Rachel attends IFHE World Congress

Ballyforan woman and St. Angela’s College lecturer, Rachel Hastings, recently attended the IFHE World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA where she displayed a prize winning biodegradable garment.

The former Convent of Mercy student travelled with colleagues from St. Angela’s College, Sligo including President Amanda McCloat, after her Textile and Design submission entitled ‘Bamboozled as to why people are acting unsustainable’ was chosen to be displayed at the event.

Rachel’s submitted garment was made of Organic Bamboo Silk Satin, sustainable material which is 100 per cent biodegradable. She had received first prize for the display in St. Angela’s College and believes her attendance at the World Congress will help her in her future professional practice and academic studies.

At the congress, Amanda McCloat (President of St. Angela’s College) was elected IFHE President and also received the IFHE flag as the XXV World Congress will take place in Ireland in 2025.