Fledgling fashion designers in Burnley invited to showcase their talents in t-shirt competition

Budding young fashion designers in Burnley are being invited to take part in a competition that will showcase their skillls and ideas.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 12:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 12:40 pm

The 're-fashion a t- shirt' competition has been launched by Gawthorpe Textiles Collection in collaboration

with The Participation Works.

Open to all young people in the Burnley area in three age categories, entrants are being invited to take an old t-shirt and transform it into something better.

Robbie Dixon (13) is preparing to get to work on his design for the 're-fashion a t-shirt' competition

Ideas include embellishing, print, dye and embroider methods along with cutting and stitching to create something completely unique.

The competiion reflects the growing awareness amongst young people about the unsustainability and waste

associated with 'fast' fashion. The Sustainable Fashion Forum has said that stated that while fast fashion is expected to continue to grow 20% in the next 10 years, second hand fashion is poised to grow by 185%.

The competition, which aims to give young people the opportunity to explore an alternative to fast fashion and introduce the notion of reuse and repair with the opportunity to upcycle and customise their own clothes, is being supported by local businesses to fund the prizes.

There are three age categories – ages 10 to 13, ages 14 to 16 and ages 17 and 18.

There is a shopping voucher worth £30 for the winner in each category, thanks to Mitchell Interflex, and prizes for the runners up including £5 gift voucher for Turtlebee zero waste shop.

In addition a number of entrants will be offered one day work experiences with a number of creative businesses.

The closing date of the competition is midnight on Friday, January 1st, 2021. More information on how to enter the competition can be found on the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection website by clicking HERE