IADT Dresses the Tiger Pink

June 18, 2007

The International Academy of Design & Technology designed the pink t-shirt being worn by the Tigers' statue outside of Comerica Park for breast cancer awareness.

Troy, Mich. – In the early morning hours of Saturday, June 16th, fashion students and faculty from the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) found themselves dressing the Detroit Tigers' main statue outside of Comerica Park with a pink t-shirt they had designed for the “Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure”, presented locally by the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

To create the t-shirt, IADT constructed a pattern from a cotton fabric they had on hand, spray-painted it pink to resemble tie-dye, and finished putting it together on the Tiger. With a 24 foot waist and one paw on the ground, the t-shirt wouldn't simply go over the tiger's head.

“We (IADT) jumped at the opportunity to dress the tiger for such a great cause,” said Julie Ann Patterson, Program Chair of Fashion Design at IADT. “There was no hesitation from the college about donating the time and material to create something the tiger could wear for the fundraiser.”

IADT continually partners with other organizations to help raise awareness for their causes allowing students to give back to the community while gaining real world experience. IADT's more recent partnerships include Crittenton Hospital for a breast cancer awareness campaign and the American Heart Association for a heart disease/stroke awareness campaign.

More about Fashion Design at IADT
The Fashion Design program at IADT is designed to provide the skills, experience and knowledge students need to develop a successful and engaging career in the fashion design industry. The International Academy of Design & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about IADT, please call 888-838-2111 or visit www.iadtdetroit.com.