Textile Marketing


Through a unique course of study that combines classes in textiles/fashion with marketing, the textile marketing program will equip you with the skill set to effectively plan, promote, and distribute apparel products. You’ll learn about market research, product development, and sales functions in companies producing fibers, yarns, fabrics, and apparel. This degree prepares you for a variety of career opportunities, including buying and sourcing textile and apparel products.

URI’s library archive of over 40,000 commercial patterns as well as the department’s Historic Textile and Costume Collection of some 20,000 items—one of the best university collections in the country—serve as outstanding resources for hands-on learning.

* Both the B.S. Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and the B.S. Textile Marketing programs are part of the New England Regional Tuition Program, which offers discounted tuition rates to students from New England states without a similar program (conditions apply).


The Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design is endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association.