During the initial three years of the Institute, corporations, organizations and professionals who made substantial contributions in support of the mission of the Institute and the development of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design became Founding Members for four years. Founding members each named a representative to serve as an Advisory Board member.
Beijing Aimer Company Limited
Luxury lingerie and underwear firms combining eastern aesthetics and western fashion with innovation. The Aimer Ergonomics Laboratory, with Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, conducts research on sizing and body dimensions of Asian females
UBM Fashion, New York, NY
UBM Fashion is the leading producer of world-renowned fashion tradeshows such as MAGIC, Coterie, PROJECT & FN PLATFORM.
Five Elements Performance, a WINDS Group Co.
Product developer and manufacturing services provider of innovative performance athletic wear for popular brands.
Golden Tecnologia, Brazil
Provider of dyes and finishes for the global textile industry, focusing on chemicals that save water, energy and time.
Hanes Brands Inc., Rural Hall, NC
Socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of basic apparel with a long history of innovation, product excellence, and brand recognition.
HLC Linen and Cotton Group
A vertical linen company with expertise in the development and production of linen and linen blend fabrics and garments for many major international brands. Offices in New York, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Milan and factories in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, close to Shanghai.
L Industries, Hong Kong Provider of manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution solutions to the global textile and apparel industries.