Aug 28 2013
News and Observer
August 24, 2013
by Alex Stewart
N.C. State University students are making a splash in the world of design by tailoring fabric-based products for the boating industry.
Morgan Green, Lauren Michelakis and Caroline Cox, all studying fashion and textile management, won Glen Raven’s Marine Design Challenge to create products with female consumers in mind. The crew competed against 13 other teams from the College of Textiles.
“I think it was the sheer number of ideas that we had, and the fact that we really pushed the boundaries with our ideas,” Green said of the winning entries, which included a collapsible shelving system, a hanging seating arrangement, repositionable lounge blocks and an automatic extendable awning.
Their product ideas – all geared to efficiency and space conservation – earned the team the $1,500 grand prize in the contest.