This video is a recent joint effort by faculty in the textile and apparel (T&A) programs across the country with the hope to inspire critical thinking on the future of the T&A academic discipline and help others know better about what we are doing in terms of teaching and scholarships.
How should the T&A academic discipline define itself in the 21st century? What are our unique contributions to the university community, the society and the world? How are we different from programs such as “Art & Design” and “Business”? What is your vision for the future of the T&A academic discipline? Please feel free to share your view.
Video 1: Panel discussion on “Made in USA”
Recording of a seminar on “Made in USA” hosted by the Texworld USA in January 2015. Panelists include:
- Pete Bauman, Senior VP, Burlington Worldwide / ITG
- Joann Kim, Director, Johnny’s Fashion Studio
- Tricia Carey, Business Development Manager, Lenzing USA
- Michael Penner, CEO, Peds Legwear
- Moderator: Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD
Video 2: Standing Still-The real story of the North Carolina textile industry
It may also be interesting to link this video with the article How a U.S. textile maker came to embrace free trade from page 3 to 9 in the reading packet.
Video 3: Panel discussion on apparel “Made in NYC”
The video is a recorded panel discussion hosted by the Texworld USA in July 2015 on the topic of apparel “Made in NYC”. Most panelists have years of experiences working in NYC as a fashion designer, including:
- Eric Johnson, Director, Fashion & Arts Teams Center for Economic Transformation, NYC Economic Development Corporation
- Erin Kent, Manager of Programs at The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
- Michelle Feinberg, NY Embroidery Studio
- (The event was moderated by Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD)
What’s your view on the future of textile and apparel “Made in USA”?
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The presentation was delivered at the 2015 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 13, 2015. Welcome for any suggestions and feedback.