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Industry Collaborations

The CMDT faculty recognize the importance of learning experiences that go beyond the classroom and the professor. It is important to bring real world problems to the classroom where students can dissect them, interact with each other in trying to solve them, and can offer solutions evaluated by industry professionals.

Our students offer a unique perspective to prospective companies. First, they are well grounded in product design, textiles, CAD and merchandising practices. Secondly, they represent the current generation of young consumers who think and behave quite differently from the generation that preceded them. Their thoughts, ideas and current consumer practices are important to everyone involved in designing products and services in the 21st century.

There are two ways you can initiate a project with CMDT - either through a project that is completed in the classroom and involves students and a CMDT faculty member, OR, through a CMDT contract that involves the expertise of the CMDT faculty and facilities.​

Past collaborations include:
American Textile Company (ATC)
Brooks Brothers
Chameleon International
Cotton, Inc.
Empowerment Plan
Human Solutions

Sleep Studio

Contact Us

Center for Merchandising and Design Technology
Lauren Agnew
Research Lab Coordinator

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079