2022: JTATM Special Issue: Advances in Natural Fiber Composites

Today with the wide awareness on sustainability and the strict environmental regulations, leading companies are demanding more sustainable raw materials. Natural fiber composites stand out in this context as an excellent candidate for the circular bioeconomy of the future. This special issue provides the readers a collection of papers on recent advances in natural fiber composites written by international experts in fiber reinforced composites and their applications.
Thank you for your support!

Dr. Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam and Dr. Mohamad Midani


Special Issue: Emerging Issues in Management and Marketing for Textiles and Apparel - Part 1

This special issue of JTATM (Part I of II) focuses on emerging issues in global supply chains for textiles and apparel. The articles selected for this issue consider a range of topics with potential short and long term impacts on the development, production, distribution and marketing of textiles & apparel. As such, this compilation of articles presents research generated through eclectic methods suited for description and exploration. The second part of this issue will be released in early fall 2021.

Vol 12, No 1 (2021)

Spring Issue


Vol 11, No 2 (2020)

Spring 2020 Issue

2020: Special Issue: Empathy in Design

The design thinking model teaches that empathy is the starting point in design, but there are many ways of establishing empathy, and many ways in which empathy influences subsequent steps in designing a product.

These submissions use methodologies that are related to the design process, such as ethnography, storytelling, observational research and case studies. As well as, designed objects that are documented photographically or through video, and in writing.


2019: Special Issue - ITMA Show, Barcelona, Spain

This issue of JTATM focuses on the recent innovations, developments, and direction for the industry as highlighted from the ITMA 2019 show, which took place in Barcelona, Spain this summer. The papers submitted for this special issue cover a range of topics that will provide valuable knowledge to our readers.

Vol 11, No 1 (2019)

Spring 2019, New Issue of the Journal Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. This issue will focus on such topics as Laminates, E-textiles, Denim, Bra Cup Sizing, Filtration and Conductive Knit Fabrics.


Vol 10, No 4 (2018)

Welcome to the Fall, 2018 issue of JTATM. I am excited to share the articles in this issue from export competitiveness, to reshoring, to advancements in pattern coloration, to a collaborative approach for water and Energy Conservation. You will find articles that are qualitative explorations, case studies, as well as how the Textiles and Apparel Industry is addressing the emerging issue of microfiber pollution.

Thanks for your interest in the journal.

Dr. Maureen Grasso
Managing Editor

Vol 10, No 3 (2018)

Welcome to this issue of the Journal. The Journal was dormant for a short time and is now back in operation. In this issue, you will find both scholarly and peer reviewed refereed articles. As you review the table of contents, you will find articles on the preservation and care of historic textiles; articles on fabric measurement, material waste, specialty fabric adaptations and consumption, as well as articles on meeting consumer needs through digital means. In addition, you will find an interesting article on cooperative work needed to address the problems of pollution by microfibers.


Vol 10, No 2 (2016)

Innovative/Disruptive Textile Manufacturing, Re-Shoring, Forecasting, Mass-Customization

Vol 10, No 1 (2016)

GLOBAL ISSUES: Ethiopia - Standard Size Charts, Knit Fabric Rating Scale; Korea - Textile Recycling System; India - Lean Apparel Export System; Mexico - Young Female Consumers; TECHNICAL ISSUES: Air Permeability; Retting Treatment; Chitosan for Cotton Fabrics; Denim Garment; Macro-Emulsion Polymerization.


Vol 9, No 3 (2015)

Acoustic Textiles, Spacer Fabrics, Fire Fighter Gears, Sewing Variables, Fashion Retail Concept, Enzyme Technology, Tussar Silk, and Terry Fabrics

Vol 9, No 2 (2015)

Sports Textiles, Wearing Behavior of Apparel, Cambodian Apparel Manufacturing, Photo-stability, Anti-Odor/UV-Protection, Banana and Jute Fibers, Chitosan Nanofibers, Cotton-Elastane Knits, Archaeological Textiles, Market Forecasting: Glass Fibers, Composites, Athletic Footwear, US/Global Apparel Imports/Exports and Market Shifts


Vol 8, No 4 (2014)

3D Grading and Pattern Unwrapping, EU's GSP Scheme, Kaizen for Productivity, Dynamics of Sewing, PCM for Textiles, Vapor Permeability, Bagging, Textile Electrodes, and Comfort in Poly/Lycra Fabrics


Vol 7, No 4 (2012)

Design of Braids, Pattern Generation for Fit, Nano Finish Denims, Spandex Knits, Conductive Fabrics, New Natural Dye, Photo-degradation and Moisture Transport

Vol 7, No 3 (2012)

Neural Networks, PCM in Textiles, Smart Apparel, Nonwoven Sportswear, Chicken Feather, Orange Peel Dyes, Piedmont Mills

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