On Thursday evening Nicola, Steph H and I attended Revamped! – Ethical Fashion Show at The Met in Bury. The event showcased local ethical designers and even had an array of singers and dancers.
Firstly on the catwalk we saw pieces from Beaumont Organic who use 100% organic textiles to produce their clothing, making their items both luxurious and ethical. In 2008 Hannah Nicole, who studied Womenswear Design at Leeds University, was driven to launch Beaumont Organic after researching the effect that the growing of cotton has on our environment.
The benefits of using organic cotton are that the seeds are free from insecticides and pesticides, never genetically modified seeds and the soil becomes stronger through crop rotation.
Here are a few images from the show, dresses range from £30-150, and all look casual and comfortable to wear.
Next on the runway was independent fashion label Love Me Again, who use entirely recycled textiles. Each final product is carefully considered and make the most of the original preloved garment creating something which is unique, exciting and affordable.
Love Me Again is run by costume designer Tracey Cliffe, and her boutique store, which opened in 2009, can be found in Manchester's very own Afflecks Palace. She is living the dream turning old, unwanted clothing into fashionable, bright, desirable clothing.
I found their collection inspired me more than any other. Recycling old clothing by turning it into something entirely new is a great way to save money, update your wardrobe and improve your sewing skills.
And finally to showcase on the catwalk was timeless classics from vintage store J’adore Vintage. The online boutique was set up in 2011 by 30 year old Samantha Ludlam after following her passion for vintage clothing. She has collected a wide range of vintage clothing to fit varied sizes and is constantly updated. Worth checking out her site if you want something unique and on trend.