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Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory


WVU Agricultural Sciences Annex
359 Evansdale Dr | Morgantown, WV 26505

The Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory provides a space for students to use a variety of scientific testing – including the popular burn test which helps identify types of fabric – to better understand what properties a fiber presents including its strengths, weaknesses, how it’s made, dyed and finished.

In 2021, Amy Bircher, a WVU alumna and international leader in the textile industry, donated more than $200,000 to establish this much-needed creative space for students, particularly those in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program.

Knowledge in textile properties makes students more marketable after graduation.