The IACDE is comprised of chapters in six nations: United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan and Sweden. Each chapter has an appointed executive committee and a group of active members. The chapters host annual meetings where the highest levels of professionals in the fashion industry come together to network and share ideas of the future and current state of the industry. IACDE gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through sharing apparel experiences at the local level. IACDE events are planned and coordinated independently.