Innovation Grant – $2000.00 awarded to cover costs of college plaid garments project. The purpose of the project is to involve Fashion Design and Merchandising students in the complete process from weaving the fabric, designing a garment, costing/pricing, branding, marketing and selling the product. This project will involve students from several college classes on campus.
- Weaver – Kathy Hendershott, Warsaw, NY, commissioned to weave 15 yards of twill cotton fabric http://www.etsy.com/people/laurelhendershott
- Remainder of supplies purchased when in New York City from the Garment District.
- Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 – Fashion Design students will design and sew garments.
- Spring 2017 Garments will be branded, marketed, and sold by Fashion Merchandising and Design students.
- Student Sharon Semon (2017 graduate) of James R. Habermas, Professor of Computer Information Systems, designed a 5-page website on the GCC plaid for her final project.
- Donna J Ehrhart, Professor of Fashion/Business, Computer Information Systems, created two sample garments from the handwoven tartan, a vest and a kilt. Both garments will serve as garment examples for students. The kilt was custom fit to Tracy Ford, Associate Professor of English, and avid wearer of kilts.
- Stay tuned for plaid project updates!