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May 17, 2018

Meeting the test of wear and tear

There’s more than a pattern and needle and thread needed to create today’s clothing, and the Apparel Innovation Centre in Calgary, Alberta was set up in 2015 to help businesses — from start-ups to big name companies — develop innovative new products. The result of a partnership between Olds College and Alberta Garment, the Apparel Innovation Centre was launched with funding from the federal government’s Department of Western Economic Diversification. The Centre provides unique services to help companies commercialize innovative products. That includes testing clothing such as winter jackets, wearable technology, thermal comfort for athletic wear, safe clothing for welders,... Read more
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