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LIM College Partners with Cotton Inc. for Student Competition


Design a new pattern using LIM College's colors!

LIM College and Cotton Incorporated have teamed up to create an exciting hands-on learning experience and scholarship competition.

Using a grant from Cotton Incorporated, the Fashion Merchandising department has launched a project that calls for students to create original patterns using LIM College’s colors. Students who create three winning patterns will each receive $1,500 in scholarship money from Cotton Inc.

This semester more than 150 students in the College’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) classes will each create a signature plaid, stripe, and print pattern using LIM College’s official colors. After judging by a panel of LIM College faculty and administrators, five finalists in each category will be selected. Images of those 15 patterns will then be posted on the LIM College website, where all students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite in each category and determine the winners.

The project doesn’t end there. In the Fall 2010 semester, students in LIM College’s Product Development classes will take the three winning patterns and create tech packs, with students determining the best uses for the winning designs. Samples of the selected products will then be produced, with the ultimate goal of having the students’ work manufactured and sold in the LIM College bookstore. Final products might include t-shirts, pajama pants, scarves, or sweatshirts – all made of 100% cotton, of course.

CAD students’ initial pattern submissions are due April 1, so look out later this semester for the chance to vote on your favorite LIM College pattern!

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