TechStyleLAB is located in the Fashion School at Kent State University. Our mission is to support learning/teaching, research and commercial investigation of digital design and production technologies in the fashion context. The goal of the TechStyleLAB is to create a model for exploring more localized, sustainable and creative digital supply chains for the fashion industry. A key impact of the TechStyleLAB concept lies in demonstrating how digital design and manufacturing software/hardware can be used in conjunction with rich media interfaces to create dynamic workflows for the on-demand production of textile/fashion products.
The TechStyleLAB houses a range of digital output devices, such as our wide format digital textile printer and digital embroidery machines in one collective space to allow for a completely vertical on-demand design/production environment. In addition to our existing equipment and our partnership with the School of Art's Craft/Textiles area to make use of digitally-driven looms, we also seek to add in laser cutting/etching equipment, whole garment knitting machines and more.