Students and Faculty recently participated in an Indigo dye workshop with master dyer Zee Bordeaux, a textile dyer based in San Fransisco and New York. This summer, Bordeaux guided Alabama Chanin's dye house in setting up the company’s indigo vats.This workshop is part of Leuco State, a design competition sponsored by The Cotton Incorporated Student Sponsorship Grant Program. Click on Read More to learn about the competition.
Dr. Belinda Orzada won the Balenciaga in Hawaii Design Competition sponsored by Paris American Academy. Final judging and a fashion show were held during the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference in Honolulu, HI in November 2012. Dr. Orzada won the Professional Design category with her design inspired by the work of couturier Cristobal Balenciaga. Her design, "vision and Technique" utilized geranium pink silk gazaar for a cloak cut on the bias with cowl folds at the neckline and armhole.
You don’t have to look farther than your shirt label to see the apparel industry’s global network, but for eight students from the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, understanding how a “made in China” garment makes its way into the United States is a far more complex — and fascinating — process. Click here to read their blog about a travel study program to Washington, DC and North Carolina.
10:55 a.m., July 9, 2014--Emma Sidoriak, a University of Delaware Honors Program student from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, who graduated in May with a double major in fashion and apparel design and economics, has won first place in a national design competition sponsored by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).
Click here to listen to the podcast! Consumer demand is driving the need to expand the production of organic and more sustainably grown cotton. Including smallholder farmers in this growing market is essential to meeting this demand. But there are many challenges involved in this process. In their distinguished lecture and FIBERcast titled “Challenges of Including Smallholder Farmers in the Global Organic Cotton Market,”
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