AATCC 2016 C2C Merchandising Competition Winners

AATCC 2016 C2C Merchandising Competition Winners

AATCC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 AATCC C2C® Student Merchandising Competition. AATCC received 43 entries, with 114 students participating from 8 various colleges and universities.

Students were challenged to showcase their skills in business, marketing, and merchandising by creating a business concept of a hypothetical new apparel or accessories line (hats, bags, and scarves) that transforms. Examples of transformations could include changing color, serving multiple purposes, or changing through the actual design of the fabric. See the full competition guidelines for more details.


The winners include:


  • 1st PlaceOne Wear by Jose Gonzalez and Yuxin Zhu, NC State University (USD 1,000 award)
  • 2nd PlaceOnesieTree by Annie Schtevie, University of Delaware (USD 750 award)
  • Honorable Mention  Vicissitude by Danielle Raffa, Molly Finnegan, Jen Forsgren and Monina Leung, University of Wyoming (USD 250 award)

AATCC would like to extend appreciation to the following developers and judges. Without their expertise and assistance, the Competition would not have been possible.


Jiangning Che, Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, Assistant Professor, Design, Housing and Merchandising Oklahoma State University

Sandy Johnson, Director of Sales at Color Solutions International/Dystar

Heidi Carvalho, Textile Technology Consultant at TTACC

Kerry King, Vice President, R&D at Spoonflower, Inc.

Mary Brannon, Apparel Technology Coordinator at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising


Alan Biggerstaff, Sr. Mgr. Quality/Textile/Color: Team Sports & Adult Apparel at Walmart

Scott Wagner, Fabric Manager, Innovation & Supply Chain Technical Services at Levi Strauss & Co.

Jennifer Maloney, Product Development Specialist at Cintas

Lauren Dalton, Product Integrity Manager at Zulily

Sarah Simmons, Color Analyst at The North Face


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