A rising senior who interned with a regional publication, Ella wanted to engage in an impactful project over the summer that would also combine her interest in both fashion and the publishing industry.
Expand her knowledge of politics/sustainability in fashion
Enhance her readiness for college level work
Improve her writing, editing, research, and organizational skills
Ella's mentor is an adjunct professor at both the Fashion Institute of Technology and Harvard University with 10+ years of experience focusing on sustainable fashion and beauty.
Ella developed her writing and editing skills while learning the fundamentals of sustainable fashion, covering major environmental and social issues within the fashion industry.
Ella first worked to establish the theme of the magazine, framing her “Letter from the Editor," then built out the editorial content through her own writing and by commissioning pieces to others
An original sustainable fashion magazine, complete with articles on supply chain, forced and child labor, as well as opinion pieces on vegan clothing and sewing and an original research-based checklist to assess fashion brands' ethical ranking.
I will be able to draw on my mentorship experience to help me with the magazine I write for and edit for!
The most meaningful aspect of the mentorship to me was the research. Watching documentaries about what really happens in the fashion industry and reading articles about the subject really changed my perspective. I really enjoyed engaging in conversations with my mentor as well.
[My mentor] is very knowledgeable about sustainable fashion and never made me feel uncomfortable to ask a question. She is very patient and kind, as well as very smart and willing to help. She is a great teacher!
Accomplishing a personal goal
Appreciation for the value of her own contributions
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