Switzerland      secretariat@itmf.org
 +41-44 283 63 80
+41-44 283 63 89


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