Apparel Production Research and Innovation Center

1.  Introduction

The Center of Research and Innovation for Apparel production is one of the centers in Ethiopian Institute Textile and Fashion Technology, EiTEX. The center is established in the year 2011 and is among the four pillar center in EiTEX by the name Center of Competence for Apparel production. As a purpose in the institute the center is launched among other development programs to excel in research and research supporting activities aimed at providing efficient Garment/Leather Engineers/Technologists and Fashion Designer to the market in the fields of  Apparel Design, Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Marketing and Merchandising. With this regard the center supports the stakeholders and the nation as a whole supplying transferable knowledge and skills through continuous and effective teaching learning and research. On the spot at the ground the center is engaged on ensuring quality teaching-learning process, problem solving and transferable research and training and outcome based dissemination activities in line with the stated goals of the institute cascaded from the requirements of the sector as per the plan of the government.

The vision of the center is to become one of the best research and innovation centers in the area of Garment, Leather and Fashion Design in Africa in 2025 recognized for its problem solving and transferable research to society. It is established with the mission of establishing a suitable environment by which students and scholars scale-up their academic excellence and potentials by involving in research activities and transferring acquired knowledge and skills in as systematic way to industries and community at regional and national level.

As the Center, we are looking for talented, sincere and enthusiastic people who can contribute effectively and strive to take the Institute to greater heights.

We welcome Individuals with a positive orientation, people who are proactive and wish to impact the society at large.

The Apparel production Research and Innovation center has emerged as the premier center of for Design, Engineering and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging local & global scenario.

EiTEX has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The Apparel production Research and Innovation Center provides a common platform for Garment, fashion & Leather education, research and training.

The curriculum at the Center allows students to easily blend into a global network, as well as acquire a greater appreciation of local industry trends. The multidisciplinary and broad-based structure aims at an all-round development of students. Deriving from the changing paradigms of industry and commerce, its content as well as the methodology is constantly reviewed by academia and industry experts with the need based.

Our graduates make a career out of figuring out how to do things better, smarter, safer, cheaper, greener, healthier, more humane. Our graduates pride themselves on providing the best solutions. We teach skills and attitudes that ensure our students a successful career in Fashion Design, Garment Engineering, Leather Engineering and Textile & apparel Merchandising. Our undergraduates can count on the applied education that employers are looking for, and our Internship Program help the student to get valuable practical experience.

With one of the most dynamic Garment Engineering, Leather Engineering Fashion Design and Textile & Apparel Merchandizing programs in the country, we offer unique opportunities to explore training and research in both the more technical and the more human-oriented aspects of engineering and design, and a rich community within which to pursue graduates studies.

Welcome to Apparel production Research and Innovation Center at EiTEX.

At EiTEX Apparel production research and innovation center is the center of excellence for Apparel Design, Garment Manufacturing and Leather apparels. We make the Symbol of Personalities.

Academics

Undergraduate: Garment Engineering (B.Sc.), Fashion Design (B.Sc.), Leather Engineering (B.Sc), Textile and Apparel Merchandising (B.Sc.), Garment Technology (B.Ed.), and  Fashion Design(B.Sc Extension).

Postgraduate: Fashion Technology (M.Sc), Fashion Design (M.Sc), Leather Product Designing and Engineering (M.Sc), Garment Technology (M.Ed), and Fashion Technology (PhD).

Important Academic Activities

Survey and Documentation: As part of the mini project, students undertake field visits to closely interact and work with Local tailors and micro & small enterprise and to add value to their products.

Educational Visits: Students visit industrial units to integrate theory with practice.

Industry Internship: Students intern for 14 to 16 weeks to understand the structural and functional constituents of the industry. During the internship, students learn to adapt to real industry situations and are assigned practical projects, which equip them for decision-making in a realistic environment. The internship also helps strengthen the relationship between industry and students.

Diploma Project/ Design Collection: The graduation project undertaken by students encapsulates the various skills imbibed during the course of study. The industry-sponsored project provides a challenging platform for students to extend and demonstrate academic learning.

2. Research

The Center is identifying the thematic research projects that could have a major impact on national development specially to carry out different research which is very useful for the growth of the sector. In this manner we undertake basic and applied research in the area of New Garment product design and development, Apparel fit and sizing, Increment of productivity in garment industry, Quality system and assurance for garment, Work study and ergonomics, marketing strategy for apparel product, Competitiveness in the value chain of  Ethiopian Textile and Garment Sector. Our core research expertise is in the Improving Productivity and Reducing Cost in Garment Industry, Modern Sewing Machines and Attachments on Productivity, Performance Appraisal and Development Systems in Quality Management, Utilization of Textile/Apparel Waste, Modeling & optimization of Fabric-Cutting problem, manufacturing process investigation for optimization of footwear Industry.

Apparel Production Research And Innovation Center Research Thematic Areas But Not Limited.

 

  • Productivity improvement

  • Product development and innovation

  • Sustainable manufacturing  

  • Apparel Fit and sizing

  • Manufacturing  Automations and new technology involvement  in the clothing sector

  • Study on resource utilization and production cost reduction tools and techniques

  • Marketing researches on Ethiopian apparel sector

 

3. Facilities, Laboratories and Production Center

In Apparel Production research and innovation Center, Research and teaching is supported by high grade different equipment and machines in thirteen different laboratories and Production centers. There is one production center that will the host of teaching learning research and income generation center for the institute as well as universities.

The Apparel Production research and innovation Center has variety of Garment producing latest and computerized machines from design to production which is arranged in twelve laboratories and also one standard Production Center which is under Renovation. All laboratories have standard satellite stores for fabrics and accessories. All laboratories arranged as per KAIZEN principles and the usage and utilization of resources in each lab is governed by the laboratory management system.

The facilities in Apparel Production center of competence laboratories are listed below.

  • Three Pattern Making laboratories

  • Three Garment construction Laboratories

  • Two CAD in Pattern Making Laboratories

  • One Advanced Pattern Making and Body Scanner Laboratory

  • One leather Construction Laboratories

  • One Cutting and garment finishing laboratories

Totally Ten (10) teaching Learning laboratories are fully equipped to support the teaching learning and research activities in the center.

4. Staff Profiles

S/N

Name

Sex

Qualification

Academic Rank

1

Amare Abuhay

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

Lecturer

2

Abrham Destaw

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

Lecturer

3

Tibfez Hailu

F

Med in garment technology

Pursuing PhD

4

Seid Mohamed

M

Msc marketing

Ass. Professor

5

Birhanu Shanko

M

M.SC

Lecturer

6

Sufiyan Derbew

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

Lecturer

7

Agmasie Bantie

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

Lecturer

8

Mohamed Wondimu

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

Lecturer

9

Solomon Tilahun

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

Lecturer

10

Ms S. Kanjana

F

 

Lecturer

11

Yetanawork wubneh

F

M.Sc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

12

Mulat Alubel

M

MSc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

13

Merartu Wakuma

M

PhD

Asst. Professor

14

Shalemu Sharew

M

PhD

Asst. Professor

15

Berihun Bizuneh

M

 PhD

Asst. Professor

16

Selam Tsegaye

F

MSc

Lecturer

17

Ayalew debebe

M

MSc

Lecturer

18

Yordanos Hailu

M

MSc

Lecturer

19

Biniyam Solomon

M

MSc

Lecturer

20

Nigusie Mekannent

M

MSc

Lecturer

21

Estifanos Minchegrot

M

MSc

Lecturer

22

Solomon Tsegaye

M

MSc

Lecturer

23

Yonatan Getaneh

M

MSc

Lecturer

24

Selam Tesfaye

F

MSc

Lecturer

25

Selamawit Melaku

F

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

26

Samrawit Desta

F

MSc

Lecturer

27

Genet Teka

F

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

28

Nega Birhanu

M

MSc

lecturer

29

Yohaness Jemaneh

M

MSc

lecturer

30

Tasisa Daba

M

MSc

Lecturer

31

Ketema Alemu

M

MSc

Lecturer

32

Tariku Assefa

M

MSc

Lecturer

33

Saba Mekinen

F

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

34

Abenezer Anteneh

M

MSc

Lecturer

35

Binyam Zenebe

M

BSC in Garment Engineering

Assistant lecturer

36

Bizuayehu Mamo

F

MSc

Lecturer

37

Hewan Dawit

F

BSC in Garment Engineering

Assistant lecturer

38

Selamawit Tamrat

F

MSc

Lecturer

39

Banchamlak Bimrew

F

MSc

Lecturer

40

Helen Haftu

F

MSc

Lecturer

41

Lidya Yilma

F

BSC in Leather Egineering

Assistant lecturer

42

       

43

Mastewal  Alemu

F

MSc

Lecturer

44

Yordanos  Bergudie

M

MSc

Lecturer

45

Alene Eyasu

M

MSc

Lecturer

46

Husen Adem

M

Bsc in textile and apparel merchandising

Graduate Assistant II

47

Solome teferi

F

BSC in Fashion Design

Graduate Assistant II

48

Meron Tamiru

F

BSC in Textile and Apparel Merchandising

Graduate Assistant II

49

Melkamfrie Mulat

F

BSC in Textile and Apparel Merchandising

Graduate Assistant II

50

Feven Demeke

F

Bsc in textile engineering

Sinor Technical Assistant

51

Tarekegn Molla

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

52

Birara Dress

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

53

Yohaness Achiso

M

Diploma in fashion design

Technical Assistant III

54

Haile

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

55

Gashaw Agmasie

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

56

Derso Adgo

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

57

Yibeltal Bekie

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

58

Yodit Aragaw

F

Diploma in fashion design

Technical Assistant III

59

Tirufat Hailu

F

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

60

Tiblet

F

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

61

Abaynesh

F

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

62

Balemlay Azez

F

Diploma in computer science

Technical Assistant III

63

Hana Mitku

F

BSc in Information Technology

Sinor Technical Assistant

5.  Service

By building initiatives in problem solving and transferable research and technology outputs the center provides technical support to the community at large. We provide testing services and consultancy to textile finishing industries and fiber research institutions and manufacturers.  All work is subject to strict confidentiality agreements. Major testing services are:

The Centre also provides different service for income generation for the development of internal revenue for the institute.

The product & service we provide:

1. Uniform Production

2. Student gown Production

3. Production of bags (used for Casual, Conference, Festival etc.)

4. Production of Work Wear

5. Production of cafeteria and Kitchen cloth

6. Testing of garment for quality parameter

7. Consultation for Large Garment & Leather Industry as well as Small & micro enterprise

8. Training on Product development, CAD, Garment production, Quality, Marketing &     Merchandising

9. Traditional cloth production etc.

8.   Community service , Technology Transfer and consultancy services

Moreover the center is doing on transferring different knowledge, skills and technology in the area of Garment and leather for the community by identifying the sectors.

Selected organization:

1. Garment industries,

2. Small and micro enterprise and

3. Vocational & Technical schools and other educational institutes

Transferred Technology:

1.Training Maintenance and Operation of heavy duty sewing machine 

2.Training on Designing and pattern making 

3.Training on Cutting and garment utilization

4.Training on computer Aided Designing for design, Pattern Making and Lay planning

5.Training on Productivity increment by work study

6.Training on How to produce a quality product using different quality tools

7.Kaizen Principles and Implementation and Lab-Management System

8.Process control in the Garment Industry

9. Additional pictures for the laboratories

 

 

“THE LEADING CENTER OF EXCELENCE FOR APPAREL,

FASHION DESIGN AND APPAREL MERCHANDIZING IN AFRICA”       

Shumet Tilahun, Director of Apparel Production RiC

 Ethiopian Institute of Textile & Fashion Technology (EiTEX)

 Bahir Dar University

 Tel.: +251 588 209291 

 Fax: +251 582 266246

 P. O. Box 1037

 E-mail: shumettilahun612@gmail.com

 Website: http://www.eitex.bdu.edu.et

 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

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