Specialised Textiles Association (STA)
Specialised Textiles Association has been representing the industrial fabrics/specialty fabric/ textile industry since the 1940’s. STA industry includes manufacturers, importers, suppliers of fabrics and equipment, manufacturers of finished product and services that support this industry.
The variety of product supplied by STA members is endless and includes: outdoor covers, awnings, blinds, shade sails and structures, canopies, dam liners, grain covers, marine covers, tarpaulins, banners, camping annexes, tank liners, yacht sails etc.
The annual Expo and Awards for Excellence are a major focus for the industry. Specialised Textiles Association produce Connections magazine that keeps the industry up to date with business and technical knowledge.
Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI)
Founded in 1851, is Victoria's most influential employer group. Servicing more than 15,000 businesses each year, VECCI is an independent, non-government body.
VECCI was founded by the business community to represent business.
The VECCI membership base is diverse involving all levels and sectors of industry including: business services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, tourism and emerging sectors.
VECCI is involved in every facet of industry and commerce across the state. The main role of VECCI is to represent the interests of business at a state level as well as nationally in areas affecting the wellbeing of the business community including workplace relations, taxation, regulation, transport, infrastructure and skills training.