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AATCC Fibre to Fashion Conference

13. September 2017 - 14. September 2017

Managing Today’s Textile Coloration Challenges: From Fibre to Fashion Conference will be held September 13-14 in Charlotte, NC, USA.

This programme is designed to bring together brands, retailers, mills, and suppliers to hear both sides of the story and work together to understand each other’s challenges and propose effective ideas. Conference sessions include: Colour, Performance, and Cost—the Bermuda Triangle for the Brand/Retailer; What Fibres are You Dyeing and How: Best Practices; Modern Coloration Methods and Sustainability; and Emerging Trends and Markets

Confirmed topics and speakers include:

• Challenges Faced by a Brand: A 20,000-foot Perspective—Mike Abbott, HanesBrands

• Piecing Together the Color Puzzle-Fashion, Performance, Sustainability—Bryan Dill, Archroma US Inc.

• Cotton: Minimizing Inputs for Maximum Results—Mary Ankeny, Cotton Incorporated

• Dyeing Cotton and Cellulosic Fibers – Begin with the End in Mind—Ron Pedemonte, DyStar LP

• Polyester—The Chameleon of the Modern Textile World—Jay Hertwig, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

• Dyeing Polyester and Key Polyester Blends—Nelson Houser, M. Dohmen USA

• Nylon Overview and Recent Challenges in the Nylon Raw Material Supply Chain—Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials LLC

• Dyes and the Dyeing of Polyamide, Select Polyamide Blends, and a Brief Description of Wool Dyeing—Pat Browne, Huntsman Textile Effects

• Understanding Dyeing Equipment—Barry Brady, Organic Dyes and Pigments

• Digital Textile Printing—Status Update—Kerry King, Spoonflower Inc.

• Water, Energy, and Color in the Dyehouse: Where Does It Go? —Chuck Stewart, Eastman Chemical Co.

• Repreve: Quality through Consistency in Recycled Fibers—Alex Gudac, Unifi Manufacturing Inc.

• Reshoring Apparel in the Carolinas—Eric Henry, TS Designs

• The Journey of Responsible Materials: Fiber, Dyestuffs, Quality & Beyond—Speaker from Patagonia

• Environmental Risk and Sustainability—Are We Just Treading Water—Henry Boyter, Center for Environmentally Sustainable Textile and Apparel Businesses (CESTAB)

• Matching Heather Fabrics—What Could be Easier? —Keith Hoover, Under Armour

• Keys to the Future of Smart Textiles—Allison Bowles, North Carolina State University

• Ultra-Portable Colour Measurement—Ken Butts, Datacolor

• Performance Proliferation—The Next Chapter in Apparel—Jimmy Rowe, Cotton Incorporated

For programme updates and to register click here



13. September 2017
14. September 2017