IFAI Expo 2016: specialty fabrics programming

December 1st, 2016

A variety of educational choices drove the Specialty Fabrics Program schedule Oct. 18-21 at the IFAI 2016 Expo. Attendees enjoyed dozens of presentations and “campfire” sessions featuring experts on topics as diverse as training the next generation of skilled workers, understanding functional fabric design and beating offshore manufacturers. The exhibit hall showcased the latest in fabrics, […]

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Functional apparel designer says ‘Technology is your friend’

October 20th, 2016

Maureen MacGillivray, Ph.D., tells her students to think of their fashion designs as “product development” and to get used to wearing lots of hats. MacGillivray presented an overview of what a functional apparel designer does Oct. 20 at the 2016 IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. MacGillivray’s work at the Center for Merchandising and Design Technology, […]

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