• Everybody’s Cool Friend

    Guest May 21, 2024 AATCC Newsletter

      As Shiv Raja, an environmental scientist, conducts her conservation experiments at the  national zoo in tropical Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she quickly opens an umbrella to protect herself from occupational heat radiation. The temperature is hovering around 39○ C (102○ F), the range that’s going to be the normal temperature these days in most countries. […]

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  • Registration Now Open for AATCC Textile Discovery Summit

    Matthew Brennan May 14, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 20, 2024 – AATCC is excited to announce that the 2024 Textile Discovery Summit will be held from October 6 to 8 in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, USA. With a focus on A Path Forward Through Innovation, this year’s conference will be a groundbreaking event for the textile […]

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  • Digital Twins: The New Digital Frontier in Fashion

    Guest May 7, 2024 AATCC Newsletter

    Digital Twins: The New Digital Frontier in Fashion In a landscape defined by increasing production costs, shifting consumer preferences, evolving social consciousness, and the proliferation of e-commerce platforms, the fashion industry has increasingly turned to digitization to remain competitive and relevant. From virtual reality fitting rooms to blockchain-enabled supply chains, digital technologies are reshaping how […]

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  • Now Accepting Entries for the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition

    Maria Thiry May 3, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 6, 2024 – Entries are being sought for the 2024 Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition. The oral portion of the competition will be held during the Fall Committee Meetings in November in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. A completed official entry form must be submitted by May 15, 2024.  […]

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  • AATCC Announces 2024 Student Chapter Award Winners

    Maria Thiry May 1, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 3, 2024 – 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 […]

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  • AATCC Supports Research Conference

    Diana Wyman April 29, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 1, 2024 – AATCC works closely with organizations like the Southern Textile Research Conference (STRC) to support the textile community. This year, AATCC is a Bronze Sponsor and presenter at the STRC event taking place May 19-21 in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA. The theme for this year’s conference is Emerging […]

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  • AATCC Blue Wool Lightfastness Standard Updates

    Erika Simmons April 29, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 29, 2024 – AATCC currently sells Blue Wool Lightfastness Standard fabric for measuring increments of 5 and 20 AFU. Staff and committee members are also working on the development of new fabrics to measure longer exposure, particularly for evaluating outdoor and automotive fabrics. Join the RA50 Lightfastness and Weathering Test […]

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  • Workin’ for a Living

    Guest April 22, 2024 AATCC Newsletter

    Construction, mining, and drilling for oil and gas are some of the messiest and most dangerous jobs out there. For this reason, anyone working in those fields needs protective clothing that works and won’t fail. While traits like fire resistance and durability continue to be key, a greater need for comfort, durability, sustainability, and size […]

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  • 2024 AATCC Foundation Grants Support Textile Research

    Diana Wyman March 28, 2024 Foundation Newsletter

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 29, 2024 –Each year, AATCC Foundation awards $10,000 in grants for textile-related academic research. This year, funding went to 18 students at 7 universities. Topics range from denim recycling to tissue engineering. Funded proposals are not limited to traditional textile departments but include undergraduate and graduate studies in consumer sciences, […]

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  • Spring 2024: AATCC Committee Project Updates

    Erika Simmons March 22, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 22, 2024 – AATCC connects the global textile community through networking, educational events, and publications—and perhaps most recognizably, through standards. As an international standards organization, AATCC adheres to the Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations defined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). This means maintaining a […]

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  • Twist and Shout!

    Guest March 6, 2024 AATCC Newsletter

      How fabrics help amusement parks create an amazing experience.   While materials like steel, wood, and plastic play dominant roles in the construction and design of amusement parks, fabrics are present in more ways than you might think.   From high-resolution digital printed textile backdrops to create immersive scenery to costumes specially designed for […]

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  • I Remember When: My Top Ten List from the Textile Industry

    Guest March 1, 2024 AATCC Blog

    I Remember When: My Top Ten List from the Textile Industry By Don Carrigan This past June, I reached a milestone in my textile career: I have worked 60 years in the industry (57 years as an AATCC member!) After obtaining a degree in textile chemistry, I started full time employment at Cannon Mills in […]

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