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Call for Book Chapters: Sustainability in Luxury Fashion Business, Springer Series in Supply Chain Management.  Co-Edited by Chris K.Y. Lo and Jung Ha-Brookshire.  Luxury fashion brands are faced with unique challenges to maintain their luxury images, while incorporating sustainability into their core values.  This book aims to explore new approaches and strategies that luxury brands could adopt in their operations toward sustainability goals Deadline for abstract submissions extended to October 30, 2016.  For more information, see Full Call.


Call for Papers: 2017 ACRA Annual Conference.  March 29-April 1, 2017, Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, Bloomington, MN.   Deadline for submissions of research and workshops/special sessions extended to November 15, 2016.  For more information, see Full Call.


Call for Submissions: Gerber Technology FashionTech Professional Award.  Gerber Technology in their inaugural year with ITAA is conducting an essay contest whose winner will receive an award of a subscription of Gerber Software and training valued at $20,000.  The award will go to the member of the Instructor, Professional-Faculty level of ITAA who best demonstrates the use of technology to inspire and encourage students’ innovative and creative product design and development. 

Contestants must submit a 500-1000 word essay describing how they and their school utilized advancements in technology to inspire their students over the last 18 months and the resulting student project(s).  The essays must be single-authored and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 14, 2016 and be addressed to (subject line:  ITAA Gerber Essay Contest).  Essays will be judged by a panel of Gerber Technology employees and industry experts.  Photographs and/or videos of the inspiration, the design and development process and the resulting product are allowed as supporting evidence.  

The award will be presented at the ITAA 2016 annual conference.  The award winner grants Gerber Technology the right to use the submission, photographs and an interview to publish press release(s) and for use on social media.  Should the award winner fail to use the award in the manner specified by Gerber Technology, it will be offered to the selected runner-up.  


Call for Papers: Chinese Consumers and the Fashion Market.  Co-Edited by Yingjiao Xu, Ting Chi, and Jin Su. This book aims to provide insights of consumer behaviors in the growing and dynamic Chinese fashion market.  Interested researchers may contact the editors with initial ideas or abstracts.  Deadline for abstract submission for co-editors' review is January 15, 2017.  For more information, see Full Call.


Call for Papers:  2nd International Conference on Apparel Textiles and Fashion Design.  24th-25th March 2017 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Deadline for abstract submissions is October 21, 2016.  For more information and website link, see Call.


Call for Submissions:  ESRAP 2017 Student Merchandising Poster Competition.  Juried poster competition where students will incorporate Triple Bottom Line practices in the development of a business plan for a socially responsible fashion retailer.  Business plan may be for a traditional brick and mortar or a non-store retailer.  Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017.  For more information, see Full Call


Call for Submissions: Optitex Inspire Digitally Student Design Award.  Best Use of Optitex School Award.  Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2016.  For more information, see Optitex Website.


Call for Submissions: Portal to Progress - Transformations in Technology, Diversity in Dress. Costume Society of America's 43rd Annual Meeting and Symposium, May 31 - June 4, 2017, Portland, Maine.  Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2016.  For more information, see Full Call


Call for Papers: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is seeking proposals for oral presentation at the PCA/ACA Annual Conference, to be held in San Diego, CA, April 12 - April 15, 2017.  Deadline for online abstract proposal of papers is October 1, 2016.  For more information, see Full Call


Call for Book Chapters: Contemporary Case Studies on Fashion Production, Marketing and Operations. Springer Publishing, Pui-Sze Chow, Amy C.Y. Yip, and Chun Hung Chiu, Editors. This book adopts a case-study approach to examine the contemporary issues in the fashion industry. Full chapter submission deadline is October 31, 2016. For more information, see Full Call


Call for Papers:  Special Issue of Journal of Popular Culture: Global Fashion: Media, Consumption and Technology.  This issue will focus on the material and non-material forms of fashion for a range of professional, commercial, historical, social, cultural and creative purposes.  This issue will be international and cross-cultural in order to highlight the largely global multiple flows of fashion discourse and to broaden the analysis of fashion beyond a purely traditional Western frame of analysis. For more information, see Full CallQuestions?  Contact Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II at


Call for Papers:  2017 Symposium: Fashion And Media.  October 13-14, 2017, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.  Fashion is signified and utilized through various forms of media.  In this sixth annual Fashion And... symposium we will focus on how fashion is portrayed in all types of media.  Presentations should examine the representations and expressions of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, and textiles in various forms.  The full conference Call for Papers will be out June 1 with submissions being reviewed on a rolling basis for acceptance until August 1, 2017.  See Attachment for more information.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II at


Call for Papers: "Shopping, Consumers & Retailing: Historical Perspectives,"  special issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, guest edited by Michael Mamp and Sara Marcketti..  This issue is interested in building an understanding of these topics utilizing historical perspectives.Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.  For more information, see Full Call.


Call for Papers: "Luxury Markets, Cities and Labour,"  special issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, guest edited by Veronica Manlow.  This issue will take an in-depth look at work, cities and consuming markets within the field of luxury.  Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.  For more information, see Full Call.

Fashion and Textiles, open access journal invites you to submit your research article (  The scope of the journal includes textile science and technology, clothing science and technology, economics of clothing and textiles/fashion business, and fashion design and history.  Fashion and Textiles is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among academic and industrial researchers in the field of fashion and textiles.  SpringerOpen maintains a rigorous peer review system, and guarantees the high visibility you'd expect from publishing with Springer.  All publication costs are covered by The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.  See announcement for more information.
Call for Papers: International Journal of Costume and Fashion (IJCF) invites papers for publication.  IJCF is one of the representative academic journals of the Korean Society of Costume.  (, published biannually in every June and December. IJCF addresses all aspects of costume and fashion: history of dress, fashion theory, theatrical costume, fashion design, product development, aesthetics, fashion marketing and management, fashion merchandising and retailing, socio-cultural aspect of dress, social psychology of dress, clothing construction, textile science, and new technology in fashion industry. Manuscripts for consideration should be sent to the chief editor at For more information, please visit, contact:  or see full announcement.
Call for Reviewers: The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is currently looking for reviewers in the area of apparel, textiles and merchandising.  See full announcement for details.
Call for Papers: The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is sponsoring a new online, open access peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. The editors are seeking high quality research and/or effective applied techniques related to human sciences.  Please see full announcement for details.



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