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Infor recently hosted an event-Project Fash Bash NYC-at corporate headquarters attended by 22 girls, ages 7 to 14, from the New York metro area. The event was designed around a "SciGirls" episode called "High-Tech Fashion," and gave the girls a hands-on opportunity to learn about the importance of technology in the fashion industry.
Infor is a proud sponsor of season 3 of "SciGirls," the US public television program that "showcases bright, curious, real, tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives." The show is dedicated to engaging girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and helping them succeed.
At Fash Bash, the girls watched the "SciGirls" fashion episode and worked with designers from Infor's internal creative agency, Hook & Loop, to create a dress in Adobe Illustrator and then price the production costs of their garments through Infor Fashion PLM.
The event was hosted by Infor Chief Customer Officer Mary Trick. Representatives of Twin Cities Public Television, the PBS affiliate that produces "SciGirls," also participated.
Trick introduced Infor fashion solution consultant Anne Mullins to the girls: "Anne was a fashion designer who fell in love with technology when she discovered how it could make her job easier, and now uses her passion to show other designers how they can benefit from technology."
"The girls learned how to put together a dress, sketch it, and also the business side of designing. It's not all fun and games, so you have to design to that mindset," Mullins said.
She showed the girls how product lifecycle management (PLM) software could help them modify their designs to come in at a different cost point.
"Technology doesn't have to be some mysterious black box or complex-looking code," Trick said. "So these kinds of projects are the perfect things where schools can work with companies like Infor."