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FIT DENIM PROJECT 2014

This annual project is a unique opportunity for students to work together to develop, design, manufacture, and market a product line. Documentary created by LAIA CABRERA & CO. Film and Multimedia Productions

Paula Cáceres
Paula Cáceres, Textile Development and Marketing
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It was very technical and really difficult, but when you get it right and it looks good, it’s all worth it. I like that tangible feeling—you get to say, “This is what I chose. This is what I made.”
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Textile Development & Marketing
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Textile Development and Marketing
 - Textile Development and Marketing - An Upland Cotton boll, the only species of cotton planted by Cotton Incorporated farmers.
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 - Textile Development and Marketing - An Upland Cotton boll, the only species of cotton planted by Cotton Incorporated farmers.
 - Students from TT476 traveled down to Red Springs, NC to visit a cotton farm and gin, a tour arranged by Cotton Incorporated.
 - The cotton seeds or motes are a byproduct and can be reprocessed and used in non-woven products.
 - TT476 Textile Project Development covers the entire supply chain of a woven product from fiber to retail.
 - In the cotton gin, the fiber is separated from the seed.
 - The cotton fiber is pressed into 580 lb bales.
 - TT476 Textile Project Development covers the entire supply chain of a woven product from fiber to retail.
 - TT476 Textile Project Development covers the entire supply chain of a woven product from fiber to retail.
 - TT476 Textile Project Development covers the entire supply chain of a woven product from fiber to retail.
 - These bales with the Cotton Incorporated logo are on their way to a textile mill either in the US or abroad.

Textile Development and Marketing

It’s in the jeans.

Skinny or baggy. Blue or black. Basic or haute. Maybe a wash, some trim, a touch of spandex for stretch and fit. Just a pair of jeans—but so many elements make it what it is. In the end, it’s all about the fabric— the hand, the texture, the color, the rinse. And it’s the textile developer who understands every detail, making sure the designer’s creation looks and performs exactly as it should.

Fashion and home furnishings fabrics are a major part of the multibillion-dollar global textile industry, from organic cotton to bamboo to high-tech performance fabrics for extreme sports like snowboarding. There’s a growing demand for professionals who can develop, produce, and market the right textiles at the right price, while ensuring that production meets quality and legal standards. The emerging markets present more opportunities for those with a global perspective. TDM graduates work with the industry's most famous designers and product developers, and the companies that produce and market their products around the world.

Highlights

  • New York City, with its vast creative and commercial resources, is your extended campus—offering internships, field trips, guest lectures, and industry-sponsored projects make strong industry connections through the faculty and the department’s close ties to alumni and industry leaders.
  • This technologically innovative major includes one of the country’s strongest knitting and weaving programs, featuring Stoll knit-and-wear technology and jacquard hand looms, used to create intricate tapestries.
  • The TDM Denim Project, sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, is a unique opportunity for students to work together to develop, design, manufacture, and market a product line.  

In this program, you’ll:

  • develop a global network even before you graduate, since more than half of TDM students come from countries outside the U.S.
    make strong industry connections through the faculty and the department’s close ties to alumni and industry leaders.
  • master the skills to manage a wide variety of activities, from research to development to troubleshooting, in the major textile-producing regions around the world. 
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