About TaFF

About Us

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 SingaporeSingapore 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

I am honoured to be elected as the new President of TaFF and our initiatives have positively impacted the community. I look forward to the next important chapter with my Council Members as we move TaFF’s mission forward

Wilson Teo, President at Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore)

Our Milestones

1956

Textile and apparel companies were beginning to get together in regular business meetings.
Our Milestones
Yarn companies, knitting companies and overseas investment garment factories formed Singapore Cotton Association.

1964

1966

Local garment manufacturers set up the Singapore Garment Association.
Renamed as Singapore Textile Association.

1972

1981

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 TaF.f.

1996

"We want to inspire the next generation of design talent and creatives to transform the fashion industry."

Our Initiatives

The Cocoon Space

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. 

TBFI

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.

Member Benefits

As a member, we provide you with access to an extensive industry network and help you make strategic connections for your business. Learn more about our membership benefits:
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