In September 2014, Julia Hughes, President of US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Auggie Tantillo, President of National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) visited the University of Rhode Island and served as distinguished guest speakers for the 2014 URI Cotton Summit.
With Julia Hughes, President of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association (formerly called the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel). Please also see the FASH455 exclusive interview with Julie on how fashion is possible by global trade.
Matt Priest, President of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, talked to FASH455 class about the U.S. textile and apparel trade policy and sourcing.