Aylesbury students wow with Sustainable Fashion Show

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Students from Aylesbury High School designed and showcased an inspiring range of outfits and accessories at their Sustainable Fashion Show last week, raising £1,435 for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Over 100 students took part in the inter-school competition to design, make and showcase outfits made from preloved clothes and materials, including unsellable items donated to our charity shops.  The competition was launched last October with a talk as part of our Sustainable Fashion in Schools initiative, a project to highlight to a younger audience the impact of the fashion industry and the role charity shops play in shopping sustainably.

The school was keen to take part in the project, as part of their eco-school programme, and have just been named Eco Schools Secondary School of the Year 22-23.

When we were approached by the charity about their sustainable fashion initiative we were keen to get involved as it worked so well with our eco-school project.  We wanted to relaunch our House Art competition and a fashion show with such an important message, raising funds for such an important local charity felt like a great fit.” says Lyn Denham of Aylesbury High School.

Lily Caswell, Head of Retail at the charity, attended the Fashion Show as part of the judging panel, “I was amazed at the outfits that the students produced.  A lot of research, time and effort had clearly gone into each collection and it was very difficult to select a winner.  There were some really innovative ideas and strong messages from all the Houses.  We are so grateful to the school for using this event to fundraise for us, raising a fantastic sum to help deliver and develop hospice services to support local patients and their families.”

You can find out more about the charity’s Sustainable Fashion in Schools initiative at www.fnhospice.org.uk/schools/sustainablefashion

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