Congratulations to two students in the Textile Apparel, Technology and Management Department who were recognized for their talent and philanthropy at the 2015 Couture for a Cause held Nov. 7 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The event paired 20 designers with local charities through the nonprofit organization Activate Good, which connects thousands of volunteers to lend a hand at over 300 charities around the Triangle each year. The designers had to create two looks, one ready-to-wear and one couture, that represented their partner organizations. Savannah Fender, a Master of Science in Textiles student, won the Ready-to-Wear designer award; she worked with the organization Benevolence Farm. Sharae Hines, a student in Fashion and Textile Design-Textile Design, won the Couture Look and Philanthropy award for raising the most money, a total of $2,085 for the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition. Participants were required to collect at least $200 dollars for their respective charities.

Congratulations to Savannah and Sharae for their outstanding work!

Design by Sharae Hines.
Design by Sharae Hines.
Design by Sharae Hines.
Design by Sharae Hines.
Design by Savannah Fender.
Design by Savannah Fender.