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News American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists 6/15/2017

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"Fashioning Innovation"

​From Left: Mary Hopkins, Mega Burich, Linda Farquhar, Ben Greenspan, Emma Sodoriak

The University of Delaware student chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, hosted “Fashioning Innovation” in May 2017. The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of technology and innovation in the apparel industry.

A panel of experts discussed how technology and innovation is changing the fashion industry. Participates in the panel included: Meg Burich, a leader in the field of wearable technology and the marketing director for digital sports at Adidas; Linda Farquhar, founder and CEO of entreDonovan, an apparel company using cutting-edge technology to produce custom clothing; Ben Greenspan, a doctoral student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program with a background in mechanical engineering and a specialty in 3-D printing; and Emma Sidoriak, an apparel designer at GK Elite Sportswear, a company that designs and produces garments for Olympic athletes.  Mary Hopkins, an associate at W.L. Gore and Associates, formerly with DuPont, moderated the discussion.

In addition to the panel, there was a fashion show featuring garments designed by apparel design majors in partnership with UD’s interdisciplinary Biomechanics and Movement Science Program. The garments were adaptive and accessible for individuals with physical disabilities or special needs.

The event also included presentations from such exhibitors as W.L. Gore and Printed Solid, a 3D printing company. 

Article by Martha Carper

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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • United States Fashion Industry Association