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Textile sites of interest

Trade Shows and Exhibitions

American Textile Machinery Exhibition International 2006 (ATME-I®)- to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, October 31 – November 3, 2006. For the first time ever, the ATME-I® exhibition will be part of MEGATEX, a huge international event joining three key textile associations under one roof at the same time.

AATCC International Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta

IFAI Expo – The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce IFAI Expo 2008 will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C., October 21-23.

Trade Groups and Organizations

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists – AATCC is a technical, scientific and educational organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of men and women involved with the application of dyes and chemicals in the textiles industry.

American Fiber Manufacturers Association – Represents the interests of the United States manufactured fiber industry. AFMA's subsidiary, the Fiber Economics Bureau, is the official source of direct statistics on the United States manufactured fiber industry and its products.

American Flock Association

Carpet and Rug Institute – Trade association for carpet and rug industry.

Clothing Care Research Center – The Clothes Care Research Center is a cooperative effort among five leading U.S. companies representing every phase of home clothing care, and two universities.

Color Association of the United States – America's oldest forecasting organization, issuing an annual interiors chart and seasonal fashion forecasts in the fields of women's, men's and children's clothing. Additionally, CAUS publishes a monthly newsletter and holds all of the US Armed Forces color standards and the 192 official US color standards.

Industrial Fabrics Association International – Industrial Fabrics Association International.

The American Textile Machinery Association – The American Textile Machinery Association, founded in 1933, is the only U.S. professional trade association devoted solely to the advancement of manufacturers of textile machinery, parts, and accessories in the textile industry.

MacRAE's Blue Book – America's leading industrial web site with over 33 million annual visitors.

Canadian Trade Index – Canada's leading industrial web site with over 9 million annual visitors.

Manufacturing Sites

Mohair Council of America – A non-profit organization promoting American mohair in the fashion and home industries.

The Hosiery Association – Trade association representing hosiery knitters and suppliers.

National Textile Association – The National Textile Association represents companies who knit or weave fabric in the United States.

National Council of Textile Organizations — A unique new group designed to represent the entire spectrum of the textile sector, from fibers to finished products, from machinery manufacturers to power suppliers.

SEAMS Association – Trade association of manufacturers and contractors in the sewn products industry.

Supima Association of America – A non-profit association promoting the increased consumption of American Pima cotton.

Learning Institutions

International Textile Center – A textiles research center that promotes and researches Texas natural fibers: cotton, wool, cashmere and mohair. It is located in the middle of the world's largest cotton patch.

Institute of Textile Technology – The Institute of Textile Technology has partnered with North Carolina State University's College of Textiles to offer a Master's Degree in Textile Chemistry, Textile Engineering, and Textile Technology/Management.  One of the programs will be tailored to accommodate a group of students known as ITT Fellows. These students will take a course load that is defined by the Institute and will participate in special activities that are prescribed by the Institute. The combination of course load plus special activities will make the new program compare closely with the historically successful graduate experience offered at the Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. The major difference will be that the students will be earning their degree from NCSU, with the Institute being relocated on the Centennial Campus at NCSU in order to take full advantage of this alliance.

NCCATT – North Carolina Center for Applied Textile Technology is a unique part of the North Carolina Community College System. NCCATT is the only school in the state dedicated to teaching textile technology.

NCSU College of Textiles – North Carolina State University's department offering education, research and specialized courses for the textiles industry.

School of Textile & Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – Prepares students for rewarding careers in the polymer, fiber, textiles and apparel industrial complex through highly multidisciplinary curricula.

School of Textiles, Fiber and Polymer Science, Clemson University – Serves as the academic arm of the textiles industry in South Carolina. In addition to a strong research program, the School offers three Bachelor of Science degrees, two Master of Science degrees, and the Doctoral degree.

Southern Polytechnic State University – The Apparel and Textile Engineering Technology Department, Southern Polytechnic State University, offers a Bachelors of Science Degree in Apparel/Textile Engineering Technology with options in apparel or textiles.

Textile and Apparel Management – A department of the University of Missouri-Columbia, offering an array of opportunities to learn about the soft-goods industry: the textile, apparel, and retailing industries.

Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, URI – The University of Rhode Island's Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design Department has two bachelor's degree programs and a Master's program.


Davison Publishing – Davison Publishing is one of the oldest industry directory publishers in the country and is able to trace its roots back to 1866. Davison Publishing produces the most comprehensive books for the Textile, Fence, Commercial Marine, and Corrugated Box & Folding Carton industries. Each of these directories is produced annually and provides thousands of key contacts and company profiles within their respective industries.

Knitting City — For all you knitting needs.

Teonline – A B2B suppliers directory for all types of textile products with industry overview and knowlege center.

Textile Directory – Directory of apparel and textile manufacturers.