*cap & crown :
client - shea moisture
context - student project, 2020
team - shanelle bautista + kailee taija needham
*awards - creative conscience 2020; shortlist
update an existing product so that it serves a minority.
the product - mortarboards, aka graduation caps.
data + insights :
grad caps should be made to fit the wearer, not the other way around.
create a new kind of grad cap–the gradband.
grad caps were not made with Black graduates in mind. each year, thousands of graduates with natural hair search for ways to get their caps to fit.
Black students only make up 11% of graduates. in an environment where these students are already marginalized, an ill-fitting grad cap is just another unfair reminder of this.