Spring 2017 Cougar Couture

Three students with professor

First Lady Schulz, WSU women, students design spirit wear

WSU First Lady Noel Schulz, AMDT students and more than 1,000 WSU women work together to create new spirit attire that helps professional women show their school pride.
Students create spirited designs »

Five students standing together

The millennial challenge: Capstone course pushes students to reach young consumers

Merchandising students partner with Nordstrom, Cotton Incorporated to solve the real-world problem of connecting with the millennial generation.
How do you reach a millennial? »

AMDT students standing with the WSU flag

Making it big in the Big Apple: Students learn to make industry start in spring study tour

Traveling students learn how education and effort can take you from Pullman to the Big Apple.
Study tour embraces New York City »

Joan Ellis

Farewell, AMDT: Chair Joan Ellis says goodbye

As Joan Ellis wraps up a 25-year career in textile and apparel studies—16 of those at Washington State University—she reflects on the rich experience.
Looking back on ‘stepping stones’ »

Chanmi Hwang

New professor goes digital to create clothes for ‘real people’

To teach her students to design for any body, Chanmi Hwang, new faculty member, is breaking the mold with help from new technology.
Digital technology means clothing for all »

Mollie and Lou Pepper in a rose garden

Legacy lives on with Excellence Fund from Mollie and Lou Pepper

After financially helping AMDT students for decades, the late Lou and Mollie Pepper memorialize their support with a newly established Excellence Fund.
Family shares their passion for education »

Hang Liu

Researchers win grant for recycled textile innovation

AMDT researcher Hang Liu leads a $365,000 grant for research on recycling cotton waste products into high quality fibers for consumer goods.
Turning waste to valuable fibers »

Four student participate in the fashion show

Elevate: Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show Pictorial

The 34th Annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show features eclectic, ethereal, and epic collections by student designers.
Check out 2017 Fashion Show pictorial »

Ting Chi

Award-winning apparel professor fosters sustainable industry

Ting Chi, recipient of the ITAA Mid-Career Excellence Award, is leading the way to a sustainable future for the textile and apparel industry.
Fostering a sustainable industry »