- Americas Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN)
The AAPN was first organized in 1981 by a group of contractors in Georgia. That small group of factory owners soon grew beyond Georgia's borders to become a Southeast and then a National organization focused on Made in the USA. Today the AAPN is the only international trade association connecting the entire textile/apparel supply chain of the Western Hemisphere.
- Cotton Council International (CCI)
CCI promotes U.S. Cotton Fiber and manufactured cotton products in markets around the world. Information concerning Cotton USA Licensing program as well as Consumer and Trade promotions can be found on this site.
- Cotton Inc.
Cotton Inc.'s mission is to ensure that cotton remains the #1 fiber choice among consumers in apparel and home products. You can find a wealth of information on Fiber and Textile Research, Market Information and Technical Services, Advertising and Public Relations, as well as Fashion Forecast and Retail Promotions at this site.
- Cotton LEADS
Cotton LEADS is a program that is committed to responsible cotton production and is founded on core principles that are consistent with sustainability, the use of best practices and traceability in the supply chain. This joint program, initiated by Australia and the United States, offers manufacturers, brands and retailers a reliable cotton supply chain solution and confidence that their raw material is responsibly produced and identified. The Cotton LEADS program is driven by producers, scientists and professionals striving to make sure cotton is produced responsibly for now and for years to come.
- National Cotton Council (NCC)
The NCC represents U.S. ginners, warehousers, merchants and textile manufacturers. This organization is a unifying and consensus building force for these diverse groups and ensures all U.S. cotton industry interests are served. This web site can also provide current Cotton Future quotes.
- National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)
NCTO is a unique organization representing the entire spectrum of the U.S. Textile sector. This association is organized into (4) separate councils representing Fiber, Fabric, Suppliers and Yarns, each with its own board representative. NCTO is the voice of the U.S. Textile Industry and this Web Site is an excellent resource for information concerning current Trade Legislation and negotiations.
- OEKO-TEX Association
The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 was introduced in the beginning of the 1990s in response to the demand of the general public for textiles which are harmless to health. The OEKO-TEX label indicates the additional benefits of tested safety for the skin-friendly clothing and other textiles to interested end users.
- Southern Textile Association (STA)
The Southern Textile Association is a nonprofit organization for individuals in the textile and related industries with a common interest in all phases of textile manufacturing in the Southern USA.