Links

Textile and Apparel Links

EXCHANGES and MARKETPLACES

Apparelbids.com – Finished apparel auction site
ApparelBuy.com – Wholesale apparel marketplace for U.S. specialty stores
BuyTextiles.com – Textile auction site
eCotton.com – Cotton market news and information
Fasturn.com – Marketplace and sourcing system for retailers
Fiberbuys.com – Fiber auction site
LeatherExchange.com – Leather Market site
Retail.com – Marketplace and supply chain site for retailers
RetailExchange.com – Liquidation marketplace for consumer products targeted at retailers
Texwatch.com – Textile and apparel manufacturing site in Hong Kong
Yarns and Fibers.com – Fiber and yarn news, information and marketplace
Worlbidfashion.com – apparel auction site from Canada

STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS

CPFR
ebXML Standards for XML Messaging and Protocols
Global Commerce Initiative
OASIS
XCBL XML Common Business Library (XML Transaction Templates)
XCBL 4.0 Reference
UCCnet
Uniform Code Council
VICS
World Wide Web Consortium

LOGISTICS SITES

Celarix
Freightmatrix
Logistics.com

SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE

Tradestream by Optum
Adexa
I2
Logility
Manugistics
Manufacturingsystems.com
Syncra.com
Viewlocity
SeeCommerce

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Global

World Customs Organization – Representing 153 Customs Administrations Worldwide
International Apparel Federation – Worldwide organization for apparel manufacturers associations
IAF List of Member Associations
IAF Member Association Websites

By Country

Czech Rep.

Association of Textile-Clothing-Leather Industries (ATOK)

France

Federation
Francaise de I Industrie Contonniere

Germany

Textile.de
Bremer
Baumwollborse
ITMF-Interessengemeinschaft
des deutschen Textilmaschinenbaus

Guatemala

Apparel
and Textile Exporters Committee

Hong Kong

Hong
Kong Trade Development Council
Hong
Kong Customs and Exercise department

Hungary

Hungarian
Society of Textile Technology and Science

Indonesia

Asosiasi
Pertkstilan Indonesia (API)

Japan

Japan
Spinner’s Association

Korea Rep.

Spinners
& Weavers Association of Korea

Malaysia

The
Malaysian Textile Manufacturers Association

Mexico

Mexican Showroom
Bancomext
Secofi-Siem
Maquila Portal

Romania

Romanian Textiles Marketplace

Taiwan

Taiwan Textile Federation

Thailand

The Thailand Chamber of Commerce
Department and Ministries of Thailand
Department
of Business Economics of Thailand

United Kingdom

The Liverpool Cotton Association

United States

American
Apparel Footwear Association (AAFA)
American
Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI)
American
Fiber Manufacturers Association (FiberSource)
American
Yarn Spinners Association (AYSA)
American
Society for Testing and Materials
Association
of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
US
textile and apparel category system
US
Textile and Apparel Embargoes
American
Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA)
Cotton
Incorporated
National
Cotton Council of America
New
York Cotton Exchange
American
Fiber Manfactures Association,Inc
American
Textile Manfactures Institue, Inc. (ATMI)

NEWS and INFORMATION

Apparel Related

Apparel Industry Magazine
Bobbin Magazine
Just-Style.com – Fashion/Apparel/Textile news site

World Clothing Manufacturer Magazine
– From the UK

International News

Newspapers.com – International News Online Links

Textile Related

German Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering
Denkendorf, GE
Textil-Revue – The Whos Who in Swiss Textile
Zagreb Textile Technology University – Croatia

LANGUAGE HELP/TRANSLATION


Babblefish
– A basic language translation tool
FabricLink’s – Online Textile Dictionary of Fabric and Apparel terms.
TextileRooms.com
– Italian site that has Italian, English, French, and German textile terminology translators.
Bemarnet.es
– Multilingual Textile Dictionary with over 10,000 terms in Spanish, English, French, and German.

SEARCH ENGINES

www.excite.com – Multiple language search abilities.
Terra.com – News, Search Engine, and more in
Spanish

IT LINKS

CIO.com
Supply Chain Management Review

INTERNATIONAL TRADE LINKS

ECB.int – Exchange Rates for the Euro
AmericaEconomia – Comprehensive
Spanish/Portuguese Language Magazine on Latin American Economy
Business News Americas – Latin American News in English from Chile
US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
LatinTrade.com – Great source of
general business news in the Americas
LATPRO.com – An excellent resource for job
postings, news, and contacts throughout the Americas and the world.

GOVERNMENT LINKS

European Union

European Union Information – What is it, how it
was started, where its going etc.

U.S. Government


Central Intelligence Agency’s
– World Fact Book. Great source for general knowledge
on countries all over the world
Textile Quotas from U.S. Treasury
Department
– U.S. quotas for Textile
U.S. Department of Commerce Home Page
– The U.S. DOC is responsible for many aspects of trade and commerce.
International Trade Administration-U.S.
Commerce Dept.
New International Trade Admin Site
The Bureau of Export Administration-U.S. Commerce
Dept.
Automated Export System AES
– This is the U.S. Customs Electronic Data Interface systems.
Office of Textiles and Apparel OTEXA
– U.S. DOC site dedicated to Textile and Apparel issues.
ExportIT
– Yet another DOC site dedicated to IT and International trade.
RN/WPL Reference
– Search RN/WPL database by company name, address or field of business.
USA Trade Center
– With links to many DOC service departments
World News Connection
– Maintained by the National Technology Information Service, this site offers services
including access to their foreign language news archives from all over the world.

Mexican Government

Secretary of Housing and Public Credit SAT
– This is the government body responsible for import and export accounting.
Mexican System of Business Information
SECOFI
(Find out about the FTA with Mexico & the EU
– Secretary of Commerce.

Greece


National Statistical Service-Worldwide Links

ORGANIZATIONS

World Trade Organization
World Customs Organization in Brussels – International standards for customs
ATMI – Members must be U.S. manufacturers dedicated to textile production
AAFA – Members must be dedicated to U.S. apparel production
AAAC – Association of Customs Brokers of Colombia, Nuevo Leon MX
CNIT – Mexican Chamber of the Textile Industry
IFAI – Industrial Fabrics Association International