Anyone interested in Fairtrade fashion will be in for a lovely afternoon this weekend in Gildersome.
A Fairtrade mini fashion show and afternoon tea will be held at St Peter’s Church on Saturday (September 14) to raise awareness of fairly traded clothes and accessories.
The event, from 2pm-4pm, was initially planned as a repeat of last year’s fashion show, but with less help available, this year it has been forced to be on a smaller scale.
Organiser Ann Johnson said: “Bishopston Trading, who provided many of the outfits last time has just announced that they are closing down after 28 years dedicated support to the village of K V Kuppam in India.
“In that time they have provided jobs and education to many families.”
However, Ann and friend Ali Roper, who have both worked in Bangladesh, are still keen to hold an event to further raise the awareness of fairly traded clothes and accessories.
Ali, who lived in Dhaka, said: “Many of the buildings looked precarious and the poverty was evident just by walking down the street.”
Instead of a full fashion show evening, as part of the Overseas Mission Group, the pair have decided to plan and afternoon tea with fairly traded accessories on display and for sale along with a mini-fashion show during the afternoon.
They have managed to source another company who will provide clothes for Saturday.
Tea or coffee and a slice of cake will be £1. A raffle or fairly-traded goods will also be held on the day.
Everyone is invited.