Careers in Fashion
With over 300 apparel companies in the lower mainland, the BC fashion industry offers you many choices. Exciting, vibrant local companies such as Arc'teryx, Aritzia, lululemon athletica, mac&jac, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Orb, Sugoi, Kensie, Fidelity Design House, and Westcomb hire our graduates.
Designed in consultation with fashion industry leaders, Kwantlen's Fashion Design and Technology degree offers several options upon graduation. You may work for a large company and specialize as a member of a design, production or marketing team or for a smaller design house where you would engage in all aspects of the business. Some graduates take an entrepreneurial or freelance route, while others have found rewarding careers in wardrobe for theatre, television and film productions.
Kwantlen Fashion Design and Technology graduates interested in teaching high school clothing and textiles may be eligible for entry to UBC's Bachelor of Education.
There is also helpful information about Canada's apparel sector at the Apparel Human Resource Council's website: Apparel Connexion.