One of the highlights at the Eloise Student Fashion Show was the aDARable Collection. O’More’s “designing for a cause” class which consisted of seven students who partnered with the local non-profit WEareDAR to produce a Spring 2014 children’s clothing line. Under the direction of instructor Annette Medcalf these students researched the children’s market, identified trends, used their skills and talents producing stylish, fun, and functional clothing called The Concrete Pioneer Collection.
The mission of WEareDAR is to empower women by creating job opportunities, an economic strategy, cultivate confidence and positive self –image. Ten women in Ti-Bouk Haiti will be given the opportunity to change their economic future by becoming the team of seamstresses who will manufacture the aDARable line for sale in the United States in the coming year. The average Haitian family income is approximately $200 a year. These ten Haitian women will be paid according to the fair-trade regulatory standards dramatically changing their families’ economic futures.
To learn more about how to be involved with the aDARable collection, visit www.omorecollege.edu/adarable.