City and Islington College students take to catwalk for alternative clothes show

Students from City and Islington College at the show. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Students from City and Islington College at the show. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

The Alternative Clothes Show returned to Crouch End on Saturday as City and Islington College joined models to showcase outfits crafted using recycled materials.

Catherine West, centre, pictured with some of the models. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Catherine West, centre, pictured with some of the models. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Since 2013, Transition Crouch End and Hornsey Vale Community Centre has held the Alternative Clothes Show in response to the hidden human and environmental cost of the mainstream clothing industry.

The name promotes all clothing options that are sustainably sourced, ethically produced and non-polluting. The show’s organiser, Tilly Williams, said: “This year we were really delighted to welcome Catherine West [MP and former Islington Council leader] to the show.

“She helped us explain the exploitative and dangerous conditions for sweatshop workers who make our clothes. She also seemed to enjoy seeing the unique local models bringing the alternative clothes to life on our Real People Catwalk.”


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