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Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Academia: Destination Maternity and University of Delaware

As brands are adopting innovative technology more into their workflow, they are seeking to acquire the best talent, with the right skills and knowledge, to join their teams. One way of achieving this is for brands to work directly with schools through internships or research projects that mutually benefit academia and the industry.

It’s not just about preparing students to excel, but to collaborate, develop best practices ,and incorporate technology more into the curriculum to help future designers get the knowledge they need to be employed. An example of this is the collaboration between Destination Maternity, the world’s leading designer and retailer of maternity apparel, and the University of Delaware’s fashion and textile program.