Functional textiles conference to focus on innovation

The Functional Textiles and Clothing conference will focus on innovation in textiles and fashion. The biannual event will be held on February 9, 2018 in New Delhi. The three day conference is a platform to have in-depth exchanges on the recent scientific developments, innovations, challenges and opportunities in functional and smart textiles and clothing.



The international conference will be hosted by the textile department of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in association with World University of Design, Sonepat and PSG Tech, Coimbatore. An International Scientific Committee comprising of scientists from over 18 countries will oversee the content of the conference.

The event will host competitions on textile and fashion product innovation. Students from across the world will participate in the contest with their innovative textile products having application in medical, sports, social or any other field.

Innovative fashion products/clothing incorporating an innovative technology will be showcased at the conference. Any working prototype, developed by student(s) as part of a class project will be displayed in the competition.

Papers will be presented at the conference in different areas of functional textiles and clothing. The presentations will focus on various areas including protective textiles and clothing, medical textiles and clothing, athletic, extreme sports and military applications, smart, functional and interactive textiles, workwear, surface functionalisation and coating, textile and clothing machinery, sustainable production and recycling among others. 

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