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I want to develop new shoe and running apparel for professional runners to innovate the sport of long-distance running. #sports #running #research #apparel
I have worked in the performance apparel industry for almost seven years! If you want to truly focus on performance apparel and footwear innovation there are some great opportunities to explore. I know the University of Oregon offers a program strictly focused on product development which gives you the opportunity to learn about the process, start to finish, of developing product. It is a great starting point and to my knowledge offers opportunities to work with some of the leading performance apparel and footwear brands in the industry. Another avenue to explore is textile studies and programs as well. NC State comes to mind as a school with opportunities in the textile industry. Best of luck!