About IAF

IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, (SME) brands, their associations, and the supporting industry. IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations and companies from more than 40 countries, a membership that directly and indirectly represents over a hundred thousand companies and over 20 million employees. IAF brings its members together to jointly create stronger, smarter and more sustainable supply chains, it provides its members with valuable information and guidance and it represents its members on several international platforms working incessantly on more industry standardisation and harmonisation, industry collaboration and inclusiveness of solutions.

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IAF'S Priority Issues 2021

IAF has published its ‘2021 Priority Issues’. At a time when…

Digital Pre-Convention Event to the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention

On November 10 and 11, the International Apparel Federation (IAF)…

IAF Launches 1st Digital Global Apparel Sourcing Expo 2020

IAF is launching the 1st Digital Global Apparel Sourcing Expo 2020 for the ready-made garment industry.

IAF collects, creates and distributes knowledge relevant for the apparel industry on a global level. We would like to encourage you to browse through these pages to find information and inspiration about one of the greatest industries on the planet. All of the knowledge displayed here shares a relation to IAF’s mission to unite the industry to support and stimulate the creation of stronger, smarter and more sustainable supply chains. You can access IAF’s special COVID-19 dossier, you will find links to IAF’s latest webinars, many of which deal with the improvement of the operation of global supply chains and you will find a selection of articles and presentations. Topics include our vision on standardization and harmonization, on changing business models, on sustainability, on education, on technological developments, etc.


The global fashion industry is under the devastating spell of a global pandemic hurting the entire global apparel and textile business. IAF directly and indirectly represents hundreds of thousands of companies from across the apparel supply chain. In our COVID-19 dossier, our messaging therefore focuses on supply chain solidarity and the effects of this crisis on supply chain relations.