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AATCC names winners of 2019 student design competition

May '19
Pic: AATCC/Jessica Bachansingh
Pic: AATCC/Jessica Bachansingh
AATCC (the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) has announced the winners of the 2019 AATCC Concept 2 Consumers student design competition. AATCC received 96 entries, with 128 students participating from 24 colleges and universities, AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921.

This year’s ‘Splashing Around’-themed competition challenged students to design a line for a specific outdoor activity that is both fashionable and functional to use in the rain. The line should enhance the outdoor experience while being used in the rain. This year, students were asked to access educational resources, so they could highlight at least one AATCC test method and why it was important to their product line, AATCC said in a press release.

Jessica Bachansingh from Florida State University won the first prize for 3PG, paralympic precipitation practice gear. She was awarded $1,000 from AATCC. She graduated this year with a major in retail entrepreneurship from Florida State University. She will start a product development job in August 2019, for Kohl’s corporate office in Milwaukee, WI, US.

Bonnie Smith from Auburn University got the second place for Rain or Shine. She was awarded $750 from AATCC. She is a junior majoring in apparel design and production management at Auburn University.

Other honourable mentions are Come Rain or Shine by Grace Kirimi from Cornell University and Pitter Patter by Rebecca Norwood from Auburn University. These two students were awarded $100 from AATCC each.

Grace Kirimi is an undergrad majoring in architecture and pursuing a minor in fashion design at Cornell University. Kirimi’s future plans are to apply her knowledge and skills from both fields to practice both architecture and fashion concurrently.

Rebecca Norwood is a sophomore majoring in apparel design and production management at Auburn University. (GK)

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