The Finnish Textile Technology Association (STTL Association)
The Finnish Textile Technology Association (STTL Association) is a community for the technical professionals in the Finnish textile, clothing and footwear industry . STTL Association's main task is to build networks of persons and companies as well as to maintain and develop the professional skills of its members.
To reach this goal STTL organizes lectures, seminars, meetings, company visits, field trips, publishes journals, issue statements as a service, offers scholarships for studies and research that are within the scope of the association. Also STTL publishes textile vocabulary book and Textile magazine. In addition to its core functions STTL has also sub-branches for more specific fields in the textile technology. The Association meets annually, at least twice, for the annual general meeting in March, and the election meeting in November.
Textile magazine is the only journal published for the trades of Finnish technical textile and sewing industries. This journal follows the current news in the industry such as latest business and technology development, coming events or arising questions. The journal publishes the latest information on the scope of the profession, research reports, upcoming project descriptions, as well as suppliers' contact information. Journal is put together with the industry experts and is published six times a year with specific theme on each one of them. Textile magazine has long history since it was published first time in 1937 and the current print distribution is 700 pieces.
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