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Who we are

The Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF) is the national association for Canada's apparel industry. CAF brings together leading Canadian firms from across the industry and provides valuable information and services in areas such product safety, customs and trade, product development, and supply-chain management.  Under the Wear Canada umbrella we help members identify and access new export markets.


CAF is uniquely positioned to assist members dealing with industry regulations and trade policies.  Officials from all levels of government turn to CAF for input on issues affecting the industry, and in turn CAF is able to help members understand and manage these same issues.  Our knowledge of the inner workings of government allows us to protect the interests of the industry as a whole and provide valuable guidance to individual members.  

Beyond our borders we work closely with industry groups in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.  We can draw on a network of experts around the world with experience in industry-specific practices.   CAF also works to change policies that negatively impact the industry.

Strategic Information

CAF offers you valuable information and advice on pressing issues. CAF can help you and your management team make the right decisions. For more information on the newsletters, webinars and other information services we offer, click here.

Other services

CAF offers its members access to exclusive programs, services, and savings.  For further details, click here.

Who can join

CAF represents a range of firms from small suppliers to national brands and vertically integrated retailers.  Membership in CAF is open to Canadian-based firms that design, manufacture or market apparel in Canada (corporate membership), and to industry suppliers and other interested parties (associate membership).

How to Join

If you have further questions, please contact CAF Executive Director, Bob Kirke bkirke@apparel.ca, (613) 231-3220, ext. 224

To apply for membership, there are two options:

  1. Online application/payment
  2. Offline application/payment  (please contact Flora Kodl at flora@apparel.ca).
Companies in Quebec join CAF through this link and choosing AQ Corporate or AQ Associate when signing up for Apparel Quebec / Vêtement Québec membership, or email info@vetementquebec.com

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