Russian Textile Association (hereafter Association or RTA) was founded in 2009. It unites in its ranks domestic manufacturers of textile and light industry, as well as other organizations active in these industries: ZAO «TextilExpo» (organizer of the Federal wholesale fair Textillegprom), Russian State University n.a. A.Kosygin, HEIMTEXTIL RUSSIA, EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Confederation; 176’000 enterprises with a total turnover of 181 billion euros).
The President of the Association is Shamkhal Ildarov. The management apparatus of the association includes: Honorary President of RTA Valentina Tereshkova; Vice President of RTA on issues of fashion industry, import substitution of clothing production Oksana Fedorova; Chairman of the Commission on sports and leisure clothing Irina Rodnina; Vice President of RTA on exhibition activities Vadim Efremenkov; Vice President, Head of Security and Safety Department of RTA Oleg Semenkov; Vice President of RTA on digital technologies Andrey Makachev, Vice President of RTA on international relations Galina Elchaninova.
Partners of the Association are the Eurasian Economic Community, the State Duma, the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and industry, OJSC Russian Railways, The International Federation of Clothing, and The World Trade Organization. Thanks to this partnership, the association has the opportunity to represent the interests of textile and light industry in the authorities of the Russian Federation and in public organizations at the federal level.
At the invitation of its partners and other organizations, the Association regularly participates in the work of various commissions, round tables, forums, contributes to the development of legislative and regulatory documents, government programs for the development of the textile and light industry. The Association has repeatedly acted with various public initiatives, including those that received a wide response – the destruction of contraband products, the embargo on imports of European fabrics, the appeal to the International Olympic Committee, and others.
The Association represents the views of their members on all stages of its partners; provides support in obtaining preferential loans and governmental subsidies; provides informational support for activities of enterprises in the industry (shooting on TV, the placement of materials in the Central media); provides the possibility of obtaining letters of recommendation on the letterhead of RTA in any instance; introduces the expert community projects of its members; produces the exchange of analytical information prepared by the experts of the Asia-Pacific region; helps in the organization of contacts with representatives of authorities, heads of large enterprises and organizations.