Lina Castro studied in Colombia at Los Andes University and graduated in 1996 with the title “Textiles Master” as one of the best students of her generation. After graduation, she became a professor of research and apparel design at the same university, while also successfully running her own small business in the wedding dresses industry.
In 2000, she relocated to the United States of America where she worked for an international children’s wear company as a product developer and sourcing expert. After a few years, she had the opportunity to live in Spain, where she attended various design technical classes at The European Institute of Design in Madrid.
After returning to the U.S., she earned a master's degree in fashion apparel studies at Philadelphia University. As one of the top students, she was recognized with the Graduate Dean's Award for Exceptional Academic Achievement and the Outstanding Graduate Award. Because of her thesis on technology in fashion, Philadelphia University invited her to become an adjunct professor of technology in fashion.
There, she contributed greatly to the development of the technology in fashion subject matter included in the university’s new master’s degree, Global Fashion Enterprise. The class covered topics related to the impact of 3D printing, wearable technology, software business applications, smart textiles and new machinery for the fashion industry.
Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
Product Life Management