Apparel and Textiles

(including apparel design and production and apparel marketing)

A major in apparel and textiles will give a student great career opportunities. Students develop technical knowledge, problem solving skills, and leadership abilities while being challenged to excel. Students will prepare for careers in apparel design, product development, merchandising, and retail management.

Related career titles

Apparel designer
Buyer
CAD artist
College/university faculty*
Fashion illustrator
Fashion stylist
Market researcher
Merchandising manager
Patternmaker
Product developer
Product development manager
Quality assurance evaluator
Retail manager
Technical designer
Visual merchandiser

*Additional training needed for these occupations

Resources available in ACIC*

Careers for Fashion Plates and Other Trend Setters
Opportunities in Retailing Careers

Vault Career Guide to the Fashion Industry

*Books are available for checkout.

Related apparel and textiles links

K-State Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
http://www.k-state.edu/humec/atid/

Fashion Group International
http://www.fgi.org

Council of Fashion Designers of America
http://www.cfda.com

American Textile Manufacturers Institute
http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/atmi/atmi.html

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
http://www.inda.org

American Textile Machinery Association
http://www.atmanet.org

The Fashion Center
http://www.fashioncenter.com

Fabric University Links
http://www.fabriclink.com/index.cfm