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Donna Avery

Donna Avery

Part-time Assistant Professor

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  • Email: AveryD@newschool.edu


  • Textile and Fashion Industry Specialist - 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. In man-made fiber processing, served as the first female in dyeing and finishing technology. Other duties included merchandising, color and market analysis, sales, and tracking product from industry wholesale to consumer retail. Activities in product analysis included 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. Spoke at Pan American Leather Fair - Miami 2008; Critic - Korean Fabric Exhibition Metropolitan Pavilion - NYC 2012; Served as an expert witness for the Dept. of Justice - International Trade Division – on Import/Export Fabric Quotas.

    President, CtFOT Group LLC and CtFOT Media LLC - CtFOT is the acronym for "Consume The Future of Textiles".

    Owner of US 8,756,9089 B2 which is an Aircraft Engine Protection Device.

    BS: Clothing and Textiles - Hampton University;

    MS: Textile Management and Apparel Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology.


    Recent Publications:

    The Fashion and Consumer Products Continuum (TheFashCP.com) 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:

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

    Current Courses

    Fashion Textile Survey



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