Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

The Journal is no longer accepting general paper submissions. The Journal will now focus on special topics for publication. Calls for a Special Issue will be sent out to subscribers.

MISSION - To establish a high quality forum relevant to the needs of global industry and higher education that will provide leadership in the timely dissemination of information dealing with all aspects of textile and apparel, technology and management.

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The Journal of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management has been created to serve the professional needs of textile educators and researchers worldwide. Faculty of the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management have recognized the need for an online professional Journal serving the discipline of Textile Technology and Management thus permitting the discussion of research areas that today are dispersed in several types of publications.

The TATM Department prepares some 550+ undergraduates and over 60 postgraduates for careers in the textile complex and therefore represents the largest textile and apparel department in the USA. The department is staffed with 21 full time faculty as well as several Visiting Scholars, Post-docs and Research Specialists.

The TATM department specializes in textiles and apparel with specialization in areas of international textile management and marketing, fashion design and sourcing, and textile design and CAD. To enhance scholarly research and transfer new knowledge to the textile and apparel complex, the Department has established Centers and Consortia to focus on specific research areas.

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Please help build the online Experts Fashion Wiki. Go to: and create an account using your email address and a password.

Activate your account in your email box and it should bring you automatically to Experts Fashion Wiki site. Select Definition tab (Marketing, Design, Product Development, Costing, and Sourcing), Select Edit on the right corner, Edit Definition and Save.

Experts in Marketing, Design, Product Development, Costing, and Sourcing are invited to contribute to the current language of the professions.

Operating Editorial Board

Helmut H. Hergeth
Associate Professor
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Ellie Jin
Albert Myers Distinguished Professor
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Karen K. Leonas
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Kavita Mathur
Associate Professor
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Marguerite M. Moore
Professor, Co-managing Editor, JTATM
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam
Professor and Department Head, Co-managing Editor, JTATM
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Yingjiao Xu
Professor, Director of Ph.D. Programs
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

Robert W. Cooper
University Program Associate
Technical Editor, JTATM
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM)

International Editorial Board

Dr. Lawrence T. Drzal
University Distinguished Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Mechanics,
Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Eunae Kim
Professor of Textile Science
Department of Clothing and Textiles
Yonsei University, Korea

Dr. V. K. Kothari
Emeritus Professor in the Department of Textile Technology,
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Dr. Bulent Ozipek
Head, Department of Textile Engineering,
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Gary F. Simmons
Managing Director of S & G Consulting

Dr. XiaoMing Tao
Chair Professor of Textile Technology, Institute of Textiles and Clothing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

J. Berrye Worsham III
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Cotton Incorporated, Cary, North Carolina, USA


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2023: ITMA 2023 Milan Italy, Special Issue 1

Introduction to JTATM: ITMA 2023, Special Issue 1 of 2

ITMA 2023 (19th show) was held in Milan, Italy, June 8-14. Despite the slowdown in the world economy impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, this ITMA show attracted 111,000 visitors from 143 countries with an exhibition space of 200,000 m 2 that accommodated 1,709 exhibitors from 47 countries. The show has exceeded all expectations as the record was broken in terms of number of exhibitors since its inception in 1951. The technologies exhibited at ITMA 2023 show covered the entire textile manufacturing pipeline (from fiber formation to market) with focus on sustainability and digitization. This JTATM special issue 1 covers the most innovative technologies of conversion of fiber to yarns and fabrics, along with assessment and evaluation. These two issues cover a range of technologies that are of interest to scholars and industry professionals providing insights into digitization and sustainability.

Table of Contents


Revolutionizing Textile and Yarn Characterization: Exploring Cutting-edge Innovations in Testing and Measuring Equipment Showcased at ITMA 2023
Oluwafeyikemi Adekunle
Upcoming Trends in Sustainability & Textiles
Olivia Emmons
The Smart Textile Factory: Digital Transformation, Defect Detection, & the Data Revolution ITMA 2023
Jeanine Fry
Spinning at ITMA 2023 – An Economic View
Helmut Hergeth
Fiber-to-Fiber Textile Recycling: Innovations and other Drivers for a Circular Economy
Karen K. Leonas
Innovation in Weaving at ITMA 2023 Lights the Road to Industry 4.0
Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam
Composites: Innovation in Machinery for ITMA 2023 Milan, Italy
Prateeti Ugale
Innovations in Knitting at ITMA 2023, Milan, Italy
Andre J. West
Digital Innovations in Computer-Aided Design Software for Weaving at ITMA 2023
Janie F. Woodbridge
Innovations in Woven Fabric Production at ITMA 2023
Chase Woodson