Entrepreneurship in action: mobile retailer to pop up on campus

March 13th, 2017 Author: Melissa Seguin  |  7065426402  |  More about Melissa
Contact: Clair McClure  |  843-442-1689  | More about Clair

Athens, Ga. – Couture a la Cart, a mobile retailer created and operated by students in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will have its grand opening on Tuesday in front of Dawson Hall.

CALC, which is operated out of a custom-designed golf cart, will “pop-up” on campus several times between March 14 and April 25, selling handmade merchandise such as clothing, body scrubs, candles, jewelry and lip glosses from local vendors.

CALC will be at Dawson Hall on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. and on Fridays by the main library or the Arch from 12-5 p.m.

Interested shoppers can browse creations from vendors such as Prints by LCD, Ties by Lucy, Studio Chen, PettiCoat Prints, Calista Blue, Body by Janene, Classic City Beads, AthensCopperCo, Ashby Beads, ML Coasters, KimiVale and OwlNaturalSoaps.

The cart is managed by students in the FACS retail entrepreneurship class taught by instructor Clair McClure in the department of textiles, merchandising and interiors.

Payment is cash only.

“This is not teaching entrepreneurship, this is doing entrepreneurship,” McClure said. “All of it is generated by the students to plan, execute and sell, and that’s what they’ve been doing pre-spring break. Now, they have to implement everything they’ve been planning, so it’s truly generated out of the students’ vision.”

For more information and updated selling information, like “Couture a la Cart” on Facebook and follow @couturealacart on Instagram.

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