Established in 1959 our association was registered under Societies Registration Act in the Year 1963 by 7 founding members and today our membership has crossed 300. The main objectives were:
With the change of time and emerging needs to keep up with the momentum, it is felt necessary to rejuvenate the above objectives by broadening their scope and setting up higher goals to achieve. The functions of any Association are many fold. Thus the new areas of activities have been grouped as under:
WBHA is affiliated to the Federation of Chambers & Industry (FICC) It also has representation on ISI Sectional Committee – TDC, Hosiery Panel constituted by the Government of India and Sate Level Modernization committee. In addition to the above it has representation in FICCI’s small Scale Industry Sub Committee, Executive Committees Federation of Hosiery Manufacturers Association (FOHMA) and various Sub Committees of Bharat Chamer of Commerce.
WBHA is also a Tier II Partner of Textile Committee for their project – “Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization in India Textiles and Clothing sector”. This project is being jointly implemented by the Textiles Committee (Ministry of Textiles, Government of India) in association with the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) Department for International Development (DFID), UK and Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.