The Indian Textile Association is the largest textile professional National body of India, striving for the growth of India’s largest single Textile Industry and also largest in the world textiles. It was launched in the year 1939 and is registered under The Society's Registration Act XXI of 1860 and under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (BOM, XXIX of 1950) at the Public Trust Registration Office, Greater Bombay Region on 17th Day of June, 1955. It was established with 126 founding members and currently the Association comprises of more than 23000 strong memberships with 26 affiliated Units spread across the country. Recently in 2011 the Kota unit was merged with Rajasthan Unit. The Indian Textile Association is actively involved in organizing programs related to continued education in textile technology and management and promotes the use of scientific knowledge in textiles, from fibers to garments. The association helps its members in acquiring textile qualifications towards improved job performance and gives awards to all those who have contribute immensely to the growth of Indian textiles. The Indian Textile Association strongly promotes a healthy competition amongst the fellow textile professionals. The Indian Textile Association helps in professional growth of technologist’s managers, traders, researchers, entrepreneurs, teachers and consultants on the Indian textile scene. It takes care of all the needs of all fibers, products and all sectors of the Indian industry. TAI is actively involved in organizing Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Refresher Courses and Exhibitions of textiles and allied machines for the benefits of the members serving the textile industry. ITA along with 27 federal units organises activities that are held throughout the country that provides useful information on topics of current interest to different segments of the industry.
ITA also looks after the publication of a journal of Textile Association (JTA) aimed at providing new information in the field of applied industrial research in all areas of textiles. It also publishes low cost booklets and books providing useful practical information to the practicing professionals, technologists and managers in the Indian Textile Industry. ITA provides National level reorganization of just two individuals each year by awarding one Honorary Membership to the eminent individual for their contribution towards the growth of textile industry and one Honorary Fellowship to the emerging scientists and researchers for their contribution in academic field.