TaFF (Textile and Fashion Federation) is the official association for the textile and fashion industry in Singapore, and plays an active role in supporting and developing the industry by positioning Singapore as an innovative fashion hub with a focus in three key areas: Technology & Innovation, Sustainability, and Asian Craftsmanship.
TaFF champions programmes which build capabilities, expand Singapore’s fashion and textile businesses internationally, and promote environmentally-friendly business practices. We aim to bolster the growth of local fashion designers and retailers and advocate the importance of raising the visibility of homegrown brands both locally and all around the globe.
Our range of programmes includes local and international go-to-market opportunities, resources for brand growth and business development, community events and conferences, educational talks, seminars and masterclasses, and mentorship, guidance and consultation on a range of important industry-related topics.
TaFF works in close partnership with government bodies such as Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Design Singapore, JTC, MCCY, as well as with foreign embassies and other trade associations and organisations, to place the local fashion industry at the forefront of policy and opportunity.
TaFF is a member of the Asia Fashion Federation and the ASEAN Federation of Textiles Industries.
Message From the President
"We want to inspire the next generation of design talent and creatives to transform the fashion industry."
|Textile and apparel companies were beginning to get together in regular business meetings.|
|Yarn companies, knitting companies and overseas investment garment factories formed Singapore Cotton Association.||
|Local garment manufacturers set up the Singapore Garment Association.|
|Renamed as Singapore Textile Association.||
|Singapore Garment Association and Singapore Textile Manufacturer Association merged as Singapore Textile and Garment Manufacturers Association (STGMA).|
|STGMA merged with Society of Designing Arts Fashion (SODA) and became today’s Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore).||
| TaFF becomes the operators of The Cocoon Space, a 10,000 sq ft incubation and co-working space located on the second floor of Design Orchard.
TaFF launches Singapore Stories, an intiative created to fufill the mission to promote, support, and develop the local fashion industry is launched.
|TaFF launches The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI) programme , South-East Asia’s first Fashion, Beauty and Fashion-Tech Incubator that bridges the gap between Fashion, Technology and Sustainability.||
|TaFF changes its constitution to include Professional Members to be more inclusive.
TaFF appointed as operators of Design Orchard Retail Showcase which enables the organization to now provide seamless integration of the entire Design Orchard building from retail at the ground floor to co-working, business incubation and event spaces on level 2 and 3.
OneOrchard.Store, TaFF’s first e-commerce platform is launched and its aim is to showcase Asia’s best designers.
Our Key Initiatives
The Cocoon Space
TaFF launched The Cocoon Space at Design Orchard with the vision to provide the local fashion industry a hub to collaborate, develop and groom local talents. The Cocoon Space symbolizes a safe developmental place of growth where the process of conceptualization to refined outcomes is allowed to take place.
The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI)
Supported by the Singapore government, the 16-week incubator programme identifies and grooms early stage Fashion, Beauty brands and related Tech startups to refine and validate their products, services or solutions, and commercialisation strategies.
Programmes and Events
TaFF bolsters a wide range of programmes aimed at supporting and developing the fashion industry. These include local and international go-to-market opportunities, resources for brand growth, business development, community events, educational talks and seminars and mentorship guidance and consultation on a range of important industry-related topics.