International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

Fédération internationale des industries textiles
Internationale Vereinigung der Textilindustrie

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History

Founded 1904, Zurich (Switzerland), as International Federation of Master Cotton Spinners' and Manufacturers' Associations, at meeting convened by the British cotton spinning industry. Was often also referred to as International Cotton Federation. Reorganized, new Statutes and new name, International Federation of Cotton and Allied Textile Industries (IFCATI) -- Fédération internationale des industries textiles cotonnière et connexes, adopted May 1954. Headquarters transferred from Manchester (UK), to Zurich in 1963. Present name adopted 29 Sep 1978, London (UK).

Aims

Monitor, protect and promote the common interests of members; provide a neutral meeting ground for textile trade associations in industrialized and developing countries for discussion of matters of common interest and for exchange of information and experience; act as an international spokesman in matters relating to raw materials and as a liaison agent between the textile industry and governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; research/documentation; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros A); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Liaison Status); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 46 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • Industry
    • Manufacture
    • Textiles, Cordage

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

C1898

Last News Received

12. Feb 2019
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