RITIN Spring Webinar:
Made in USA/#MadeInRI Apparel: What is the Future?

April 18, 2023
5:00 – 6:30PM EST

Explore the future of American-made apparel as the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network spring 2023 webinar takes a look at the making of garments, apparel and textiles in the United States and in the Ocean State.

A panel of industry practitioners will talk about the past and present of US made apparel with an eye to the future. Can domestic manufacturing of clothing be more than a cottage industry?

Featured Speakers:

  • 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
  • Joe Rotondo, URI graduate and CEO of NYC apparel manufacturing company Rocky Clark Clothing
  • Karl Aspelund, University of Rhode Island Associate Professor,  University of Rhode Island Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design Department Chair

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