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. List of Staff on duty

No

Name

Sex

Qualification

Academic Rank

Remark

1

Abaynesh Abebaw Neguse

F

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Ass.

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2

Abenezer Anteneh Ayele

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

 Lecturer

,,

3

Abrham Destaw

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

,,

4

Agimasie Bantie

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

,,

5

Alene Eyasu

M

BSc in TAM

Asst. Lecturer

,,

6

Amare Abuhay

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

,,

7

Balemlay Azeze Abebe

F

In Database Administration Level III

Senior Tec.Ass.

,,

8

Birhanu Shanko

M

M.Sc. In Textile engineering

 Lecturer

,,

9

Berihun Bizunehe

M

Assistance proffesor in Indystrial mgt

Asst.profesor

,,

10

Berrara Derese Chekol

M

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Ass.

,,

11

Bezuayehu Mamo Tezera

F

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

 Lecturer

,,

12

Derso Adgo Alemu

M

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Ass.

,,

13

Estifanos Menchagirw

M

M.Sc. In Fashion Design

Lecturer

,,

14

Eyob Mnbale

M

BSc in TAM

Graduate Assitant II

,,

15

Fuda Awel Gemal

M

BSc In Fashion Design

Graduate Assitant II

,,

16

Gashaw Agmase Fentaw

M

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

17

Haile  Melese Yerdaw

M

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

18

Hana Mitku

F

B.Sc. In information technology

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

19

Hebralem Zewdu yalew

M

BSc In Fashion Design

Graduate Assitant II

,,

20

Hussien Adem

M

B.Sc. In TAM

Asst. Lecturer

,,

21

kumelachew Bitew Teze

M

BSC Textile& Apparel Merchandasing

Graduate Assitant II

 

22

Mastewal Alemu

F

M.Sc in Fasion Design

 Lecturer

,,

23

Merertu Wakuma

F

Assistance proffesor in Indystrial mgt

Assistance proffesor

,,

24

Meseret Adane Ayale

F

Tiloring Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

25

Melkamfere Mulat Azathe

F

BSc in TAM

Asst. Lecturer

,,

26

Meron Tamru G/M

F

BSc in TAM

Asst. Lecturer

,,

27

Mohammed Wendmu

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

28

Mohammed Hasen Yemam

M

M.Sc. Business management

Lecturer

29

Mulat  Alubel

M

M.F.Tech

 Lecturer

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30

Nega Birhanu

M

Ms.c in Fasion Design

Lecturer

በስራ ላይ ያሉ

31

Nigussie Mequanint

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

32

Redet Mawcha Masresha

F

BSC In Garment Engineering

Asset Lecturer

 

33

Saba Mekonnen

F

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

 Lecturer

34

Samrawit  Desta

F

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

 Lecturer

35

Selam Tesfaye

F

B.Sc In Fashion Design

 Lecturer

36

Selam Tsegaye Mezgebu

F

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

 Lecturer

37

Selamawit Melaku

F

B.Sc In Fashion Design

Asst. Lecturer

38

Selamawit Tamrat G/m

F

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

 Lecturer

39

Shalemu  Sharew

M

Assistance proffesor in Indystrial mgt

Asst. Prof.

,,

40

Shumet Tilahun Tsehay

M

MA. In project Management

Lecturer

,,

41

Sied Muhammed

M

MSc. Cooprative marketing 

Asst. Prof.

,,

42

Solome Tefri Ketaw

F

M.Sc In Fashion Design

Lecturer

,,

43

Solomon Tsegaye

M

M.Sc  In Fashion Design

Lecturer

,,

44

Solomon tilahun Dilie

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

,,

45

Sufiyan Derbew Tiku

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

Lecturer

,,

46

Tasisa Daba

M

B.Sc in Garment Engineering

Lecturer

,,

47

Biruk Ketema

M

M.Sc. In Fashion technology

lecturer 

,,

48

Tiblet  Tesfahun Felek

F

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

49

Tensae Asgaw Mulat

M

BSc in TAM

Graguate Assitant II

,,

50

Tsion Belay Abebe

F

BSC In Garment Engineering

Asset Lecturer

 

51

Tibifez Hailu

F

M.Sc

Lecturer

,,

52

Tigist Belay Tegegn

F

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

53

Tirufat Alemayhu

F

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

54

Worku Zerefa

F

BSC TVET In Garment Eng

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

55

Yetanawork Wubneh

F

M.F.Tech

Lecturer

,,

56

yewebdar Getachew Alemu

F

Level  lV

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

57

Yibeltal Ereke Mekonen

M

Advanced Apparel Production Level III

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

58

Yodit Argaw G/mariam

F

Fashion Design Level IV

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

59

Wondwosen Seife

M

B.Sc in Garment Engineering

Asst.Lecturer

,,

60

Ruth Tadese

F

B.Sc. In Fashion Design

Asst.Lecturer

,,

61

Yohannes Acheso

M

Fashion Design Level IV

Senior Tec.Assistant

,,

62

Yohannes Jemaneh

M

M.Sc in Fasion Design

Lecturer

,,

63

Yonatan Getaneh

M

M.Sc in Fasion Design

Lecturer

,,

64

Yoseph Daniel Tlahun

M

M.Sc in Fasion Design

Lecturer

,,

65

Yordanos Bergude

M

M.Sc in Fasion Design

Lecturer

,,

66

Zenabu Germa Dargo

M

BSC In Garment Engineering

Asset Lecturer

,,

67

Ms. Kanjana Subramanian

F

 

Lecturer

Expatriate staff

68

Ms. Monika Mahabirsingh

F

 

Lecturer

Expatriate staff

69

Mr. Sandeep  Prasad

M

 

Lecturer

Expatriate staff

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 

 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

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