Professor Charity Armstead introduces new fashion merchandising technologies

close-up image of cotton fibers
Gianna Neal, cotton

Students in FM 240 Fashion Textiles analyzed fiber types using burn testing, microscopy and chemical reactivity. The students are using thrifted garments throughout the semester for a detailed analysis that includes fiber types and characteristics, weave/knit structure, dyeing and printing, and other aspects of textile construction. The fiber photos here were taken with a camera that fits into the eyepiece of one of the stereo microscopes that was recently purchased for the fashion lab.

Read more about Brenau Fashion Merchandising on the departmental webpage or on Instagram @BrenauFashion.