The ITFA are proud to work with a number of Corporate and Affiliate members across the textile industry.

The WoolSafe Organisation

The WoolSafe Organisation is a cleaning industry service provider, devoted to promoting best practice in carpet and rug care through maintenance product evaluation and certification and the promotion of professional cleaning and inspection services.

The WoolSafe Academy provides specialised educational and advanced training for professional carpet and rug cleaning companies, carpet inspectors and those working in an advisory or service capacity within the carpet and rug manufacturing and selling industries. It also supplies maintenance advice in a variety of formats to carpet buyers and owners, both commercial and private.

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Wools of New Zealand

Wools of New Zealand is a 100% New Zealand grower owned company.
We grow wool knowing its intended purpose and deliver it with innovation and integrity to international brands.
We connect consumers with the people who grow superior wool, doing so ensuring excellence in all aspects of sustainability.

Products that carry our wool can be recognised by our brands.

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Godfrey Hirst

Godfrey Hirst Carpets New Zealand Limited is a member of the Godfrey Hirst Group of companies.

Recognised as one of the top carpet manufacturers in the world, the Godfrey Hirst Group has spinning mills, dye houses, design studios and manufacturing plants in New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America.

The utilisation of world class technologies in continuous dyeing and high resolution printing facilities; comprehensive yarn extrusion and twisting methods; state-of-the-art tufting equipment and finishing lines means the Godfrey Hirst Group produces innovative broadloom carpets and carpet tiles which are manufactured to the highest standard.

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Lawton Yarns

Lawton Yarns is an internationally renowned spinner producing best-in-class woollen yarns for the carpet industry. Part of The Spin Group – a global manufacturer of commercial yarns – the business combines a rich heritage dating back over 100 years, with continuous improvement in processes and technology.

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British Wool

British Wool is owned by approximately 40,000 sheep farmers in the UK. We collect, grade, market and sell British wool on behalf of our producers to the international wool textile industry for use in flooring, furnishings and apparel.

Wool graded through our system is quality assured and fit for purpose. Products bearing our distinctive logo of the shepherd’s crook and Union Jack are British wool rich – a mark that consumers can trust. Our Head Office is in Bradford, with regional offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and country offices in Japan and China.

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The Textile Institute

About The Textile Institute

Whether you are just starting your career in Textiles, looking for a new challenge or are established in your chosen profession, TI membership benefits are hand-picked to help you to succeed. With over 100 years of experience in the Textile Industry, we can help you stand out from the crowd no matter where you are in your career. The TI not only gives you the credibility of being part of a respected Chartered Professional Body with the opportunity to enhance your qualifications through membership, but also offers a whole host of other member benefits.

Corporate Membership allows organisations to keep up to date with what is happening in the textile industry locally, nationally and globally. This includes opportunities for potential partners for strategic alliances. Organisations gain immediate access to an International network of contacts through the TI’s extensive global network members benefit from contacts with textile professionals worldwide.

Corporate Members of The Textile Institute are afforded many diverse benefits as part of their membership making it useful to both Industrial and academic organisations.

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About the NFIC:
The Natural Fibers Installers Certification.
NFIC offers a very comprehensive training on woven & tufted wool carpet, i.e. Axminster, Wilton, velvet & tufted wool carpet. NFIC is North America’s only training and certification on woven & tufted wool carpet, for installers, (which is a 3-day course – 1st day is classroom and the next 2 days are hands-on) Inspectors and Sales people, these are classroom courses with some hands-on demonstrations.

NFIC was created in 2006 by the founder P.J. Arthur (who started in the industry in 1964) to fill a void in the North American carpet industry, by providing training in the U.S.A. and Canada. Our trainers have over 160 years combined knowledge and experience in the installation trade.

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The Korat Insitute of Technology and Enterprise is an industry-led provider of accredited last-mile training for high-demand professional trades. Inspired by the vision of building and sustaining high quality flooring standards, KITE works with industry leaders to design and deliver practicum-based training programs for flooring technicians and professionals in all related specializations and trades.
Located in central Thailand, at the intersection of the world’s fastest growing infrastructure cluster, KITE’s industry-certified programs are unique in being personally mentored by the most seasoned international flooring specialists in the industry. High-demand skills, globally certified programs, leading mentors, and deep roots in the flooring industry. This is the secret of KITE’s last-mile training.

Wilton Carpets

Wilton Carpets has forged a reputation for excellence through decades spent immersed in unwavering attention to carpet craft. You can find us in the Wiltshire town of the same name; Wilton has been the historic and spiritual home of carpet weaving since 1741, and has come to stand for beautiful carpets of enduring quality.

All our axminster and wilton carpets are designed and made in Wilton using British wool, regarded as the world’s best for its blend of resilience and recovery. Embracing our heritage with traditional broadlooms, and celebrating innovation with electronic jacquard broadlooms and a state-of-the-art robotic high-speed loom, we make carpets which reflect our passion and culture. Every carpet that leaves Wilton has been expertly made with skilled hands and has run a gauntlet of quality control procedures, and are hand-finished, to ensure nothing leaves our factory unless we’re confident users will be delighted with it.

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