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The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
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Buttons, these notions have been around since 2000 BC (History, 2009). This design uses buttons for their initial purpose, as decorations, not as fasteners (History, 2009). It was not until 1200 AD that buttons were used as fasteners, and the first buttonhole was introduced (History, 2009).