At a charity fashion exhibition, sustainable clothes took center stage.

Last Saturday, SSt. Michael’s Hospice Shops, Harrogate Grammar School PTA, and Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District worked up to put on a stunning Fashion Show at Harrogate Grammar School to promote sustainable fashion.

Just’B’, which is part of Saint Michael’s Hospice, raised an incredible £7,200 for the charity, which provides emotional well-being and bereavement assistance to children, young people, and adults across North Yorkshire.
Guests could browse and purchase items from a variety of Artisan stalls before settling in to watch the event.

Soroptimists and volunteers modelled a one-of-a-kind collection of gently used clothing, which was then sold at the conclusion of the afternoon.

Models walking the catwalk

The most recent catwalk collection featured an Up-cycled Outfit Competition, which featured innovative designs made from discarded apparel, textiles, and accessories. Their creators and volunteers, which included Harrogate College students, volunteers and staff from Ripon Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, and, of course, Soroptimists, modeled them.

A group of four students from Harrogate College’s Art & Design Foundation Diploma created the winning sustainable outfit, which was assessed by the Mayoress, Janet Chapman, the President of Soroptimist International of Yorkshire, Lindsay Green, and the Chair of the Grammar School PTA, Kirsty Leadham.

Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Trevor and Janet Chapman with Immediate Past President Sandra Frier and Soroptimist International of Yorkshire President Lindsay Green
Entrants into Re-cycled Clothes Competition

Sandra Frier, the event’s organizer and immediate past president of SI Harrogate and District, said:

I’d like to thank everyone who helped out today, particularly the Saint Michael’s Hospice Shops, our generous sponsors and advertisers from the Harrogate business community, Elaine Gill, House of Colour Personal Stylist, and Annabel Smith, Lecturer at Harrogate College, for her invaluable assistance at the Show.

As a result, a significant sum of money was raised for Just ‘B’.

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