AAPN member Gerber Technology, long known for fostering the best in innovation and ideas as a world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets will be further demonstrating that commitment to the future in 2018 by sponsoring the 2018 Professional Clothing (PCA) Vision Best Design (University).
The annual contest requires students to share their vision of stylish, functional professional clothing (corporate wear, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE)) that can be worn for a specific job role in a sector of their choice. The goal is for the students to deliver innovative designs that truly meet the needs of the worker (man or woman) to help them perform their job to the best of their ability in their standard job environment. The Best Design Award (University) will be awarded to the university or college which has the best overall design submissions meeting the PCA Vision contest criteria.
Gerber are not the only AAPN members lending their support either. YKK have offered themselves up as a go-to resource for contestants looking for help with their creations.
In regards to the contest Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh, Marketing and Communications Director, EMEA for Gerber Technology, said: “We are very proud to be sponsoring Vision part of the prestigious Professional Clothing Awards. We have nominated a pattern and market expert from Gerber Technology to join the judging panel to help select the additional Vision Award winner and she looks forward to seeing the applications. Having recently relaunched The Student Design Award, Gerber Technology is excited to engage with the contest and be part of an important initiative to identify and encourage the next generation. It is important that we welcome new talent into the Professional Clothing segment and we are very pleased to be part of this”.
Once again, AAPN members are leading the industry in nurturing its future, and we could not be prouder of them!