Okanagan College Campus Bookstores across the region are offering apparel with a purpose this September, in support of inclusivity.
The Human Race apparel line is now available online. The line features a t-shirt and a hoodie, both with messaging about the human race, and are available in an array of colours. Clothing items are currently available at each Campus Bookstore and a wider range of colour choices is available online only.
"Every September is a significant time for students, full of excitement and anticipation but this fall is particularly meaningful in that it is the first month of full return to campus since the start of the pandemic," says Carla Macfarlane, General Merchandise Buyer for Okanagan College. "One thing is for certain and it is that everyone returning to campus will have the experience of living through a pandemic in common. As we come together again, this commonality serves as a good reminder of the genuine and compelling sense in which the human race is one."
"At a minimum, we have all learned that the global village is our home."
The Human Race apparel line was designed and created by college students in Alberta and is gaining traction at other institutions across Canada.
"Our culture in this OC community is diverse, accepting and inclusive," says Macfarlane. "My intention with sharing this clothing line is that we continue to celebrate our diversity and that we strengthen our supportive and accepting culture that encapsulates the value of our college community."
OC's Human Race t-shirt and hoodies are available for purchase for $24.99 to $39.99 each.