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Welcome to the Newsletter Section

Welcome to the Newsletter page of the Institute of Textile Science! Here, you will have access to all the latest news and updates in the world of textile science. We have been publishing our newsletters to share information in the field. We warmly welcome you to have a look at our newsletter published since March 2021.

Current Issue

May 2024


This newsletter features a welcoming message from Sogol Asghari, the new ITS President, highlighting her vision for ITS's future. It covers the successful ITS Symposium 2024, which focused on advanced textile technologies and student research. The Student Spotlight shines on Shakil Mahmud, a promising researcher in e-textiles. Melissa Armistead's PhD research on respiratory protection for firefighters is also featured. Additionally, recent publications on textile innovations and upcoming industry events are listed. The newsletter concludes with a call for members to share their research stories and a warm welcome to new ITS members.

February 2024

Discover the latest happenings in the textile world with our February 2024 newsletter! Learn about our new ITS Newsletter Committee, upcoming industry and academic events. Dive into insightful articles and get a glimpse of what's to come in our exciting Symposium (March, 2024) and AGM. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay informed and connected. Read more here!

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January 2023

Welcome to our January 2023 newsletter! Discover insights into our upcoming Symposium (March 2023) and AGM, featuring exciting themes like technical textiles and smart/e-textiles. Don't miss our webinar on sustainable water solutions in textiles, and delve into captivating student research spotlights. Plus, celebrate industry achievements and stay informed about upcoming global events. Read more here!

August 2022

This issue invites you to join us for a captivating webinar on flame-resistant and arc-rated PPE, featuring experts from ArcWear. Meet Yves Ballenegger, the visionary behind Alexandria Ontario’s groovy yurts, and explore the latest breakthroughs in textile research at the University of Alberta. Plus, seize the opportunity to contribute to our newsletter and stay informed about regulatory updates and upcoming industry events. Read more here!

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April 2022

Stay informed with our April 2022 newsletter! Discover recent membership changes, meet new ITS members, and learn about the fascinating work of our community members. Explore student research, find out about past events like the 2022 ITS Symposium, and mark your calendars for upcoming industry and academic events. Plus, enjoy a lighthearted anecdote and stay connected with ITS initiatives. Read on for all this and more!

January 2022

Welcome to the January 2022 edition! Celebrate our members' dedication and past successes like the 2021 Symposium. Discover upcoming events like MACRO 2022 and meet student members. Learn about recent textile science advancements and colleagues' accomplishments, including promotions and tenure. Don't miss our free webinar and reminders about membership renewal and abstract submissions. Stay connected with the Institute of Textile Science community


October 2021

Welcome back to the October 2021 edition! As autumn sets in, we embrace a new cycle. We're excited to announce the growth of our Newsletter team, with Farbod Alimohammadi joining us officially. Kudos to Laurel Martin for her meticulous editing work. Congratulations to Martin Forest on his new role at FilSpec and Sogol Asghari for joining the CGSB National Flag Committee. Meet industry professional Mireille Bolduc. Don't miss out on upcoming events and the lighter side of life.

July 2021

In the July 2021 issue, we introduce a new member and spotlight a Product Development Specialist sharing insights into medical textiles. A PhD candidate discusses protective clothing research. Explore an article on fibre fineness measurement. Discover upcoming industry events and a glimpse into continuing education with adorable snapshots. Stay connected with ITS!

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May 2021

n May 2021, we welcome new ITS members and spotlight Bryan Bartsch, President of Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, sharing insights into healthcare textile development. We also feature student research exploring electronic textiles. Dive into an article on the antibacterial activity of two-dimensional materials. Congrats to our member, Justine Decaens for winning The Women in FHE STEM Award! Read more here!

March 2021

In our March 2021 newsletter, we extend a warm welcome to our new ITS members from various regions. Get a glimpse of our recent Virtual ITS Symposium highlights, where we explored rapid transformations in PPE production and advancements in textile research. Meet an industry expert sharing insights on his journey and advice for aspiring professionals. Plus, check out congratulations to ITS members on their recent achievements and upcoming industry events to stay updated!

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