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Canadian Apparel Federation - Technology

New technology allows firms to remain competitive.  Increasingly companies are looking to improvements in pre-production and distribution technologies to support continued growth.  Two programs currently in place support companies in investing in technology.  These and other sources of information are listed below:

For further information on technology for the sector consult the following organizations.

Electronic Commerce Council of Canada (ECCC)The ECCC maintains the U.P.C. system in Canada, including the distribution of manufacturer identification numbers to Canadian companies.
Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS)The U.S. based Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association works to improve the efficiency of the entire supply chain.
[TC]2TC2 drives the future of the global apparel, soft goods, and sewn products industries with research and consulting products and services focused on technology development and supply chain improvement.
techexchange.comSupply chain and product development technology solutions for the apparel, textile and home furnishings industries. Managed by [TC]2.
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)Revenue Canada’s information page about cash and tax credits to Canadian businesses that conduct SR&ED in Canada.
The Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) -The Industrial Research Assistance Program is a service of Canada's National Research Council (NRC). IRAP helps small and medium-sized Canadian firms create and adopt innovative technologies that yield new products, create high quality jobs, and make industry more competitive.

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