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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 …

Exploring fashion, fit for African women of all sizes

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

PULLMAN, Wash. – Attractive, comfortable clothing that fits a range of body sizes isn’t just an American desire – it’s global. A Washington State University researcher is exploring ways for African women of all sizes and shapes to look and feel good in modern fashions. » More …

‘Project Runway’ slated to launch at WSU

PULLMAN — Move over Santino. Watch out, Daniel V. and Chloe. Fashion design students at Washington State University are deep in the throes of their own “Project Runway.”Like the novice designers on the popular reality television show that has its season finale tonight, WSU fashion majors – mostly seniors – are designing their own four-to-six outfit clothing lines. Some 28 students will display their designs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Beasley Coliseum on the Pullman campus, a traditional part of WSU Moms Weekend.Professor Carole Urquhart, who heads the classes involved with production of the fashion show, says the yearlong process of developing a … » More …

Apparel program wins scholarship competition

WSU’s Apparel, Merchandising and Textiles program won the first institutional-level scholarship competition at Fashion Group International of Seattle.This is an annual competition among universities, which make proposals to FGI. Deborah Vandermar, the group’s co-chair for the event, said four universities applied for the 2002 scholarship and grant, and WSU’s proposal won. The scholarship grant, awarded at recent ceremonies in Seattle, came to $12,500.Vandermar stated that FGI has given scholarships for many years, handling applications directly from students. This year the organization switched to giving scholarship grants to universities, which administer them to students.Carol Salusso, apparel, merchandising and interior design grant co-author, said WSU will award … » More …