Workshops | Apparel Research Center
Host or attend a workshop to educate yourself or your employees on a variety of topics related to textiles, apparel, and merchandising.
Information | Dr. Brigitte Cluver
Fibers Workshop: Learn about the properties of common generic fibers used in apparel applications.
Yarn Workshop: Learn how spun and filament yarns created, as well as how yarn structure impact fabrics’ aesthetic and performance properties.
Woven Fabric Workshop: Learn how woven fabric is created, as well as how different woven fabric structures influence fabrics’ aesthetic and performance properties.
Knitted Fabric Workshop: How is knitted fabric is created? How do different knitted fabric structures influence fabric aesthetic and performance properties?
Coloration and Finishes Workshop: Learn about common coloration and finishing techniques used in industry, as well as how such techniques impact fabrics’ aesthetic and performance properties.
Fabric Specifications and Quality Assurance Workshop: Learn why and how fabric specifications are developed and monitored.
Information | Dr. Kathy Mullet
Pattern Development Workshop: Learn to take your design idea to a prototype. Principles of flat pattern and draping are taught so you can develop a production pattern for your ideas.
Pattern Grading Workshop: Learn the principles and method of making a pattern to different sizes. Both computer methods and hand methods are taught. For numeric sizes as well as alpha sizing. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizing covered.
Fit and Garment Specification Workshop: A great idea won’t sell unless it fits your target customer. Learn to correct common fit issues and develop specifications so you get the product you want.
Computer Applications Workshop: Many of your design ideas need to be communicated via computer. Learn the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator or Optitex CAD programs.
Information | Dr. Minjeong Kim
Retail Math Workshop: Learn about basic math skills including markups, markdowns, inventory planning, six-month dollar planning, assortment planning, and invoice mathematics.
Visual Display Workshop: Learn about how to develop effective visual displays as well as how visual displays impact consumer responses.
Retail Strategy Workshop: Learn about winning retail management strategies from location selection, merchandise buying, customer relationship management, pricing, communication, and more.
Service Quality Workshop: Learn about how consumers perceive service quality as well as how to improve consumer perception and evaluation of service quality.