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Indian Woollen Mills' Federation (IWMF)

Indian Woollen Mills' Federation (IWMF) is the apex body of the organized woollen industry in India and is the National Committee for IWTO, Brussels  in India.  Indian Woollen Mills' Federation is registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 IWMF  is the national body representing the interests of India's wool, wool textile trade and industry.  As such, its membership covers primary processors, spinners and weavers of wool and allied fibres and traders in India for whom it provides a forum for the discussion of problems of  joint concern and acts as their spokesmen with all those bodies and authorities towards whom a common approach is deemed necessary.
Indian Woollen Mills' Federation is recognized trade body of the woollen sector to  interact  with Government and other statutory bodies to put forward  views on policy matters for the growth and promotion of a wide spectrum of products lines from wool tops to finished products. Woollen industry is providing critical inputs for major export   items like carpet, blankets, knitwear and  readymade garments.

Indian Woollen Mills' Federation  also holds  to interaction with other institutions and associations in India and overseas for the benefit of obtaining and disbursing vital information to the woollen sector in India.  Federation acts as interface between Indian industry and international bodies like IWTO, Woolmark Company, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) etc. which is of great significance in the current globalized market

Since textile  has been recognized as a major employment generator, it has been felt necessary to expand and organize scope of activities  of the Federation to provide better services and support to small, medium and large scale sectors scattered all over the country.

(Linked to Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India) 
Kranti Surya Mahatma Phule (Akbar Camp) Road, 
P.O. Sandoz Baug, Kolshet Road, 
THANE - 400 607. 
Tel.00 91 22 25314294/25314305 
Fax: 0091 22 25868365 
E-mail: wra@wraindia.com

Wool Research Association (WRA)

Wool Research Association was established in 1963, the only national institute in the field of Wool Technology, is located in a green belt about 35 kms from Mumbai.  The concept of research and development in the field of wool technology was initiated by foresighted  woollen industrialist and WRA was set up at the well-known textile training institution in the premises of the V.J.T.I., Mumbai.  During infancy it had a small laboratory and some educational facilities leading to Diploma in Textiles (Wool).  WRA is also recognized for carrying out Applied Research leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees of Mumbai University.

Major activities of WRA:

  1. Basic & Applied Research/Projects in Wool related technology.
  2. Formal education and vocational courses
  3. Need based courses and training at site & consultancy
  4. Ultra modern textile testing (Physical & Chemical)

CAD-CAM woven and knitting

  1. Miniature dyeing and finishing of yarn and fabric
  2. Woollen and shoddy spinning pilot plant
  3. National Ecological Testing Laboratory
  4. Friction Spinning - High Tech. Yarns.


  • Shri B.K.Kedia (Chairman Emeritus)
  • Shri Ravikant Kapur (President)
  • Sr. Vice Prtesident (Vacant)
  • Shri Raj K. Khanna (Vice President)

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