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Award-winning apparel prof fosters sustainable industry

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Whether it’s exploring ways to “upcycle” cotton waste into valuable fibers or promoting adoption of biodegradable plastic mulch for farmers, Ting Chi is leading the way to a sustainable future for the textile and apparel industry. » More …

Feb. 10: Tri-Cities showcases professional fashions

By Eadie Balint, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Students and staff will take to the fashion runway while learning about appropriate work attire during the 2017 Washington State University Tri-Cities Professional Fashion Showcase noon-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the West Atrium on campus. » More …

WSU wins grant for recycled textile innovation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has won a $365,000 grant for research on recycling cotton waste products into high quality regenerated fibers for consumer goods. » More …

Winning professional spirit wear to be manufactured, sold

PULLMAN, Wash. – The winning design by students last semester for professional women’s Washington State University spirit wear is a Chanel-inspired jacket that will be manufactured and available at WSU retail outlets. » More …

Dec. 13: Students show professional spirit fashion designs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Student designs for Cougar clothing for professional women will be shown at a free, public presentation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. » More …

Social media, regular folks are reshaping fashion industry

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WSU fashion researcher Jihyeong Son. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – As social media becomes the catwalk of the fashion industry, a Washington State University researcher is examining how it influences the way consumers interact and the merchandise they buy. » More …

Give input about professional Coug wear by Sept. 14

blazerPULLMAN, Wash. – College-branded professional apparel for women will be designed in a Washington State University class this semester for manufacturing and purchase, and students are looking for input before they begin. » More …

Why plus-size women turn to men’s exercise clothing

By Darin Watkins, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – A lack of fashion options has plus-size women turning to men’s exercise clothing. That’s the conclusion of a study at Washington State University recently published in the journal Fashion and Textiles. » More …