TEST RUN: ISU Students Tackle Garment Challenge

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Iowa State University students are getting a lesson in real-world manufacturing.

ISU students studying apparel were asked to put together a process for Iowa Prison Industries in Mitchellville to make pediatric gowns. The goal is to make 20 gowns in two hours.

“Comes to production time and the machine is down at the same time, so we gotta change everything up. Overall right now we’re looking good, we have our first product done,” says ISU student Tenisha Matlock.

Students will be meeting with Iowa Prison Industries Thursday to present the clothes and process notes.

The gowns will be donated to Blank Children’s Hospital.

Last year, students were challenged to produce 10 pair of jeans in two hours, and were able to accomplish that.