The Thread Starts Here: From Fiber to Fashion Presented by Philadelphia University

Thursday October 13th: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Ticket Price: Free

Join Philadelphia University for the official opening of its Fashion and Textiles Futures Center (FTFC) on Thursday, October 13, beginning at 2 p.m. See for yourself how the Futures Center is a hub for innovation through the integration of education, research and practice. We’ll host a series of short talks, demos and hands-on activities in textiles and fashion. Check out smart fabrics, wearable technology, and fashion forward trends for the home. Discover how much of the world around us is made up of textiles.

The Fashion and Textiles Futures Center is the model for a 21st-century, state-of-the-art active studio and research facility that supports transdisciplinary learning, fosters collaboration, facilitates industry-sponsored projects and increases research opportunities for faculty and students. Find out how the Futures Center will advance the University’s innovative and highly regarded fashion and textiles curricula and enhance partnerships with industry leaders to more closely connect students to current and future jobs in an evolving marketplace.

While you’re on campus that day, check out our Verizon-sponsored Connected Home exhibit. Look for a more detailed listing of events on the DesignPhiladelphia website.

Location: Fashion & Textiles Futures Center in Hayward Hall — Philadelphia University


2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Hands-On Design (try your hand at the following activities) : -Screen Printing in Hayward 004 -Hand Weaving in Hayward 005

Open Studios (drop in to observe students in action): - Digital Printing Demos in Hayward 101A - Jacquard Weaving Demos in Hayward Hall 028A - Shima Seiki Knitting Demos in Hayward Hall 028B

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.:

Alumni Success Panel: PhilaU Alumni will share their careers in the fashion and textile worlds. Location: DEC 201.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

Fashion & Textiles Futures Center Reception.