Textile Design

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  • Oct

    Attend the 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at FIDM Los Angeles

    The 7th annual Innovative Materials Conference will take place at FIDM Los Angeles, in the Annex, Room A 332, from October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016, presented by the FIDM Library and FIDM Alumni Association. Discover the latest advancements in the textiles and materials industries, including innovations in wearable technology and sustainable products. FIDM classes are invited to signup for a tour with the Textiles & Materials Department team. RSVP to Kristine Upesleja at KUpesleja@fidm.com. Kristine will be representing FIDM in Montreal next week as a speaker at the Wear It Smart Conference

    On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Scott Wilson, Vice President of JS Apparel, one of the largest clothing manufacturers in Los Angeles, will discuss sustainable practices in the industry. He will demonstrate a hands-on 3D human body scanner and measuring system that eliminates waste and can be used for custom-made apparel. RSVP to Carrie Shay, CShay@fidm.com for the guest speaker event, which includes refreshments. 

    The exhibit will be open from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


    Categories: Library, FIDM, Eco-Friendly, Textiles, Event

  • Sep

    Circular zero-waste economy: Is this a way forward for the textiles and apparel industry?

    By Gayatri Keskar, Ph.D., Materials Manager, Material ConneXion Whether it is out of a real desire to make the world a better place or an understanding of the enhanced brand value of a clear commitment to sustainable design, we are seeing an increasing dema … Read More

  • Sep

    Save the Date: 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016

    Please save the date for the upcoming 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, which will be held October 31, 2016 to November 4 2016, at the Los Angeles campus, at the Annex, Room A 332. The exhibition will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. … Read More

  • Aug

    Denim Series: Learning the Language of Denim

    Selvedge, Right Hand Twill, Ring Spun, and Ring Ring. Students left Wednesday's Denim seminar speaking a whole new language—the one industry insiders speak when describing the world's favorite indigo textile. Instructor Tricia Edwards gave students an … Read More

  • Aug

    Knitwear Design Alumna Launches Textile Design Studio

    Kate Gabrieli (pictured, right) graduated with a Professional Designation Degree in Fashion Knitwear Design. "I took a Textile Design class with Anne Bennion, Chairperson of FIDM's Fashion Knitwear Design, Textile Design, and Design programs, for fun since I … Read More

  • Aug

    Material Connexion Links Innovative Materials to FIDM Students

    The Material Connexion, a consulting service headquartered in New York, is at the epicenter of all that is sustainable and innovative in textiles. When FIDM Textile & Materials Manager Kristine Upesleja visited the cutting edge collection in 2012, she … Read More

  • Apr

    See Photos From DEBUT 2016!

    On Saturday, April 2, 2016, DEBUT 2016 showcased the impressive work of Advanced Fashion Design, Theatre Costume Design, Interior Design, and Textile Design Programs.  The annual DEBUT Show and Fashion Gala celebrated the creativity and hard work of graduating … Read More

  • Jan

    The 6th Annual Innovative Materials Conference Comes to FIDM San Diego

    The 6th annual Innovative Materials Conference is coming to FIDM San Diego January 27 to 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See the latest in the textiles and materials industries including innovations in wearable technology and sustainable products. On … Read More

  • Nov

    Industrywatch: A Look at Levi's Denim Laboratory

    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 … Read More