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  • New Fibers from Waste Products

    Guest October 26, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    New Fibers from Waste Products By Fiona Forrest   Growing concerns over sustainability of petrochemical-based yarns and water thirsty fiber crops have inspired new yarns and fabrics made from waste feedstock. Interest in these fibers and leather replacements, made from pineapple and banana leaves, orange peel, used coffee grounds, and waste cardboard is growing, especially […]

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  • AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Announce the 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition

    Manisha Patel October 22, 2020 Press Release

    News Release For Immediate Release      AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Announce the 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA; LIVINGSTON, NJ, USA, October 22, 2020—Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the international 2021 AATCC and Runway […]

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  • 2020-11-05 What is Sustainability? Why has sustainability suddenly become so popular? Are you concerned about microplastics pollution? [...]

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  • 2020-11-19 Fate of Textile Microfibers Released During Home Laundering in Aquatic Environments: The Effect of Fabric Type, Washing Conditions, and Finishes Why has sustainability suddenly become so popular? Are you concerned about microplastics pollution? [...]

    Fate of Textile Microfibers Released During Home Laundering in Aquatic Environments: The Effect of Fabric Type, Washing Conditions, and Finishes

    November 19, 2020

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    Recycled Content Products – From Manufacturing to Marketing

    December 3, 2020

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AATCC M14-2020, Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult

The title and scope of AATCC M14 includes some important limitations. The guidance applies only to general use face coverings such as a face covering someone may wear to the grocery store or office, and not to a more specialized mask or respirator prescribed for medical or occupational use. The term face covering is used intentionally to help differentiate general use face coverings from medical face masks. Both terms are clearly defined in the AATCC M14 standard.

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