Garments made from recycled plastic to go on show at Forum

The finalists choosing their recycled PET fabric. Photo: Broadland District Council

The finalists choosing their recycled PET fabric. Photo: Broadland District Council - Credit: Archant

Clothing made from recycled plastic will be displayed at the One Planet Norwich Festival next weekend.

The garments, created by the nine finalists of Recycle for Norfolk's fashion design challenge competition, will go on show at the Forum.

It will form part of Recycle for Norfolk's 'Putting Recycled Plastic on the Catwalk!'campaign, which aims to showcase the many uses of recycled plastic.

Budding fashion designers living or studying in Norfolk submitted entries as part of the challenge, which is being sponsored by Marks and Spencer, RPC Group plc, RECOUP and the Norfolk Waste Partnership.

Finalists were then provided with materials and a polyester fabric produced from PET recycled bottles to create their garment.

Norwich finalist Emily Bridges said: 'When I got the call to say my design had been selected, I was over the moon.'

The show takes place at the Forum on Saturday, June 9.