|Hello Designers! We're seeking your talent. You may recall, before Alt Summit 2013, we ran a scarf design contest with fashionABLE - an Ethiopian-based business dedicated to providing work and job skills for women in need. The Alt Community (that's you!) submitted designs, and the top picks were woven into sample scarves in Ethiopia. Then, everyone in the Alt Community was invited to vote on their favorite.
The design that won was by Janette Crawford of Fashion Loves People. It's called the Genet, and it was so popular, it's been spotted on celebrities like Christy Turlington, Jimmy Fallon, and chef Marcus Samuelsson. Amazing, right?! Happily, we also see it popping up on the Instagram streams of Alt attendees all the time.
So. We're doing it again! Alt Summit is teaming up with fashionABLE to host another scarf design contest, and this time there are a couple of fun twists:
Winners will receive a FREE entry to the 2015 Alt conference of their choice + $500 credit to spend at livefashionABLE.com!
We're looking for all kinds of designs - from elegant simple stripes to all over patterns. Will you help us create this product? If your answer is yes, here is the plan:
- Submit your designs to: design@livefashionABLE.com by July 24 (only 10 days, so get working).
- The top designs will be sent to Ethiopia so samples can be made!
- In mid-August, we will all vote online for our favorite scarf.
- On September 1st, the winning scarf will go on sale! We're super excited about how we'll be selling this product. We'll share hints + details as the time approaches.
In addition to the Alt Summit pass and $500 credit, as the winner, your name will be attached to the design on all promotion. And, you'll be helping to create sustainable business for women in Ethiopia. Pretty cool huh?
For design parameters + details, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and you'll receive full instructions.
We can't wait to see what you create!
The Alt Team
P.S. - Alter Your World is an arm of Alt Summit that focuses on the good that the Alt Community does in the world. Whether your actions are big or small, we're all contributing to make the world a better place and we want to celebrate that!
Alt Summit Founder, Gabrielle Blair, was introduced to fashionABLE when she visited their factory in Ethiopia, and fell in love with the scarves and with the women who make them. Alt and fashionABLE have looked for ways to team up ever since.