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Student Spotlight: Nina Harris

Mar 30, 2020

Nina Harris is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Social Policy & Practice with a minor in Psychology. Nina took Tulane's Politics of Rape course, taught by Newcomb Institute's Executive Director Sally J. Kenney and Director of the Newcomb Research Center Laura Wolford. Nina is also the founder and President of Stitch It To The Patriarchy, a student-run group that designs, creates and sells eco-friendly clothing with a feminist message. Follow Stitch-It on Instagram.

"Stitch It To The Patriarchy (Stitch-It) was born from the idea that thought-provoking messages can spark conversation and plant seeds that grow change. Since 2019 Stitch-It has hand-embroidered hundreds of shirts with messages ranging from 'Voting is Sexy' to 'No Violence, Know Peace.' All our shirts are up-cycled. We thrift the perfect shirt for our customers so all items are one of a kind. Stitch-It is a woman-owned small business that is an alternative to fast fashion. We also donate 10% of our proceeds each month to a nonprofit of our customer’s choice.

Over the past couple of months, Stitch-It has started an ambassador program that consists of 30 Tulane students who have helped collect and donate over 1,700 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank (assisted by Plant the Peace, another Tulane start-up), raised over $5,000 in donations to Second Harvest, and delivered 30 boxes of clothing and toiletries to Operation Restoration."

Stitch-It reached out to their network to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank during the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.