Fashion Federations Directory
British Fashion Council
The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a non-profit organisation that promotes British fashion design worldwide. It was formed in 1983 and is based in London. Industry patrons, commercial sponsors and the government fund the BFC. Its aim is to further the interests of the British fashion industry and support its designer businesses by harnessing and sharing collective knowledge, experience, and resources of the sector. The BFC’s purpose is to strengthen British Fashion in the global fashion economy as a leader in responsible creative businesses. It does so by championing diversity, building and inviting the industry to actively participate in a network to accelerate a successful circular fashion economy.
BTE Handelsverband Textil
As a federal trade association, the BTE has represented the interests of the German textile retail trade to political decision-makers, suppliers, trade fairs, fashion centers and consumer associations for 60 years. The BTE is a member of the Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE), the umbrella organization of the German retail trade. The HDE performs tasks particularly in collective bargaining, economic policy and other cross-industry issues.
CFDA - Council of Fashion Designers of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a non-profit trade association. It was founded in 1962 and consists of a membership of more than 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. The mission of the CFDA is to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global economy. The CFDA owns and organizes the Fashion Calendar and official New York Fashion Week schedule.
CNMI - Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) is a professional fashion association based in Milan that protects, coordinates and promotes Italian fashion throughout the world. It was founded in 1958 in Rome and since then has launched several national and international initiatives to enhance and promote Italian fashion. Various notoriety events organized by the CNMI to promote awareness of the development of the Italian fashion industry. The CNMI devotes all its efforts to enhance and promote Italian style, customs and fashion. They provide the Italian fashion industry with organizational support through events with a highly intellectual image. Sustainability is one of the pillars of the CNMI's strategy. A Sustainability Committee and three groups of people who love sustainability are the status of being in favor of making the Italian fashion industry more sustainable.
Creamoda is the Belgian Fashion Federation and aims to promote Belgian clothing and other fashion items, ranging from ready-to-wear, lingerie / underwear and sportswear for men, women and children, company clothing and uniforms, to other products such as interior and exterior decoration, and household linen.
Dansk Mode & Textil
Dansk Mode & Textil, or DM&T in everyday speech, has been the industry's natural focal point since 1895, and is today a modern industry and employer organization with insight into the members' everyday lives and the challenges the industry faces. DM&T represents more than 375 companies, which daily benefit from DM & T's professional advice, inspiration, networking and political work for the industry as well as its marketing. DM&T provides industry-specific and personal advice in HR law, trade law, CSR, technology and the environment, exports, customs and international trade, digital challenges and trends. Their most important task is to create value and optimal conditions for their member companies and thus for the entire fashion and textile industry. Precisely for this reason, they are also driven by a vision that clearly indicates that they want to be the industry's own and preferred knowledge center, the industry's ambassador and alliance developer. In order to live up to that vision, Dansk Mode & Textil listens to their members and orient themselves in the outside world. In this way, they are also confident that developing next steps with the industry and that they are equipped for tomorrow's challenges.
Deutsches Mode-Institut DMI GmbH
The German Fashion Institute researches, analyzes and communicates trends in the following areas: - Zeitgeist and design development - Womens and menswear + accessories - Materials - Colors - Yarns & fibers - Patterns & prints - Market and trade - Digital concepts
Dutch Fashion Foundation
The Dutch Fashion Foundation (DFF) strengthens the social, economic and cultural role of Dutch fashion on a national and international level. Based in Amsterdam, DFF manages a network of the most talented Dutch fashion designers. DFF manages this network to create a contact point and quality guarantee for all parties, both commercial and non-commercial, that wish to work with the highest level of contemporary Dutch fashion in an innovative way.
EURATEX is the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, representing the interests of the European textile and clothing industry at the level of the EU institutions. As the voice of the European industry, EURATEX aims to create favorable environment within the European Union for manufacturing of textile and clothing products. Textile and apparel manufacturing is an essential pillar of local economy across the EU regions. EURATEX member federations represent in the EU some 160,000 companies with a turnover of €162 billion, employing 1.5 million workers. The EU is the world’s second biggest exporter of textiles and clothing with 24% and 29% of world sales respectively in 2019. The textile and fashion products made in the EU are exceptional in regards to the respect of environment, consumer safety and labour rights. EURATEX has an ambitious programme to enhance sustainable growth of the European textile and clothing industry. EURATEX provides the EU institutions with accurate data and useful tools for making the policies that enhance Europe’s economic growth and encourage jobs creation. We are committed to facilitate access of our companies, which are predominantly SMEs, to European actions. EURATEX is focused on a few clear priorities: genuine industrial policy, research and innovation support, free and fair trade, and sustainable textiles.
European Fashion Alliance
European Fashion Alliance (EFA) is a membership based alliance founded in 2022 in which international fashion and textile organisations share experience and drive change in their sector. The federation empowers the fashion industry, its stakeholders and their activities, entrepreneurial creativity and innovation skills through advocacy and communication of the alliance of European Fashion Councils and like-minded organisations. Furthermore, EFA offers a platform for professional networking and communication on European level within the industry, but also cross-sectorial. EFA enhances the dynamic exchange of information within the industry, facilitating transfer of information, know-how and best practices within the sector to empower entrepreneurial creativity and innovation skills. Lastly, the EFA encourages cross-national cooperation and connections, as well as supporting mobility between creative actors and the industry.
Fashion Council Germany
Fashion Council Germany e. V. is the patron to empower the German fashion and design landscape for a visionary, technological & sustainable future in a global market. Founded in January 2015 in Berlin on the initiative of national industry experts, the FCG promotes German design as a cultural and economic asset and supports young designers from Germany. In order to achieve this goal, the FCG focuses on Education, Sustainability and Fashion Technology as well as the promotion of interdisciplinary dialogue and networking. Therefore, the Fashion Council carries out essential lobbying work in politics, business and culture, aims for visibility and emphasises the global relevance of German fashion design and production nationally and internationally. Latest study: www.fashion-council-germany.org/stories-details/studie-german-fashion-footprint
Fashion for Good
Fashion is stuck in a pattern of ‘take-make-waste’, which causes devastating environmental impacts, not to mention huge economic losses. On average, we buy 60% more clothing than we did 15 years ago — but we keep each item only half as long. Plus, it is estimated that nearly 60% of all clothing produced ends up being burned or in landfills within one year of being made. It doesn’t need to be this way. The fashion industry can transform from the linear ‘take-make-waste’ model to a circular Good Fashion approach that is restorative and regenerative by design.
Fashion Revolution is the world’s largest fashion activism movement, campaigning for a fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit. The non-profit organisation works to secure radical change in the way that our clothing is produced, sourced and consumed by advocating for greater transparency and accountability in the fashion supply chain, targeting brands, policymakers and consumers.
The Fashion Roundtable is in constant dialogue with the Government, cross-party politicians and policy leaders in order to represent the fashion industry and to amplify and direct its diverse concerns and voices into coherent policy solutions. Therefore, it is the only independent think tank and not for profit, dedicated to reimagining a responsible, inclusive, and thriving fashion industry focusing on the supply chain. The three values evaluating the work of Fashion Roundtable are the following: - Education - Representation and Inclusion - Social Justice and Sustainability
Fashion and Design Chamber of Armenia (FDC)
ARMENIAN FASHION REBORN Until recently, not a single organization in Armenia would take care of and enforce the development of the Armenian fashion industry. However, there are many independent talented designers and fashion brands who face challenges in growing to achieve high standards among the international fashion industry. All these designers needed to join efforts in one unifying organization to support their needs and challenges, as well as represent them in relations with suppliers, government officials and other partners withing Armenia and abroad. In order to adress these issues and drive the Armenian fashion industry forward, Fashion and Design Chamber of Armenia (FDC) was etablished in 2017 with the mission to support the Armenian fashion industry and to create a joint platform for the creative industry. FDC unites individual designers and brands, startups and operating entrepreneurs from fashion and other related sectors in Armenia.
FHCM - Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode
La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la mode/ The Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion (FHCM) is an organization responsible for promoting French fashion internationally. It was created in 1868 under the name of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, Confectionneurs et des Tailleurs pour Dame. The mission of the FHCM is to consolidate the reputation of Paris in its role as the fashion capital of the world.
Global Fashion Agenda
Global Fashion Agenda is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. Its mission is to make sustainability fashion’s first priority by mobilising and guiding the fashion industry to take bold and urgent action on sustainability. The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and is behind the renowned event on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit (previously Copenhagen Fashion Summit) and it’s digital edition CFS+, the Innovation Forum, and thought leadership publications including Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate. In partnership with its Strategic Partners, ASOS, BESTSELLER, H&M Group, Kering, Fung Group, Nike, PVH Corp., Ralph Lauren Corporation, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and Target, our Strategic Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company, and our Strategic Communication Partner, Karla Otto, Global Fashion Agenda spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future.
Graduate Fashion Foundation
Graduate Fashion Foundation is a charitable organisation and an essential part of the fashion industry. It is the springboard for new talent, the life force the whole industry relies on.
HKTDC - Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.
IAF - International Apparel Federation
IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, (SME) brands, their associations, and the supporting industry. IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations and companies from more than 40 countries, a membership that directly and indirectly represents over a hundred thousand companies and over 20 million employees. IAF brings its members together to jointly create stronger, smarter and more sustainable supply chains, it provides its members with valuable information and guidance and it represents its members on several international platforms working incessantly on more industry standardisation and harmonisation, industry collaboration and inclusiveness of solutions.