The Textile+Fashion Confederation
The Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry represents the industry in questions of economic policy and (as an employers' federation) in social and pay-scale policy-making. It acts as the spokesperson for the industry on economic, political and social issues at an international level. The Confederation strives at all times to safeguard the innovative ability and thus the leading position of the textile and fashion industry worldwide, while demonstrating the appeal of Germany for the industry both at home and abroad. Offices in Berlin and Brussels mean the Confederation is close to key policy-makers and can keep its finger on the political pulse.
Reinhardtstrasse in central Berlin has been the site of the textil+mode Confederation's Head Office since January 2009. Around 20 members of staff have now settled into a summerhouse in one of the quadrangles off Reinhardtstrasse — a communications hub providing access to politics, culture, almost every federal office, the BDI and the BDA.
The German Textile and Fashion Industry Association is supported as an industry federation by
- Regional associations, who represent their members primarily in the area of social and pay-scale policy, and by
- Trade associations, whose member companies receive advice and representation primarily in questions relevant to their industry segment.