Intersectional Empowerment is a multifaceted capping project that examines the history of fashion and analyzes the factors that have facilitated the movement towards Diversity and Inclusivity within the fashion industry. The Marist capping team is led by Katie Miale, Carolina Manco, Melanie Fedele, and Renee Racioppi. The team created an exhibition that illustrates the move towards inclusion in the fashion industry. While also creating a panel event with industry leaders on why D&I matters and marketing strategies to engage students on D&I issues.
About the Product:
Each tote is a handmade, one of a kind piece made from recycled muslin. All the muslin scraps are collected from the Marist Fashion Program and then sewn together to make larger pieces. Each tote has been printed with original artwork from a Marist Student. All proceeds from these totes will benefit Dutchess Outreach - 'an advocate and provider for hunger and relief services in order to ensure that everyone, regardless of income, has access to fresh, healthy food, and the support they need.' Dutchess Outreach has altered their daily operations to be able to continue being a provider for those in need amidst the coronavirus pandemic.