NASA Anthropometry and Biomechanics Research

"For purposes of this [research], body dimensions and mobility descriptions are limited to the range of personnel considered most likely to be space module crewmembers and visiting personnel. It is assumed that these personnel will be in good health, fully adult in physical development, and an average age of 40 years. A wide range of ethnic and racial backgrounds may b represented, and crewmembers may be either male or female." -NASA

Tufts Human Factors Anthropometric Data

Anthropometry is a branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts as well as the variables which impact these measurements.  Anthropometric data consists of collections of measurements, often presented in tabular format or annotated diagrams of human figures.  The primary dimensions measured are of bone, muscle, and adipose tissue. This data is used in human factors/ergonomics applications in order to ensure that designs and standards are realistic." - Tufts 

Moon Dial Materials Database

Dr. Sabine Seymour focuses on fashionable technology and the intertwining of aesthetics and function in design and technology. She is described as being an innovator, visionary, and trend spotter in her work as researcher, conceptual designer, economist, professor, and entrepreneur.

Dr. Seymour is the Chief Creative Officer of her company Moondial, which develops fashionable wearables and consults on fashionable technology to companies worldwide. Moondial’s work is based on the convergence of fashion, design, science and wearable & wireless technologies

Cornell Sizing Systems

Discusses history, methods, and challenges of sizing systems in the apparel industry. (And hundreds of references for a deeper dive.)

"Providing clothing that fits the population is a critical issue for any designer and manufacturer of apparel. These documents provide an introduction to the issues related to this process with links to references on each topic.

There is no common agreement on terminology to describe the methods or systems that have been developed to provide a range of sizes to fit the population. For the purposes of this set of documents a sizing system will be defined as a set of sizes derived using common assumptions and methods of development, and size categories within a system will be defined as the various groupings of sizes as they would be presented in a retail situation. Thus the sizing system most commonly used for ready-to-wear in the United States makes use of a base size, often fitted to a fit model, and a set of sizes proportionately graded from this size." 

Adobe Research

"In Adobe Research, we create innovative technologies relevant to our software products for consumers, creative professionals, developers, and enterprises. While that mission sounds simple enough, it takes a special mix of passionate employees, committed leadership and trust in the creative process to make it all happen. We begin by bringing together the smartest, most driven people we can find, and we allow them the freedom to nurture their intellectual curiosity, while providing them with the necessary resources, support and freedom to shape their ideas into tangible results."

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

The CFDA foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization, which was created to raise funds for charity and industry activities.

National Retail Federation (NRF)

The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation, shaping retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.­­

Fabric Link

An online educational resources for fabrics, apparel, home furnishings, and care.

"FabricLink.com is the trade-to-consumer online resource.  Launched in 1995, FabricLink has been the premier site for consumer textile education and product promotion for 20 years.  Currently, the FabricLink Network sites (FabricLink.com and TheTechnicalCenter.com) average about 75,000 visitors each month, who access the wealth of fabric resources, product education and networking information available.

FabricLink.com's popularity is underscored by it's position on the major search engines, and the numerous backlinks to it from other sites, including publications, colleges and universities, family and consumer science programs, libraries, businesses, retailers, and  trade associations around the world.

The Discovery Channel's has awarded FabricLink.com its prestigious Content Rules Award, in recognition of its depth of content, placing the site in the top 1% of the thousands they review."

Textile Learner

Textile Learner is the largest Textile Blog over the net. It is an ultimate reference for textile students. It helps to update textile knowledge among the textile students, entrepreneurs, businessmen and over all the people who want to know textile A-Z. It is like a community blog. Anybody can publish textile related articles, thesis papers and any other reviews in this blog without copyrighted.

Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company. And also involved with several renowned companies in Bangladesh. 

Soft Robotics Toolkit

"The Soft Robotics Toolkit grew out of research conducted at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin which focused on developing better instructional kits for hands-on design courses. The toolkit was initially developed in the Harvard Biodesign Lab through a user-centred design approach to understanding the needs of student designers in ES227 Medical Device Design, a project-based mechanical design course in which teams of undergraduate and graduate students work with clinicians to develop novel medical devices. A soft robotics focus was added to the course in order to connect student projects with the cutting-edge robotics research being conducted at Harvard, exposing the students to the latest research findings and giving them the chance to participate in advanced technology development." — Quoted from the Soft Robotics Toolkit Website

Kobakant: How to Get What You Want

Documentation of wearable tech projects, materials, and resources.

"Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson have been collaborating since 2006, and in 2008 formed the collective KOBAKANT. Together, through their work, they explore the use of textile crafts and electronics as a medium for commenting on technological aspects of today’s “high-tech” society. KOBAKANT believes in the spirit of humoring technology, often presenting their work as a twisted criticism of the stereotypes surrounding textile craftsmanship and electrical engineering. KOBAKANT believes that technology exists to be hacked, handmade and modified by everyone to better fit our personal needs and desires.
In 2009, as research fellows at the Distance Lab in Scotland, KOBAKANT published an online database for sharing their DIY wearable technology approach titled HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT."