Mochatern Bianca :: fashionABLE event

This semester’s mochaterns are an amazing crew. You can keep up with them over at the Mochatern tumblr. Here Mochatern Bianca tells us of sharing fashionABLE with her friends at Belmont University.

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Hey everyone, it’s the fashionABLE intern Bianca here. Everything is going well over at the fashionABLE // Mocha Club offices, but it’s bound to get busy as we receive a large shipment of scarves from Africa. We’re all ready to team together and get all of the scarves sorted and placed with their respective orders so they can be shipped out as soon as possible. We’ve received a bunch of new orders from retails worldwide (yes, worldwide!), and we can’t wait to provide them with a wonderful order of scarves to sell in their stores! It’s so exciting to see the fashionABLE brand continue to enter new markets and touch more and more people.

I’m happy to say that I helped spread the fashionABLE mission last week by hosting an event at my school, Belmont University. In partnership with my university’s SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Club, I planned an event to showcase social entrepreneurship through a presentation of a short documentary that showcases TOMS CEO Blake Mycoskie and a number of other social entrepreneurs. After the documentary screening, I hosted a small panel of social entrepreneurs, and I was glad to have Barrett on the panel. With over 175 students at the event, Barrett got the chance to share the fashionABLE story with them, and we even had fashionABLE scarves for sale at the event. I think it’s safe to say that the students loved what Barrett had to say, because they bought a ton of scarves. It was exciting to share my love for fashionABLE with my classmates and peers, because I know that they’re all passionate individuals who strive to make change by supporting and advocating for organizations like fashionABLE.

Overall, as the scarf orders continue to come in, it’s wonderful to think that it equates to more sustainable business for some wonderful women in Africa and ultimately, a better way of life for them.

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