TFD Student Life

Threads Fashion Show

TFD Threads

Each year, TFD majors collaborate with UW-Madison students across the campus for the Threads fashion show and design event, a professional production that highlights the work of our TFD students.

Design Gallery and Textile Collection

Students observing HLATC

TFD students have year-round access to two inspirational, in-house resources. The Ruth Davis Design Gallery provides a premier exhibition space for student portfolio shows and critiques. And, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, which displays and preserves more than 13,000 historical and cultural textiles, is an incredible, one-of-a-kinda resource for students.

Student Organizations

Engage outside the classroom with like-minded peers by joining student organizations.

Apparel and Textile Association (ATA) uses the design skills obtained in the classroom in the community. This student organization welcomes any students interested in pursuing a career in the textile and apparel design industry.

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U) recognizes and encourages academic excellence, promotes the development of leadership and scholarship, and provides opportunities for service to the community. Human Ecology students who meet membership requirements are invited to apply.