Students Named Finalists in Sustainability Competition
September 5, 2019
Three student teams from LIM College have been named among the top 10 finalists in the ESRAP (Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices) Student Merchandising Poster Competition.
Students in this annual competition must incorporate "triple bottom line" practices—social, environmental, and financial—in developing a business plan for a socially responsible fashion retailer. Then they must create an engaging informational poster presenting their plan.
LIM's finalists in the 2019 competition are:
- "Positive Feedback" by Austin Sierra
Positive Feedback Clothing aims to create a closed-loop supply chain and produce a product that helps the earth. Harnessing the power of the “Positive Feedback Effect” helps to create jobs, educate cities, and make culture shifts in fashion.
- "Planet Undies" by Alyssa Leanna Ypil, Stephanie Lopez, and Jennifer Serrano
Planet Undies is a sustainable unisex undergarment company that wants to bring comfort to their consumers. Their goal is improving the planet’s wellbeing by creating equal opportunities for their employees and decreasing the unemployment rate.
- "Gaea" by Luciano DiGiorgio, Madison Peltzman, Sabrina Cioffi, and Karen Rabba
Gaea is an ethical fashion-based brand selling unisex bombers made of Pinatex (pineapple skin). The brand delivers custom jackets that give back to the community and improve the future.
The students worked with Fashion Merchandising professors Michael Londrigan and Andrea Kennedy in developing their presentations. "Just under 60 submissions were received from students at schools including Kent State and Drexel," said Professor Kennedy. "It's wonderful that LIM has three out of the top 10 finalists!"
Winners of the ESRAP competition will be announced in late October at the annual International Textile and Apparel Association awards dinner in Las Vegas.