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Recycled clothes hit the catwalk

Pants made from crisp packets
A-level textile student Annie Boughton has created pants from crisp wrappers

Fashion students are staging a "trashion show" in Gloucestershire with garments recycled from old clothes and household waste.

Models will show off designs made from milk bottle tops, old ties and even a pair of pants made from crisp wrappers.

The event is part of the county council's Zero Waste Challenge week to promote recycling and waste reduction.

The event at Thomas Keble school in Bisley has workshops on how to revive old clothing and a clothes swap shop.

Councillor Stan Waddington, of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "I think this is an excellent way to make good use of old clothes.

"People have come up with some very imaginative ideas."

"Landfill tax could cost the authority nearly 7m during the next financial year - based on the amount we have put into landfill over the past year - we therefore must re-use and recycle as much as we can."

The show is between 1400 and 1600 GMT on Saturday.



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