Fashion students upcycle donations

A group of Bristol students has been given the chance to design their own clothes and learn the art of window dressing in a joint venture between Creative Youth Network and St Peter’s Hospice.

The Creative Careers scheme, run by the Kingswood-based charity Creative Youth Network, gives young people aged 16-25 the chance to get real hands-on experience within creative industries as well as earning a qualification. The latest course has focused on the fashion industry with participants learning about designing, styling, upcycling, stock management, visual merchandising and window dressing.

Using clothes donated to our shops that we were unable to sell, students upcycled their own garments with advice from Louisa Jones, owner of Dutty on Cheltenham Road. The results were some really unique and stylish outfits which the students have displayed in the windows of our shops in Westbury-on-Trym, Henleaze, Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Horfield and Ashton. Upcycling kindly donated garments is a great way to create new products and give our loyal customers the best value for money

For more information on Creative Youth Network visit http://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/

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