North Carolina State UniversityCollege of Textiles INNOVATION GLOBALIZATION LEADERSHIP 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 • 2011 YMA Scholar and Park Scholar • 2012 GEOFFREY BEENE FASHION SCHOLARSHIP FUND WINNER $30,000 “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 - Evolving Textiles conference • 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
Opportunities for the FutureDesign 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)
GLOBALIZATION!NC STATE AND SKEMA 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 Master’s 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 Spring Break Trip William Ivey Long – Executive in Residence Program Cotton Incorporated Project Industry Advisory Board (IAB) The opportunities are limitless… INDUSTRY INTERACTION
INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD2012 Mark Messura Cotton Incorporated Ellen Rohde The ELR Group, LLC Nancy Webster Nancy Webster, LLC Tammy Lester NC Department of Commerce Glenn Jackman NC Department of Commerce Les Miller American & Efird Dana Hughens Clairemont Communications Angela Allen IBM Steve Sheek Duke Energy SohanMangaldas Unifi, Inc. Sally Kay The Hosiery Association Gary Simmons Gerber Childrenswear Brendan Sullivan VF Corporation Kathy Reynolds Spanx Steve Ellington TriVantage (Glen Raven) Doug Farmer Invista Mike Restaino Belk Corporation Mark Fischer Ralph Lauren Daniel Montano LITTLE Jeff Simpson Harte-Hanks Matt Priest FDRA (Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America) Jim Booterbaugh National Spinning Company Neil Schambra Stevens Schambra Charles McMurray Kohl’s
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 forcredit: 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!