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Industry Organizations

American Apparel & Footwear Association

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.

Internet: http://www.apparelandfootwear.org

National Retail Federation

As the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, NRF’s global membership includes retailers of all sizes, formats and channels of distribution as well as chain restaurants and industry partners from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad. In the U.S., NRF represents an industry that includes more than 3.6 million establishments and which directly and indirectly accounts for 42 million jobs – one in four U.S. jobs. The total U.S. GDP impact of retail is $2.5 trillion annually, and retail is a daily barometer of the health of the nation’s economy.  The mission of the NRF is to advance the interests of the retail industry through advocacy, communications and education.

Internet: http://www.nrf.com/

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

The International Council of Shopping Centers is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.

Internet: http://www.icsc.org

Fashion Business Inc.

The Fashion Business, Inc. provides the fashion industry with entrepreneurial development, resources and training, to support its growth and profitability. FBI offers targeted business education, sourcing, networking opportunities, marketing and consulting services through its resource center and business partnerships. FBI exists to ensure the ongoing vibrancy of the American fashion industry.

Internet: http://fashionbizinc.org/

California Fashion Association

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.

Internet: http://www.calfashion.org/

Trade Publications & Media

Women’s Wear Daily
http://www.wwd.com/

Apparel
http://apparel.edgl.com/home

California Apparel News
http://www.apparelnews.net/

Textile World
http://www.textileworld.com/

WGSN
http://www.wgsn.com/?q=Home

Style Sight
http://www.stylesight.com/

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