About Us

Our Mission

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. 

Below are ER nurses in New York City wearing mask covers produced by our company during the Covid-19 pandemic. We were able to donate 300 masks to doctors and nurses in New York, Kansas, and Missouri, with assistance from BB Sewing in Paola, KS and Dr. and Mrs. Tom Snodell, Leawood, KS. ER nurses in NYC wearing our mask covers

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 400 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 presented ATEXINC Awards for Textile Design at the annual ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association) conference through 2022.

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Our People

ATEXINC was purchased by Orlando Pace in August of 2021. Kathi Cook continues to serve as the Administrative Manager since 2011. Founder and previous owner, Patty Brown was an educator for over 30 years and she continues to consult when needed.

Patty received 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 taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Truman State University, Texas Christian University, and at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). She also served as a full-time District Home Economist for Hancock Fabrics. Patty is co-author with Janett Rice of the best-selling textbook, Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis, a Pearson Educational publication now in its fourth edition. 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.

Several individuals and organizations have become integral to our organization's success. We wish to thank Kathi Cook, and Madeline Legler, Pat Brewer, Debbie Brewer and the staff at BB Sewing, Davy, Nicole, Kelli and the staff at Fulfillment Plus, for their contributions to our growth.

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Our Partners

We greatly appreciate the many industry partners whose contributions help make The Textile Kitâ„¢ such a great educational tool containing examples of so many cutting-edge textile developments. See the index of The Textile Kitâ„¢ for a complete listing of these partnerships.

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