Topic: “Dr. Andre West’s Current Military Research and The New Flex Factory at Wilson College of Textiles.”
Dr. Andre West is main role is the Director of Zeis Textiles Extention. ZTE mission is to serve a diverse customer base to advance economic development through collaborative partnerships and outreach, innovative textile and quality improvement education, and comprehensive textile prototyping and testing services.
Before coming to NC State, Andre was with The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale as the Director of the Fashion Department. During his 10 years there, he launched the Bachelors in Fashion Design, the Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising, a Diploma in Fashion Retailing as well as redesigning the Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design programs for all the Art Institute schools.
He is very familiar with Gerber technology, knitwear technology, textile and embroidery machinery, dye sublimation and screen-printing software as well as Adobe design products.
His dissertation involved the use of virtual world education in fashion and virtual garment design.
He has about thirty years of fashion industry background from small to large design and manufacturing ventures, including owning a vertical knitwear manufacturing business and retailing his own products.
Currently, he is working on vector control fabrics using Wholegarment knitwear, body scanning, and conductive knitting of yarns for military development.
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