The California Fashion Association (CFA) is the business-to-business network & forum for the Apparel, Textile, & Private Label merchandising complex of Southern California. The non profit company was created to address issues of interest to our industry.
THE COTTONWORKS fabric library showcases nearly 300 mills, knitters & converters who specialize in cotton & cotton-rich fabrics. Sourcing, trend presentations, literature & colorcards available.
Non-profit organization that administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard Program- which provides designers and manufacturers with a framework for quality assessment, innovation, criteria and requirements for continually improving how products are made. Educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment and provides consumers, regulators and employees with a tangible validation of a manufacturer s commitment to sustainability and to their communities.
Non-profit organization and third-party certifier of all types of Fair Trade products in the USA. Provide farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people.
Website and blog dedicated to sustainable solutions for the home design markets.
Fiber fabrics, blends & finishes for every market. Leading apparel brands of LYCRA® fiber, TECGEN® fiber, CORDURA® fabric, COOLMAX® fabric, SUPPLEX® fabric.
The manufacturer of Tencel® lyocell and Lenzing Modal fibers. Full library of all Tencel® lyocell, Lenzing Modal and Lenzing Micro Modal in 100% and in blends.
Resource for mohair fabric and yarn for the apparel and home furnishing markets.
Strategic advisory firm which creates plan for companes to design, implement and measure profitable sustainability strategies. Helps companies prosper by focusing on sustainability and building substantial economic value by delivering social and biological value.
Nonprofit organziation working to promote and energize responsibility across the global fashion supply chain.
A not-for-profit organization of manufacturing and contract manufacturing companies in the sewn products industry. SEAMS is dedicated to promoting a business climate that will enhance and support the retention of sound economic grouth throughout the US.
Organization working toward an apparel, footwear, and home textile industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. Current focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool for industry participants to understand the environmental, social and labor impacts of making and selling their products and services.
Organization with the mission of lessening the toll that the soil-to-shirt cotton production process takes on the earth's air, water, and soil, and the health of people in cotton-growing areas. Developed Cleaner Cotton™-links manufacturers, brands and consumers directly with the farmers.
Membership based group of professionals engaged in textile sales, manufacturing, related products and services to the apparel industry. TALA provides resource information, for West Coast contacts, to the apparel & home fashion manufacturers.
Global non-profit member organization geared to helping companies navigate the complicated maze of the sustainable textile industy. Focus is to minimize the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximize its positive effects. Help to establish best practices and fair business models for the entire industry supply chain- from farm to retail. Host annual Global Textile Sustainability Conference.
Resource on care and care label issues, and how to implement federal care label guidelines.
Independent non-profit organization of social-compliance experts dedicated to the certification of ethical and humane manufacturing factories around the globe. Offer certification and education.