Stourport guides turning the old into the new for fashion show

First published in News

STOURPORT guides are embracing the waste not, want not motto by holding a fashion show featuring recycled clothing.

The show, being hosted by the third Areley Kings Girl Guides, will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at the Areley Kings Methodist Church from 7.30pm.

The Guides will be modelling homemade fashion and accessories from customised and adapted clothing to garments made from black bin bags.

The event has been organised by Areley Kings Guide Leader Helen Winter, who is also a customer service advisor at Taylor, a Droitwich bin manufacturer.

She said: "As someone who works in the waste industry I’m very aware how re-using and recycling can be a great route to reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill.

"A fashion show that demonstrated to the public just what can be achieved with a bit of thought and time seemed like a great idea as well as being an event that was relevant to Taylor and something that the company could really get behind.

"The girls have relished the opportunity and the results are fantastic. Who knows, we may even set future trends with our bespoke bin bag clothing."

Taylor has donated £100 to the event, where all money raised will help to fund an international trip for the unit’s young leader, Jess Jaye, who is representing the Girlguiding Worcestershire and Midland region.

She will travel through six countries in two weeks meeting other Girl Guides and Scouts.

Jess, 16, said: "It’s been so much fun to work on this project and has made me and all the other girls in the unit realise just what you can create out of bits that most people would usually throw away. We’re really pleased with what we’ve created and we hope the public will be too.”

Tickets for the show are £5 and are available on the door or by emailing

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