AATCC Newsletter

  • The Rise of Vegan Fashion

    Guest December 28, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    In a consumer survey carried out by The Vegan Society, almost 50% of customers preferred to have vegan-verified products across all clothing categories. Consequently, more and more retailers are offering vegan and eco-friendly fashion items to target this growing customer base The term ‘vegan’ has in recent times evolved to describe not only plant-based diets, […]

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  • AATCC Welcomes New Officers

    Diana Wyman December 28, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    January brings new beginnings for everything, including AATCC committees. Many administrative and research committees welcome new officers this month. Others are welcoming back officers who signed on for an additional term. These dedicated volunteers are the power behind all that AATCC does to connect, educate, and strengthen the textile industry. Several committees are still seeking […]

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  • Early Deadlines for Top Textile Scholarships

    Diana Wyman December 28, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    The AATCC Foundation provides more than US$100,000 in scholarships and grants to students studying fields related to textile arts and sciences. Some of the highest value scholarships have deadlines as early as February 1. Students can complete one simple application on the AATCC Foundation website to be considered for all available scholarships and fellowships. Twenty […]

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  • Nominations Open for AATCC Awards

    Diana Wyman December 14, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    AATCC presents several prestigious awards each year, along with thousands of dollars in honoraria. Some awards were established to recognize outstanding achievers in the textile sciences, whose discoveries influence the world. Others recognize AATCC members for service to the Association that has strengthened and promoted its purpose and mission to the world. Nominate a deserving […]

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  • Renew Dues before 2022 Increase

    Manisha Patel November 29, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    Renew your AATCC membership now and save while the lower dues rate is available! AATCC dues will increase slightly starting January 2022. If you are not yet an AATCC member, now is the time to join! JOIN/RENEW Membership Type 2021 Dues 2022 Dues 1-yr Individual $125 $130 2-yr Individual $224 $235 3-yr Individual $318 $330 […]

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  • Rethinking Packaging for Apparel E-Commerce

    Guest November 29, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    The fashion e-commerce business constitutes the largest portion of all e-commerce worldwide and is expected to grow 10% annually between 2021 and 2024. With the continuing popularity of online shopping, there has been a steady rise in the consumption of “one use” packaging. Recycling and reusable alternatives are both viable options that can drastically reduce […]

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  • The Resurgence of Water Repellency Testing

    Guest November 8, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    In 2019, the waterproof, breathable textiles market was valued at US$1.7 billion, according to a market analysis report. It further estimates a compound annual growth rate of 6.6% over the following 6 years for that particular market. This trend is being driven by a growing awareness of the health benefits of sports and the increased […]

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  • The Rise of Smart Fabrics that Mimic the Human Body

    Guest October 26, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    Smart fabrics aim to enhance the ‘intelligence’ of clothes, elevating them from mere protective coverings to extensions of the human body. Having first originated in military and aerospace research, smart fabrics have steadily found use in various sectors, including healthcare, sports, and fashion. With fashion giants including Nike, Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, and Levi Strauss […]

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  • Register Online for 2022 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs

    Erika Simmons October 15, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    Labs may now register online for all 2022 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). The online registration process allows labs to complete registration and credit card payment in one easy step. Just add PTP registration(s) to your cart along with quality control materials, standards, and other items. PTPs support certification and continuous improvement initiatives for textile […]

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  • Mask Up

    Erika Simmons October 6, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    As the world wrestles with COVID-19, including its variants, face coverings continue to be a useful tool to slow the progression. The last two years have seen companies enter and then subsequently exit the face covering market. Manufacturers have adjusted their supply chains to accommodate the demand. In addition to their primary function, face coverings […]

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  • Learn and Connect at AATCC Committee Meetings

    Erika Simmons October 4, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    Learn and Connect at AATCC Committee Meetings AATCC research committee meetings are always a valuable opportunity for textile industry stakeholders to influence the future of testing, standards, and more. The meetings are open to all and there is no fee to attend in person or virtually. Research committees develop and maintain the standards used around […]

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  • Repurposed Textiles: Are Leftover Fabrics the Key to Sustainable Fashion?

    Guest September 28, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

    Repurposed Textiles: Are Leftover Fabrics the Key to Sustainable Fashion? By Nicola Davies In a single year, the fashion industry generates a whopping 13 million tons of fabric waste. That means approximately 64% of the world’s garment production ends up dumped in landfills, where it will take the next 200 years to decompose. Another 15% […]

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