College fashion students are going green

Laura Baker,18, ironing her finished product, ready for the catwalk
Laura Baker,18, ironing her finished product, ready for the catwalk
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AMBITIOUS college youngsters college have gone green for their love of fashion.

Special recycled shirts designed by Wigan and Leigh College’s students are set to go on display for charity.

The exhibition will consist of not only the garments themselves, but also design boards created by the students to outline all the background work that went into their production.

It is hoped the project will inspire more young people to re-use unwanted clothing and even visit more charity shops.

Course leader Dawn Cunningham said: “The students are really excited that their shirt fashion line is going on display at the College.

“A lot of hard work went into the process behind their creations and it is great to be able to showcase the background to the finished garments.

“It has been a very valuable project for our students, and it has been great to be able to work with a local charity.”

The shirts which are made from unwanted garments were donated from Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

And they are inspired by the late Victorian and early Edwardian era.

They were re-vamped by the second year fashion students as the shirts were not able to be sold in the Hospice’s charity shops due to their condition.

The recycled garments will go on display at the Wigan School for the Arts on the main college site for five weeks, before going on display later in the year in the Hospice charity shops.