Fashion Federations Directory
AAFA - American Apparel & Footwear Association
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.
ACTIF - African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation
ACTIF is a regional trade body formed in June 2005 by the cotton, textile and apparel sectors from across sub-Saharan Africa to create a unified and recognized voice in both regional and global trade affairs. ACTIF’s mandate is to bring the disparate needs of the cotton, textile and apparel sectors into cohesive and consensus driven positions at regional and international trade and development forums. ACTIF’s role as the voice of the African Farmer to Fashion value chain continues to grow and ACTIF is well recognized nationally, regionally and internationally.
ATP - Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal
“ATP - Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal” (Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal) is an employers’ association that ca. 500 companies from the entire Portuguese textile and clothing sector. Altogether, these companies are responsible for more than 35,000 jobs, and a turnover of 3,000 million Euros; two thirds of this value represents exports.
AUMA – Association of the German Trade Fair Industry
AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, combines all the forces that shape the trade fair market on a partnership basis. Founded in 1907, it currently represents the national and international interests of 71 members. These include all large and medium-sized trade fair companies and a number of specialist organisers as well as leading associations that represent exhibitors, service companies and visitors. AUMA's members share the following aims: - Trade fairs as the number one marketing instrument for exhibiting and visiting industries - Germany as the leading location for international trade fairs worldwide - Trade fairs organised by German companies abroad as leading events in their fields
Australian Fashion Council
The Australian Fashion Council is the peak body for the Fashion & Textile Industry in Australia. The AFC has represented and served the Australian Fashion & Textile industry for over 65 years, born from the merger of the Council of Textile & Fashion and Australian Fashion Chamber in 2018. As a not-for-profit membership organisation, its members are drawn from across the entire fashion ecosystem. The AFC's unique position is in connecting critical stakeholders across the industry, which allows the organisation to effectively champion an innovative, resilient and sustainable legacy for the industry.
Better Buying Institute
Better Buying Institute is an online rating system created to highlight areas for improved purchasing practices. Better Buying's overarching goal is to transform buyer purchasing practices so that business relationships support suppliers in providing decent workplace conditions. The need to eliminate poor purchasing practices as an impediment to good workplace conditions was identified over a decade ago. Since then, little improvement has been made. Better Buying will widely disseminate detailed data on the purchasing practices of buying companies using supplier ratings submitted biannually, and work with stakeholders to accelerate industry-wide improvements.
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