Category Archives: Research

Apparel Design Partnership Creates Zero-Waste Fabric System

Apparel Design students learn about Winsome Goods.

To become more sustainable, Winsome Goods founder Kathryn Sieve (B.S. ‘11, Apparel Design) knew she had to find a way to incorporate the leftover fabric scraps from her products into usable items. After discussing the problem with instructor Lindsey Strange it became clear that it was the perfect research project for students to tackle.

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Find What Inspires You: An Interview with MLA Student Brianne Fast

Overhead view of the Lofoten Islands

As a child, Brianne Fast (Landscape Architecture) was captivated by stories of polar expeditions. It’s a fascination that led her to spend a semester abroad in Norway at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) investigating the United Nation’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program in the Lofoten Islands.

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Setting Rural Retailers Up for Success

Rural retailers discuss industry best practices and ideas.

To help small business owners thrive, faculty from the College of Design’s Retail Merchandising Program collaborated with University Extension and community partners to design a series of workshops in Willmar and Kandiyohi County that specifically address the challenges small retailers face.

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