A gift of $1.4 million software from Lectra is will enabling student fashion designers at UNI to create textile weave, knit and print patterns and apply the patterns to apparel designs, along with many other creative possibilities. The UNI TAPP Program is, literally, on the cutting edge with this software, adopting it at the same time as leading companies, such as Target. The donation makes UNI's Textile and Apparal Program competitive with other large textile and apparel programs throughout the world.
UNI graduates are currently working in product development and design at top companies including Under Armour in Baltimore, Target in Minneapolis, Lands' End in Wisconsin, Cabela's in Nebraska, Ralph Lauren Polo in New York, J Crew in New York, Kohl's in Milwaukee, Gymboree in San Francisco, Maurice’s in Duluth, and Christopher and Banks in Minneapolis, among others.
UNI senior Jon Weiland shows professor Mitchell Strauss and instructor Sharon Mord one of his design projects using Lectra software.