Degree Details

FIT offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Textile Development and Marketing. See eligibility requirements before you apply.

It’s all about technological innovation. Benefit from access to Stoll knit-and-wear technology and jacquard handlooms used to create intricate tapestries.

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In the AAS program, the curriculum teaches the fundamentals of producing textiles for the apparel and home products industries, with an emphasis on global sourcing. You’ll work hands-on in textile labs, using the latest professional-grade equipment.

The BS curriculum provides advanced study, with a more comprehensive view of the textile supply chain, including courses in product management, styling, and international marketing.

FIT’s New York City location provides many internship opportunities for students at major companies including Polo Ralph Lauren, Cotton Incorporated, Liz Claiborne, Armani Exchange, West Point Home, and Marc Jacobs.

Students also have the opportunity to study abroad in Italy.

FIT also offers a one-year AAS degree program for eligible students with transfer credits.

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Learn From the Best

Textile Development and Marketing faculty are experts in the field with extensive professional work in related industries.
Preeti Arya

Preeti Arya

Dr. Arya is a strong supporter and spokesperson of sustainable products and practices in the textile industry.  Her research interests include sustainability in chemical finishes, textile processing, performance textiles, natural composites, and closed loop textile production systems. She has presented research papers at several conferences and collaborates with academic researchers and companies encouraging research and developments. Dr. Arya’s PhD is in Textile Science and Technology.

Patrice George

Patrice George

George is an associate professor and the woven textiles specialist in the Textile Development and Marketing Department. She has over 40 years’ experience in woven textile sustainable production practices. She was a designer for and consultant to industrial manufacturers, and for traditional handloom production projects in Jamaica, Laos, and Mexico.

Md. Imranul Islam

Md. Imranul Islam

An assistant professor in Textile Development and Marketing, Islam holds a PhD from Kansas State University; an MBA from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh; an MS and an MS in Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; and a BS from the Dhaka College of Textile Technology. He has worked extensively in the apparel industry and has published in the Journal of Fibers and Polymers and other journals.

FIT's Preeti Arya, Textile Development and Marketing and Sarah Mullins, Fashion Design co-chair

Faculty Collaborate on Bioleather Accessories

Preeti Arya, Textile Development and Marketing, developed a bio-based, biodegradable textile using a combination of lab-grown materials, including a kombucha-derived symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY ). Fashion Design co-chair Sarah Mullins partnered with Arya to create accessories using the biodegradable material.

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If you have questions about this program, please reach out.

Textile Development and Marketing
Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B429
(212) 217-5200