The Apparel and Textile Association (ATA) is the official student organization of the Textile & Fashion Design major at UW-Madison. This student group is dedicated to developing the skill sets of students in textile and apparel design, and creating connections with like-minded people. This organization creates opportunities to thrive in the campus community and reaches out to the fashion and textile industry through projects, community outreach and events, socials, game nights, networking, and career exploration. Applying classroom learning in the real world, students can channel their passions into professional development, which will take them far in their post-graduation careers.