Selected papers from FTC 2018 conference will be published by Springer as a Proceedings book volume.


Last two decades have seen immense developments in the field of medical, military, sports and workwear, which have opened up new areas leading to market diversification for textile and clothing sector. Research and development in these areas is now at par with other high-tech industrial sectors. Interestingly a lot of these innovations are now finding applications in casual and fashion clothing thus integrating the fields of technology, design and fashion.

Textiles with fully integrated electronics for applications in medical and sports sector, composites and membranes, nonwovens, new weaving techniques, innovative textiles with multiple functionalities, surface functionalization and coating technologies and nanotechnology are the focus areas in textiles. CAD CAM technologies including those for 3D and 4D body measurement, 3D pattern design, fit testing and mass customization, clothing comfort, clothing for special groups and innovative fashion design are driving the developments in clothing sector. Textile education and training needs to keep pace with developments in the field. Sustainability and eco friendliness are important considerations for all sectors of the textile and clothing supply chain. In emerging economies, thrust is on innovation, product development, entrepreneurship and modernisation of traditional textile technologies and crafts.

FTC proposes to be a biannual international event that will provide an interdisciplinary platform for leading academic scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and market stakeholders to have in-depth exchanges on the recent scientific developments, cutting edge technologies, innovations, trends, concerns, challenges and opportunities in the field of Functional and Smart textiles and Clothing.

India, as the second largest producer and 4th largest exporter of textile and apparel goods in the world, identified technical textiles as a thrust area nearly a decade back. With its domestic apparel market showing signs of maturing and a healthy annual growth rate, India is looking forward to making a place for herself in the sector of functional textiles and clothing.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, the host institute, is a premier Institute, ranked as the number one technical institute in India. The Department of Textile Technology at IITD is the leader in textile Education and Research in India. This conference is being held in partnership with World University of Design, Haryana and PSG Tech. Coimbatore.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend a warm welcome and invite you to participate in this conference in Delhi- the historic capital city of India.

Important Dates

Intimation of Abstract :
by 31st October 2017

Early Bird Registration :
25th November 2017

Poster and Student Contest Submission :
31st October 2017

Student Contest Registration :
30th November 2017


Highlights of the conference

The following events are specifically planned to encourage design, innovation and product development activities amongst the youth

Textile product innovation contest
Students from round the world are invited to showcase innovative textile products having application in medical, sports, social or any other field. Any working prototype, developed by student(s) as part of a class project can be entered in the competition. The ability of a student to identify a problem, ideate and conceptualise a solution and convert it into a working prototype of a useful product will be assessed.

Fashion product innovation contest
Innovative fashion products/clothing incorporating an innovative technology are invited to enter the contest. Any product developed by a student as part of a class project can be entered in the competition.

Poster Contest
Poster abstracts are invited from students in different areas of functional textiles and clothing. The poster committee would evaluate them for scientific content, aesthetics and originality in the area of presentation.

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