This category lists trade organizations for the interior design and industrial fabrics industries.
ABFLO. International Association of Bedding & Furniture Law Officials
USA. Organization of state officials responsible for the enforcement of consumer oriented bedding and furniture laws, promoting uniformity in laws, terminology, test methods, and enforcement procedures within the various state programs.
ACTTAA. Textile Arts and Surface Design Association
Australia. Non-profit trade organization for art and surface designers in the textile, paper, ceramics, jewellery and sculptural forms. Links to related sites.
AFERA. European Association for the Self-Adhesive Tape Industry
The Netherlands. Umbrella organization for manufacturers, converters, suppliers, and trade associations, institutions and universities involved in the European self-adhesive tape industry. Directory of member companies. Library of test methods and publications. Calendar of events. Links to related sites.
American Quilter's Society
USA. Membership organisation for the international quilting industry, active in training and education, publishing and trade promotion. Calendar of events. Directories for appraisers and quilt shops.
The Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers
UK. Trade association for the soft furnishing and upholstery industry. Company directory. List of shows and events. Library of publications.
BCFA. British Contract Furnishing Association
UK. Trade organization for British manufacturers and contractors in the furniture, textile fabrics and soft furnishings, wallcoverings and finishes, carpets and floorcoverings, lighting, bedding and interior art industries. Searchable company directory. Calendar of events. Links to related sites.
BITA. British Interior Textiles Association
UK. Trade organization for the UK interior textile fabric manufacturers, designers and related industries. Company directory, business services, news and events. Large section on fabric care.
Canvas Products Association
USA. Trade organisation for fabric product manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. Members' directory. Newsletter. List of conventions.
EBIA. European Bedding Industries' Association
Belgium. Umbrella organization of European national associations of manufacturers and suppliers of mattresses and beds. Links to member organizations. Library of consumer information articles.
FGA. Fabric Graphics Association
USA. Trade organization for the textile based signage industry, aiming to foster and service the fabric and graphics industries by being the one stop source for market applications to fabric through educational seminars, web based resources and the organization of fairs and symposia. Members' directory and FAQ. Links to related sites.
FIDER. Foundation for Interior Design Education Research
USA. Non-profit organization, dedicated to the development and promotion of standards in interior design education programs.
HFIA. Home Furnishings International Association
USA. Trade organisation for the global home furnishings industry. Company directory. Market trend reports. Calendar of events. Links to related sites.
IFAI. Industrial Fabrics Association International
USA. International trade organization, representing the technical and industrial fabrics manufacturers. Includes information on the industry and manufacturers, magazines, FAQs and links to related web sites.
IFDA. International Furnishings and Design Association
USA. Trade organisation for professionals and companies involved in the design, production, distribution, promotion, communication or education in the home furnishings and interior design and related industries. Calendar of events. Newsletter on PDF files.
IIDA. International Interior Design Association
World wide professional networking and educational association committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge. On-line career and technical centers.
IMA. International Mohair Association
Germany. International trade organization for the mohair textile industry. Description of the origin and uses of mohair. Links to related sites. English and German.
MSMA. Membrane Structures Manufacturers' Association
Canada. Trade organisation for the membrane structures industry, focused on serving as an information resource on codes, standards and general practices, and promote the use and growth of membrane structures. Members' directory. Calendar of events. Links to related sites.
NADFD. National Association of Decorative Fabric Distributors
USA. Trade organization for distributors of upholstery fabrics. Searchable members directory. FAQs. Fabric maintenance and care guide, and consumer information.
NBF. National Bed Federation
UK. Trade organization for manufacturers and suppliers of beds and mattresses. Directory of member companies. Links to related sites.
NCIDQ. National Council for Interior Design Qualification
USA. Non-profit organization, involved in examination and certification of interior designers. Detailed overview of qualificiation program. List of publications.
NFI. Narrow Fabrics Institute
USA. Trade organisation for manufacturers of non-elastic, woven, knitted and braided narrow fabrics, involved in statistical reporting, review of military and federal specifications and performance standards, information exchange and the development of new technologies. Members' directory on PDF file. List of current standards and tests.
NIF. Nippon Interior Fabrics Association
Japan. Trade organization for manufacturers and international distributors of curtains, carpets, linens, upholstery, yarns and related products. Business news and marketing information. English and Japanese.
PAAQT. Professional Association of Appraisers ยท Quilted Textiles
USA. Regulating body for quilt appraisers certified by the American Quilter's Society. Members' directory searchable by name and location.
SDA. Surface Design Association
USA. Membership organization for textile practitioners, studio artists, industrial designers, educators, technicians, curators, gallery owners, interior designers, students, and enthusiasts, dedicated to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public.
Tex Club Tec
Italy. Trade organization for technical textiles and nonwovens, dedicated to the promotion of information and knowledge transfer between manufacturers and their suppliers of materials and machinery. English and Italian.
TNNA. The National NeedleArts Association
USA. International trade organization representing retailers, manufacturers, distributors, designers, manufacturers' representatives, publishers, teachers and wholesalers of products and supplies for the specialty needlearts market. Calendar of events. List of publications.
Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan
Trade organization for Pakistani manufacturers of towels, bathrobes and related products. Directory of member companies. Library of PDF articles. Links to related sites.
USIFI. United States Industrial Fabrics Institute
USA. Trade organization for US based manufacturers of technical and industrial textile fabrics, dedicated to export promotion, education, knowledge transfer and legal lobbying activities. List of events.
WCAA. Window Coverings Association of America
USA. Non-profit trade organisation for the window coverings industry, focused certification and education about drapes, blinds, and shades. Directory of home decor professionals.
Working Group for Textile Architecture
Germany. Confederation of manufacturers of yarns, coating materials, membranes and textiles in the lightweight construction industry, dedicated to the promotion of building with technical textiles. Members directory. Lists of publications, projects and competitions. English and German.
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