Center for merchandising and design technology
A research and design facility that provides solutions to apparel and textile design problems using an innovative and multidisciplinary approach. The sweating thermal manikin enables researchers to obtain data related to wet/dry heat loss.
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To strengthen the quality of education, research, and professional development opportunities by involving faculty and students in the development and refinement of innovative apparel merchandising and design technology, products, and services. The model for educating students for careers in the 21st century includes opportunities that go beyond the classroom.
Meet the CMDT Team
The CMDT staff has expertise in apparel design, merchandising, textiles, engineering, and computer science. Textile testing, prototype development and evaluation, wearer trial and fit analysis are a few current and past projects using these state-of-the-art technologies.