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In today's international trade environment it becomes entirely essential to have access not only to information but also to an international network that gives a better understanding of the changes and challenges of the Global Textile Industry. Various International Textile Associations are serving this purpose by bringing together the representatives of the textile industry worldwide for exchanging views and for learning from each other. We here present a catalogue of major International Textile Associations.



The Fashion Footwear Association of New York

Profile : The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) represents footwear manufacturers globally. The association's mission is to promote and assist the common business interests of its members. It primarily focuses on organizing trade shows for creating one marketplace in New York City. Trade shows are Held in February, June, August and December. It also supports scholarship programs and charitable organizations within the footwear industry.

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Contact Address :Fashion Footwear Association of New York 1414 Avenue of the Americas Suite 203 New York, NY 10019     info@ffany.org

The Fashion Group International Inc.

Profile : The Fashion Group International Inc. is an association for the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. It provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print, access to business professionals and a gateway to the fashion plays in the marketplace. Its goals include advancement of professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries, to encourage men and women to seek career opportunities in fashion and related industries and to encourage interpersonal contacts so as to further the professional, social and personal development of its members. It also sponsors public service activities in which the fashion industry works.

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Contact Address : Fashion Group International Inc. 8 West 40th Street, 7th Floor 10018 New York, NY USA      cheryl@fgi.org

The Fashion Design Council of India

Profile : The Fashion Design Council of India ( FDCI ) represents the interests of fashion designers. It represents among its members before related governmental bodies, retailers and manufacturers thereby making the supply chain a smoother process. It conceptualizes market trends and coordinates with manufacturers and retailers for the development of fabrics, prints etc. The council Liaises with financial Institutes and educate them on the credit-worthiness of its members. It also builds investments schemes to support and finance its members. It organizes workshops and seminars on design and marketing related issues, merchandising etc. It also conducts studies on market trends; consumer-buying cycles etc. and share this information with its members.

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Contact Address : Fashion Design Council of India 4th Floor, JMD Regent Plaza, (Next to Global Business Park) Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon, Haryana- 122001      contact@fdci.org
  +91 124 4062881/ 4062882/ 4062883
  +91 124 4062885


Profile : MODINT is the trade association for fashion, interior design, carpets and textiles. Most of MODINTs business services are incorporated into MODINT BV which provides Consultancy and Credit Management services. The companies that are in clothing, fashion accessories and (interior) textiles industries can become its members. It promotes interactive communication among its members and believes in strengthening their competitive power.

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Contact Address : MODINT Utrechtseweg 95 3702 AA, ZEIST Postal adress: Postbus 428 3700 AK Zeist      info@modint.nl
  030 - 2320900
  030 2320999

SMI-ATI, The Italian Textile and Fashion Industry Federation

Profile : SMI-ATI the Italian Textile and Fashion Industry Federation has been constituted by merging Italian Fashion System (Sistema Moda Italia - SMI) and the Italian Textile Association (Associazione Tessile Italiana ATI). As its mission, it safeguards and promotes the interests of its members who are from the whole textile-fashion chain, from the yarn to the clothing through fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, wool etc.). It represents them before the official national and international institutions and organizations. It also conducts researches and studies, discussions and meetings, and promotes fashion fairs in Italy and other countries. It also consults companies about entrepreneurial activities in the areas of industrial relations, international affairs, pipeline affairs, promotion, study center, and technology and environment.

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Contact Address : SMI - Sistema Moda Italia Federazione Tessile e Moda Viale Sarca 223, 20126, Milano      info@sistemamodaitalia.it
  02-66103667 / 70

The Japan Fashion Association

Profile : The Japan Fashion Association conducts its activities through Asia Fashion Federation (AFF) and Asia Fashion Color Committee Of Japan. Its objective is the improvement of life-style culture and promotion of business among the Asian countries especially Japan, China and Korea. It also seeks to disseminate Asian fashion to Europe and the United States. It also conducts research on the ideal Asian original colors and tries to strengthen marketability and improve the international design of Asian products. Through its website Style-arena.jp, it provides information on street fashions in Tokyo. Awards are also given by the association for contribution to the creation of new culture and the improvement of life-styles.

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Contact Address :Fukushima Bldg.6F, 1-5-3, Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 103-0022      info@japanfashion.or.jp

The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Limited

Profile : The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Limited (TFIA) is the representative body for the Australian textiles, clothing and fashion industries. It represents the interests of its members to Australian and international governments. The membership is open to all companies engaged in the manufacture or design of textile, clothing and footwear products in Australia. It also has a wholly owned subsidiary, TFIA Business Services, which has two business arms Training and Market Research and Statistics.

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Contact Address : The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Limited Suite 16, 23-25 Gipps St Collingwood, VIC, 3066      info@tfia.com.au
 +61 8680 9400

The Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore)

Profile : The Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore) is a regional fashion, marketing and sourcing hub. The objectives of the Federation include educating and providing guidance to industry for safeguarding, adding value and raising standards of their products, providing information to local manufacturers about the locations in the ASEAN and other regions to source their materials, providing a platform for Singapore designers and brands to display and sell their designs, and encouraging different sectors in the textile and apparel supply chain to become more cost effective logistically. Monthly newsletters, circulars and other memos are also circulated for timely information to the industry. Seminars and courses on topics such as fashion trends & forecasts, apparel merchandising and quality control are also conducted by the Federation.

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Contact Address : Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore) No. 2 Leng Kee Road #02-09 Thye Hong Centre Singapore 159086      admin@taff.org.sg
 65 6735 8390
 65 6735 8409

The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA)

Profile :The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) internationally represents manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning and laundry equipment and supplies and the allied trades in the textile care industry manufacturers of machinery and supplies, distributors and companies who are related to the industry, such as software companies who sell into the industry. It works to enact regulation and legislation favorable to members interest. Its monthly e-mail newsletter, TCATA TIDINGS keeps the members informed about important industry developments. It also conducts annual management and educational conference for its members to exchange ideas and explore business opportunities. Through its Dean Allen & Max Zimmerman Education Funds, the Association awards college scholarships to the employees and the children of employees of the member companies.

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Contact Address : David Cotter, CEO, 271 Route 46 West, #D203, Fairfield, NJ 07004      info@tcata.org
 (973) 244-1790
  (973) 244-4455

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI)

Profile : The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) is a premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883, representing over 10,000 retail dry cleaning facilities in the US alone. By means of legislative & regulatory policy development, education, professional training and certification, information, garment analysis, research, and textile testing, it offers solutions to help member firms for strengthening their businesses. Its publications include Fabricare magazine, and Fabricare Resources Journal. In its fabricare testing center, the manufacturers can evaluate apparel, fabrics and products. It also has a Quality Control Laboratory to test quality standards and controls. It also grants Research Fellowships for evaluations of quality and performance of fabricare products.

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Contact Address : The Fabricare Foundation' 4205 Hillsboro Rd., Suite 317, Nashville, TN 37215 -      techline@ifi.org
  (800) 617-0098 -
  (615) 297-5852

The National Cleaners Association (NCA)

Profile : The National Cleaners Association (NCA) is a professional trade association engaged in education, research, and information distribution related to garment and household fabric care. It provides customized services, educational opportunities and authoritative publications for both, its members and the consumers. Its publications include a consumer newsletter, membership magazine, regional bulletins and special industry reports.

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Contact Address : 252, West 29th Street, NYC NY 10001 1.800.888.1622      simon@nca-i.com
 (212) 967-3002


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