Michelle Yatvitskiy

Graduate Fellow

University of Delaware

Fashion and Apparel Studies

I am a graduate student pursuing a master’s in Fashion and Apparel Studies at University of Delaware with a focus on sustainable and functional design. I am a research assistant focusing on material development for nonwoven textiles. My current research focuses on creating and testing a new fabric for the Environment Protection Garment shell to make spacesuits suitable for extended Lunar exploration missions. Outside of this project I love researching how to make the fashion industry more sustainable by creating new ways to recycle old clothes. After graduation no matter what part of the fashion industry I end up in, I just want to make a difference in some way shape or form.