Marc Ecko hires former gang member to design watch
Ex-gang member and current high school junior, Paul Alaya, has designed a Marc Ecko wristwatch that will be available later this month.
Alaya came to Ecko’s attention via Sweat Equity Enterprises, a youth development program that fosters design collaborations between underserved youth and the retail industry, founded by Ecko and Nell Daniel in 1995.
Do you think Alaya will be paid properly for this project, or is it a typical case of a big corporation taking a young person’s ideas and making money off them?
Source: DNR Magazine