CSU student designing clothing for all women

9NEWS at 4 p.m. 9/16/1

KUSA - Breaking into the fashion industry is no easy task - although one master's student at Colorado State University is doing it in a way that speaks to millions of women. 

Caitlin MacLaughlin is in the Department of Design and Merchandising at CSU. 

Now, CSU's Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is showcasing her work in The Richard Blackwell Gallery. 

MacLaughlin started sewing at a very young age. 

"When I was five - I made dozens and dozens of pillows because it was the only thing I could figure out how to make," said MacLaughlin. 

She says her mom was one of her biggest supporters. 

"She would buy us fabric and patterns and things - but she was very adamant that we take initiative to learn what we wanted to learn," said MacLaughlin. "So I did tangle her machine several times while she was cooking dinner." 

MacLaughlin's main collection on display at the museum is called "Beautiful Prings for Beautiful Women."

This clothing line focuses on designs for all women. 

"I've always been a little plus-sized and I thought it was a fantastic idea to be able to make up my own clothes," said MacLaughlin. 

The clothing line is also environmentally conscious.

"With cotton - it comes down to the pesticides used as well as the significant amount of water used just to grow the cotton," said MacLaughlin. "Cotton's a great fiber but we can also do it organically." 

Her environmentally conscious, plus-size designs will be on display at the school's Avenir Museum through December 16, 2016. 

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