Is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. Includes publications, resources, consumer information, industry links, statistics and restricted substances lists (RSL).
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC is providing test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.
"The purpose of the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA) is to foster quality retail education at four-year college and graduate schools. It has important commitments to teaching of retailing, retail research, and administration of academic retail programs."
"Creates and delivers global color intelligence across industries. A membership based organization headquartered in New York City, The Color Association serves as forecast agent, specialized educator, and trusted advisor to color professionals whose responsibility is to ensure marketplace success for their color decisions in the realm of brand identity, product, service, communications, and spatial environments."
CMG's major focus is to identify the direction of color and design trends. CMG members then interpret that information into salable colors for manufactured products across all industries. Provides a forum for the exchange of information relating to all phases of color marketing, trends, design influences, merchandising and sales, education and industry contacts.
CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association that leads industry-wide initiatives in addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry. The organization offers programs which support professional development and scholarships.
"The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace."
Promotes the discovery, dissemination, and the application of knowledge and is a primary resource for its members in strengthening leadership and service to society. The ITAA advances excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications.
"The association promotes and establishes industry standards and provides critical industry research and educational information about the industry with member companies servicing such classes of trade as: grocery, drug, mass, department, home & building centers, computer and office supply, electronic, value retailers, specialty and convenience retailers."
"NSRA’s mission is to significantly improve the business performance of its members through continuing education programs, cost-saving benefits and services, and networking opportunities." Their website offers the resources to do this.
Provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social and technical perspectives. Serves the interests of textile specialists with symposia, publications, job postings, and links.
he Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys, the quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey, that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics.
"Building the Market for Cotton through Research and Promotion -- From agricultural, fiber and textile research, market information and technical services, to advertising and public relations, fashion forecasts and retail promotions, we keep one goal in mind: To ensure that cotton remains the first choice among consumers in apparel and home products."
Delivers statistical reports about the global fiber, textile and apparel markets. Provides up to date prices on yarns and fibers in Asia and supply the latest apparel sourcing information including US/EU import prices and country of origin comparison.
"FabricLink.com is the trade-to-consumer online resource. The premier site for consumer textile education and product promotion. This site has a wealth of fabric resource and product educational information.
This office of the International Trade Administration (OTEXA)
"oversees programs and strategies to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the U.S. fiber, textiles and apparel industries and to assist importers and retailers in facilitating fair trade practices affecting textiles and apparel goods".
" Apparel Search gives you the world of fashion online. It is one of the only web sites offering a comprehensive view of everything that is relevant to fashion and style. From our garment industry guide you will find jobs, factories, news resources, stores, wholesalers and much more ... "
The mission of this site is to provide a virtual community dedicated to servicing the apparel industry by providing information and interactivity. It has two sections: markets where companies can list garments or textiles needed for the Apparel and Textile Industries.
MG leadership in the fashion industry includes: World's largest producer of fashion events Top international modeling agency Industry-leading event publications for fashion insiders Fashion-related media programming
This digital collection includes millinery, dressmaking, clothing and costume books from the UW-Madison collections. These books from the first half of the 20th century (1907 – 1940’s) include the history of clothing, styles of dress, fashion drawing, and design and construction of hats, clothing and costumes. Items in this collection will appeal to vintage clothing collectors, those studying costume design, fashion, and women’s history, and those who just enjoy reminiscing about days gone
"For those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923."
"The Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from The New York Public Library's vast collections. Some of the images in the Digital Gallery may be subject to third party rights such as copyright and/or rights of privacy/publicity."
"Fashionista.com is an online explosion of personalities, companies, events and trends that shape the fashion universe. We chronicle the fashion trail from the runway to the first Canal Street knockoffs, while dishing the latest in supermodel gossip and finding the hottest new designers."
FLARE continues to be the magazine Canadian women turn to for the latest information on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment. As the magazine has grown, so has our reach to women across the country. FLARE now reaches more than 1.7 million women every month.