Updates from Professionally Purple Closet

The ECU Women’s Roundtable showed its support of Professionally Purple Closet with a financial donation and a recent visit to the Rivers 143 location. The College of Health and Human Performance is appreciative and thankful for this support by the Women’s Roundtable.

Donations can be made directly to the Professionally Purple Closet via the University Advancement online giving link.

The ECU Women's Roundtable visited and has supported the Professionally Purple Closet. (Contributed photo)

The ECU Women’s Roundtable visited and has supported the Professionally Purple Closet.

Any ECU student is eligible to use the closet who has a job interview, internship and field placement interviews/assignments or is attending a professional conference or seminar. Contact the Interior Design and Merchandising department to schedule drop-off of donations by emailing idmr@ecu.edu.

Here are the current hours for the Professionally Purple Closet, located in Rivers 143:

  • Monday: Closed.
  • Tuesday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1-2:30 p.m. (By appointment)
  • Thursday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (By appointment)

The College of Health and Human Performance developed a class in the Fall 2023 semester within our Interior Design and Merchandising Department to establish a campus-wide professional clothing closet addressing clothing needs of ECU students and enhancing opportunities for success. Using a multidisciplinary approach about entrepreneurship and philanthropy, this class framework addresses business plan development, marketing, showroom establishment and operations, merchandise management and other aspects of the business side of a small retail business.

Also, pop-up shops for this closet are scheduled for March 21, March 28, April 4 and April 11 from noon-4 p.m. outside the Rivers Building. This is a great opportunity open to all students, who are encouraged to visit during those days to get any pieces they may need for interviews, meetings or other events.