Confindustria Moda is the new federation which brings together the companies and the associations of textiles, fashion and accessories: the excellence of Italian manufacture.
industrial associations that promote the Made in Italy in the world
Assocalzaturifici represents Italian footwear manufacturers companies.
The Association has about 600 member companies in Italy, it represents a sector that employs over 77,000 people, with a turnover over 14 billion euros yearly, and it exports 85% of its production.
Assocalzaturifici organizes the industry’s most important fairs: the MICAM in Milan, Ostronguv’ Mir Kožhi in Moscow, Moda Made in Italy in Munich and it hosts workshops into new markets.
The Association safeguards the overall interests of the shoe industry in all sectors and represents the industry strongefore Italian and foreign authorities and financial organizations. It handles trade-union relations for the sector and negotiates collective lastrongor contracts.
Assocalzaturifici promotes Italianshoes.com, a fashion and lifestyle magazine representing and underlining the importance of Italian-made shoes.Close
ANFAO was established in Milan in 1954 by entrepreneurs who wanted to converge companies operating in the eyewear sector in an association underpinned by Confindustria membership.
Today, counting over 100 member-companies, it brings together all the leading Italian eyewear companies that represent the entire production line.
In Italy the sector records 17,250 employees (not including temporary employment) and a turnover of about 3.7 billion euro (data of late 2016). The Italian optical goods sector is an international leader in the top-of-the-range segment, and exports over 85% of its production.
The association’s functions and objectives:
- strengthen corporate relations with institutions;
- represent and protect the sector’s interests both from an economic and trade union perspective;
- support the promotion and internationalisation of its member companies;
- as member of Eurom1, European
Federation of Optical industries, it represents the various interests of the optical goods industry and promotes cooperation between member states;
- organises MIDO, Milano Eyewear Show, the sector’s leading event and the most prestigious showcase for eyewear in the world;
- it is a majority shareholder of CERTOTTICA, the Italian Institute for the Certification of optical products.
Established in 1949, the Associazione Italiana Pellicceria (AIP – the Italian Fur Trade Association) represents the interests of the whole fur industry in Italy: farmers, dressers and dyers, skins importers and wholesalers, artisans, retailers, manufacturers, designers, pattern makers, agents and representatives, companies specialising in cleaning and storage, and companies manufacturing machinery, equipment and accessories for furs.
AIP is registered with Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia and with Confindustria Moda, and it is the sole official spokesperson for the entire Italian fur sector in dealings with government bodies, public authorities, trades union, political and social organisations, and the media.
In order to safeguard and promote the sector internationally, the Associazione Italiana Pellicceria is an affiliate and founding member of the International Fur Federation, the global organisation with headquarters in London that brings together all the national representative bodies for the sector, and a member of Fur Europe, with headquarters in Brussels, for relations with the EU. AIP is composed of ten regional and inter-regional organisations, it is non-profit, and it is legally represented by its national chairman.Close
AIMPES – Leather Goods Manufacturer Association – since 1966 represents leather industry companies, contributing to the establishment of an innovative, internationalized and sustainable business system.
It stipulates with the sectoral trade unions the CCNL. Defends the Made in Italy, providing guidance on fashion trends in the industry.
Moreover it organizes MIPEL, the international fair of leather goods and fashion accessory. 10,000 international buyers, over 300 brands and 15,000 square meters of exhibitors are the numbers of this prestigious showcase for industry, visitors and international printers.
AIMPES has recently embarked on an intense program of revival with political and strategic action, such as the opening of a detached office in the Tuscan capital. On behalf of the international community he has formally joined, as a constituent member, at ELGA – European Federation of Leather Goods Industry, a representative and reference body at European level able to protect the interests of the sector Community institutions and the Commission.Close
SMI – Sistema Moda Italia (Italian Textile and Fashion Federation) represents a sector, with over 4000,000 employees and nearly 50,000 companies, that is a mainstay of Italy’s economy and manufacturing industry. SMI closely follows the development and changes underway in the textile and fashion industry and assists the Italian companies in the sector through exclusive representation.
As the National Federation for the Category, SMI is the official interlocutor in relations with Italian and international organizations. It represents the entire supply chain maintaining relations with government agencies, public administration, and with economic, political, labor, social organizations. The Federation therefore helps the industry solve problems regarding production, technical and legal aspects, and economic and commercial issues.
Deeply committed to the development and growth of every area of the textile and fashion industry, SMI also deals with market aspects, promotional activities, and internationalization processes.
SMI is a member of Confindustria, and it is the most important founding member of Euratex, the European Association of Textile and Clothing Manufacturers.Close
At national level, FEDERORAFI represents the most dynamic industrial and craft enterprises in the Italian gold jewellery and silverware sector, which operate mainly in the production centres of Arezzo, Vicenza, Macerata, Milan, Valenza and Naples.
Italy is the top European producer, ranks third worldwide, and over 80% of jewellery manufactured in Italy is exported. The jewellery sector, comprising more than 9 thousand firms, 50 thousand employees and boasting sales close to €8 billion/year, has achieved manufacturing excellence and is a leader in terms of creativity, design, and expertise in the manufacture of gold, silver, platinum and palladium jewellery – also set with stones and diamonds or with coral and cameos – featuring a high level of craftsmanship and manual skills or high-tech.
From its ancient origins, jewellery has evolved over the centuries to become the ultimate expression of beauty and is able to satisfy the most diverse needs of consumers, who are increasingly well-informed and sophisticated.
FEDERORAFI is the most qualified representative of Italian gold and silver jewellery entrepreneurs, not only because it competently and effectively protects their rights and interests, but also because it liaises with a wide range of institutions and enterprises on issues of general, national and transnational interest.
FEDERORAFI is a member of Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry) and Confindustria Moda (Confederation of Italian Fashion Industry) and, at international level, EFJ (European Federation of Jewellery) and RJC (Responsible Jewelry Council).Close
UNIC is the most important association in its category on an international level. Comprising more than 1,200 companies (over 17,000 workers), the Italian tanning industry is the world’s largest by production value, fourth by volume and first by value of exports which, in 2016, amounted to 4 billion Euros, more than 76% of revenue, to 114 countries.
Production is concentrated in four main areas of the country (Veneto, Tuscany, Campania, and Lombardy) and is destined for footwear (42%), leather goods (24%), furniture and automotive (27%), and garments and gloves (7%).
The sector is committed to training and to the promotion of its corporate culture, in the firm belief that social responsibility is fundamental to development.
The vitality of the Italian tanning industry is best expressed in the LINEAPELLE trade fair, held twice a year in the Milan trade exhibition grounds at Fiera Milano Rho. Exhibitors and visitors from over 108 countries and 50,000 companies gather to create business worth 150 billion dollars annually.
LINEAPELLE also promotes the excellence of Italian companies via its London, New York, and Tokyo preview shows, as well as at its style seminars in the leading capital cities of the world.Close