Tailors and Dressmakers


The American Apparel and Footwear Association represents apparel, footwear, and other sewn products companies and their suppliers.

740 6th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-3798
Tel: (202) 853-9080

The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals offers seminars, classes, meetings, and other resources.

2885 Sanford Aveue SW, #19588
Grandville, MI 49418-1342
Tel: (877) 755-0303

The Custom Tailors and Designers Association is a professional membership organization for custom tailors and designers.

229 Forest Hills Road
Rochester, NY 14625-1948
Tel: (888) 248-2832
Fax: (866) 661-1240
Email: info@ctda.com


The Distance Education Accrediting Commission provides information on accredited distance education institutions and home-study programs.

1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036-4704
Tel: (202) 234-5100
Email: info@deac.org


The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising offers bachelor's and associate's degree programs in design and creative business.

919 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
Tel: (800) 624-1200

The Fashion Institute of Technology offers college classes in garment design and sewing.

227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992
Tel: (212) 217-7999

Jefferson University offers fashion design and other related courses.

1020 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5567
Tel: (215) 955-6000

Parsons School of Design offers classes in garment design and sewing.

Office of Admission
79 Fifth Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10003-3034
Tel: (212) 229-5150
Email: thinkparsons@newschool.edu


This union fights for workers' rights and represents workers in various industries, including basic apparel and textiles.

275 7th Avenue
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 265-7000