Paris-based Lectra recently hosted an open house for guests from the University of Georgia’s (UGA’s) College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors department as well as the Americas Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPN) at its North American headquarters in Atlanta. Attendees — Dean Dr. Linda Kirk Fox, Director of Development Patricia White and Department Head Dr. Gajanan Bhat with UGA; and Managing Director Mike Todaro and Executive Director Sue Strickland with the Americas’ Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) — learned about Lectra’s latest technologies for the fashion sector and engaged in discussion about how to strengthen industry/ academia partnerships. The meeting was facilitated by Lectra’s Marketing Vice President Daniella Ambrogi.
“We were given several hours of overview on made-to-order and especially on single-ply cutting innovations” said AAPN’s Managing Director Mike Todaro. “We learned a lot — both about the subject matter and [UGA’s] very innovative program and want to thank Daniella and Lectra for giving us the opportunity to do so!”