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The Specialised Textiles Association (STA) is the industry representative body for the fabric and textiles sectors in Australia. We currently represent over 200 member businesses from around the country to promote industry standards and ethics, work with government and training organisations and provide members with information and news relating to their business and the broader industry.

Our members include businesses of a wide range of sizes, specialising in the manufacturing and supply of textiles, equipment and services across the value chain. Sectors, where our members are particularly prominent, include auto and marine fabrication, shade structures and sails, blinds and awnings, tension structures and banners, plus many more. Members gain the exclusive opportunity to showcase their business and participate at our annual multi-day industry trade show and networking event ‘SpecTex’, which attracts hundreds of visitors from around the country.

The STA provides a platform for members to share ideas and gain support and industry resources when needed, including gaining access to training and apprenticeship information, industrial relations updates, events and webinars, and industry sustainability and growth initiatives. We are a strong advocate for training and apprenticeship programs within the industry and work closely with members to help facilitate the take-up of apprenticeships for young workers. Each year we also hold our STA Awards for Excellence, which provides members with an opportunity to enter projects across a range of categories and receive industry-wide recognition and promotion for their outstanding work.


Business Type: Association