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Winning professional spirit wear to be manufactured, sold
January 24, 2017

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.

Social media, regular folks are reshaping fashion industry
October 13, 2016

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.

Give input about professional Coug wear by Sept. 14
September 1, 2016

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.

Apparel design a diverse field
October 4, 2007

More than a fashion option, what you’re wearing could be a matter of life or death.


That’s because apparel designers also create high-performance uniforms for doctors, firefighters, the military and athletes. Working with high-tech materials like Kevlar, for bulletproof vests, they also design spacesuits for astronauts and parachutes for pilots.


“We’re much more complex and in depth than most people realize,” said Karen Leonas, the new chair of WSU’s apparel, merchandising, design and textiles department (AMDT). “My role is to facilitate the vision of our amazingly talented and diverse faculty.”


Third in the nation


With more than 250 undergraduates, AMDT … » More …