AFMA provides expertise, advocacy, information and education to American fiber producers and their suppliers, customers, employees, and communities.

Learn everything you need to know about manufactured fibers including its history, fiber names and trademarks, tariffs, and other important information.

AFMA’s statistic division, the Fiber Economics Bureau, is the only source of direct statistics on the United States manufactured fiber industry and its products.


American Textiles: We Make Amazing

A look at the extraordinary reach of the 21st century U.S. textile industry and how it has become a key component of everyday life. This video is a part of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) “We Make Amazing” Campaign. AFMA is proud to be a supporting partner of this important public relations effort to showcase the state-of-the-art American textile industry.

2018 World Directory Available in October

The 25th edition of the World Directory of Manufactured Fiber Producers is an invaluable tool for suppliers to the industry seeking new markets and customers. Listing over 1,400 fiber producers in 65 countries, the Directory includes email addresses and websites, along with excel files with contact information.

Industry News

Find the most up-to-date information on products, innovations, newsmakers, conferences or anything pertaining to the Industry. From the latest plant acquisitions to intriguing new fibers to smart backpacks that can introduce you to the wearer's online profile, you can get you the latest industry news right here.

Carmichael Report

Industry insider Alasdair Carmichael brings you the latest happenings and developments in the synthetic fiber sector, and shares his unique perspective on industry events. Alasdair has more than 3 decades experience in the synthetic fiber sector, with work in every significant global market.

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Our Members

The American Fiber Manufacturers Association is the trade association for U.S. manufactured fiber producers as well as firms that do business in this important economic sector. Located near Washington DC in Arlington, Virginia, AFMA represents the chemical fiber sector— from producers of traditional polyester, nylon and polyolefin, to carbon and other high performance fibers. Since 1933, we have stayed committed to maintaining and enhancing the well-being of American fiber producers and their suppliers, customers, employees and communities.