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Since 1999, just-style has provided independent, authoritative and forward-thinking textile industry information. Today, our editorial remains as strong as ever. We identify and evaluate the clothing industry's major milestones and trends, and are recognised by the apparel sector as the essential business tool for clothing professionals worldwide.
Organized in 1981, AAPN is a private sector, non-profit, members-only, apparel industry business network of over 600 company owners and senior executives from nearly 200 organizations across the supply chain. We are 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.
Sustainable Apparel Coalitionhttp://apparelcoalition.org/
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of over 200 leading apparel, footwear and home textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits/NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world. Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel, footwear and home textile product sustainability performance that spotlights priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation. The SAC was incorporated as a 501c(6) nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Higg Index suite of tools in 2011.
FashionUnited is an independent, international B2B fashion network. Globally active, we reach millions of industry professionals and assist making their careers in fashion easier. Visitors can browse their local website, which offers the latest fashion news, the FashionUnited career center, trade statistics, employer branding pages and events calendar. Thanks to their complete and accessible services, FashionUnited makes the fashion industry more efficient and transparent. FashionUnited's innovative media network for the international fashion industry includes news, jobs, business intelligence, product data and software tools.
Federation of Hong Kong Industrieshttps://www.industryhk.org/en/
The Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) was established under the Federation of Hong Kong Industries Ordinance (Cap 321 of the Laws of Hong Kong) in 1960. The objectives of the FHKI are: to promote and foster the interests of Hong Kong's industrial and business communities; to promote trade, investment, technological advancement, manpower development, and business opportunities in Hong Kong; and to represent business's views and advise the government on policies and legislation which affect business. The General Committee is the FHKI's policy-making and management authority, while the Secretariat is responsible for policy implementation and day-to-day operations.
Global Apparel, Footwear and Textile Initiative is an initiative to bring retailers, brands, mills and factories together to improve efficiencies and set standards globally.
Because there is no single source of standards, there is a lack of standardization in the apparel, textile, and footwear industry. This gap creates conflicting requirements across customers.
GAFTI’s goal is to reduce complexity and remove costs from common industry practices and prevent increased scrutiny from press and governments, which could lead to increased regulation.
Ultimately, the end customers of our “service” include all parties involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of apparel, textiles and footwear, government agencies, and of course consumers.
All parties involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of apparel, textiles and footwear including: brands, retailers, manufacturers, agents, mills, trim suppliers, associations testing and compliance firms are involved in the establishment and ongoing operations of this organization.
The economic importance of the intimate apparel sector of Hong Kong's clothing industry has gained a significant pace over the past decades. There has been a need for a body corporate representative of the industry to foster closer. Communication among industry players and with government bodies, and to sustain their interests in ensuring sustainable development and prosperity. To fulfill this meaningful aspiration. The Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries' Association Ltd. (HKIAIA) was formally established and incorporated on 1 December 2003. HKIAIA currently has over 100 members, comprising manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and sourcing agents of finished undergarments, swimwear, lingerie, sleepwear and the raw materials used in their manufacture. The founding members of HKIAIA have a common aspiration and commitment towards safeguarding and promoting the interests of the intimate apparel industries. HKIAIA aims to work in close collaboration with relevant government bodies, trade associations and industry support organizations and contribute towards the economic well being of Hong Kong as a whole.
HKKIDS - Knitwear Innovation & Design Societyhttp://www.hkkids.org/v2014/index.php
Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Knitwear Exporters & Manufacturers Association, the Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS) was established in January 2008 as a unified resource for the industry to foster the sustainable growth of theknitwear trade and making Hong Kong a world class hub for sales and purchasing.
HONG KONG IS THE WORLD'S SECOND-LARGEST CLOTHING AND APPAREL EXPORTER AFTER MAINLAND CHINA.
With innovative design and quality products, the local industry has successfully established an up-market image worldwide. With the implementation of Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) and the removal of the quota system under the WTO Agreement, the industry has to spearhead its innovative drive and develop more high value-added products to maintain and further enhance its competitiveness in the global marketplace.
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) was established in April 2006. To enhance Hong Kong's "cutting edge", we have the funding support from Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR Government. HKRITA is also supported by institutes, companies and associations in the textile and clothing industry in Hong Kong, mainland China and other countries.
Hong Kong Textile Councilhttp://www.textilecouncil.com/
The Council, as a body representing all major textile associations, acts as a voice for the textile industry on matters that affect the industry. Such matters mainly concern with commercial policies affecting Hong Kong's textiles exports such as quotas and anti- dumping actions, Hong Kong's textile export controls system, the employment ordinance, environmental rules and regulations, taxation and tariff etc. It also undertakes by itself or jointly with other organizations study missions, projects, seminars and other activities.
Malaysia Retailers Associationmra.com.my
Founded in June 1982, today the MRA represents some of largest retail companies in Malaysia. As a recognised representative of the retail industry by Ministries & other Authorities, the MRA is the only representation from Malaysia to the Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) and is one of the Federation’s founding members. Members of FAPRA include Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. MRA's mission is to represent a unified voice and lobby on issues that affect all retailers, to exchange and share information on common issues and to raise the status and professionalism of retailing through education and training.
Sustainable Fashion Business Consortiumhttp://www.sfbc.org.hk
Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC) is a group of Hong Kong based companies in the textile and apparel sector committed to promoting and increasing the use of sustainable practices across the fashion supply chain.
With the pressing issue of global warming, air and water pollution, and the ever increase of waste disposal pits, SFBC has a vision to create a platform to continuously improve textile and apparel manufacturing processes and procedures throughout the supply chain in order to minimize the industry’s impact on the environment.
SFBC is the first organization that aimed to promote environmental issues and the concept of sustainability in the textile and apparel industry in HK. With 12 founding members that are all conscious of their corporate social responsibility to the industry, SFBC was formally launched on 22 April 2008, intentionally coinciding with Earth Day, adding an extra meaning to the launch.
SFBC has already started cooperating with different organizations to initiate demonstration projects on sustainable practices. SFBC will become an agent of change, initiating changes to benefit not only our industry, but also the community at large. We invite you to join with us in this new venture for a better tomorrow.
Taiwan Textie Federationhttp://www.textiles.org.tw/index-e96.htm
“To become an institution dedicated to the marketing and design of textile products in the Asia-Pacific region” is the vision of TTF.
The TTF is an important institution for promoting Taiwan’s textile industry. In the future, it will exert the core competencies, marketing and design, to build up the synergy of vertical integration among the sectors by employing the advantages of Taiwan’s chemical fibers into excellent functional fabrics and the linkage with Taiwan’s apparel production overseas. The aim is to increase the irreplaceability of Taiwan’s textile products in the marketplace.
The TTF will continue to serve our industry with self-initiative, aggressive, creative, and enthusiastic attitudes, to further the industry development and market extension. The Federation will also continue to assist the industry to develop toward a more knowledge-intensive, technologically advanced, and computerized industry. With the advancement, Taiwan’s textile industry will enhance its competitiveness, and firmly build up the foundation of sustainability and image of excellence.