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The Apparel Search Textile & Clothing Research Directory provides research data as well as links to companies that provide textile research materials. The research section is designed to benefit members of the clothing industry as well as students and fashion educators. If you are a professor, student, textile engineer, etc., we are always interested in receiving additional research papers. If you provide educational information it will be our pleasure to provide your fashion school or company with credit and web site links back to your college or organization.
Aachen Textile Center, Inc (Germany) Non-profit membership organization of companies, institutions and individuals in the German textile industry, involved in the development and promotion of educational programs, professional training, and research and technology transfer.
The American Textile Partnership (AMTEX) AMTEX is a collaborative research and development program among the industry, the Department of Energy, the DOE laboratories, other federal agencies, and universities. https://www2.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/amtex-textile-alliance.html
Apparel Research Network The objective of Apparel Research Network, a Defense Logistics Agency program, is to significantly improve the U.S. apparel industry's ability to meet DoD requirements through research, development, and technology transfer for the apparel and related industries, such as distribution, equipment, and materials suppliers.
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Apparel Strategist : The Apparel Strategist is the premier business journal of the apparel and textile industries available today. Their readership extends to board rooms, Wall Street, The Far East - anywhere decision-makers require timely, pertinent information to help run their business more effectively. Their publication is designed to allow you to see all the current trends in the industry at a glance, and is a must read for strategic planners, marketing departments, company libraries, lenders to the fashion industry, institutional investors, or anyone else that needs to have the vital statistics of the apparel and textile industries delivered to them each month. For the past 18 years, they have been accurately reporting, predicting, and graphically displaying the business cycles in the industry, the reasons behind them, and what it means to you. Sometimes it's promising, sometimes it's not; either way it's required information to compete effectively in today's difficult business environment.
Apparel Technology and Research Center: (ATRC) was founded in 1992 on the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona campus. The intent was to provide outreach support and direct services to operating apparel manufacturing and contracting businesses. Realizing that most businesses are small, fashion oriented and labor intensive, activities of the ATRC were planned in relation to the needs of California and West Coast apparel companies in an effort to upgrade their operations to improve their competitiveness.
Association of Universities for Textiles (AUTEX) (Belgium): Roof organization of global universities, offering training, education, research and technology transfer in textiles, and textile related facilities.
Bridal Industry Research: learn about the bridal industry.
British Textile Technology Group : (BTTG) is an independent research and technology center with roots in the textile industry but providing a wide range of services applicable also in many other spheres of industry and commerce. Specialist topics include textiles, materials science, biotechnology, environmental science, carpets and cleaning, geotextiles and fire technology. The overall aim is to work in partnership with clients to move their business forward through expert consultancy, research, testing, training and certification services.
CITEVE. Technological Centre for the Textile and Garment Industries (Portugal):Non-profit institute, created to further the development of technical and technological capacities of the local textile and clothing companies. Company directory. Outline of training courses. List of publications. FAQ. English and Portuguese.
CSIR (South Africa): Sourcing and developing of science and technologies for the African industry. Design, development and laboratory services for the textile, clothing and related industries. Also, technology acquisition and implementation.
Deutsches textilforschungszentrum (DTNW), Krefeld, Germany German textile research center.
Encyclopedia Britannica: leading provider of learning and knowledge products. They are proud to be one of the world's most trusted sources of information on every topic imaginable.
EURATEX (The European Apparel & Textile Organization): EURATEX acts on behalf of the European textile and clothing industry with European institutions on matters of common interest, relating to decisions or legislation affecting the industry. The subjects concern principally commercial and industrial policies, research and innovation, environmental and social issues.
fabricLink: Their mission is to provide retailers and consumers with education and information about fabrics, apparel and clothing care, and mills, manufacturers and fiber producers with a forum to create awareness and interest in their products through educational presentations.
fabric Development Inc.: they research, develop & supply fabrics. Address: 1100 Virginia Drive Suite 400, Fort Washington, PA 19034 Phone # 215 542 2433 Fax # 215 542 1626.
Fashionbi is a data and insights provider in the Fashion & Luxury industry. Fashionbi data centre monitors 3'500+ brands in 90 countries, from their financials to the digital presence and social media performances. In 2015 and 2017, Fashionbi won the Luxury Daily award of the best Researcher of the Year, for its comprehensive examination of the trends on both the marketing and consumer side of the Fashion & Luxury world. Having a privileged data-driven approach, Fashionbi provides on-demand database, reports and consultancy to 1500+ clients, including some of the most famous brands of Fashion and Luxury across EU, US and Asia.
German Center for Textile Research (DTNW)(Germany): Non-profit organization, funded by industry and government, involved in fundamental and applied research in production prosesses and performance of textiles. Based in the University of Duisburg.
The Harvard Center for Textile & Apparel Research (HCTAR) : In 1990, with encouragement of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a self-selected group of faculty members from several of Harvard University’s faculties agreed to come together and focus our research on the U.S. based textile and apparel industries. The Harvard Center for Textile and Apparel Research originally focused on the competitive dynamics of the retail-apparel-textile channel—in particular, how technological innovations and information technology are transforming the way retailers plan and order apparel merchandise, and in turn, the way manufacturers forecast demand, plan production, and manufacture and distribute apparel products.
Hungarian Society of Textile Technology and Science (TMTE) (Hungary): Membership organization for specialists, technicians, engineers, economists and entrepreneurs, active in research and development of the local textile and garment industries. English, Hungarian and German.
IBIS World: a rich source of business information. They provide independent, accurate, comprehensive, and up to date research on over 700 industries, including statistics, analysis and forecasts. IBISWorld is fast becoming the world's leading strategic Business Information provider offering a wealth of uniquely comprehensive and powerful information on a number of economies around the globe.
Mintel: global information coverage and for maintaining a reputation as a leading provider of products and services that deliver unique, dependable and original market information.
National Textile Center University research consortium. Consortium of Georgia Tech, Auburn University, Clemson University, and North Carolina State University.
Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center (Wilson College of Textiles; NC State University): The mission of the Center is to become a national, pivotal resource:
Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) (India): Part of a group of four facilities, involved in basic and applied scientific research and development for the textile industry. Also, testing and consultancy services, and organizers of seminars and workshops. List of publications.
Online Clothing Study: A Knowledge center for Clothing and Fashion students and garment industry professionals. They mainly focus on Apparel manufacturing and industrial Engineering processes from basics to advanced level. At OCS they publish articles on apparel manufacturing, about technology used in garment industry, latest news, about events and fairs related to apparel. In apparel manufacturing you will find information on material sourcing, about textiles, sampling, merchandising, apparel production, pre-production and production planning, quality control and industrial engineering and about all kind of garment manufacturing processes. Most of articles are written as how-to-do guide and tips.
Research and Markets: leading source for international market research and market data. They provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends
SITRA. South India
Textile Research Association (India): Joint venture between government
and business, dedicated to applied research on textile processes, consulting,
materials testing and training. SITRA, an acronym for The South
India Textile Research Association, and established in the year 1956, is
governed by a Council of Administration consisting of member
representatives of the Industry, Government and Scientists. SITRA is
sponsored by the Industry and is supported by the Ministry of Textiles,
Government of India. Sprawling in a campus of about 13.14 hectares,
SITRA is within easy access of a large number of textile mills. With a
floor space of about 15,000 sq. m., SITRA houses its well equipped
testing, electronics and calibration laboratories, pilot mills, library,
etc. SITRA has a full range of sophisticated textile testing instruments
and modern machines and is one of the best equipped textile research
organisations in the World.
Textile Research Institute (Germany): Non-profit organization, dedicated
to applied research on textile processing methods and technologies. On-line
library of technical articles. English and German. Application
oriented research and development projects for the textile and nonwovens
industries. Also, extensive laboratory testing and certification
services. English and German.
TC Squared [TC]2 Textile Clothing Technology Corporation. [TC]² is the world’s first and the largest 3D body manufacturer serving the Fashion, Fitness, and Medical Industries. They bring full solutions to their customers. They are formed to offer 3D body scanners, Consultancy, Training, Installation services, Maintenance & support, Sizing information, specialized software to their targeted vertical markets. Their software enables 3D body analysis, scanning, measurement & visualization and is one of the best from several 3D technologies available today. Examples of their solutions are: Automated pattern creation for MTM / bespoke market, Follow-up of shape progress during training for weight-loss market. Size matching and virtual fitting for the fashion retail market.
Tekot International: European patnership between UK, Danish and Dutch training and education centers for the textile and clothing industries. Vocational and educational qualification. Training courses and consultancy. Educational materials and custom designed programmers.
Textile Center of Minnesota (United States):Coalition of artists, educators, organizations, businesses, collectors and enthousiasts, dedicated to the development and promotion of educational programs, special events and projects related to the preservation of textile traditions of the Upper Midwest. Links to member organizations, art galleries and events.
Textiles Intelligence (United Kingdom): Textiles Intelligence is a research and publishing company. They supply business information to the world's senior textile executives on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Subjects include: reports on developing and developed economies; company profiles; world trade and production trends by geographical region; new technological developments and innovations; marketing information and forecasts; trade regulations, tariffs, quotas and government controls; and informed editorial comment on the key issues facing the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Textiles Intelligence Suite 6, First Floor Alderley House Alderley Road Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 1AT United Kingdom
The Textile Institute International (Headquarters in Manchester, UK) A forum for informing the 7000 Textile Institute members and the world about textile activities. TI is a worldwide professional association for people working with fibres and fabrics, clothing and footwear,interior and technical textiles.
Textiles Research and Training Institute (United States): Eastern Michigan University. Non-profit organization, dedicated to education, research and training of professionals and consumers on uses of textiles in automotive, furniture and apparel applications.
Thailand Textile Institute: Autonomous organization, funded by government and industry, and focusing on technical, marketing and human resource development activities in the Thai textile industry. Business information, news, statistics and trade regulations.
TRI Princeton: founded in 1930 as the Textile Research Institute, is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves clients in government, industry, and academia throughout the United States and abroad. Though originally established to assist the textile industry in staying competitive, over the decades, TRI has extended its expertise to provide advanced research and education in polymers, fibers, films, human hair, and porous materials with special strengths in:
The University of Texas at Austin (Textiles and Apparel Research) : State-of-the-art research laboratories include those designed for textiles testing instrumentation, three dimensional imaging, apparel mass customization technology, biopolymers, and textile conservation. Academic computing facilities at the University of Texas rank highly among the nation's finest, consistently maintaining cutting edge technology, accessibility, and skilled technical support. The campus-wide network, established in 1993, is one of the oldest and most active networks in the United States today. The University of Texas at Austin bears the fifth largest academic library in the United States today, containing more than 7.6 million volumes and 5 million microforms. UT Library Online offers online access to hundreds of licensed bibliographic and full-test databases. Comprises more than 3,000 culturally and historically significant artifacts of apparel, accessories of dress, and various textiles. The oldest piece dates to the early 1800s, and every major period of fashion since the mid 19th century is well represented.
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