Business School Students Outfitted With Eco-Friendly Suits

Jemal_Gibson_EcoSuitFifty students at the School of Business and Industry at historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee have been outfitted with new business suits in a partnership with Cintas, a leading manufacturer of corporate uniforms and other business apparel. Alumnus Jemal Gibson is funding the effort and the suits were provided to the students free of charge.

“I didn’t have a suit when I started school,” Gibson said. “By having a suit, you know that you deserve to be here.”

The new suits are made from cotton and recycled materials. About 65 percent of the materials in the new suits are made from recycled goods. The suits can be laundered in the home and do not have to be dry cleaned, further enhancing their merits as environmentally friendly.

The partnership will continue for 10 years with students at the business school being able to purchase eco-friendly attire at discounted prices.

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