About Us

Our Mission

ITAA 2015 Santa FeATEXINC 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. 

Here is a picture of Patty Brown and Kathi Cook at the 2016 ITAA Conference in Vancouver, BC. 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 mail@atexinc.com.

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Our Customers

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 some of our over 350 past and present 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!

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Our Scholarships

We were pleased to again present the three annual ATEXINC Awards for Textile Design at the 2016 ITAA meeting in Vancouver, BC. Each of the awards included a $400 prize, and were awarded in the three design categories of Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, and Professional ITAA member. In addition, we now also sponsor the ATEXINC Award for Innovation in Teaching Textiles, which also comes with a $400 prize. Congratulations to this year's winners!

For more information on how to apply for ITAA awards and upcoming ITAA meetings, please visit www.itaaonline.org.

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Our People

Patty BrownFounder and president Patty Brown has been an educator for over 30 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 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 Pearson Educationl publication now in its fourth 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.

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Several individuals and organizations have become integral to our organization's success. We wish to thank Kathi Cook, Jennifer Vaclavik, Jamie Eberenz, Freda Thompson, Pat Brewer, Debbie Wilsdorf at Flagship Technologies, Russ Wojtkiewicz at RBW, the staff at BB Sewing, and Paul, Rachel, and Adam Brown for their contributions to our growth.

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Our Partners

 ATEXINC is an authorized distributor for TSC Group, Inc., makers of the iTextiles Interactive Learning System, and Union Special Technical Training Center, makers of the Industrial Stitch Sampler.

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