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North Carolina State University College of Textiles


Fashion and Textile Management Industry Advisory Network New York City October 18, 2012

INNOVATION! Fashion and Textile Management(FTM)

Three Focus areas: Fashion Development and Product Management Textile Brand Management and Marketing Retail and Supply Chain Management in Textiles Global Industry Focus: Problem Solving, Experiential Industry Collaborations
FTM Industry Advisory Board FTM Industry Network (New York; Asia) Strong Ties with Textile Materials and Technology FTM students actively involved in global competitions and industry collaborations Largest enrolled program in the NC State College of Textiles

INNOVATION! Fashion and Textile Design (FTD)

Program Approved! Fashion and Textile Design (FTD) Program began August 2011 Aesthetic, Functional, Expressive and Technical Concentrations: Fashion Design, Textile Design Model: d School (Stanford) Design/Management/Engineering Studio Focus Increased emphasis on digital; materials First year program includes 10 hours with College of Design FTD students actively involved in global competitions and industry collaborations

Jasmine Flood
My case study involved designing fabrics and creating an innovative product and service that would stimulate growth for a specific retailer in the bedding industry currently experiencing financial trouble, said Flood.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software*

"The collaborative creation, use, management and dissemination of product related intellectual assets PLM is not just about technology, it is a strategic business approach that includes innovation around products AND processes. PLM supports the extended enterprise and spans the full product lifecycle from concept to end of life. Infuse new products and processes with innovation. * Lectra software donations ~ $17M (since 2008)

Opportunities for the Future: Sustainability

- NC State Initiative: Led by College of Management - Involves all 10 NC State Colleges - Member: The Sustainability Consortium - College of Textiles sustainability objectives: Provide resources to textile supply chain participants to provide a more uniform approach for addressing sustainability issues Generate objective and verifiable scientific research addressing gaps in the textile sustainability knowledge base Provide and promote education at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels for textile supply chain participants as well as the public

Evolving Textiles conference

Opportunities for the Future Design Innovation Center

- Location: College of Textiles (Burlington Library space) - Design Innovation Center: Collaboration - College of Textiles - College of Design - College of Management - College of Engineering - Industry - Potential space for Material ConneXion license - Opportunity for industry collaboration with NC State students and faculty

GLOBALIZATION! FIT/NC State/Donghua Fashion Institute

Semester Study Abroad program: Spring 2013 Undergraduate students (NC State Textiles, Management) - Study in Shanghai (in class with FIT and Donghua students) - International Buying and Marketing - International Product Development - Global Brand Marketing and Management - Asian Cultural Dynamics - Chinese Language Potential for internship Summer 2013 (Shanghai or Hong Kong office)


Global Luxury Management Graduate Program (MGIM): Fall 2012 (18 graduate students!) 2012 TOTAL MARKET ESTIMATE: 1.400 TRILLION PERSONAL LUXURY (280 BILLION) LUXURY CARS ( 350 BILLION) EXPERIENTIAL LUXURY (770 BILLION) Focus of Program: - Business dynamics and innovation related to the luxury industry - Industry Advisory Board (to be established)

*One year Masters program (non-thesis) - Fall 2012 semester: NC State campus (with industry visits) - Spring 2013 semester: SKEMA campus (France) - Summer 2013 semester: Internship

Doing Business Internationally William Ivey Long Executive in Residence Spring Break Trip Incorporated Project Cotton Program Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

The opportunities are limitless



Mark Messura Cotton Incorporated Ellen Rohde The ELR Group, LLC Nancy Webster Nancy Webster, LLC Steve Sheek Duke Energy Sohan Mangaldas Unifi, Inc. Sally Kay The Hosiery Association Mike Restaino Belk Corporation Mark Fischer Ralph Lauren Daniel Montano LITTLE

Tammy Lester NC Department of Commerce

Glenn Jackman NC Department of Commerce

Gary Simmons Gerber Childrenswear

Brendan Sullivan VF Corporation

Jeff Simpson Harte-Hanks

Matt Priest FDRA (Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America) Jim Booterbaugh National Spinning Company Neil Schambra Stevens Schambra Charles McMurray Kohls

Les Miller American & Efird

Dana Hughens Clairemont Communications

Kathy Reynolds Spanx

Steve Ellington TriVantage (Glen Raven)

Angela Allen IBM

Doug Farmer Invista

February 28, 2013

Career Management Plan

Complete self-assessments Conduct company informational interviews Attend Professional Development Seminars Complete 3 resume reviews Complete mock interviews

Participate in shadowing/externships Research companies Attend 3 career fairs Complete 2 portfolio critiques Secure a successful internship Participate in Internship Showcase

2012 Internship Management Fact Sheet

91 TATM students completed internships (all-time record!) Students taking internship/externship for credit: 35 (38% of total) Internship Positions:
Design: Technical, Stylist, Design Assistant Merchandising: Product, Retail Brand Marketing Sourcing Promotion/Public Relations/Advertising Retail/Retail Management Production Management

Dedicated and Experienced Faculty

Attracting and aiding the Top Talent FTM and FTD Students

While TATM Achievements are Significant, the potential of TATM Faculty and Students is yet to be discovered

We are only at the tip of the iceberg!