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Our industry partnership with WL Gore goes from strength to strength and ‘Women’s cycling jackets’ was the market suggested by them for this year’s Fashion Product Development project. We invited Endura, the Livingston-based cycle wear manufacturer for input on the consumers, market and manufacture.

BA (Hons) Fashion and BSc (Hons) Fashion Technology second years worked together on this exciting project with some super outcomes. A selection of the jackets were on display for the industry and alumni event as part this year’s Graduation Show; Principal Prof. Richard Williams was one of the many visitors who was impressed with the work.

 

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Recently, Lorraine Moffat, Application Engineer at WL Gore visited the School to select the best jackets – not an easy task when the standard was so high. However, the following students’ cycling jackets for women were chosen:

Yushan Cheng, Verity Marshall, Annie Lakeman, Rebekah Chapman, Marta Lynch, Jemima Jarvis, and Lauren Witchell.

These jackets will be on display in both the WL Gore headquarters, UK but also the European Headquarters in Feldkirchen, Germany (see main image).

 

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The jackets are made with sponsored specialist ‘Shakedry’ WL Gore fabric and the students learn what it’s like to work on an industry project and gained invaluable feedback from our external visitors. Not only that but they gain soft skills around teamwork and other workplace essentials.

Well done to all students who took part and special thanks to Lorraine Moffat from WL Gore, and Ian Young from Endura.

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