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.), Fashion Design (B.Sc. Extension-to be Launched).

Postgraduate: Fashion Technology (M.Sc.-to be launched), Garment Technology (M.Ed.)

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.

We depend on the up-to-date facilities supplemented by high grade instruments for the implementation of research missions.

Thematic areas in Apparel production Research and Innovation center

·    Apparel Design/Product development

·    Developing a sustainable and Competitiveness  in Quality and productivity for Ethiopian Textile and Garment Sector.

Possible Research areas BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 

·   Study on Ethiopian traditional costumes

·   Standardization of sizes for Ethiopian Consumers

·   Developing methods to improve competitiveness in product development for Ethiopian Textile and Garment Sector.

·   Improving competitiveness of SME’s through Waste reduction, product Engineering, method engineering, workplace engineering technology Up gradation,SOP’s.

· Productivity improvement through, Waste reduction, product Engineering, method engineering,                                       workplace engineering, technology Up gradation, etc. (for large scale industries)

·   Quality Improvement through Standard Operating Procedures SOP’s

·   Developing technology solutions for efficient Designing, manufacturing, marketing and sales

·   Economics of Quality assurance for Ethiopian Textile and Garment Sector

·   Improving different store display and visual merchandizing techniques for Ethiopian Fashion retailers

·   Studying Ethiopian consumer’s marketing behavior for efficient market positioning

Ongoing Researches as of November 2015.

·    Developing of Seam Separation Technology for Re-use and Recycling of Apparel Products

·    Consumer Behavior toward fashion and lifestyle products in Ethiopia

·    Quality cost analysis and cost reduction techniques in Garment Industry 

· Assessing and Developing a strategies to create competitiveness for micro   and small enterprises in apparel manufacturing. 

·    Feasibility study on mass production of Ethiopian cultural clothing products . A case study in Woinu Garment PLC.

· Developing Cutting Department Standard Allowed Minut (SAM)  to increase Productivity for Ethiopian Garment Industries.

·    Assessing and Establishing of Standard Quality Level for Ethiopian Garment Industries.

·  Establishing  the correlation between SAM (Standard Allowed Minutes) & production efficiency- A case study in Ethiopian garment industry

·     The Role of Cooperative Marketing for Garment and Fashion Sectors by

·     Designing semi-Automatic spreading machine for striped fabric

·     Design and  Modification of fabric spreading machine heads

·     Design and Developments of Power Generating Cloth

Accepted Research projects & will start on January, 2016.

·     A Study of the Unique Body Proportions of the Ethiopian Male: An Anthropometry Survey

·     Development of Tigray and Harari costume

·     Developing the Fundamentals of Video Design in Promoting Fashion Products

·     Addressing and devising an implementation strategy the RFID technology for the  apparel industry in Ethiopia

·     Development of UV blocking Ladies scarf for equatorial regions

·     Development of  Line Balancing Software  for production improvement in Ethiopian Garment Industry

Completed Research projects as of 2014.

·     Establishing a Rating scale for knitted garment industry based on Man Machine Ratio for Ethiopia.

·     Standards development on children and infant clothing for the African market

·     Study on Development of Digital Camouflage Design for   Ethiopian Defence force.

·     To devise a manual for portfolio development and fashion forecasting for EiTEX library reference.

·     Strategic Brand Management of Fashion retailers

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.

1.  Computer Aided Design Laboratories

2.   Pattern Design and Making laboratories

3.   Computer  Laboratories

4.    Embroidery design and Production Laboratories

5.    Garment Cutting and Finishing Laboratories

6.    Garment Construction Laboratories

7.    Garment Production Center

4. Staff Profiles

S/N

Name

Sex

Qualification

Academic Rank

1

Dr. Isabela Wadanka

F

 

Professor

2

Dr. Karan kura

M

 

Asst. Professor

3

Dr. Chandra shekar

M

 

Asst. Professor

4

Yetanawork wubneh

F

M.Sc in fashion technology

lecturer

5

Amare Abuhay

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

lecturer

6

Tesfu Berhane

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

lecturer

7

Abrham Destaw

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

lecturer

8

Berihu Zenebe

M

M.Sc in fashion technology

lecturer

9

Tibfez Hailu

F

Med in garment technology

lecturer

10

Seid Mohamed

M

Msc marketing

lecturer

11

Birhanu Shanko

M

Msc in textile engineering

lecturer

12

Senit Asmelash

F

M.Sc in fashion technology

lecturer

13

Bitaniya Desta

F

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

14

G/hiwot Assfha

M

Bsc  In textile and leather engineering

Assistant lecturer

15

Sufiyan Derbew

M

BSc TVET in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

16

Agmasie Bantie

M

BSc TVET in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

17

Mohamed Wondimu

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

18

Selam Tsegaye

F

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

19

Yarid Zekariyas

M

Bsc in industrial design and art

Assistant lecturer

20

Solomon Tilahun

M

BSc TVET in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

21

Ayalew debebe

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

22

Yenesew Yacob

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

23

Yordanos Hailu

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

24

Biniyam Solomon

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

25

Nigusie Mekannent

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

26

Estifanos Minchegrot

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

27

Solomon Tsegaye

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

28

Yonatan Getaneh

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

29

Israel Mesgebo

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

30

Selam Tesfaye

F

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

31

Tayachew Abie

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

32

Selamawit Melaku

F

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

33

Samrawit Desta

F

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

34

Genet Teka

F

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

35

Nega Birhanu

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

36

Yohaness Jemaneh

M

Bsc in fashion design

Assistant lecturer

37

Tasisa Daba

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

38

Ketema Alemu

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

39

Tariku Assefa

M

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

40

Saba Mekinen

F

Bsc in garment engineering

Assistant lecturer

41

Aron   Yidnekachew

M

Bsc in fashion design

Graduate Assistant II

42

Mastewal  Alemu

F

Bsc in fashion design

Graduate Assistant II

43

Yordanos  Bergudie

M

Bsc in fashion design

Graduate Assistant II

44

Alene Eyasu

M

Bsc in textile and apparel merchandising

Graduate Assistant II

45

Husen Adem

M

Bsc in textile and apparel merchandising

Graduate Assistant II

46

Feven Demeke

F

Bsc in textile engineering

Sinor Technical Assistant

47

Tarekegn Molla

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

48

Birara Dress

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

49

Yohaness Achiso

M

Diploma in fashion design

Technical Assistant III

50

Haile

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

51

Gashaw Agmasie

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

52

Derso Adgo

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

53

Yibeltal Bekie

M

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

54

Yodit Aragaw

F

Diploma in fashion design

Technical Assistant III

55

Tirufat Hailu

F

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

56

Tiblet

F

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

57

Abaynesh

F

Diploma in garment technology

Technical Assistant III

58

Balemlay Azez

F

Diploma in computer science

Technical Assistant III

59

Hana Mitku

F

BSc in computer science

Technical Assistant III

60

Mulat Alubel

M

MSc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

61

Tesfaye Mulu

M

MSc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

62

Biruk Ketema

M

MSc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

63

Merartu Wakuma

M

MSc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

64

Shumet Tilahun

M

Bsc  In textile and leather engineering

Pursuing MSc

65

Shalemu Sharew

M

MSc in fashion technology

Pursuing PhD

66

Berihun Bizuneh

M

 

Pursuing PhD

67

Mss. Ambika Babu

F

 

lecturer

68

Ms. Anu Kumari

F

 

lecturer

69

Mss. Manisha Yadv

F

 

lecturer

70

Ms.HS. Seema

F

 

lecturer

71

Ms S. Kanjana

F

 

lecturer

72

Nagandar

M

 

lecturer

 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”       

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