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Kellwood Apparel Technology Lab

The Kellwood Apparel Technology Lab is equipped with industrial sewing machines and other specialized industrial equipment. Over 30 body forms of men, women and children are available.

The idea of an Apparel Technology Lab began in the late 1980’s. The Department of Textile and Apparel Management desired to have their students gain applied experience which would allow them more career options.

This hands-on training and demonstration facility is utilized by university students and industry personnel. This was funded by the Kellwood company in 2008.

ntrance to Kellwood Lab

Steve Jorgensen, HES dean; James Jacobsen, former Kellwood executive; Kitty Dickerson, TAM department chair; Michael Kramer, CEO and president of the Kellwood Co; Scott Mannis, Kellwood executive.

Outreach to Community

The Apparel Technology Lab is available to sewn products industry personnel and to community individuals who want to make use of the technologies available. Industry personnel may consider assistance in their operations of pattern creation, pattern digitizing, and other services.

List of Donors

Angelica Corporation
Beaver Paper Company
Byte Systems
Gerber Technology
Hagale Manufacturing
Haggar Apparel Company
Lee Company
May Merchandising

Riverside Manufacturing Company
Russell Corporation
Sewing Machine Service and Supply
Thomaston Mills
Quick Rotan, Inc.
Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation
Union Special