Friday, July 11, 2014

North Carolina State University Trip

Hey, been absent this week but back at it again. This week I am traveling with fellow companies Oregon Aero, Tactical Tailor, Bespoke Accessories Group, and Heather Clark of Alterations by Heather. We are visiting NC State's College of textiles, the world leader in textile design and engineering. This fascinating institution has a wonderful staff of educators dedicated to continuing the long history of excellence in textile development in the US.
Hunt Library at NC State
We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Istook and Dr. Leonas work with us for two days, along with the most passionate lecturer Debra McClendon, on a new endeavor to bring a formal, and much needed, industrial sewing school to the NW. We finished on Wednesday evening and were all inspired to get back to PDX and begin a series of action steps towards reaching our goal. Special thanks to Tony Erickson and Lisa Maxim of Oregon Aero for arranging our travel, and Senator Betsy Johnson of Oregon for contributing to the success of our mission.

I will write more soon on the impact of NC State and it's great programs.

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