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Apparel and textiles students gain first-hand exposure about how industry works

CWU Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising professor Andrea Eklund wants to provide her students with as much industry experience as she can before they begin their careers.

What better way to prepare aspiring young professionals than by taking them where clothing and accessories are made?

Earlier this month, Eklund accompanied 15 of her Northwest Field Experience in Apparel and Textiles students on a three-day, two-night field trip to Western Washington, where they toured eight company headquarters and interacted with CEOs, buyers, merchandisers, designers, textile developers, and product developers.

The group also met with a number of CWU alums who went through the program and now work in the industry.


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