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The TechStyleLAB aims to support small companies as an exploratory space to take advantage of combined access to the tools. This process has already started at the grassroots level through initial partnerships with small entrepreneurial Ohio businesses to provide on-demand production digital prints for textile products. The commercial service is used as a means to generate income to support the TechStyleLAB's activities, as well as to provide a more meaningful understanding of the commercial and production oriented issues of the technology.

The TechStyleLAB places design and business-led inquiry at the heart of its research directive. We welcome explorations into historical/archival research and potential reinterpretations with the digital technologies, wearable technologies, hardware and software development, web-based presentation and marketing channels, the cultural/social/psychological aspects of textiles, and the creation of artifacts for exhibition purposes.

By housing and creating this research/commercial environment in the context of The Fashion School, we will be able to integrate students into the model for both research projects and commercial service solutions, allowing for rich learning experiences that extend well beyond the standard classroom environment.


 

J.R. Campbell

J.R. Campbell, MFA,

P.GCert. in Ph.D.Supervision Professor and Director of the Fashion School
jrcamp@kent.edu
330-672-0192
 

Linda Ohrn-McDaniel

Professor and TechStyleLAB Faculty Director
lohrn@kent.edu
330-672-0188
Kevin Wolfgang:

Kevin Wolfgang

TechStyleLAB Outreach Manager
kwolfga3@ket.edu
330-672-1635
Margarita Benitez

Margarita Benitez

TT - Associate Professor,
Fashion Design
mbenitez@kent.edu
330-672-3010

 

James Ahmed

James Ahmad

IT Specialist
jahmad@kent.edu
330-672-5817

Equipment List

Mutoh VJ-1628TD

Textile Printer
8-color, 2-head, high resolution textile printer can print fabric up to 64 inches width.

Mimaki DS-1600

Textile Printer
16-color, 8-head, high resolution textile printer can print fabric up to 64 inches width and 7mm thick.
Mimaki DS-1600 Textile Printer

Radian Laser Cutting Machine FB 1600

 39x 60" bed. Designed for the textile and embroidery industry.

 

Radian Laser FB1600

Tajima TEHX-C1501

Embroidery Machine
Single-head, 15-needle embroidery machine.
Tajima TEHX-C1501 Embroidery Machine

 

 

Stoll ADF-3 

 Knitting machine, 7.2 multi gauge machine with 32 yarn feeders