• AATCC Foundation Increases Funding for 2024-2025

    Diana Wyman January 22, 2024 Foundation Newsletter

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 22, 2024 – The AATCC Foundation scholarship and fellowship application is now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for more than a dozen separate scholarships and $100,000 total funding with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, […]

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  • Shape the Future Leadership of AATCC

    Diana Wyman January 17, 2024 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 19, 2024 – AATCC is currently accepting nominations for open positions on its 2025-2026 Board of Directors. As a member-led organization, serving on the AATCC Board provides a valuable opportunity to guide the direction of the association while advancing your industry knowledge and professional relationships. Board members are elected by […]

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  • The Great Outdoors

    Guest January 4, 2024 AATCC Newsletter

    How outdoor brands are prioritizing sustainability, measuring progress and communicating results. Shared experiences and values across a wide range of outdoor activities have established a strong sense of community throughout the outdoor industries, transcending national frontiers. Allied to the evolution of awareness regarding threats to the natural environment, this community spirit has led to shared views […]

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  • AATCC Announces 2024 Student Merchandising Competition

    Manisha Patel December 19, 2023 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, December 22, 2023—Students are invited to showcase their merchandising and marketing talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2024 Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition. Entries are due April 24, 2024. This year’s theme asks students to merchandise a sustainable travel wear line that incorporates recycled materials, […]

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  • AATCC Announces 2024 Student Design Competition

    Manisha Patel December 19, 2023 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, December 20, 2023—Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2024 Concept 2 Consumer Student Design Competition. Entries are due April 11, 2024. This year’s theme “Vibrant Vacation—Colorful Resort Wear” asks students to design a colorful resort wear apparel line that […]

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  • Get Your Yellow Ducks in a Row: Dive into Colorful Confidence with AATCC’s Chlorine Test Control Fabric

    Erika Simmons December 15, 2023 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 15, 2023 – AATCC, the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921, invites industry partners to “get their ducks in a row” with the launch of a new Chlorine Test Control Fabric for use with TM 162 Colorfastness to Water, Chlorinated Pool. This sunny yellow control fabric, reminiscent […]

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  • US Flammability Code References Current AATCC Laundering Procedure

    Erika Simmons December 13, 2023 Press Release

    In October 2023, the United Stated Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) completed the rulemaking procedure to revise the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles in 16 CFR part 1610. The new regulations will go into effect six months later, on April 22, 2024. For more than a year, commissioners have considered data and public […]

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  • Reshoring, Nearshoring, and Friendshoring

    Guest December 6, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    During the pandemic, the frailties of traditional supply chains were clearly exposed, resulting in significant disruptions across almost all industries around the globe. As we exited the pandemic, brands and retailers were still struggling to find a balance between time, cost, and quality as they worked to restructure supply chains and bring their infrastructure into […]

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  • Registration Now Open for AATCC’s Haptics and Textiles Digital Lab!

    Matthew Brennan November 20, 2023 Press Release

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, November 21, 2023—AATCC, a leading organization for textile testing and standards, will host a comprehensive two-day virtual event focused on haptics and textiles on December 13-14, 2023. Registration is now open for industry professionals interested in attending. This online event will bring together a range of textile industry experts, including […]

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  • Digital Fabric Printing: The Entrepreneurial Opportunity

    Guest November 17, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    With the increasing number of digital fabric printing solutions now on the market and their high quality, affordability and ease of use, there is growing opportunity for entrepreneurs to enter the market, starting their own businesses and providing unique services for their brand and designer clients. Raspberry Creek Fabrics is one such business. Founded by […]

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  • AATCC to Present Proficiency Testing for Textiles at the 2023 Philippine Textile Congress

    Garry Atkinson November 9, 2023 Press Release

    MANILA, Philippines, Nov 9, 2023 — AATCC, the leading authority on textile testing and standards, will present on the importance of proficiency textile testing at the Philippine Textile Research Institute’s Philippine Textile Congress. Garry Atkinson has been invited as a guest speaker for the 2023 Philippine Textile Congress scheduled for November 15, 2023. This year’s […]

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  • Sneak Peek: How Can Slow Fashion Win the Fashion Race?

    Guest October 24, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    (The following feature is an excerpt from the feature article in the November/December 2023 issue of AATCC Review. If you are an AATCC member, download your copy of the magazine to read the entire feature.) While 80 billion ‘fast fashion’ garments are produced every year, 30% of clothing purchases are never worn. Furthermore, most clothes […]

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