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Fiber/Fabric Development, Testing, Standards & Research:
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
ASTM International
Blue Sign
Cotton Incorporated
INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
National Cotton Council
National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)
National Textile Association
National Textile Center
NC Textile Connect
OEKO-TEX
REACH (European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances)
SC Textile Connect

Apparel/Softgoods Product Development & Manufacturing
American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
California Fashion Association
Garment Industry Development Corporation
International Apparel Federation (IAF)
International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)
National Retail Federation (NRF)
Outdoor Industry Association
SEAMS – The National Association for the Sewn Products Industry
SPESA – Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas
[TC]² – Textile Clothing Technology Corporation
The Hosiery Association
WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production

Government:
U.S. Department of Commerce Office – Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)

Publications and Additional Web Resources:
Apparel Magazine
Cotton’s Revolutions
Digital Textile
just-style
SGIA (Specialty Graphics and Imaging Association)
Textile Web
Textile World

Institutions/Centers of Learning & Research:
Auburn University, College of Human Sciences
Baylor University
California State Polytechnic University
Clemson Apparel Research
Cornell University, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel
Institute of Textile Technology (including the Council for Economically Sustainable Textile and Apparel Businesses)
Iowa State University
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Kent State University
Le Fashion Lab
London College of Fashion
North Carolina State University, College of Textiles
Oklahoma State University
Parsons The New School for Design
Philadelphia University, School of Design and Engineering
Texas Tech University
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
The Nonwovens Institute (North Carolina State University)
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of TX – Austin
University of Wisconsin - Stout

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