1. Professionalise IFFTI research paper presentation and ensure appropriate international recognition to the IFFTI Journal. There is a need to have a “citation index” and “impact factor” journal to satisfy the promotion requirements of some institutions.

2. Compile a materials library for hosting on the IFFTI website. The process to include:–

(a) Preparation of an inventory of collection of garments, textiles, footwear, accessories, etc. among IFFTI members and categorize them according to accessibility.

(b) Identifying 50 leading collections accessible to researchers.

(c) Identifying 10 portals that have catalogued collections.

(d) List collections that are digital and accessible.

3. Research within fashion is a new concept. The focus of IFFTI should be on more layered research encompassing culture and design. Over the next 5 years IFFTI should become an authority on research in Design and Culture and lay down its own guidelines for institutions to follow. Keeping this in view prepare a road map for future direction of IFFTI Research.

4. Build a network for graduate student supervision.

5. Conduct a separate Workshop on Research at each IFFTI Annual Conference to allow continuation of Research Themes from previous Conferences and also introduction of new Research Themes.

1. Prof. Anthony Kent (Chair) Nottingham Trent University, UK
2. Prof.J.R.Campbell (Deputy Chair) Kent State University , USA
3. Dr. Clemens Thornquist Swedish School of textiles, Sweden
4. Mrs. Lucie Huiskens ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Fashion Department, The Netherlands
5. Prof. and Dr. Henry, Yi LI The University of Manchester, UK
6. Isabel Garcia Hiljding The ISEM Fashion Business School, Spain
7. Prof. José Teunissen London College of Fashion, UK
8. Dr. Traci Lamar North Carolina State University, USA
9. Prof. Alan Murray Falmouth University, UK
10. Dr Tiziana Ferrero-Regis Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
11. Prof. Ulrike Nagele AMD Akademie Mode & Design, Germany
12. Theresia Grevinga Saxion University of Applied Science, The Netherlands
13. Dr.Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas London College of Fashion, UK
14. Prof.Dr.Jochen Strähle Reutlingen University, USA
15. Dr.Katherine Annett-Hitchcock North Carolina State University, USA
16. Dr. Amanda Briggs-Goode Nottingham Trent University, UK
17. Professor David Zajtmann Institut Francais de la Mode, France
18. Minyoung Suh North Carolina State University, USA
19. Dr Angela Finn RMIT University
20. Dr Naomi Braithwaite Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham UK
21. Dr Yoko Takagi Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo
22. Mirsini Trigoni London College of Fashion UAL
23. Liz Gee London College of Fashion UAL
24. Professor Danielle Bruggeman ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem
25. Dr. Archana Gandhi National Institute of Fashion Technology, India