I am Yoon-Jung Lee, honored to serve as the 24th President of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.

It is both an honor and a significant responsibility to lead the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, a premier academic organization in Korea's field of clothing and textiles. Established in 1976, our society has been instrumental in the clothing industry's development and academic growth for the past 47 years. We've achieved this through exceptional, timely research and creative, collaborative efforts, adapting to rapidly evolving times. Our international-level research outcomes are shared through our acclaimed academic journals, 'Fashion and Textiles' and 'The Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles,' as well as through regular academic conferences and the International Conference on Clothing and Textiles(ICCT). Additionally, we have endeavored to fortify our ties with the industry through various industry-academia collaborative activities, including forums and fashion product planning contests. My deepest gratitude goes to all past presidents, officers, and members whose dedication has significantly contributed to the growth of the KSCT, the clothing industry, and academia.

As the world transitions to a new normal post-pandemic, we find ourselves at the cusp of a major shift, embracing digital innovation, artificial intelligence, climate change response, ESG, and other diverse innovations transforming both industry and academia. The KSCT is dedicated to fostering our members' cooperation and participation, providing platforms to share, discuss, and respond to research findings and academic issues amidst these evolving challenges. We are committed to cultivating outstanding talent poised to lead future industries and academic fields, underscored by our continued investment in specialized education. Our focus also extends to developing comprehensive educational and mentoring programs aimed at enhancing young researchers' career development and expertise.

The 24th Board of Directors of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles is devoted to advancing our society's prestige and upholding our role and responsibility within the academic community. Your active participation and ongoing interest are invaluable to our collective success.

April 2023
Yoon-Jung Lee
24th President of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles