TTA-Textile Cluster Macedonia
TTA-TC sees itself as a recognized initiator, organizer and implementer of various activities aimed at the improvement of the competitiveness of the Macedonian textile and garment industry. TTA-TC endeavor and attain to be equal partner with the government and the governmental institutions when representing the interests of its members. TTA-TC successfully represent and promote the industry both locally and internationally as a reliable supplier of high quality garments at attractive prices.
TTA-TC mission is derived from the current challenges and the long-term goals stated in its vision.
- To contribute to the development of the Macedonian textile and garment industry
- To increase the competitiveness of TTA-TC members
- To promote and increase market access for TTA-TC members
The cause and effect relations embedded in the strategic map defined five strategic goals for TTA-TC:
1.Sustain and increase membership
Establishing and maintaining a membership program can help toward strengthening the association by building a base of financial, political, and moral support over the long term. When companies join TTA-TC, their membership signifies that they have made commitment to the organization, and implies that their commitment will continue. This is a guarantee for financial contribution and support.
2.Advocacy and promotion
Advocacy and promotion activities are carried out to:
- Increase awareness about the industry, its problems and potentials;
- Support the development and advancement of the industry, and
- Improve communications and build cooperative alliances with related organizations, government, and public and decision makers.
The key factors why a company would become a member of TTA-TC are the possibilities for advocacy and promotion. The extent of advocacy and promotion activities, and the communication methods selected, will depend on number of factors, including:
- Level of resources available,
- The structure of TTA-TC,
- Level of awareness about the industry.
3.Advance human capital
The successful realization of the activities of TTA-TC depends on the development of human capital. The human capital entails multiple types of specialized knowledge built over time through interactions among the employees of TTA-TC, the members, support organizations, government institutions and other resources. The advancement of human capital at TTA-TC is viewed through allocating sufficient time to have meaningful learning experiences and interactions with unique resources of TTA-TC while working on assignments and socializing with others in the association and within the broader stakeholder domain.
The main strength of TTA-TC is the collective specific knowledge on the Macedonian textile and garment industry, its potentials and the possibility for promotion and its growth. In its work TTA-TC will try to build upon this specific resource, and further develop and strengthen its other key resources that are currently not well developed, such as the financial sustainability.
By its structure and membership base, TTA-TC is an alliance of manufacturers, agents, marketing and promotion agencies, educational institutions etc., and this internal alliance of various stakeholders has so far proven to be effective. TTA-TC has also created external alliances with other similar associations and support and donor organizations, which have contributed to transfer of knowledge, and the development of the association’s capacity. Keeping and developing external alliances is very important for the future growth and sustainability of TTA-TC.
2Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
0Other Ecosystem Actors