Professional Organizations



International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) 

ITAA is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.



Costume Society of America

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.



American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA)

ACRA is a professional organization which is composed of membership from four-year institutions that have retail programs or retail courses.



American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

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.



American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS)

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 wellbeing, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

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