• AATCC Interest Group Updates

    Maria Thiry June 21, 2022 Press Release

    AATCC interest groups bring together textile professionals with shared interests and expertise. The four current groups met in May for discussion and presentations. Visit https://www.aatcc.org/join/#ig for descriptions and meeting recaps. Watch AATCC newsletters, website, and social media for announcements of upcoming events. Chemical Applications The Chemical Applications Interest Group concentrates on the technologies, equipment, systems, […]

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  • Outdoor Industry Addresses Ocean Pollution

    Diana Wyman June 21, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    From microscopic fragments to miles-wide piles of trash, plastics in the oceans have been big news. And the textile industry is responding. Many of the innovations and initiatives around reducing ocean pollution were on display at the recent Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Denver, CO, USA. Fiber Fragments As 4ocean Director of Sales Brenton Schulze said, […]

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  • New Light, New Purpose

    Erika Simmons June 14, 2022 Press Release

    When lab equipment has outlived its usefulness, it is sometimes relegated to “that room” where all obsolete items go to join the Jenga pile of capital assets too precious to discard outright.  Eventually, when terms like “no depreciable value,”“sunk costs,” or “we need that space” get bandied about, things ultimately end up in a landfill […]

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  • AATCC 2022 Mid-Year Standards Supplement

    Erika Simmons June 13, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    AATCC publishes standards that have been approved since the new year release of the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. The standards will be available for download from the AATCC website on July 1, 2022. The revised test methods are as follows: TM15-2021e Test Method for Colorfastness to Perspiration TM209-2019e Test Method for […]

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  • AATCC Calls for Research Proposals

    Diana Wyman June 13, 2022 Press Release

    AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program was established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students performing research on textile-related projects. The AATCC Foundation Student Research Review Board is currently seeking proposals for research related to test method development, evaluation of textile performance in actual use situations, and correlations between these two. Grants ranging […]

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  • 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition Winners

    Manisha Patel June 8, 2022 Press Release

    AATCC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition! This is a digital poster competition that will allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in business, marketing, and merchandising. This year, AATCC received 12 entries, with 34 students participating! This year’s theme asked students to merchandise […]

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  • Student Research Projects Use AATCC Test Methods

    Member June 6, 2022 AATCC Blog

    Several students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Textile Development and Marketing Department (TDM) conducted research projects for the 2022 SUNY (State University of New York) Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC). These students all used AATCC Test Methods in their research projects! Naomi Rodriguez and Stephanie Frantz presented a poster on Denim Colorfastness to Crocking […]

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  • AATCC Board Nominations

    Diana Wyman May 31, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    The AATCC nominating committee presents the following candidates for 2023-2024 Board of Directors roles. Senior members will receive a ballot for their designated region and interest group in September. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting, preceding the Technical Committee on Research (TCR) meeting in November 2022. To verify or update your voting […]

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  • The Champion of Textile Sustainability

    Guest May 31, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Ray C. Anderson’s legacy as a champion of textile sustainability continues to have value today. Making textile sustainability a priority isn’t easy. Textile companies have struggled to implement sustainable development principles into the creation of their products, which can involve major changes in manufacturing practices. This encompasses all aspects of the supply chain and includes […]

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  • AATCC Announces the 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition Winners

    Manisha Patel May 24, 2022 Press Release

    Every year, students from all over the world participate in AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design competition. This competition is a poster competition that allows students the opportunity to showcase their creative design and problem-solving skills in textile/apparel design.  Each year there is a different theme, this year’s theme asked students to design a sustainable travel […]

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  • 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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