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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Avery Sims

Design Resources, IncAvery Sims
Director of Merchandising

Avery graduated from Kansas State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel and Textile Marketing and a minor in business.  After graduating, she worked as a Key Account Sales Manager for two Kansas City companies that specialized in resort apparel.  In this role, she worked directly with large resort and theme park buyers to plan their seasonal assortments featuring custom graphics.  In 2004, she joined Design Resources, Inc. as a Merchandiser.  With a passion for product development, this was the perfect fit for her professional experience and college training.  DRI’s fully integrated approach to product development provided her detailed experience in design, garment fit, material development, production planning and factory relationships.  Working with a variety of customers has expanded her apparel knowledge into sportswear, outerwear and most recently licensed Nike apparel.  She was promoted to Director in 2016 and works on their Nike and Dri Duck business.  Avery resides in Kansas City with her husband and two sons.

www.dridesign.com