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Fashion Student Places First at BYOB Video Pitch Competition

Fashion Arts and Business student Clare Palmer placed first at the school-wide Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Video Pitch competition.

Hosted by the Longo Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) the BYOB Video Pitch competition required applicants to create and submit a two-minute video pitching their business idea or current business.

Clare's current business, Specadirt Vintage, aims at selling a variety of vintage streetwear for innovators and game-changers of fashion – ditching fast fashion for a sustainable wardrobe. Through Specadirt, consumers can sustain their style and the planet. By giving vintage and secondhand clothing a chance, energy and materials could be saved. Specadirt Vintage also ensures that the clothing collection includes a range of sizes for all bodies. Clare will have a small permanent space for Specadirt Vintage at the Open Studios Kingston storefront in May this year.

The finalists were celebrated at an event night that showcased each business and the winners were announced. This year's winners included:

  • 1st - Clare Palmer, Specadirt Vintage (Longo Faculty of Business)
  • 2nd - Sean Foreman, XVI Digital (Faculty of Media & Creative Arts)
  • 3rd - Andrew Lopez, Your Future Fitness (Longo Faculty of Business)

For a detail description of each of the businesses, please visit the CfE here.

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