Product development & clothing technology
Research focused on making improvements in clothing design, sourcing, product entries, product sampling, fit and sizing. Students will also examine the consequences this has for other operational processes.
Tactical-operational research of value to those interested in professions such as product manager and purchasing manager. For students who have developed a strong interest in the more technical aspects of textile and product management during semesters 1 through 5.
Research topics: quality control, quality management, policy development, and risk management systems. Specific CSR management, developing sourcing strategies and procedures, and setting up vendor rating systems. Research into improving sizing and fitting systems for online as well as offline retail.
- ‘Chemicals in Textile: How can small brands in the fashion industry prevent the use of hazardous chemicals in their production process?’ This report is written as a guide for product managers and quality managers of smaller brands. It provides a clear overview of the main concerns. The purpose of this research is to find the best ways to prevent the use of hazardous chemicals in the clothing industry. Commissioned by Q&A Quality Assistance.
- ‘Textile labelling; Attitude and Intentional Behavior of the Fashion Industry.’ What attitudes and intentional behaviors do retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and designers adopt and exhibit when informing customers through the labels of textile products?