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The Seam: www.theseam.com

United States Cotton Board: www.CottonBoard.org

Cotton Foundation: www.cotton.org

International Cotton Advisory Committee: www.icac.org

International Cotton association: www.ica-ltd.org

National Cotton Council News and Current Events: www.cotton.org/news

National Council of Textiles Organizations: www.ncto.org

Plains cotton Cooperative Association: www.pcca.com

Spinning the web: www.spinningtheweb.org.uk

Cotton Australia: www.cottonaustralia.com.au

100% American Supima cotton: www.supimacotton.org


Facts and figures on the cotton trade:




Organisations dealing with fair trade and organic issues, including cotton:

UK. Fairtrade: www.fairtrade.org.uk

International Fairtrade: www.ifat.org

International Fairtrade labelling: www.fairtrade.net

Oxfam: www.oxfam.org.uk

IFAT: www.ifat.org (enables you to source members practicing fairtrade in business)

Clean clothes campaign: www.cleanclothes.org

Labour Behind The Label: www.labourbehindthelabel.org

Ethical Trading Initiative: (www.ethicaltrade.org)

Pesticide Action Network: (www.pan-uk.org)

No Sweat: www.nosweat.org.uk

Soil Association: www.soilassociation.org

Organisation listing members using organic cotton: www.ota.com

Pesticide Action Network (wear cotton): www.pan-uk.org

SKAL: www.skal.com ( Dutch based international organic inspection body)



CELC: Confederation European Linen Chanvre (Linen and Hemp)

A non-profit making trade organisation for linen in Western Europe. Affiliated countries are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Switzerland and the UK.

Masters of Linen: Based in Paris is a subsidiary of CELC. Provides information and promotes European quality linen.

The Irish Linen Guild: www.irishlinen.co.uk

Founded in 1928, promotes & monitors quality Irish linen. Gives a seal of quality to fabrics or yarns that are made and finished in Ireland.

Saneco: www.saneco.com - Statistics and information regarding the flax industry.



Australian Wool Innovations Ltd: www.wool.com.au

Australian Wool Services: www.wool.com

Both are part of the Australian Woolmark Company which is considered to be the

world’s leading wool fibre textile authority with over 60 years experience.

British Wool Marketing Board: www.britishwool.org.uk

Central marketing system for UK fleece wool

International Wool Textile Organisation: www.iwto.org

This represents the world’s wool textile trade and industry, including

spinners, weavers, garment manufacturers and weavers.

IWTO: International Wool Textile Organisation: www.iwto.org

IWTO is an international body representing the interests of the world’s

wool textile trade and industry. Many sections updated regularly including

eco concerns.

Izzy Lane: www.izzylane.com

Ethically sourced British woollen products from ethically farmed Shetland and

Wensleydale sheep.

Merino Advanced Performance Programme MAPP: www.mapp.co.nz

Performance based fabric developments incorporating New Zealand Merino


Merino New Zealand: www.nzmerino.co.nz

Represents and promotes the Merino producers of New Zealand.

Promoting the Merino characteristics of brightness/whiteness, strength,

extra staple length and thus advanced manufacturing efficiency and is

associated with the highest quality manufacturers.

South African Wool Board: Port Elizabeth South Africa

The Wool Mark Company: www.wool.com.au

The aim of the company and organisation is to improve the profitability of

woolgrowers by building and sustaining demand. It also aims to increase

productivity through research development and marketing.

It was formally the IWS [International Wool Secretariat] and was formed in 1937 by

primarily Australian woolgrowers. They recognised the need to promote their

product worldwide. In 1998 The IWS became The Wool Mark Company and

continues to promote the wool product. It has offices in approximately twenty

countries and representation in sixty. It also has design and development centres in

Biela Italy and Ichinomiya Japan, which apart from their developmental work also

encourages industry partner projects. Central to the company is the Wool Mark,

which is an international trademark that promises high quality performance and

fibre content. It also confirms that the products on which it is displayed are of Pure

New Wool.

ENco: www.cbwt.co.uk/enco

ENco is the environmental textile division of the confederation of British Wool

textiles Ltd. It concentrates on solving environmental problems in the wool supply


International Wool Technology Organisation: www.iwto.org

An international organisation that represents the interests of the world’s

textile trade and industry, from growers to retail.

Tongue River Farm www.icelandicsheep.com

Information on Icelandic sheep, yarn and spinning.

Uruguay Wool Secretariat – Secretariado Uruguayo De La Lana (SUL):


This organization works to promote and develop all aspects of Uruguayan

wool in a similar way to the larger Australian Woolmark Company.

Wools of New Zealand: www.fernmark.com

This organization works to promote and develop all aspects of New Zealand

wool in a similar way to the larger Australian Woolmark Company. It

originally used to promote interior textiles and from 1996 now includes

apparel textiles.

Wool is Best: www.woolisbest.com

A factual guide to the Australian wool industry

Zque™ Fibre: www.zque.co.nz

Ethically sourced New Zealand Merino wool. Zque combines natural performance

wool with an accreditation program that ensures environmental, social and

economic sustainability as well as animal welfare with traceability back to the




Canadian alpaca association: www.alpacaonterio.ca

Australian Alpaca Association: www.alpaca.asn.au

International Alpaca Association (Peru): www.aia.org.pe

British Alpaca Society: www.bas-uk.com



Import & Export of Vicuņa. [US Wildlife Services] www.fws.gov


Cashmere & Camel Hair

Cashmere & Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute: www.cashmere.org



Coloured Angora Goat Breeders Association: www.cagba.org

Cape Mohair Wool: www.cmw.co.za

South African Mohair growers association: samga@xsinet.co.za


Silk Resources

Ahimsa Peace silk www.abolitionist-online.com

Indian Silk export Council www.silkepc.org

Peace silk suppliers www.ahimsapeacesilk.com

Silk association of Nepal www.nepalsilk.com

Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI), a quality mark organisation www.silkmarkindia.com



Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Dilys Williams

London College of Fashion


Textiles Futures Research Group (TFRG)

Carol Caldicott

Course Director M.A

Textiles Futures Central Saint Martins


Textile Environmentall Design (TED)

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Rebecca Earley


Materials Collection

London College of Fashion

Jess Litvilani


Textile Accreditations

compiled by Charlotte Turner from The Sustainable Angle


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