Final Call for Papers- The 91st Textile Institute World Conference

Call for Papers Now Open!

Titles for proposed papers, with a 200 word abstract, should be submitted no later than 15 December 2017. UPDATE: Final Call for Papers 31 January 2018 

You are cordially invited to participate in The 91st Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) 2018, which this year is being hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds. The conference theme “Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology” is focused on identifying and establishing interdisciplinary engagement in the textile manufacturing and retail industry through the various fields of technology, design, sustainability, research and economy. The theme has evolved out of a recognition that there are clear synergies when design and sustainable technology are effectively integrated to produce commercial solutions for better aesthetics and functionality. The Textiles Industry is diverse and to maximize success the whole value chain needs ongoing innovation and investment and the conference will draw from the application and use of Textiles in all aspects of everyday life.

Main Topics

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore while the key theme for the 91st TI World Conference is “Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology” the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.

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