A dynamic group of Glasgow Kelvin College students has turned in a fantastic performance in the ‘Pants to Poverty’ campaign by taking the enviable runner-up prize in a UK-wide competition, the ‘Pantrepreneurial Challenge’.
The group of HND Fashion students got behind the Pants to Poverty campaign and set about raising a target of £3,000 by establishing a series of pop-up shops throughout the Glasgow North East community. The aim was to raise money selling the product and encourage enterprise skills in the students.
In brief, the ‘Pantilicious’ group beat their target by raising £3,059 for this worthy cause – a fantastic achievement. The judging panel had a difficult task in this close-run competition with, as they said, ‘arugements and heated debate’ and the girls took a laudable runner-up prize for their impressive work.
Pants to Poverty is a global social business which involves local communities in sustainable manufacture and export, in this case in India, and supports over 5,000 farmers and factory workers in areas of poverty. The fabulous pants range is manufactured using cotton picked from sustainable farming projects.
As part of the Pants to Poverty campaign, set up by the Gazelle Group of companies, the Pantrepreneurship Challenge involves some 18 FE Colleges competing to sell as many glorious cotton pants as possible, exercising their newly acquired entrepreneurial skills over a six-week period and raising income for this sustainable project.
The students, Katrina Sommerville, Catriona Ramsay, Jenna Stewart, Katie Buchanan and Simone Brown, were determined to make sure that ‘Team Pantilicious’ didn’t go unnoticed and they certainly succeeded, while raising an impressive amount of funding for a worthy cause. They produced a convincing and entertaining sales pitch and have certainly boosted the reputation of Glasgow Kelvin College on a national scale.
Well done and congratulations to them for their remarkable work and that of their supportive and dedicated tutors who are rightly proud of this achievement!