We work with a range of industry partners and organisations utilising our design and technical expertise. Access to the TDL is available to anyone wishing to carry out research and/or product development in the apparel and textile fields. Students from both AUT and other tertiary institutes are welcome to access our facilities to produce their collections, for exhibitions and projects. Researchers and research-led companies are actively encouraged to engage with the lab and push the boundaries of the lab’s technologies and expertise in their quest for innovation and knowledge. Designers and commercial businesses are also welcome to work with us on the design and development of new products, prototyping, sampling and small-scale production.