This Advanced Study Program takes what students learn in Apparel Industry Management and Merchandise Product Development to a global level. International Manufacturing & Product Development professionals travel to foreign markets in Asia and Mexico to find the best production locale for a particular product at the best price.
Translate trends into products that sell. Responsible for Product Development from conceptual marketing of the product.
Impact fashion's future. Shop for and research the latest trends and analyze their influence on future markets. Provide forward direction on color, style, and fabric to the Merchandising Team. Watch the upcoming trends you've discovered as they are integrated into new product lines.
Control an image. Develop unique ways to brand a product and ensure that a brand's identity, from packaging to advertisements, stays on target.
Consider the source. Conduct research and determine the best source of materials to create and manufacture a finished garment or product and where it will be produced. Become an expert in foreign customs and cultures.
Create an exclusive product line for a brand and monitor its production to assure those garments meet the company's expectations for brand integrity.
Conducts research and determines the best source of materials to create and manufacture a finished garment or product and where it will be produced. Become an expert in foreign customs and cultures.
Maintain the flow of information between the development team and the production sources. Oversees product details, fit and patterns. Communicates with global suppliers and manufacturers on a daily basis.
Learn about IMPD Students' recent collaboration with 5.11 Tactical, which provides apparel and gear for law enforcement, first responders, tactical operators, and recreational enthusiasts.