Product Development and Sourcing

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design with the product development and sourcing option.

After starting their education in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, some students choose to focus on the production or product development area of clothing and textiles.

Are you interested in...?

  • Product development
  • Product lifecycles
  • Product innovation
  • Fiber or fabrics market research
  • Analyzing fibers
  • Developing different products
  • Coloring or styling textile colorist
  • Buying materials for a company
  • Product sourcing
  • Engineering apparel products
  • Working in a lab
  • Assisting or managing production
  • Checking quality assurance
  • If so, consider one of the following:

    Product development

    • If you like learning about trends
    • If you want to help plan, create, and present apparel products

    Degree: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design bachelor's degree with product development option.

    Production and sourcing management

    • If you're interested in where different apparel items come from
    • If you're interested in how apparel items are mass-produced globally
    Degree: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design bachelor's degree with production and sourcing management option.

    Is Product Development right for you?

    Find out more about the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design bachelor's degree.

    Behind the Scenes Day

    Check out the "Behind the Scenes Fashion Show and Design Competition," a special campus visit related specifically to the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program.