Fiber Science & Apparel Design

FSAD Facilities

Apparel CAD labs in the Human Ecology Building on the Ithaca campus include industry standard computer stations for patternmaking, grading, marker making, custom fitting of patterns, product development, and illustration.  The Apparel Design Studios are furnished with industrial equipment, including sewing machines, sergers, and a Sonobond machine.

Fiber Science Laboratories in the Human Ecology Building on the Ithaca campus are equipped with modern instrumentation for chemical, physical, and mechanical analysis, microscopy facilities, and a controlled temperature and humidity room.

The Cornell Fashion facilities in NYC includes a variety of fashion design studio space.

The Cornell Body Scan Research Group owns two full body scanners, one permanently installed (Human Solutions Vitus XL) and one portable scanner  ([TC]2 NX 12) that can be transported for research off campus. A third high resolution scanner, with a smaller scan volume, is shared with the Department of Design & Environmental Analysis.

The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection includes more than 9,000 items of apparel dating from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles and costume.