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Textile Research

for performance, durability and comfort
Welcome to TASL – the Department of Design and Merchandising’s Textiles and Apparel Science Laboratory at OSU.
TASL houses state-of-the-art technology and lab equipment that is utilized to test and research the physical and chemical properties of textiles, polymer materials and apparel to assess their serviceability. As a teaching and research-based laboratory, TASL investigates various topics from the fundamentals of garment quality to the advanced properties of polymers. The Textiles and Apparel Science Laboratory educates and trains approximately 200 undergraduate and graduate students each academic year.

Our Mission

Solving human interdisciplinary problems regarding textile protection and comfort and enhancing human lives by doing research and innovation on textile comfort and protection.

Our Vision

Researches on textile protection, textile comfort, modeling and textile property analysis while educating and training students to be industry personnel and partners.

Essential Research 

to inform textile and apparel design
Designers, manufacturers and consumers rely on accurate information so that the textiles perform as they should, which includes ensuring the fabric can be washed or confirming it has the thermal properties to keep wearers safe. Textile comfort is an essential piece of research when developing new concepts or designs in the field of textiles and apparel.


Dr. Sumit Mandal Principal InvestigatorDesign and
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