Fashion industry management and merchandising students from Philadelphia University will be selling over 100 handmade items on campus to support the charitable group ChemoClothes on Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25.
The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fashion Merchandising building on campus at the corner of School House Lane and Henry Ave. Items for sale include scarves, headbands, tote bags, wallets and jewelry, all of which will be priced under $20.
The items were made for as part of a semester-long project in the Survey of Global Products class, for which eight teams of students formed “companies” to develop hand-made, fashion-forward accessories to help benefit those whose lives are affected by cancer.
All proceeds from the sale and any remaining items will be donated to ChemoClothes, a non-profit organization dedicated to the financial support of families who have a member dealing with cancer. PhilaU students taking the course last fall donated items to ChemoClothes that had a value of about $2,300.
On Monday, April 30, the students will present their projects to a panel of judges from the fashion and apparel industry and ChemoClothes President Jared Levy. At that time, any remaining items will be donated along with the proceeds from the sale.
Levy started ChemoClothes in honor of his mother, Deb Levy, who lost her battle with cancer in 2008. Through the sale of handcrafted items, ChemoClothes raises funds for educational and therapeutic programs and to help local families who are dealing with cancer.