Badminton School’s quest to end ‘Throwaway Fashion’

The Fashion industry is currently one of the most wasteful and polluting and has very limited policies to protect its workers; with many consumers completely unaware of how detrimental, the ‘wear it once’ concept is for the environment.

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13th November 2018 — Badminton is trying to buck this trend and make everyone more aware of the implications the Fashion industry is having on the environment. On Wednesday 7th November, over 40 models took part in the Badminton School catwalk to show off the amazing outfits that have been created over this past term.

Our Green Catwalk Fashion Show was organised by Phoebe, a Sixth Form pupil studying Art, Geography and Biology, in order to raise awareness of the need for increased sustainability in Fashion.

All of the six collections displayed on the catwalk were made from either second hand clothes or clothes that were on sale and risked being sent to landfill, thus supporting a circular economy and reducing waste. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped make this an event to remember.

Various teachers highlighted how this was a great opportunity for all year groups to be involved in and for us to come together as a School community due to its cross-curricular nature. Congratulations to Phoebe and all those involved for using their talents and skills in such a positive way.

About Badminton School

Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school for girls aged 3 – 18 which has remained at the forefront of girls’ education for well over 150 years. Whilst the School retains a nationally outstanding academic record, its focus continues to be on nurturing the girls’ natural curiosity and fuelling their passion for learning.

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