The Microfibre Consortium (TMC), the non-profit organization addressing the need for a better understanding of microfiber pollution, has welcomed three new members. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Textile Exchange have signed up as research and TMC's affiliate members. Other strategic affiliate and research memberships are due to be confirmed later in the year, the organization said. The TMC facilitates the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimize microfiber release to the environment from the textile manufacturing and product life cycle. The TMC's governance and advisory board, appointed in January of this year, is chaired by TMC's Sophie Mather and comprises representatives from Adidas, the European Outdoor Group (which previously formed and managed The Outdoor Microfibre Consortium), W.L. Gore & Associates, Marks & Spencer, Primark and the University of Leeds.