Learn about all reputable organizations that unite the fashion professionals - associations, chambers of commerce, clusters, etc.
Apulia Fashion Makers was established with these objectives, in the profound certainty that only through the sharing of projects and goals one can pursue high objectives. What for many might have seemed utopian, has turned into a living and dynamic reality, and in a few months after its foundation, has managed to bring together over one hundred manufacturing companies of Textile - Clothing - Footwear (TCF) sectors.
Savile Row Academy is a tailoring school founded by Andrew Ramroop, Master Tailor and Director of Maurice Sedwell Ltd. The objective of the Academy is to protect, enhance and develop the value of bespoke tailoring by training aspiring tailors to the highest attainable standards.
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI), formed in 1992, is the only association to bring together the clothing industry from fibre manufacture to garment manufacture, retail and aftercare.
CEMATEX (Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Machines Textiles / The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers) is an organisation comprising 9 national European textile machinery associations in the free market economy.
Ermenegildo Zegna is one of the biggest global producers of fine fabrics (2.3 million metres per year) and the largest menswear brand (600,000 sleeve units suits) in the world, producing suits for its own label as well as for world famous brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dunhill and Tom Ford.
The National Tailoring Academy is based in Dublin, Ireland, and its work is dedicated to 'the heritage of tailoring, the future of tailoring skills and tailoring education' in the country. It's located in a three-floored newly renovated building in the heart of Dublin City and runs both corporate courses and private lessons, including...
The Men's Fashion Cluster (MFC) is a union of fashion designers and fashion business professionals from more than 50 countries (mainly from Europe and the USA). It completes projects in the field of men's fashion, supports the fashion designers and the fashion industry.
IACDE is a 'global professional platform for Pattern Designers,Technical Designers, Technical Engineers / Directors, Executives (mostly Chief operating officers) and Suppliers of the Clothing Industry' and was founded back in 1910 in New York.
Association's mission is 'to support individuals engaged in sewing and design related businesses, in both commercial and home-based settings' in a variety of specialties: custom clothing, formal and bridal wear, design, pattern making, tailoring and alterations, accessories, costumes, wearable art, image consulting, production sewing, teaching and other industry-related avenues.
Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) was founded in 2004 by an alliance of five fashion houses. Today the Association has 16 member houses, which main aim is 'to safeguard Savile Row's unique bespoke standards, to protect and champion this understanding of bespoke tailoring and to promote the ingenious craftsmen that comprise the community of Savile Row'.
CTDA is the oldest continuously running trade organization in the USA, founded in 1880. It was established as a platform for sharing and exchange of ideas and techniques about design, pattern making, fitting, cutting and tailoring. Today, CTDA is an association of true Bench Tailors, Custom Clothiers and Luxury Retailers, providing custom clothing (suits, shirts, trousers and accessories) in their stores.