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The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
This site provides free, public access to the ITAA annual conference proceedings beginning in 2015. Previous proceedings can be found by following the "Additional ITAA Proceedings" link on the left sidebar of this page.
“Pearlescence” is a one-‐piece women’s swimsuit inspired by the texture and dynamic form of the sea’s skilled swimmers. The piece was created as a complex, asymmetric design to offer a unique aesthetic value. In the same way a compression garment shows off the true contours of the body it is covering, the scales made of blue Lycra fabric showcase the silver layer underneath when the body is in motion and the swimsuit is tight.