910. S Gilbert St. Iowa City, IA

wrighthouseoffashion@gmail.com

WHAT IS WRIGHT HOUSE
OF FASHION?

Wright House is a non-profit organization that inspires and engages youth in collaborative partnerships with the fashion design community. We create opportunities for youth to build their skills in leadership, teamwork, and citizenship through creative expression. Our mission is to empower underrepresented populations with design, fashion, and sustainable principles as vehicles for change so that we develop more conscious citizens who can then contribute positively to their schools, communities, and the world.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to build an educational community to unlock the talents of diverse creatives. Our Vision is an equitable world for ALL and our values are Love, Knowledge, Freedom, Belonging, Creativity.

OUR WHY

Youth in every community need spaces where they can show up authentically. Liberation spaces improve social, cultural, and educational opportunities for young Black, and Indigenous fashion artists. When arts education is underfunded and overlooked, it directly impacts the community. When the community is affected negatively, everyone loses. We are stepping up to make real change and add to the creative community.

WE BELIEVE IN

Fostering Inclusivity

WHF creates an inclusive and welcoming environment where individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences feel valued and supported. This inclusivity promotes diversity, which is crucial for a richer, more well- rounded educational experience.

Breaking Down Barriers

We take pride in being a community dedicated to diversity and creativity that is helping to break down social, economic, and systemic barriers. By offering our access, it levels the playing field and allows individuals to overcome obstacles that may have held them back in the past.

Social Responsibility

Building a diverse art educational community is an essential step in addressing social and equity issues. It reflects our commitment to social responsibility by actively working to mitigate disparities and ensure equal opportunities for all.

Innovation & Creativity

and feel diversity leads to increased creativity and innovation. When people from different backgrounds come together, they bring fresh ideas, viewpoints, and approaches to problem-solving, which can lead to groundbreaking discoveries and creative works.

Unlocking Hidden Potential

We do this by providing a supportive community, where our students can unlock their potential and contribute their unique perspectives and skills to the creative field.

910. S Gilbert St. Iowa City, IA

319.541.9790

wrighthouseoffashion@gmail.com

THE STUDIO

Welcome to the forefront of design education and consultancy, where we redefine the traditional learning experience. We are more than just an educational facility; we are the new office, and design consultancy dedicated to cultivating brands through innovative merchandise. Specializing in graphic and fashion design, we offer a unique environment where our collective of student designers doesn't just learn — they thrive, gaining invaluable skills and real-world experience. Join us in shaping the future of design, where creativity meets practical application, and every project is a step towards professional excellence.

SUPPORT US

Option One

Partner with us for a unique blend of fresh creativity and strategic expertise. When you hire our team, you're not just getting designers, but a dedicated collective eager to work with your art directors. Specializing in R&D, vibrant design creation, and energizing focus groups, we excel in producing products that resonate with your target market. Each design aligns perfectly with your brand vision, ensuring market-ready excellence. Experience the synergy of innovation and precision with us.

CONTACT

Option Two

Embark on an impactful collaboration journey with us. Sponsor a student's tuition and be acknowledged as a supporter of creative education. Your organization's contribution will be highlighted, underlining your commitment to fostering emerging BIPOC design talent. As a 501(c)(3), sponsoring us directly strengthens our mission. In return, your brand gains visibility in our marketing, special products, and fashion shows. Join us in nurturing innovation and shaping the future of design.

DONATE

Founded by Andre Wright

Designer, activist, visionary, community builder, and world traveler who has dedicated his life to the underrepresented. A Co-Founder of Humanize My Hoodie, Andre tirelessly worked to develop and grow this global fashion activism movement, designing hoodies for rappers, Black liberation leaders, allies, and Black youth. Andre has also created and staged fashion shows and workshops nationally, educating thousands about the power of fashion to inspire, empower and spark meaningful conversations. Andre' was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2021. Additionally, Andre was honored and awarded the Iowa City Area Development Designing Our Future-Sizzle Award in 2022 for being a Community Champion of Economic Development. Andre's work has been featured at New York Fashion Week and promoted by Politico, NPR, Target, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Thisis50, Facebook, and Foot Action.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pricilla Culp
Past President

Works at the Iowa City Community school district as apart of the equity team. Recently finished her dissertation on Black liberation.

Shanti Sellz
Secretary

Biology teacher at Tate High School in Iowa City. Loves to be outdoors and everything plants.

Jessie Harper
Board President

Supportive community member who works with the youth at United Action For Youth

Karen Kubby
Treasurer

Art activist and local business owner of Beadology.