November 2018 Update
Thank you to our supporters! We are so grateful for your part in helping our students make a global impact! Because of your support, we surpassed our fundraising goal and our apparel design students will now be able to make and send clothing to the girls at Blue House Uganda. Scroll down to see a short video of what our design students have been working on this semester!
At the College of Design, our students are designing to make a difference in the world and you can help.
Each fall, apparel design students take part in a technical design studio course in which they design and produce garments and other items for partnering organizations. This year, one of the partnering organizations is Blue House Uganda, an orphanage for girls in rural Uganda. The girls in Uganda sent sketches to the class to give the students an idea of what kind of garments they would like. Taking inspiration from the sketches, students work the design process from concept to completed garment. While learning what goes into mass production, these students are also making a difference in the lives of these young girls. This year we need your help to fund materials, production, and delivery to the girls at Blue House Uganda.
Now through October 16 the College of Design has a goal to raise $5,000 to cover the costs of materials and the cost of shipping the finished garments to the girls at Blue House Uganda.
“Students in the past have said that this class pushed them to expand their knowledge of what designers really do and how design and the garment industry can be a force for good in the world. The experience is an unparalleled chance to design and operate a small production facility – skills that our students can carry forward to continue making a difference after graduation, by designing products that improve lives,” said Professor Lucy Dunne.
For the girls who receive the garments, the new, well-made clothing is a very special gift and for many of them they are the first brand new clothes they have ever received. Make a difference today and help students at the College of Design make a global impact.
Your Gift = Real Impact Now
$20 covers the costs of prototyping a garment
$50 provides materials to produce 5 garments in the classroom
$250 funds the printing of garment patterns
$500 covers the cost of a rotary knife that cuts multiple garments at once
$1,000 covers the cost of the international shipping to Blue House Uganda
Want to learn more? Read all about it on the College of Design Blog!
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