FABO is a student organization and its purpose is to give students a practical perspective/overview of careers and opportunities related to the apparel design and fashion fields. FABO brings in speakers and organizes field trips and other activities to provide interaction with professionals.
ITAA is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
The Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. We work to stimulate scholarship and encourage study in the rich and diverse field of costume.
ACRA is a professional organization which is composed of membership from four-year institutions that have retail programs or retail courses.
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals. AATCC provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.
AAFCS is recognized as the driving force in bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. The mission of the AAFCS is to provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.