Design and Textiles

Hundreds of dollars available for students who create sustainable solutions to linen waste

WSU hosts a design competition where students will create products made from hotel linen waste to mitigate the environmental impacts of clothing and textile over-consumption and waste.

4 people stand behind several piles of bed sheets and towels. Each person is holding something they made from a sheet or towel.

Company’s donation of industry-leading software to help students design their futures

Starting next semester, AMDT students will have access to a widely used product lifecycle management software in the retail, fashion, footwear, and apparel industries.

Shot of a group of young students sitting together in a computer room

Save the date: WSU-hosted conference explores the digital transformation of fashion, design

Exploring how the fast-evolving digital world is changing our clothing and fashions, Washington State University’s Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles (AMDT) will co-host an international conference, “Fashioning Digital Transformation,” July 15-18, 2019, in Seattle, Wash. Co-hosted with the Society of Fashion and Textile Industry as part of the 24th International Fashion Invitational Exhibition, […]

Hwang, with small mounted mockups of dresses made from digital prints. Behind her is a wall of color schematics.

New technology spins second life for ‘wasted’ textiles

Thanks to new technology and support from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, scientists at Washington State University are helping keep millions of tons of cotton and cellulose waste out of the landfill, spinning it into valuable fibers for new clothing. Fabric going to waste Fiber consumption is on the rise as a growing world population demands […]

Going beyond expectations: Through teaching and research, Chanmi Hwang helps students, maternity patients

  For Chanmi Hwang, learning begins in the classroom—but moves to the laser-cutting workshop, the digital textile printing lab, a student blog, or the maternity ward of the local hospital. “I challenge my students to go beyond their expectations, and to take their learning beyond class to the real and the digital world,” says Hwang, […]

Chanmi Hwang holds several colorful dress forms in front of a wall of printed digital color templates.