Textiles and Clothing (suspended 2018-20)
Clothing and fashion serve both practical and abstract functions: clothing protects us from the elements, while our fashion choices help us express our individuality and group affiliation. Textiles and clothing majors at UC Davis study both these functions, integrating scientific knowledge about textile characteristics and manufacturing methods with innovative ideas about marketing and distributing textile products. A solidly career-focused program, the textiles and clothing major gives you excellent preparation for work in the fast-paced global fashion industry.
Textiles and clothing majors from UC Davis have gone directly from college courses to exciting careers in all areas of the fashion industry. Career choices include product development, production management, fashion journalism, public relations and consumer research. Graduates are employed by such companies as Gymboree, The North Face, Macy's, Koret, Adidas, The Gap, Mervyn's, Jessica McClintock and the Smithsonian Institution.
After completing foundation courses in the social and scientific aspects of textiles and clothing, you will select one of two options for your upper-division study. The marketing/economics option prepares you to work with business aspects of textiles and clothing such as fashion marketing and worldwide trade in textiles. The textile science option concentrates on aspects of the textiles and clothing industry such as fiber and polymer science, new textile development and fiber analysis.