(The Westerly Sun, 4/17/17)
A quartet of P-TECH students and the online clothing company Ivory Ella have partnered for a video competition to help educate the community on how manufacturing companies are changing through the use of technology, new skills and systems.
For the better part of the last few months, the students from Westerly High School’s Pathways in Technology Early College, or P-TECH program, have created the 2½-minute video highlighting Ivory Ella’s beginnings to where it is today.
The business, which donates 10 percent of its net profits to Save the Elephants and other charitable organizations, is headquartered in Westerly. To date, according to the Ivory Ella website, more than $1 million has been donated.
“We wanted to show the evolution of manufacturing,” said freshman Juliette Plunkett, who is enrolled in P-TECH, a six-year course of study focused on advanced manufacturing. “And how Ivory Ella started small on social media.”