Textile and Apparel Management FIG

Textile and Apparel Management FIG


For the first year for the Textile and Apparel Managment FIG, I was super excited at the morning
of FIG since they started here six years ago because again I feel like that is a great
way to get to know the young people coming into the University as well as communicate with them about the soft goods industry field. We created an
environment for these students enrolled in the FIG that
provided a friendly, you know, space for them to talk about
what they know what the industry as well as to learn so much that they
never knew about. Although we have the Textile and Apparel Management FIG,our focus was really on sustainability within Textiles and Apparell so we brought in Dr. Ha-Brookshire and she talked about the sustainability models with the students She also talked about her career
path. We brought in Dr. Parsons and she judged our repurposing assignment, where students brought in a garment and had to repurpose it in 45 minutes. We had some of the students pretend to be different representatives from companies and then the other students would be the press and they’d have to ask them about these situations where these companies were doing unethical things such as slashing their clothes and having child labor and it’s just really awesome to see the students put time into researching it and to just putting in an effort to make it seem really real for them. My proudest moment as a PA was when one of my students came up to me after class and told me how she wanted to change her major from Nursing to Textile and Apparel Management based on the presenter that had just presented in class because she realized that that’s how she wanted to help people with sourcing and making sure that working conditions in these factories for clothing industries were working well. My favorite part was really the
relationship that I builtt with those young people in the FIG. It was so great! I see
them walking around campus. I see some in classes. So it’s really nice to build that
relationship, not only on my side, getting to know them, but also then
getting to know me, and having a friendly face to go to if they need something. you

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