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The Hoya’s Fall Fashion Issue: Made in DC

The Hoya’s Fall Fashion Issue: Made in DC

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Georgetown Alumni Redefine Athleisure Industry

Throughout their four years together at Georgetown University, Samantha Hiranand (COL ’11), Berin Bezmen (MSB ’10) and Odile Liu (MSB ’10) formed an unbreakable bond despite their diverse backgrounds and personalities. Today, those same differences serve as the inspiration behind 3BORO, the trio’s emerging company for athleisure clothing, sportswear designed[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Features, The Guide

Student Works to Create Custom Apparel

Headed by Sales Director Sophia Ronga (COL ’18), the Georgetown branch of the custom apparel company Fresh Prints has established a growing presence on and around campus, handling clothing orders for various student groups and events on the Hilltop. Ronga became involved with the company her freshman year after seeing[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Asli Acar (COL '18) and Gamze Keklik, a George Washington University Student, started a new clothing brand in August 2016.

Students Expand Clothing Brand to New York

The student-founded fashion label Bassigue will soon expand its presence in the American market with a boutique in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City five months after its launch in August 2016. The fine clothing firm founded by Asli Acar (COL ’18) and Gamze Keklik, an undergraduate at the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 2 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY ETHAN ROSEN
Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) created a clothing company with two other friends to sell cheap and comfortable clothing to college students.

Students Start Online Apparel Business

Georgetown undergraduate students Ethan Rosen (MSB ’19), Emmett Orts (SFS ’19) and Francesco Ambrosio (MSB ’19) are offering cheap and accessible athletic clothing through the online clothing startup UApparel, which launched at the beginning of this year. Rosen and Orts, members of the University’s crew team, founded the company during[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 4 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY DRESSMATE
Dressmate is a company aimed at creating a social network of college women who share formal clothing. Co-founder Christine Young (SFS '18) (far right) is shown here with the Georgetown Dressmate team.

Dressmate Startup Comes to GU

Last spring, Christine Yang (SFS ’18) and Jennifer Simons (COL ’18) were eating pizza during a midterm study break when they fell into a discussion about the many problems that college women face. Both women are interested in fashion and began to consider the difficulty of always wanting to wear[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

SHEDD: On Sexy Boyfriends

A few weeks ago, my mom and I set out on a quest to buy new pants. After a few brief stops that bore no fruit, we visited a Gap store. Upon entering the store, I immediately saw two tables stacked with so-called “sexy boyfriend shorts.” Perfect, I thought. One[Read More…]

Labor Rights: A Consumer Issue

As I sit in the back of my macroeconomics class, I behold a sea of illuminated laptop screens. Each screen has the same image: rows and rows of clothes. I see my classmates mindlessly clicking and dragging each item of clothing into the electronic shopping basket. It is hard not[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Alice and Olivia, an upscale retail chain, recently opened in Georgetown. The store is located in Qdoba’s former space.

Luxury Chain Opens Its Doors

The luxury women’s retailer Alice + Olivia opened in Georgetown this week as the newest addition to downtown’s bustling shopping scene. Located on M Street, the 2,400-square-foot boutique replaces the closed Qdoba. Since its 2002 debut at Barneys New York, Alice + Olivia evolved into a worldwide name in the fashion industry[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESY JOHN KLINE
Alta Gracia workers stand outside their factory in the Dominican Republic. John Kline (top), a professor in the School of Foreign Service, and Ed Soule, an associate professor in the McDonough School of Business, announced that Alta Gracia broke even on profits this September.

Business Promotes Living Wage Model

Founded in 2010, Alta Gracia now produces apparel for over 800 university bookstores, including Georgetown’s. Praised for its workers’ rights-focused model, this Dominican Republic-based clothing factory is the only one in the developing world that pays employees a living wage equivalent to more than three times the minimum wage, placing[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top