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American Apparel & Footwear Association
The American Apparel & Footwear Association was formed in August 2000 through the merger of three trade associations: the American Apparel and Manufacturers Association, Footwear Industries of America and The Fashion Association. The site has industry news, consumer information and statistics.
Apparel Search Company
ApparelSearch.com is a business to business online database to the apparel/textile industry, including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, freight companies, customs, warehousing, quality standards, education/training, trade shows, publications, model agencies, news, and employment.
Associations Directory for the Apparel and Fashion Industry
A portal of industry links classified by associations, organizations, search engines, factories, production services, employment and news.
Basic Clothing Construction -- Sew Easy: Pattern And Fabric Selection
Contains body measurement charts, clothing sizes, and fabric considerations.
Provides information on the textile industry, current trade shows, fairs, exhibitions conventions and conference in the U.S. and other countries.
An online educational resource for fabric care, flammability standards, textile dictionary, alerts on product recalls, fabric history, and product guide.
Fashion Center New York City
A site with real estate information on NYC fashion district including events, fashon designers, economic profile, and news.
This site includes fashion designer biographies, runway shows, a calendar of invents, fashion trends and reviews, and more.
Fit 2000: The Fit Symposium
A bibliography of resources on voluntary standards for body measurements and sizing, garment fit, pattern development, sizing research and grading.
Infomat: the largest fashion industry search engine
This site includes links to mostly free international and U.S. apparel/textile/accessories industry reports, consumer reports, rankings based on sales/growth/brand, dictionaries, news, and statistical indicators. Notable is an overview, dated 2000, of New York City's fashion industry:http://www.gidc.org/industry.html
National Textile Center
A consortium of eight universities with the mission of enhancing the knowledgebase of U.S. fibers, the site has research reports from 1992 to the present.
Office of Textiles and Apparel
Trade data, agreements, reports, acts, quotas, and much more.
This site provides industry and product information as well as suppliers.
WTO | Textiles on the WTO website
Contains WTO agreement on textiles and clothing, technical information on textiles, and related WTO information.