Resources

Key Associations:

Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF)

CAF brings together Canadian firms industry-wide and provides information and services for product safety, customs and trade, product development, and supply-chain management.

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)

NCTO focuses on creating alliances to advance the interests of the U.S. textile sector, allowing each segment of the industry to have a vote in determining NCTO policy.

The European Apparel & Textile Federation (Euratex)

As the voice of the European industry, EURATEX aims to create favorable environment within the European Union for manufacturing of textile and clothing products.

Free Trade Association (FTA)

FTA represents European retailers, importers and brands to promote and defend international trade and provides practical global sustainability solutions.

International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO)

IWTO ensures a sustainable future for wool by encompassing the entire wool textile pipeline from farm to retail, and advocating for the best interests of the wool industry.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canada's largest trade & industry association advocating for manufacturers and exporters, strengthening leadership and leveraging networks for success.

Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association (SYFA)

Promotes the production of synthetic yarns and fabrics by providing members with a forum for discussion and holding presentations related to relevant industry issues.

2016 trade information on imports and exports for Canadian textile mills:

Exports

$1.1 billion

Imports

$2.5 billion

2016 trade information on imports and exports for textile products:

Exports

$686.3 million

Imports

$3.5 billion

Information courtesy of Canadian Industry Statistics (via the Government of Canada)

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