Textile Links

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists 

AATCC is the world's leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, providing test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.


American Fiber Manufacturers Association

The American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. (AFMA) is the trade association for U.S. companies that manufacture synthetic and cellulosic fibers. The membership is limited to U.S. producers that sell manufactured fiber in the open market. The Association maintains close ties to other manufactured fiber trade associations worldwide.


American Flock Association

The American Flock Association is the only trade association dedicated to the fiber-coating industry in North America. Its mission is to provide positive leadership to foster a strong flock industry in North America. AFA members include manufacturers of roll-to-roll fiber-coated coated textiles, papers, and films as well as coaters of 3 dimensional objects and printers of apparel decoration and graphics arts products. Industry suppliers are a key sector of the membership.


American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) 

ATMA® provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with others in the textile industry.


eTextile Communcations

The eTextile Communications website is upated daily, providing insight into issues affecting the global textile industry.


Flock Association of Europe (FAoE) e.V.

The Association of the Flock Industry Europe, is the central representation of interests of all participating companies of the flock technology. Its main object is to advertise the advantages of the flock technology, to further develop the flocking process, to make sure the application is secure and environmentally safe and boost ideas among its members. The association actively participates in working on safety regulations and quality standards. It advises members and interested parties in all questions related to the flock technology


Industrial Fabrics Association International

IFAI is the only trade association in the world representing the entire specialty fabrics/technical textiles industry, a world market estimated at $120 billion in 2010. IFAI supports 2,000 members in 12 market niches and three country sectors; sponsors the largest industry tradeshow in the Americas, IFAI Expo; and publishes seven trade magazines and buyers guides.


Innovation in Textiles

Innovationintextiles.com is the leading free content online resource for the technical textiles industry. Innovation in Textiles aims to keep readers up to date on latest developments in materials, technologies and processes affecting this dynamic industry sector, through the delivery of unique news content, comment and features on new products, processes and technologies.


Publication: International Dyer Magazine

International Dyer is the world’s leading specialist source of information for textile finishers. Published since 1881, it provides comprehensive technical intelligence about developments in coloration, chemical and mechanical finishing, coating and all other value-added textile effects. International Dyer keeps professionals in all corners of the globe informed about the market trends and issues of concern that may impact their investment decisions.


International Fiber Journal

International Fiber Journal has been the recognized leader in coverage of the man-made fiber industry worldwide for more than 25 years. The quarterly supplement T3-Technical Textile Technology was launched in 2002 to focus on trends and developments in the commercialization of performance fibers, fabrics and manufacturing technologies for high-tech technical textiles and engineered nonwoven fabrics.


International Textile Manufacturers Federation

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) is an international Association for the world’s textile industries, dedicated to keeping its world-wide membership constantly informed through surveys, studies and publications and through the organization of annual conferences, participating in the evolution of the industry’s value chain and publishing considered opinions on future trends and international developments.


Manufacturers Alliance / MAPI

MAPI's research program gives members access to the latest economic forecasting, legal and regulatory analyses, and surveys of management practices. Executives from medium and large global companies learn from peers in the areas of Finance, Legal, Operations, IT, Strategy, and Management.


Publication: Melliand International Magazine

Melliand International is the English language international technical publication for technical and commercial decision-makers and all areas of management in the textile industry throughout the world. Special topics are: Fibers/Yarns, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Textile Finishing and Nonwovens as well as International Industry News and Management.


National Council of Textile Organizations

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile industry. From fibers to finished products, machinery manufacturers to power suppliers, NCTO is the voice of the U.S. textile industry.


National Textile Association

The National Textile Association is the nation's oldest and largest association of fabric-forming companies. Our members knit and weave fabric in the U.S.; supply fibers and yarns to the fabric-forming industry; or supply other materials or services to the American textile industry.


Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles

As an international trade association, SMART strengthens the economic opportunities of our diverse membership by promoting the interdependence of our industry segments and providing a common forum for networking, education, and trade.


Southern Textile News

Southern Textile News, a 60-year-old newspaper published bi-weekly, offers the latest in textile news and news that affects the industry, including trade matters; new advancements in textile equipment; developments in yarn, thread, knits, wovens, nonwovens, cotton, dyeing and finishing and apparel; updates on mill news; and industry trade shows worldwide.


Southern Textile Association

The purpose of the Association as stated in its Charter is to promote good fellowship among its members; to exchange professional knowledge and experience on subjects relating to textile manufacturing; to promote other social, educational, personnel relations, research, and other scientific activities for the benefit of the members, their companies, and the textile industry.


Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)

SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging. Its mission is to provide imaging professionals with the tools and information needed to make the best possible business decisions.


Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association

The Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals affiliated with the synthetic yarn and fiber industry.  Representation in the industry includes fiber producers, texturizers, staple yarn manufacturers, fabric producers for apparel, automotive, upholstery, and industrial markets.  Additionally, raw material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers related to the industry are valuable contributors to the organization.  


Technical Textiles

Technical Textiles International is the only international magazine, website and newsletter exclusively devoted to technical textiles. Coverage includes: new products and processes, market, applications and industry news, health and safety, testing, standards and quality certification together with in-depth feature articles written by leading industry figures and full coverage of major international fiber and textile exhibitions.


Textile World

Textile World magazine and TextileWorld.com are leading resources for textile news and information - from textile fiber to fabric formation and finishing.