Fashion Competition Gives Old Bedding New Lease Of Life

Fashion Competition Gives Old Bedding New Lease Of Life
Competition Gives Old Bedding New Lease Of Life

Dresses made from old duvets, sheets and pillowcases were just some of the creations on display made by students in a recycled competition.

Budding designers from and School took part in the annual Lets Waste Less Textiles competition, which was organised by officers from ’s waste and recycling team.

This year, students were challenged to come up with creations that would breathe new life into old bedding which may have been destined for landfill as around 6.5 per cent of all waste put into green bins is clothing or other fabric items.

The overall winner was School student Mollie Smith who created a stunning dress which included a number of different textured fabrics.

The winner in the Year 12 and 13 category was Hayley Campbell and the runner up was Elland Hill, both who attend .

The winner in the Year 10 and 11 category was Holly Oliver-Newman and the runner up was Ella Myers, both from School.

In the Year 8 and 9 category, School students Alice Wakely was named winner with Erin named the runner up.

The entries were judged by Tracey Cassidy, a lecturer at the University of and a trained designer, and Denise Davies, who has taught textiles for more than 20 years and is currently the chief examiner for AQA GCSE textile and principal moderator for A Level Product Design: Textiles.

The winners and runners up all won high street shopping vouchers.

Councillor , portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment at , said:

“It never ceases to amaze me what creations the students come up with year on year and the quality of entries just gets better.

“We are finding a lot of textiles end up in green bins and we are trying to encourage residents to recycle their old textiles and clothing and take them to any of the clothing banks that are located across the East Riding.”

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