World – Fashion Associations

Directory Fashion Associations, Federations, Councils, Organizations

World Fashion Organization (WFO)
World Fashion Organization (WFO) is the global parent entity of World Fashion Associations, national and regional chapters, and World Fashion Week. Its primary goal is to further the development of World Fashion with the firm belief that world fashion is conductive to both unity and peace among nations under the theme of “We Fashion All”, which calls for “Fashion for Development and Peace”.
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Fashion Revolution
On April 24th last year, 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many more were injured. Today, people are still suffering as a direct result of our fashion supply chain.
Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough.
On April 24th, people around the world – from designers and icons, to high street shops and high couture, from cotton farmers and factory workers, to campaigners, academics, the media and any individual who cares about what they wear – will come together to say the same.
Founder of Fashion Revolution, Carry Somers says “Fashion Revolution Day has gathered incredible momentum on a global scale. We have over 40 countries around the world who will be participating in the day and I believe this represents a really exciting opportunity to reconnect fashion-lovers with the people who made their clothes”.
fashionrevolution.org

Global Fashion Association (GFA)
The Global Fashion Association (The GFA) was founded in 2007, is headquartered in New York City and is the world’s largest organization of its kind. We are a cohesive, worldwide association of the most important events in the Fashion industry-the week long celebrations of design, style, art and commerce known as “Fashion Weeks”. A first within the industry, we are analogous to a sports league with each of our members’ events acting similarly to a team within that league, but rather than teams and games, we have Fashion Weeks and runway shows.
globalfashionassociation.com

International Apparel Federation (IAF)
The IAF has become the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, apparel retailers and the supporting industry. IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations from nearly 40 countries representing over 150,000 companies that provide products and services to the apparel industry – a membership that represents over 5 million employees. The many corporate and associate members of IAF are prominent companies or institutes in production, retailing, technology, business services, logistics, fashion fairs and education. The International Apparel Federation is a politically neutral global association, open to entrepreneurs and executives from the apparel chain worldwide.
iafnet.com

International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)
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.
itmf.org

Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an industry-wide group of over 80 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits, and NGOs working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.
The focus of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is The Higg Index that measures the environmental performance of apparel products. Future versions will include footwear products and measure social performance.
apparelcoalition.org