Browzwear was proud to sponsor the 2018 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition. More than 100 students from 23 colleges and universities submitted 93 entries to the competition with the theme: All Day Adventures in Activewear. The challenge was for students to design a line for a specific outdoor or indoor athletic activity (cycling, running, group fitness, hiking, etc.) that could then transition to everyday wear.

We awarded the first place winner a Macbook Pro with a one year VStitcher software license and a paid internship from Browzwear and the second place winner, a one year VStitcher software license and a paid internship from Browzwear. Two honorable mentions received a VStitcher license as well.

So let’s meet the winners of the competition who came to learn from and work at Browzwear as interns…

Cecily Ripley: 1st Place Winner, University of Wisconsin – Stout

Cecily is an Apparel Design and Development student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, minoring in (and with a passion for) Sustainable Design. She spent 10 weeks interning with us at the Browzwear office in Corvallis. Cecily is in her third and final year in the Apparel program and is expected to graduate in May 2019. One of Cecliy’s career goals is to change the way consumers think of sustainable design and how industry approaches it. She is excited to see how 3D design can potentially be used to reduce waste in the fashion industry. Some of her other passions and hobbies include music, art, and being outdoors. She is a dog person and goat owner. Cecily enjoys all things food and is obsessed with travel. She recently saw the ocean for the first time EVER and she says her life is forever changed. To see Cecily’s personal portfolio, click here.

Sarah West: 2nd Place Winner, University of Arkansas

Sarah West is pursuing a Master’s degree in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development at the University of Arkansas. Her research includes 3D body scanning, 3D printing and 3D apparel design, and her thesis involves form-fitting hard plate body armor for female police officers. Sarah likes to design costumes and spend time with her 2-year-old son, Roland Aurelius. She really enjoys 3D modeling and designing and took it upon herself to also learn traditional 3D softwares like Rhino and Blender. Sarah is most excited to work with 3D assets in Browzwear and to use the software for some 3D apparel design and modeling for her thesis. During her 10-week Fall semester internship, Sarah worked closely with our team to expand our existing libraries, and to build 3D assets for the Browzwear community to use. To see Sarah’s portfolio, click here.