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Reliable production contractor and real world industry guidance.

Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) is the fashion industry’s knowledge resource center.

Fashion Group International is the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies.

The California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization established to provide information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California.

Creative Handbook
Creative Handbook is the entertainment industry’s production resource guide & directory.

The Apparel Technology & Research Center (ATRC) provides outreach support services to apparel related businesses in the areas of strategy, marketing research, operations management and technology development.

Angel of Fashion, further links to the world of fashion.

Fashiondex is a comprehensive listing of fabric, trim and service suppliers to the apparel industry.

L.A. Fashion District is a comprehensive guide to apparel and accessory providers in the greater L.A. fashion district.

The Garment Contractors Association is a nonprofit association representing  the finest fashion apparel sewing contractors, cutting contractors and other garment contractors and suppliers of California and other states, offering free referrals to professional sewing, cutting and related services.

The Institute of Textile Technology was founded in 1944 by textile industry leaders who saw a need for individual companies to join forces in collective support of a private educational and research institution.  The Institute directs cooperative research, integrated with graduate research, as a means of helping the textile industry meet the challenges confronting it.

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) was founded in 1981, created by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to implement LA County’s economic development program. The mission of the LAEDC is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of LA County.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) advances the interests of the retail industry through advocacy, communications and education.

Operation Hope creates economic opportunity in underserved communities through economic education and empowerment.

About Sources provides resource information for apparel, accessory, and home products designers, manufacturers, and buyers.

The SBA is America's most powerful engine of opportunity and economic growth.  SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications and resources.

The SGMA is the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands.  It enhances industry vitality and fosters sports and fitness participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion and public policy.

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is the largest trade association in the Americas solely devoted to the advancement of suppliers of sewn products machinery, ancillary equipment, parts, services and technology for the sewn products industry.  SPESA is an independent, non-profit organization.  SPESA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests and image of the suppliers to the sewn products industry.

The Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA) provides valuable resources, and connects textile companies, sales reps, manufacturers, importers, agents, and allied associations world-wide.

[TC]² provides a range of solutions for the global soft goods industry specializing in technology development and supply chain improvement.

XE Universal currency converter.

Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) is the U.S. Government site information resource for individuals or companies interested in exporting U.S.-made textile and apparel products.

The U.S. Government Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States, based on the international Harmonized System.

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