Hellenic Clothing Industry Association (HCIA) is a non profit industrial association established in Athens in 1962. It represents Greek companies from all sub-sectors of the clothing industry (men, women and children’s clothing, underwear, swimwear, shirts, fashion accessories and raw materials).


Our Association:

  • Represents the sector’s companies vis-à-vis International, European and National authorities.
  • Provides information and consulting relating the commercial, industrial and social policy matters.
  • Participates in the negotiation of sectoral and regional collective agreements.
  • Disseminates information on technological, industrial, commercial and economic issues.
  • Represents the industry in International and European sectoral organisations (Euratex, GINETEX, etc).


we provide a wide range of services to our members using the HCIA’s network of contacts for information gathering. These services include the following:

Information provision on:
  • National and European Union projects.
  • Financing opportunities and means.
  • Commercial-economic developments and trends.
  • Technical issues (product specifications, information systems, telecommunications, environment and sustainability etc).
Consulting on:
  • Legal matters.
  • Submission of proposals to relevant projects and identification of partners through international network.
  • Telematics and Electronic Commerce applications.
  • Credit and financial matters.
  • Quality Management.
Support concerning:
  • Submission of proposals to national and European RTD programs.
  • Implementation and project management.
  • Supporting businesses to develop new products.
  • Technology transfer.
  • Development of Electronic Commerce applications.
  • Partners search for:
    • Identification of representatives, subcontractors and specialised personnel
    • Selling and purchasing of equipment and materials
    • Business links with foreign companies and organizations
    • Business advisory services for franchising, branding and marketing
    • Export promotion
    • Support for start-ups
Sectoral and individual company promotion:
  • Development of Internet pages.
  • Issuing of advertising material and sectoral guides.
  • Organising of exhibitions, fashion shows and trade missions.
Training and education:
  • Information provision on existing training and education packages.
  • Technical training on Electronic Commerce.
  • Training on the usage of specialised sectoral software applications.
  • Provision of training centre and related facilities.


The composition of the Board of Directors of HCIA, as it emerged at a meeting of 18/06/2020, is as follows:

  • Kourbelas Pantelis (President)
  • Kafkalas Nikolaos (1st Vice President)
  • Siamidis Dionisios(2nd Vice President)
  • Georgas Vassileios (General Secretary)
  • Karamichalis Konstantinos (Treasurer)
  • Masselos Vassileios (Member)
  • Konstantinou Efstathios (Member)
  • Kourbela Anastasia (Member)
  • Giannetos Nikolaos (Member)