• 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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  • AATCC To Host Hands-On Textile Testing Workshop

    Matthew Brennan October 20, 2023 Press Release

    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will hold its Textile Testing Workshop on December 6-7, 2023, at AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. The intensive two-day workshop will teach professionals responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control how to properly perform essential tests and interpret results for textile materials. Attendees […]

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  • AATCC Wins a 2023 Feature Article Tabbie Award

    Maria Thiry September 26, 2023 Press Release

    AATCC has won yet another Tabbie award for an in-depth feature article, published in the May/June 2022 issue of AATCC Review, written by feature writer John Russel Jones. John Russel Jones has spent most of his career in the fashion industry, from getting his Communications degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, through working in […]

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  • Near-Shoring and the Future of the Textile Industry

    Guest September 19, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    In recent years, the textile industry has been undergoing significant changes. A tough lesson many apparel brands learned through the Covid-19 pandemic is that inexpensive but distant production and jammed ports of entry can wreak havoc on production timelines, inventory levels, and time to market. Further complicating the matter, the new prevalence of work-from-home and […]

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  • Are Nanotechnology Textiles Sustainable?

    Guest September 18, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    Millie is 20. She’s quite the purveyor of fast fashion. But she’s also a conscious consumer.  And as a matter of fact, she’s also into nano-coated wearables. Nano-coatings are thin films in the nanoscale range (around 1-100 nm) that are applied to surfaces to enhance various features such as antibacterial and anti-fouling capabilities, corrosion resistance, […]

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  • Deadline Approaching for Textile Research Grants

    Diana Wyman September 7, 2023 Foundation Newsletter

    The deadline is approaching for new textile research grants from the AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program. The grants support undergraduate and graduate student research on textile-related projects. Applications must be submitted prior to October 15, 2023, at 5:00 PM CST to be considered. Awarded research grants will be announced December 2023. The AATCC Foundation […]

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