The UK Fashion and Textile Association is taking over the management of Textiles Scotland from 1 January.
UKFT and Textiles Scotland have strong historical links and said the move provides new opportunities for Scottish companies by being part of a wider network while retaining a national, Scottish focus.
The Textiles Scotland branding will be continued, as will the Scottish focus of the activities, support and government lobbying.
From 1 January, existing Textiles Scotland members will be transferred to a new company called UKFT Scotland.
UKFT Scotland will join the main UKFT board and UKFT CEO Adam Mansell will join the Scottish Industry Leadership Group.
James Lang, chairman of Textiles Scotland, said: “UKFT’s commitment to working with the industry to deliver our current plan of activity, while plugging into a wider fashion, leather and textiles network makes it a perfect partner for Textiles Scotland. This new partnership allows us to focus on high-value growth opportunities in international markets and adopt an industry-wide approach, which is genuinely committed to innovation and best practice to ensure future success.”
Nigel Lugg, chairman of UKFT, added: “The transaction will ensure that Scottish companies have a national and international voice and significantly furthers our aim of creating a highly profitable and productive UK fashion and textiles industry.”