AATCC has announced the winners of the 2011 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Design Competition for students. The seventh annual design competition launched in October 2010, and received 71 entries from 17 schools. “Eco Chic Bag” challenged students to lend their creative touch to the growing market for reusable shopping bags and create a marriage between style and sustainability. Colors were based on seasonal palettes provided by Pantone.
Prizes include a first place cash award of US$1,000 along with a copy of Pantone’s Cotton Planner, a US$750 award for second place, two US$100 awards for honorable mentions, and all winning bags printed and constructed by the Textile Technology Clothing Center ([TC]2).
1st place: Surrounded by Abigail Scheer, Rhode Island School of Design
2nd place: Metamorphosis by Ellen Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Honorable mentions: Golden Harvest by Alicia Hinz, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Nature’s Focus by Christina Assuncao, Syracuse University