Sustainable Fashion Week

Headington School hosted the first ever educational hub of Sustainable Fashion Week on 21st February.

Headed up by Headington’s Eco Textiles Lead, Mrs Kate Turnbull, the school ran a programme of workshops and talks in the Hive from some of the leading lights in the world of sustainable fashion and textiles. Headington School L5 and L6 pupils were joined by students from both Cheyney and Rye St Antony School for the event.

The event was opened by Carry Somers, founder of Fashion Revolution and League of Artisans, who enlightened the pupils about regenerative fashion and left the audience in no doubt that the world needs to move away from fast fashion and engage more with sustainability.

Other speakers included Tilly Bintley-Bagot, materials impact coordinator at Pangaia, silver gilt award winner form Chelsea Flower Show, Lottie Delamain, who designed Headington School’s very own dye garden and entrepreneur Justine Aldersey-Williams, founder of the North of England Fibre Shed, who wowed the audience with a talk about her journey to produce the first ever homegrown, homespun jeans in Britain.

The exciting programme of workshops included spinning, natural dyeing and printing, weaving, repairing and upcycling, all of which reflect the values of Sustainable Fashion Week to ‘Regenerate, rewear, repurpose and reconnect.’

Mrs Kate Turnbull said: “I was so impressed with the engagement of the students and the quality of work which came from the workshops.“We would also like to thank founder Amelia Twine for her support in this event and were delighted to host her for the day.”

Sustainable Fashion Week 2024