HES Spring 2021 Award Recipients

June 3, 2021

Congratulations to our faculty and alumni who have been selected as recipients for HES Spring 2021 Awards! Your hard work and dedication to Mizzou TAM is appreciated and recognized. Jana M. Hawley, Li Zhao, Raja Bahar, Cydni M. Robertson, and Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana. We are so proud of all of you! Learn more

Brooke McKee

Brooke McKee Places in the AATCC Pitch It to Win It Competition

June 1, 2021

Brooke McKee, a Textile and Apparel Management student, won 3rd place in the AATCC Pitch It to Win It Competition for her submission of “The Environmental Faults of Fashion,” promoting her sustainable clothing company, BooRay Clo. Dr. Kerri McBee-Black was Brooke’s mentor for The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Undergraduate Student Competition that highlights student projects…

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Spring 2021 TAM Newsletter

May 14, 2021

See what's new at the MU Department of Textile and Apparel Management with the Spring 2021Newsletter. Read newsletter (PDF)

Jung Ha-Brookshire

Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire Receives ITAA Distinguished Scholar Award

March 10, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, on receiving the 2021 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Distinguished Scholar Award. This award recognizes continuous and substantial contributions to scholarship in the field.

TAM Advisory Board Meeting

Feb. 19, 2021

The Annual TAM Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be held from Sunday, Feb. 28 to Friday, Mar. 5, 2021. The TAM Industry Advisory Board is composed of high-level industry leaders representing many segments of the textile, apparel, and retailing field. Please see the bio of each member on our Advisory Board page. Please come join…

Kerri McBee-Black

What Nike’s First Hands-Free Shoe Means for the Disability Community

Feb. 17, 2021

Dr. McBee-Black’s research focusing on apparel related barriers for people with disabilities was featured in a new article showcasing Nike’s first hands-free shoe. Read article

Kerri McBee-Black

Dr. McBee-Black Featured in CFDA Webinar

Feb. 2, 2021

Dr. Kerri McBee-Black was featured in a Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) webinar, Adaptive Fashion Series in partnership with Runway of Dreams and Gamut Management. She and other academic and researchers shared real-life business cases based on their many years of research on the power of Adaptive Fashion and Inclusion of People…

Raven Smith

TAM Peer Mentors

Jan. 29, 2021

TAM Peer Mentors provide guidance and support for students pursuing a Textile & Apparel Management major, minor, or Digital Merchandising certificate. Peer Mentors can help students navigate the following: Academics (understanding your degree program, course suggestions, degree checklist/planner, how to read a degree audit, how to communicate with your professor) Career (resume, cover letter, and…

Gabriella Bennis

Three TAM Students Win the Prestigious FSF Scholarships!

Dec. 8, 2020

After a nation-wide case study competition, Audrey Skaggs, Gabriella Bennis and Sadie Harmon receive the Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholarship. They are three of the 100 students who receive this scholarship out of over 640 applications. Each of them receive the $7,500 scholarship and they will be featured on WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) as well. This…

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Silk and Steel: French Fashion Women and WWI

Nov. 12, 2020

The CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN CHICAGO just tagged the Missouri Historic Costume & Textile Collection (MHCTC) in their Facebook post promoting the Silk & Steel French fashion exhibition at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City! The exhibit and one of our dresses was also featured in the December 2020 edition of…

Song-yi Youn

TAM Awards from the 2020 ITAA Conference

Nov. 10, 2020

Dr. Kerri McBee-Black received the Top Altmetric Score paper from 2020 International Textile and Apparel Association conference. Her paper title is, "Words Matter: A Content Analysis of the Definitions and Usage of the Terms for Apparel Marketed to People Living With Disabilities." Dr. Li Zhao and a doctoral candidate Muzhen Li's paper titled, “Neo-Fashion: A…

MU Collaboration Exhibit: Collective Voices in the News

Nov. 3, 2020

Enjoy Aarik Danielsen’s recent Columbia Tribune article featuring "Collective Voices," a collaborative MU exhibit in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery that includes objects from the Missouri Historice Costume and Textile Collection (MHCTC), University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. On display through November 19th! Take a virtual tour (Part 1) of the exhibit with curators…

TAM Virtual Homecoming and Chair Fund for Excellence Fundraising

Oct. 9, 2020

Come celebrate and share your favorite TAM experiences on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 CST. Faculty and staff, current TAM students, and TAM alumni will wait for you to share your TAM moments with us. This year, we invite our alumni and friends to be a part of enhancing the TAM Experience.…

Li Zhao

Drs. Li Zhao and Kerri McBee-Black Awarded Grant from Cotton Incorporated

Oct. 9, 2020

Congratulations to Drs. Li Zhao and Kerri McBee-Black on receiving another grant from Cotton Incorporated for next calendar year for their project entitled Trace Public and Stakeholder Opinion Regarding Sustainability and Transparency in The Global Cotton Supply Chain: A Practice-Based Experiential Learning Opportunity. It is a little over $28,000 and we are so happy to…

Sustainable Sourcing in the Global Fashion Industry

Oct. 7, 2020

The University of Missouri's Textile & Apparel Management department hosted a panel featuring industry experts discussing Sustainable Sourcing in the Global Fashion Industry. The webinar was hosted via Zoom on October 15th, 2020, and featured industry professionals Michelle Dando, Jeff Hux, Juan Zighelboim, and Mark Messura. From perspectives of local farmers’ in Missouri, oversea suppliers,…


TAM Ranks Among the Top in the Nation

Sept. 17, 2020

TAM ranks among the top in the nation by College Factual (#8 Nationally and #1 in Missouri) in Textile and Apparel Management programs.

TAM Talks: TAM Young Alumni Present “Career Lessons Learned in the Fashion Industry”

Sept. 9, 2020

TAM offers a unique opportunity every year for TAM students to get connected to and learn from recent TAM graduates. This year, we have four amazing young alumni and they will share what they learned in the fashion industry since their graduation. Please join us via Zoom. It is on September 9, from 11-11:50 am.…

TAM Talks: TAM Young Alumni Present “Career Lessons Learned in the Fashion Industry”

Sept. 9, 2020

TAM offers a unique opportunity every year for TAM students to get connected to and learn from recent TAM graduates. This year, we have four amazing young alumni and they will share what they learned in the fashion industry since their graduation. Please join us via Zoom. It is on September 9, from 11-11:50 am.…

Kerri McBee-Black

Exclusive Design

July 23, 2020

Story by Mizzou News Apparel industry’s competing terms cause confusion and frustration for people living with disabilities. Kerri McBee-Black hopes to bridge the nomenclature gap between businesses and academia to help people find what they're looking for. While the apparel industry has become increasingly more accessible to people living with disabilities, much of the industry…

Jean Parsons

Dr. Parsons Named CSA Fellow

June 3, 2020

The Costume Society of America (CSA) Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by CSA. It recognizes the dedication, commitment, leadership, and outstanding contributions of our members to the organization and to the field of dress and appearance. Class of 2020 CSA Fellow Jean L. Parsons is a professor at the University of Missouri and curator…

Nicole Johnston

Nicole Johnston Wins HES Distinguished Staff Award

June 2, 2020

Nicole Johnston received the HES Distinguished Staff Award in 2020. One of the supporters stated that "Nicole’s work in support for the Historic Costume Collection unceasingly amazes me by its extraordinary and ever-evolving creativity and its grounding in broad-based historical research." Congratulations, Nicole, and thank you for your work for the Missouri Historic Costume and…

Kerri McBee-Black

Adaptive Versus Inclusive — Words Matter When it Comes to Apparel for People Living with Disabilities

May 28, 2020

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, Mizzou News MU researchers found that people living with disabilities wish to purchase clothing that is designed and marketed like any other apparel Retailers and brands such as Kohl’s, Nike, Target, Tommy Hilfiger and Zappos have recently launched adaptive apparel lines, and economists have predicted that the U.S. adaptive clothing market…

Spring 2020 TAM Newsletter

May 15, 2020

See what's new at the MU Department of Textile and Apparel Management with the Spring 2020 Newsletter. Read newsletter (PDF)

TAM Making Masks for MU Health

April 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Textile and Apparel Management is working with MU Health Care to help cut materials for 100,000 masks. Yesterday, 10,000 cut masks were picked up.

TAM Cuts Over 35,000 Mask Fabric Pieces for MU Health

April 15, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread, face masks are becoming more difficult to find, and health systems are turning to community members for help to make sure they have masks for as long as the outbreak lasts. That includes MU Health Care. The University is joining the effort and making mask kits that will be made…

Lida Aflatoony

TAM Students Win Mizzou ’39 and Mizzou ’18 Awards

March 4, 2020

Congratulations to TAM students Hannah Farley and Lida Aflatoony on winning Mizzou '39 and Mizzou '18 Awards. We are so proud of you! Hannah Farley - Mizzou '39 Award Recipient Lida Aflatoony - Mizzou '18 Award Recipient