CMDT is a research and design facility that provides solutions to
apparel and textile design problems using an innovative and
multidisciplinary approach. 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 sample of current and past projects using state of
the art technologies.
mission of the CMDT is 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.