FTC SIG Meeting Agenda at ARLIS/NA-VRA Joint Conference 2016

The 3rd joint ARLIS/NA-VRA Conference is a week away, from March 8-12 in Seattle, WA. If you will be attending,  please join us for the Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group Meeting.

When: Thursday, March 10 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: St.Helens room, the Westin Seattle


  • Introductions
  • Updates from Bloomsbury: Kimberly Petit, Senior Marketing Manager, Library Marketing
  • Discussion of Librarian Wardrobe survey results + future plans
  • Election of a Vice Moderator for 2016-2017
  • Open Discussion

Our impromptu field trip to the Henry Art Gallery will be right after the meeting. If you have comments or questions, feel free to e-mail me at cmcrookendale@vcu.edu. Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Carla-Mae Crookendale
Fashion, Textile & Costume SIG Moderator

Call for Papers: Fashion Issue of the Art Libraries Journal

We wanted to share the call for papers that has been circulating on various list-servs. Please see below:

Dear Colleagues,

I am planning a fashion issue of the Art Libraries Journal for issue 4 of 2016. This is a call for papers of 3500 – 5000 words which could include the following topics:

  • digitization of fashion sources
  • teaching with fashion resources in libraries
  • fashion-related projects or collections in your library
  • documentation of fashion shows/fashion weeks/ephemera
If you have an idea and want to discuss, send me an email at aljeditor@gmail.com. Deadline for abstracts 15 March. Article deadline is 1 June 2016.
Best wishes,
Erica Foden-Lenahan
Editor, Art Libraries Journal


Introduction to Textiles Intelligence

The following post is sponsored by Textiles Intelligence.

This is a quick introduction to Textiles Intelligence. We specialise in publishing research-based business information on the global textile and apparel industries. Can you access them via your library yet? Here’s a link to our website: www.textilesintelligence.com

The reports are used by senior executives in the industry to support their strategic planning decisions, by international trade organisations to write policy, and by fashion students who need to understand the commercial context of their subject. You’ll find lots of information about key companies and their activities, product developments and innovations by sector, international marketing and sourcing strategies, supply chain management issues, international trade and production trends, European yarn and fabric fairs, and much more.

Don’t forget to use the reports when you start thinking about applying to companies for employment. We’ve probably written about them – so go to your interview prepared!

The publications are available via subscription – in printed and electronic format. We offer multi-user licences for libraries. The titles relating to apparel include:

Textile Outlook International;

Global Apparel Markets; and

Performance Apparel Markets.

Contact Belinda Carp (belinda.carp@textilesintelligence.com) if you’d like to know more.


ARLISmatters: new ARLIS/UK & Ireland blog

Hi all,

We’ve been hard at work designing a new blog for ARLIS/UK & Ireland, and it has launched at last! To give you a bit of background, we used to publish a bi-monthly current awareness bulletin in hard-copy called the News-sheet. For a variety of reasons we decided we wanted to explore a new digital format so decided to build a blog to continue the publication in a new format.

The new blog, ARLISmatters, contains a lot of the same previous content (news, events, print and online resources, artists’ books exhibitions and news etc) as well as some exciting new features, like a jobs page and bi-monthly “In conversation with…” piece.

The link to the new site: https://arlismatters.wordpress.com/

We want as many people to engage with this as possible, so welcome readers and comments from around the world! If you do also have content you’d like to submit (which we would love to receive) the email address for feedback/submissions is arlismatters@gmail.com.

Thanks all,

Alex Duncan

Fashion Data (online publication)

The Temporary Fashion Museum in Rotterdam (NL) examines some of the terrifying realities of the fashion system. The social and ecological consequences of the clothing industry’s global production processes are presented in an online publication compiled by fashion historian José Teunissen, with clear data visualisations by designer Rudy Guedj.
> Fashion Data
> Fashion Data Publication

posted by:
Fred Goudswaard
librarian Amsterdam Fashion Institute