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Leslie H. Simpson , M.A.

Assistant Professor
Fashion Design & Merchandising | School of Design
Leslie Simpson
Office Hours
By appointment
Office Location
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M.S.,Textile Marketing; Philadelphia University

B. A., International Management and French; Simmons College

Professional Experience

Product Manager, Absecon Mills, Inc. (1996 -1999)

Product Manager, Cranston Print Works, Inc. (1999 - 2001)

Senior Sourcing and Quality Assurance Manager, GMA Accessories, Inc. (2001 - 2008)



My research focuses on fast fashion consumer behavior and impacts of overconsumption of apparel effecting the consumer, retailer, manufacturer, global economies and the environment.  

Educating students to consider textile and apparel sustainability in their fashion design and fashion merchandising projects and careers is an emphasis in my teaching.

Creative activity includes travel for inspiration in textiles and fashion design; attending museum exhibitions and lectures specific to historic costume as well as trends in textiles and apparel.


Matching sourcing destination with fashion brands’ business model: Comparative advantages of Bangladesh and Vietnam apparel industries, Journal of the Costume Culture Association, 2017


Introduction to Textiles

History of Fashion

Fashion Design Internship

Writing for Fashion

Garment Construction Studio


Member, International Textile and Apparel Association

Member, Kappa Omnicron Nu Honor Society

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