The 91st Textile Institute World Conference

23rd – 26th July 2018 | Leeds, UK

Call for Papers

The 91st Textile Institute World Conference, hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds, will provide a focus on Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology. The aim is to identify and establish interdisciplinary engagement in the textile manufacturing and retail industry through the various fields of technology, design, research and economy.

The theme has evolved out of a recognition that there are clear synergies when design and sustainable technology are effectively integrated to produce commercial products with better aesthetics and functionality. The Textiles Industry is diverse and to maximise success the whole supply chain needs ongoing innovation and investment and the conference will draw from the application and use of Textiles in all aspects of everyday life. Abstracts are now invited for both Oral and Poster presentation. Research presentations should cover current investigations which look to future trends and visions in all possible textile applications. Below is a list of the main topics which are based on the scope of the Institute.

Main Topics

The textile industry is by its nature diverse and multi-disciplinary. Therefore while the key theme for the 91st TI World Conference is “Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology” the conference will wholeheartedly welcome papers discussing specific topics encompassing:

Advanced Fibres and Materials Manufacture, Biomaterials, Business, CAD/CAE Technology, Circularity and New Business Models, Clothing, Coloration and Finishing, Comfort Science, Composites, Costume, Craft, Design, Economy & Supply Chain Management, Fashion, Fibre and Fabric Functionalisation, Floorcovering, Footwear, Industry, Household/Interiors, Innovative Fabric Structures/Products, Leather, Modelling & Simulation, Nanotechnology, Printing, Retailing & Branding, Smart Textiles, Sustainability, Technical Textiles, Testing and Materials Analysis, Textile Machinery, Textile Manufacturing – Knitting, Nonwovens and Weaving, Textile Recycling, Textile Cultural Heritage Science, Textile Education, Yarn Structures and Spinning.


The abstract should include the research aim or problem, a short description of the research background and methodology, and the key results or findings. The abstract must be written in English. Title of the abstract should be in CAPITAL LETTERS. It is the author’s responsibility to submit correct abstracts (spelling, grammar, scientific facts and accuracy). Do not include any graphic material, DO include keywords when prompted.

Please see full list of Textile Institute World Conference 2018 Categories and Topics

Abstracts will be evaluated by the Programme Committee and the Conference Chair. A number of abstracts will be selected for Oral or Poster presentations in the context of the sessions.

Titles for proposed papers, with a 200 word abstract, should be submitted no later than 31 October 2017. UPDATE: The Deadline has now been extended to the 31 January 2018. 

All accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a full paper.

Submissions received after this date will not be given primary consideration. Papers will be accepted from the author(s) on the basis of attending the conference at the appropriate delegate rate.

To submit an abstract click the following link

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