Ethical Fashion comes to Corringham

For a while suspicion has been growing that the real cost of the fashion industry is not just the price on the label but the treatment of workers in poorer countries who work in sweatshop conditions to produce those must-have this-season items.

To raise awareness of the issue and show that ethical alternatives do exist, Alisa Jeffrey and the 24-7 Prayer community house in Stanford-le-Hope staged an ethical fashion show on Saturday at the TCF Corringham Centre,Corringham.

Alisa says “This was a great fun event staged to a really high standard. We have brought all the glamour of the music, models, and clothes to Corringham, but we’re also getting across the message that great fashion doesn’t have to cost the earth, either for us or for those who work to make it for us”.

Local young people have really got behind the event. Students and former pupils from Gable Hall School have been making ‘recycled’ garments to go in the show, local makeup artists will be providing their services for free to support the event, and dance students from Performers College were up on the catwalk modelling some of the clothes.

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