As a new or potential textile entrepreneur, it can be difficult to locate resources and information specifically tailored to this industry.  In an increasingly competitive market, it is critical to have access to accurate and up-to-date information.  This information is vital to planning for and executing a commercially successful product launch.

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design is committed to assisting apparel and textile-based entrepreneurs.  Our department has expertise in all phases of new soft goods-based ventures,  including product design, customer identification, business research and validation of product, as well as experience in manufacturing and distribution.

For additional information about how TMFD can help your new venture, please e-mail  We will be in touch shortly to discuss your objectives as an entrepreneur and how we best can leverage our expertise to assist you.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you, in exploration of future collaboration.

Andrew Zimbroff Associate Professor and Extension Specialist-Textiles and Apparel Entrepreneurship