York Ethical Fashion Show
The clothing and fashion industry is reckoned to be the second most polluting and wasteful industry after oil and gas. Who knew?!
This has to change and so we're showcasing some solutions, looking back to locally-grown crops like flax and hemp in the North of England, the mainstay of wool and tweed, and novel fibres such as bamboo and nettle!
There will be some superb designs on the catwalk made be local couturiers who are passionate about improving the ethics of the fashion industry and teaming this with the re-use of vintage clothing to explore sustainable chic and to minimise our impact on the environment and society.
Jewellery crafted from items found beach combing the North Yorkshire Coast completes the look this year and our models will show these designs in the lovely surroundings of The Courtyard at Hotel du Vin.
A glass of wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative) is included in the ticket price.