The seventh annual student design competition, sponsored by AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) interest group, gives students a chance to win cash, prizes, and recognition in the textile industry. Due to the growing emphasis on sustainable textiles, this year’s theme is Eco Chic Bag. Students are challenged to lend a creative touch to the growing market for reusable shopping bags and create a marriage between style and sustainability.
AATCC has made entering easier than ever this year. The competition fits into one semester, the 2011 spring semester (January to May), to better serve those who wish to use it as a class project. Students are still welcome to start their designs early if they wish.
Students may work individually or in teams of up to four. All AATCC student members are eligible. (Students who aren’ members yet can easily join.) In addition to cash prizes (up to US $1,000!), first and second place winners receive a Pantone Cotton Planner (US $595 value). One bag design from each of the top four entries will be professionally printed and constructed by [TC]2.