We are involved in research, consulting and service learning projects with industries such as fiber, textile and apparel manufacturers, and retailers. Our community involvement includes museums, homebuilders, Aspire Clinic and PALS Athens Musicians.
Our students build careers as entreprenuers, buyers, kitchen and bath designers, model home designers, visual merchandisers, product developers, manufacturer's representatives, brand marketing coordinators, and color consultants.
Our faculty offers expertise in a variety of disciplines: fiber, polymers, textile science, merchandising and international trade, historic/cultural dress, and interiors. Areas of expertise include functional textiles and product design, retailing in the global economy, sustainable interior environments, and historic clothing and textiles preservation.
We maintain state-of-the-art labs equipped with instrumentation for research, testing, and teaching.
We house a Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection of over 3000 garments, accessories and textiles which date from 1800 to the early 21st century.
UGA's Official Tartan is just one example of the projects you may be a part of as a TMI student. You are encouraged to contribute knowledge, expertise, and interest areas for special activities and projects like the official tartan.