International Textile and Fashion Congress (ITFC2023)

by Suzan Özdemir | Mar 20, 2023

The International Textile and Fashion Congress, hosted by Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, and chaired by Prof.Dr. Ömer Berk Berkalp, was held on March 16–17 at the ITU Gümüşsuyu Campus. More than 150 participants from three continents and 11 different countries took part in the event.

The event started with the opening speeches of our vice rector, Prof. Dr.Şule Itır Satoğlu, İHKİB Vice Chairman of the Board Mustafa Paşahan, İTHİB Board Member Besim Özek, YÜNSA Operations Manager Engin Sarıbüyük, also hosted expert invited speakers from different disciplines, such as Prof.Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Dr. Rudolf Hufenus, Prof.Dr. Alper İlki, Arzu Kaprol, and Assist. Prof.Dr. Amy Sperber. From earthquakes to pandemics, from environmental pollution to social norms, the topics discussed in which textile and fashion sought solutions were held online or with physical participation.

In ITFC2023, where R&D and Design Centers participated intensively as well as academicians from different disciplines, presentations were made on many innovative topics, from smart textiles to nanotechnology, from industry 4.0 to digitalized fashion trends.

Our sponsors who contributed to the realization of ITFC2023 are; Textile Employers' Union, İHKİB, İTHİB, YÜNSA, INOVENSO, BOSSA, HASSAN, KARINCA TEKSTİL, OBA, SANKO and RB KARESİ. Dalya Turizm carried out the organization of the congress, which was promoted with the support of IBB Media.

The congress, which is planned to be held for the second time in 2025, is aimed at turning into a common platform for national and international collaborations that bring industry and academia together.

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İTÜ Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design

Textile Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) is the first and the single one offering textile engineering education in Istanbul, and also comes first among the top textile engineering schools in Turkey. Its history could be traced back to 1955; the year in which the textile division was established in the body of Mechanical Engineering. The school gained its current name and independent status in 1983. Therefore, it is obvious that the Textile Engineering Department is fairly new compared to the history of İTÜ stretching back to 240 years.


ITU Textile Engineering Undergraduate Program is an accredited program by ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC),, (Criteria: General Criteria Only (EAC)). For further information on accrediation of ITU Textile Engineering Undergraduate Program, please visit the following link: