The Textile Institute World Conference, TIWC 2014, will take place from November 2 to 6, China. TIWC 2014 is a platform that gathers researchers, academics and the industries related to the areas of textiles, clothing and footwear. The conference is organised every one and a half years by the Textile Institute in various locations around the world such as Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, England and Malaysia.
The conference aims to provide a significant platform for industry and researchers around the world to meet, discuss, share and disseminate findings for future collaborations. It will specifically focus on textile innovation from fiber to fashion in both research and industrial applications.
The Textile Institute is the only international organisation for textiles, clothing and footwear industries. It was founded in 1910. Members consist of individuals and corporate members in up to 80 countries. Membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear.
Developments in textile materials, equipment and processes have extensively impacted the textile industry worldwide. Innovations from fiber to fashion in textiles not only provide opportunities for development of traditional textiles but also expand the industry into non-conventional markets such as technical textiles and composites with value-added elements.