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Faculty Rethink the Rural Retail Experience

A store in Willmar, MN.

Over the past decade, the retail landscape has changed dramatically. Small town rural retailers are one of the most vulnerable groups in this new environment, which is why faculty from the College of Design’s Retail Merchandising Program are collaborating with University Extension to provide a series of workshops on retail business design for the small retailers in Willmar and Kandiyohi County.

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Student Collaboration Turns into Small Business

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What started as a collaboration between two apparel design students has turned into a small business for College of Design alumni Heidi Woelfle (B.S. ‘16, Apparel Design), Regena Yu (B.S. ‘16, Apparel Design) and Abby Zamis (B.F.A. ‘16, Graphic Design). Launched last April, WAY the label is a new clothing line that focuses on creating classic, minimalist clothing for women without sacrificing sustainability.

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