• Hemp Fiber: Naturally Standing the Test of Time

    Garry Atkinson May 13, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Fit, style, color, and price are just a few things to consider when finding the right clothing. Have you ever found that perfect shirt or dress to add to your wardrobe—only to experience durability issues after a few washes? You are not alone in experiencing clothing that doesn’t last quite as long as you’d like […]

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  • Speakers Address Textile Issues

    Maria Thiry April 22, 2022 Press Release

    Everyone is invited to AATCC’s virtual May Interest Group meetings! AATCC Interest Groups allow textile professionals to address their area of interest within AATCC. During the Spring Committee Meetings, the four Interest Groups host speakers to give attendees the opportunity to learn from the experts in their area of interest. The Concept 2 Consumer® Interest Group […]

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  • AATCC Seeks Members for New Technology Committee

    Diana Wyman April 14, 2022 Press Release

    The new AATCC Technology Committee is looking for members to help guide Association decisions. No experience or expertise is necessary; you just need to be willing to seek out information, ask questions and learn. Committee Scope: The Technology Subcommittee shall advise as needed on all matters related to AATCC’s purchase and use of technology, including but not limited […]

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  • Graphene: The Miracle Material

    Guest April 12, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Graphene, a much-touted miracle material, was only discovered in 2004. Since then, it has permeated many different industries with products and solutions that deliver improved performance or new and innovative capabilities. Now, just a short time after its discovery, it’s beginning to make its way into textiles and apparel. What the Heck Is Graphene? Discovered […]

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  • AATCC Announces Student Chapter Award Winners

    Manisha Patel April 12, 2022 Press Release

    Every year, AATCC student chapters name a graduating senior to be recognized for academic achievement and contribution to the chapter, school, and society. This year AATCC presented each chapter award recipient with a certificate, copy of the book Color Vision and Technology, and an official AATCC graduation cord. Awardees also receive one year of free […]

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  • Medical Textiles: More Than Just Stitches

    Carrie Gray April 11, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Many people have been stitched up with sutures after accidents and surgeries. Many of the sutures used today are dissolving sutures, like polyglycolic acid (PGA)—used commonly in dentistry. Dissolving sutures are more than just convenient, they also often aid in cell regeneration. Some materials used in sutures help by promoting collagen growth as they are […]

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  • Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition 2022

    Kim Nicholson April 8, 2022 Press Release

    Entries are being sought for the 2022 Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition. The oral portion of the competition will be held during the 2022 AATCC Textile Discovery Summit on October 4-6 at the Hilton University Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. A completed official entry form must be submitted by May 9, 2022. You […]

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  • Growing Textiles

    Guest March 29, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Innovative yarns and fabrics created from materials such as seaweed and fungi can be sustainable, biodegradable, and even vegan. Fungi are being grown into compostable packaging and sheets of supple, leather-like materials. Seaweeds are harvested to make into fibers and eco-friendly dyes. Let’s take a look at a few of the latest innovations. Fungi Mycelium […]

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  • AATCC Committees Address New Research and Technology in Textile Testing

    Diana Wyman March 27, 2022 Press Release

    AATCC research committee meetings are the ideal opportunity to learn about new projects and share your perspective. As always, meetings are free and open to all. More than 30 committees address technology and standards for all aspects of the global textile industry. Many of the current projects are focused on increasing sustainability and circularity. RA100 […]

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  • AATCC Foundation Funds Diverse Textile Research at 9 Universities

    Diana Wyman March 25, 2022 Press Release

    From ubiquitous denim jeans to hidden automotive components and overlooked bone scaffolds, textiles are everywhere, and textile research is everywhere! This year’s AATCC Foundation call for grant proposals generated 29 applications from 14 schools. Of those, 17 projects were funded at nine different universities. Many are not in traditional textile programs. Funded research will take […]

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  • AATCC Foundation Raises $144,000 for Scholarships

    Diana Wyman March 24, 2022 Press Release

    The AATCC Foundation 100 for 100 campaign began in 2019 with the goal of fully endowing $100,000 in textile scholarships to honor AATCC’s 100th anniversary in 2021.  AATCC Foundation awards more than $100,000 per year in grants and scholarships to students studying in textile-related fields; however, several scholarships had no dedicated funding source and were […]

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  • AATCC Foundation Scholarship Applications Due March 31

    Diana Wyman March 17, 2022 Press Release

    Attention students! Time is running out to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for multiple AATCC Foundation scholarships with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, major, and other criteria once. The system automatically lists matching scholarships and any required personal […]

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