Recycling remodelled

Gateways pupils model some of their recycled fashions. (S)
Gateways pupils model some of their recycled fashions. (S)
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Students at Gateways School took to the catwalk to raise £425 for the Arbishop of York Youth Trust.

The event was the end result of a challenge in which teams of pupils from the Harewood school were given the brief to create a fashion company or brand with a green image, linking recycling to the fashion industry.

Teams had to develop a logo and slogan, devise a marketing plan and make and model outfits in three categories – upcycling, recycling and restyling.

The evening featured a catwalk show of garments created from waste goods such as plastic carrier bags and newspapers.

Outfits included a dress made out of Vogue magazine covers with a cardboard train and a pair of black bin bag trousers.

The winning outfits were chosen by the three judges - Ruth Sturdy who is currently studying for a fashion degree, Kamaldeep Jheeta who runs her own fashion company creating one off T-shirts and accessories and Laura Hoggarth who runs a successful ladies fashion business, Kit and Kabbodal, with shops in Wetherby, Harrogate and Boroughbridge.

Dr Tracy Johnson, Gateways School Headmistress, said: “The event was a huge success and all the proceeds have been donated to the Archbishop of York Youth Trust who we are delighted to be supporting this year.

“The teams showed a great deal of creativity and ingenuity in putting together their outfits and it is very pleasing that their efforts have raised funds for such a worthwhile cause.”