ATEXINC is a small, growing business that exclusively serves the niche market of apparel and textile educators in higher education and industry. Most of our customers are due to referral or are repeats who like our quality products and friendly, knowledgeable staff. In business since 1988, we continue to strive to offer "one-stop-shopping" for your apparel and textile teaching and training needs.
When you contact ATEXINC, you will be helped by someone who understands how our products can meet your needs. And we make it our goal to give excellent customer service and the best value for your money. If you are happy with our products and service, please tell your colleagues. And if you aren't happy, please tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATEXINC serves customers working in college and university education, fashion design, product development, textile and apparel manufacturing, fashion merchandising, retailing, marketing, management, quality assurance, special events and promotion, display, wardrobe and image consulting, clothing behavior, costume history, theater, and interior design.
Click here to see a list of over 350 of our customers. This will give you an idea of the quality and quantity of colleges, universities, and companies we have served. We hope to be able to add your name to the list soon!
We were pleased to again present the three annual ATEXINC Awards for Textile Design at the 2010 ITAA meeting in Montreal. Each of the awards included $300, and were awarded in the three categories of Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, and Professional ITAA member. Congratulations to the winners!
For more information on how to apply for ITAA awards and upcoming ITAA meetings, please visit www.itaaonline.org.
Founder and president Patty Brown has been an educator for over 20 years. She achieved perfect academic records while earning her undergraduate degree as a Pershing Scholar at Truman State University, and her graduate degree as a Gregory Fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Patty has taught part-time as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia, full-time as an Instructor at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and full-time and as an Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, TX. She also served as a full-time District Home Economist for Hancock Fabrics in the Ft. Worth, TX area. From 1988 to 2001, she taught part-time as an Adjunct Instructor in the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and Management departments at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), while writing and building ATEXINC. Patty is co-author with Janett Rice of the best-selling textbook, Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis, a Prentice Hall publication now in its third edition.
Since founding ATEXINC in 1988, Patty has developed a number of educational products for teaching textiles and apparel. She continues to work on the development of educational products in service to the field of textiles and apparel. In 2011, Patty was awarded the Citation of Merit in the College of Human Environmental Sciences from the Mizzou Alumni Association at the University of Missouri, in recognition of her outstanding achievement and meritorious service.
Paul Brown, Ph.D., is the other key staff member at ATEXINC. He is responsible for technical support and serves in an advisory capacity.
Several individuals and organizations have become integral to our organization's success. We wish to thank Beth Blechle, Adam Brown, Rachel Brown, Kathi Cook, Laurie Lulow, Jacob Smith, Jennifer Uftring, Debbie Wilsdorf at Flagship Technologies, Russ Wojtkiewicz at RBW, and the staff at BB Sewing and PamLyn Enterprises for their contributions to our growth.
We have many industry partners that help make possible our wide product offerings. ATEXINC is an authorized distributor for CEV Multimedia, D.E. Visuals, Diamond Educational Productions, Films Media Group, International Fabricare Institute, JWA Video, Learning Seed, Learning ZoneXpress, SDL Atlas, TSC Group Inc., and Union Special Technical Training Center. If you or a company you know of is interested in becoming one of our partners, please contact us.
We are also happy to provide reciprocal links from our website to any other, if we judge that website's content to be related to our mission and of interest to our customers. So if you have a web site and would like to link to ours, or if you know of a site that we should include on our list of links, please contact us. Below are almost 200 links to apparel- and textile-related web sites for your reference.