/ 9 April 2021

BUSINESS Administration students from the Far Eastern University won in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship World Series of Innovation.

Their entry, “Loop Tee Loop,” bagged the first place award in the Mary Kay Textiles Upcycle Challenge category.

Ernest Bernstein Zarate, John Kevin Genova, and Clarence Louise Caperal designed a sustainable clothing loop uniting lyocell textile mills with uniform recycling collection services.

“The product will create a circular economy encouraging the reuse of uniforms and/or other used clothing. It also reduces waste that ends up in landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from decomposing textiles,” the group said.

Loop Tee Loop was the only entry from Asia that made it to the finals.

The students were coached by BA Department Chair Professor Maria Carmen Lapuz.

“The entries were submitted for initial screening last November 2020. The 10 finalists were announced last January 28, 2021 and were required to submit a video pitch for the final round of the competition,” FEU said.

Every year, NFTE launches a new set of challenges for the competition.

It is open for anyone between the ages of 13 and 24. Individuals or groups can join the competition.

NFTE is a global non-profit organization that provides high-quality entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students from under-resourced communities, as well as programs for college students and adults.