The Local Fashion, Global Impact (LFGI) project was awarded $2,400 from the K-State Green Action Fund. This fund supports student lead initiatives that promote sustainability on campus. Funds from this award will allow for the LFGI project to be incorporated into the Apparel Production I classroom for a second year. The fund will cover materials used in class, including another order of fabric to support the women living in Choa Cruz, Guatemala.
I wanted to be sure there were funds available to continue this project after I graduate. Creating a sustainable supply chain in a classroom, that would ultimately end when I graduate doesn’t do anyone any good!
Thus, there is a new addition to this project! The creation of a Sustainable Apparel Project Fund. Garments from this project will be available for sale, and all monies will be introduced back into a fund to help support this project, and other sustainable projects in the department.
Student work will be on display on October 21st, 2019, for this year’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. Similar to last year’s event, this year’s activities will focus on teaching the campus community about sustainability in the fashion industry.
For more details about the proposal see, Green Action Fund Proposal