The theme of the 2011 Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) Design Competition was Eco Chic Bag.
Students lent their creative touch to the growing market for reusable shopping bags, creating a marriage of style and sustainability. All colors were inspired by one of the color palettes from the Pantone View Colour Planner Summer 2011 symmetry.
In addition to cash prizes, first and second place winners recieved a copy of Pantone's Cotton Planner. Each winning entry had one of their bag designs printed and constructed by the Textile Technology Clothing Center ([TC]2).
1st Place: Surrounded by Abigail Scheer, Rhode Island School of Design
2nd Place: Metamorphosis by Ellen Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Golden Harvest by Alicia Hinz, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Nature’s Focus by Christina Assuncao, Syracuse University
Danielle Hazen, Spoonflower Inc., Research Associate
Jeana Fitzgerald, Cotton Incorporated, Manager Product Development
Kerry M. King, Textile Clothing Technology Corporation [TC]2, Manager of Product Development and Sustainability Initiatives
Mary Brannon, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Textile Research Coordinator
Vita Plume, North Carolina State University, Associate Professor, Art & Design