2021 Time Capsule Contest

AATCC is accepting entries for a time capsule that features textile products from around the world. In 1964, the Association created a time capsule that represented the American textile industry. This year, 2021, at the 100-year celebration of the American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists, the contents of that time capsule will be revealed!

There will be two types of entries. One exclusively for AATCC student chapters and one for AATCC industry professionals!

Enter for a chance to have your product included in the 2021 AATCC Time Capsule to celebrate 100 years of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists!

AATCC is accepting entries for a time capsule that features textile products from around the world.

In 1964, the Association created a time capsule that represented the American textile industry. This year, 2021, at the 100-year celebration of the American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists, the contents of that time capsule will be revealed!

After the reveal, the Association will add a new set of 10 to 12 textile products to this time capsule. For our next 100 years, AATCC wants to reflect on how much we have changed as an Association—we are no longer only American and not only Chemists & Colorists. Today, and in the future, AATCC represents textile professionals around the world, and throughout the textile supply chain! As we aim to be inclusive and have all cultures represented, we find that it is important to include textile products that show just how diverse the textile industry is.

This time capsule represents the diverse, interesting, resilient, exciting people and products that make up today’s textile world. What would you like to see revealed to the world in 100 years from now?

Watch this example entry!

Entry Requirements

  • Entrant must be an AATCC Member (Corporate or Individual) or an AATCC Student Chapter
  • Join or renew here
  • Complete the entry form with the following:
    • A photo of your entry
    • For textile devices: A detailed description of how the product is used in relation to textiles.
    • A YouTube video link that includes:
      • Your product’s unique story
      • How it represents the textile industry of 2021
      • Length limit: 3 minutes
  • Student Chapter Entries due April 15, 2021
  • Industry Entries due June 15, 2021

Product Requirements

  • All entries should be humanely sourced/produced
  • Textile product entries must be made of 75% or more textile fibers (include fiber content, if applicable)
  • Textile-related gadgets or devices are also acceptable entries
  • To meet space limitations of the time capsule, physical items must not exceed 20 inches in any dimension when folded; weight limit is 6 lbs. (2.7 kg)
  • If the physical item is larger than the requirements, an image and written description of the item is acceptable to include in the time capsule

See detailed entry requirements below

For Student Chapter Entry Requirements click here
For Industry Entry Requirements click here

Get support! Encourage your followers to vote for your product.

The winning entries for the student chapter entries will be based on the highest number of votes from social media!

  1. Tag your social media posts (including a photo or video of your entry) with @AATCC and #A2TimeCapsule
  2. Voting link will be available on this page once voting starts!

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Round 1: The entries will be narrowed down by a Time Capsule selection committee of select AATCC members

Round 2: Voting will be made available to ALL AATCC Members from June 21—July 2

Get support! Encourage AATCC Members to vote for your product.

  1. Tag your social media posts (including a photo or video of your entry) with @AATCC and #A2TimeCapsule
  2. Tip: Voters must be AATCC members. Urge them to join or renew their membership here
  3. Votes will be cast by AATCC members via on online vote only from June 21—July 2
  4. Voting link will be available here

Winners: The 10-12 final chosen entries will be notified on July 9, 2021.

Contestants with the winning entries will be honored by having their products added to the 2021 Time Capsule!

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