The California Fashion Association (CFA) was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California.

The CFA was the outcome of the Fashion Industry Round Table, hosted by then Mayor Richard Riordan. The meeting was in response to circumstances surrounding an egregious act of subverted labor-law issues, commonly called the ‘El Monte Sweatshop’ incident.

At that meeting, participants agreed that an industry organization was necessary to answer the questions of the media and other groups, to gather significant statistics and on-going data, and to instigate cooperative efforts with city, state, and federal officials investigating incidents, on behalf of the apparel and textile industry at large. Since then, the CFA has become a multi-faceted association, dealing with all significant issues affecting the apparel and textile industry in California. 

Ilse Metchek, President of California Fashion Association, shares the California fashion industry update with our members during Oversea delegation [Details]



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