New York Times gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at denim research & development at Levi's state-of-the-art textile facility in San Francisco. Located 10 minutes from corporate headquarters, Eureka Lab is run by textile specialist Bart Sights. "Eureka is a nerve center and skunk works for innovation, a place to test out new treatments, new finishes, and new ideas," says the Times. The story describes boiling vats of indigo dye, laser printers, denim washing machines with pumice stones, and "torturous contraptions to test strength and durability." It also describes an atelier of sewers who collaborate with designers to create the next hot prototype for the global jean maker.
Categories: Industrywatch, Apparel Industry Management, San Francisco, Textiles, Merchandise Product Development
FIDM Graduates Christina Estrada and Vina Oktavia, the designers behind ChrisVina, a new statement t-shirt collection based in Los Angeles, first met at FIDM Orientation Day. They both recently graduated from the Apparel Industry Management Program with Profe … Read More
Apparel Manufacturing Graduate and current Business Management Student MoonSoo Kim of Make It LA and L'Atelier is creating quality, high-end garments for celebrities, pro-athletes, and European clients. We recently caught up with the Los Angeles-based desig … Read More
Name: Abby Henkel Age: 16 Hometown: Topsfield, Massachusetts FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, July 2016 Admissions Advisor: Roxy DeGuzman How did your advisor help with the process? Roxy was amazing; she was super … Read More
Name: Alan Yiu Company: Westcomb Title: Founder and Creative Director Responsibilities: My primary role is designing and developing the men’s collection as well as overseeing the creative direction and strategies relating to the brand and product offeri … Read More
Name: Sergeant Trinidad Garcia III FIDM Major/Grad Year: Apparel Industry Management/Summer 2015 Tell us about your military service. I enlisted September 2, 2008, in the United States Marine Corps, and am still on active duty. I'm currently serving on Ins … Read More
Name: Jourdan Sims FIDM Major/Grad Year: Apparel Industry Management, 2014 Company/Title: Calyspo St. Barth/Product Development Assistant What are your responsibilities? My role consists of helping the product development team, reaching out to factories … Read More
Name: Megan Hartman Major: Apparel Industry Management What inspired you to pursue a career in fashion and come to FIDM? As cliché as it sounds, I've always loved fashion since I was little girl. I would never let my mom dress me and then as I got olde … Read More
Name: Daniel Kasidi Nyaggah Company: Rastaclat FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management Grad Year: 2006 What led you to start Rastaclat? I had a great love for sneakers, so when I made my first bracelet, it was never a conscious decision that this would … Read More
Apparel Industry Management, Advanced Fashion Design, and Business Management Graduate Ariana DaSilva is working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as a Senior Fashion Trainer at Sharaf Retail Group, which represents brands such as Agent Provacateur, Forever 21 … Read More
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