Threads hosts 9th annual Retail Strategies Competition

Posted on February 20, 2019

The Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies Department’s student organization, Threads, hosted the 9th annual Retail Strategies Competition on Tuesday, February 12th in the Bryan Building.  Five Threads members presented case studies on this year’s topic, solving problems of sustainability in fashion, for the chance to win prizes.  Each contestant is judged based on an eight-page research paper that outlines their business proposition to solve problems of sustainability in fashion as well as their presentation of these ideas.  Students present these findings to an audience as well as a panel of judges.  The judges of this year’s competition were Celeste MacMurdo (VP of Goodwill), Jilian Wolter (Target Recruiter) and UNCG CARS alum Stephanie Shaneyfelt (Patternmaker at VF).

Congratulations to sophomore Diwani Robinson (left) who took home the First-Place prize for his sustainable solutions for Forever 21, senior Sorelys Bedoya (right) who received Second-Place for her presentation on Toms, and freshman Mariah Taylor-Judd (center) who came in Third-Place for her ideas on sustainability for H&M.

This event is a great opportunity for students to network with industry professionals and practice the skills they learn as Retail and Consumer Studies students!


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