Explore the future of # MadeInRI apparel / American-made fashion with the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) and the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD).
This Spring 2023 RITIN webinar takes a look at the making of garments, apparel and textiles in the United States and in the Ocean State.
Can domestic manufacturing of clothing be more than a cottage industry? Hear from the insights of these panelists on the past, present and future of #MadeInRI/Made In USA textile manufacturing:
- Claudia Middendorf, Founder of Mathilde, a Pawtucket-based quilt manufacturer
- Willy DeConto and Alex Goulet, authors of “Crafted with Pride,” a new book/resource that showcases the American makers producing high-quality apparel
- Karl Aspelund, University of Rhode Island Associate Professor, TMD Department Chair
- Michael McKeldon Woody, CEO of Trans-Tex LLC and Chairperson of RITIN
Contact Polaris MEP to discuss how we can help you increase the competitiveness of your Rhode Island textile company: polarismep.org/schedule-an-assessment/.
Learn more about RITIN: www.RITIN.org.