Distinguished Speakers

Prof. Parikshit Goswami

Director, Technical Textiles Research Centre University of Huddersfield, UK

Prof. Rudrajeet Pal 

Professor, University of Borås, Sweden

Prof. Xianyi Zeng  

Director, GEMTEX Laboratory; Professor, ENSAIT, France

Prof. Guowen Song

Professor [AESHM], Iowa State University, USA

Prof. Erik Sandberg

Linkoping University, Sweden

Prof. Francois Boussu

ENSAIT & GEMTEX Laboratory, France

Dr. Mayank Dwivedi

Director, DMSRDE Kanpur

Mr. Debabrata Ghosh

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Oerlikon


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.

Functional clothing is driven by developments in the field of textile materials as well as apparel production processes. Conductive textiles, composites and membranes, new fabrics, surface functionalization techniques, innovative finishes and coatings and nanotechnology are the emerging areas. CAD CAM technologies including those for 3D and 4D body measurement, pattern design, fit testing and mass customization, clothing comfort, clothing for special groups and innovative fashion design are growing fields. Internet of things, artificial intelligence, deep learning and virtual reality tools are used to design clothing that is smart, responsive and closer to the needs of the user.

Textile and clothing is the one of most resource depleting manufacturing industries. It consumes 4% of freshwater withdrawal and releases 8% of the total greenhouse gasses. The unbridled popularity of fast fashion, across the world, has contributed to enormous environmental problems including climate change. Therefore, adoption and implementation of circularity through 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) is of paramount importance to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Considering this FTC 2023 will focus on Recycling and Circularity challenges in design, manufacturing and supply chain of functional textiles and clothing.

FTC provides a platform for leading 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 Textiles and Clothing. This edition of FTC’23 will be conducted in physical mode.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, the host institute, is ranked as the number one engineering institute in India. The Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering at IITD, is a leader in Textile Education & Research in the country. The World University of Design, Haryana, is India’s premier design university.

We extend a warm welcome to you to participate in the International conference on Functional Textiles and Clothing FTC 2023 at New Delhi.

Conference Highlights

The contests are specifically planned to encourage design, innovation and product development activities amongst students. Any innovative textile product developed by a student may be nominated to the contest. The entries will be evaluated on the basis of novelty, the problem being solved and design and viability of the proposed solution.

Textile Product Innovation & Fashion Product Innovation
This contest is to encourage design, innovation and product development activities amongst the youth. Innovative textile/ fashion products/ clothing incorporating innovative technologies are invited to enter the contest. Any product developed by a student 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, originality and presentation. Top three posters will receive a cash prize and a certificate.
The decision of judges will be final and binding to all.

Full Paper Template   
(For those whose abstract has been accepted for full paper)



Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts :
15th November 2022
Notification of Acceptance :
30th November 2022
Submission of Full Paper for Proceedings (Springer) :
20th January 2023
Early Bird Registration :
15th December 2022

Selected papers from FTC 2023 conference will be published by Springer as a Proceedings book volume. Previous proceedings can be seen below

Book Publication by Springer (2020) Book Publication by Springer (2018)

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