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Avery, Donna

Donna Avery

Part-time Assistant Professor

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  • Textile and Fashion Industry Specialist. Various industry experiences include natural and/or engineered man-made fiber end uses, textile chemistry, apparel, home furnishings, accessories, industrial textiles and textiles related to consumer by-products. Moving from fiber processing through all phases of the textile industry, including raw materials, dyeing and finishing technology, merchandising, color and market analysis, the product is tracked to the end result sold at consumer retail. Specialties also include consumer behavior and target marketing research, cost studies for import/export manufacturing, inclusive marketing studies, textile identification, and the analysis of the science of fiber to fashion in new product development for both low or high performance textile end uses. Speaker: Pan American Leather Show - (Miami '08); Expert witness Dept. of Justice - International Trade Division - Import/Export Fabric Quotas (NY '08). Critic/Adviser Korean Fabric Show (NY'09), Present: Juror Materials ConneXion. President CtFOT Group LLC and CtFOT Media LLC. Owner, US 8756909 B2 CtFOT stands for "Consume The Future of Textiles". BS in Clothing and Textiles - Hampton University, MS in Textile Management and Apparel Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Recent Publications:

    The Fashion and Consumer Products Continuum ( covers historical, factual, trivial, and scientific information on the interactions of various consumer products. Currently includes EIGHT Consumer Product Categories + Chiefs and the Global Supply Chain. THREE categories being added in the immediate future.

    Research Interests:

    Ms. Avery is interested in the interaction of the critical processes of ALL consumer products manufacturing, the fusion of Business & Technology with Art & Design, and "BuEnSuTee" (Business, Environment, Sustainability and Technology).

    Current Courses

    Fashion Textile Survey

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