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Fashion director

A fashion director for a textile company is responsible for determining the trends, colors, themes, and textures for piece goods or fabrics that the firm will feature for a specific …

Types of forecasters

In this course, you will be introduced to the world of trend forecasters, from those in color and textile forecasting to those in theme, style, and detail forecasting. In general, …

Pattern production

Career paths in the area of pattern production include patternmaker, pattern grader, and marker maker. Marker makers and pattern graders share common characteristics: a superior level of accuracy, an understanding …

Piece good buyer

The piece goods buyer works for a company that uses textiles in the production of its final products. This can be an apparel company, a home furnishings firm, an automotive …

The position of trend forecaster

The position of trend forecaster is one of the most influential career options in the fashion industry. Most fashion consumers and many prospective fashion industry executives wonder where the latest …

Cotton Inc. and Australian Wool Services Ltd.

Several large companies employ textile personnel, from designers to resource room managers. Many of these firms are located in New York City and Los Angeles. Some have satellite offices in …