2nd International Conference on Functional Textiles & Clothing
Call for abstracts by September 30, 2019
Functional Clothing comprises clothing that is designed to deliver specific functionalities to users, over and above their usual functions. Functional clothing items can be classified as Protective clothing, Sports clothing, Medical clothing, Vanity clothing and clothing for military applications that performs multiple functions. Smart clothing items equipped with sensors and processors for monitoring of body parameters are a fast growing segment of this market. The market for functional clothing is predicted to reach 244.6 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.
India is amongst the largest producers and consumers of clothing in the world. A large population and availability of raw materials is adding fuel to the production of apparel in the country. Rising aspirations of the middle class, increasing incomes and greater awareness of market trends amongst Indian consumers is providing a strong push to this market segment. The drivers for growth are employment generation, innovation, product development, entrepreneurship and contemporarisation of traditional textiles and crafts. Sustainability is an important consideration for all sectors of the textile and clothing value chain.
FTC is a biannual international conference that provides a platform for leading academic scientists, researchers, designers and entrepreneurs to have in-depth exchanges on latest scientific developments, cutting edge technologies, innovations, trends, concerns, challenges and opportunities in the field of Functional Textiles and Clothing.