Youngsters green up their act to help firm

Designers and students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School.
Designers and students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School.
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STUDENTS are helping an Ashington nightwear company go green.

Sixth-formers studying design and textiles at Bedlingtonshire High School, have designed a new range for the All-in-One-Company and persuaded some of their fellow students to help model them.

Company boss Kate Dawson said: “It’s been great working with the students.

“Their theme was ‘go green’ and that works on a number of different levels – from the colour of the suits to the philosophy of our company.”

The North Seaton Industrial Estate-based firm is so determined to be environmentally friendly it has launched a scheme to ensure all its bags of offcuts are re-used and none ends up in landfill.

Dozens of schools and charities have been able to put donations of colourful spare material to good use.

Kate said: “It’s been used to make cuddly toys, collages, cushions – anything you can imagine.

“The people who we have given offcuts range from first schools’ pupils to residents of care homes.

“A dog rescue centre in Northumberland has even found a use for some.

“Although our customers are from all over the world, this is a company where all the imagination, creativity and hard work is rooted in the north east, and it’s great that we are helping a new generation of designers and models get a foothold in the fashion industry.”

Those designers and models are also getting experience of working for a company called on to make sleepsuits for contestants on The X Factor, Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing on Ice.

To request a bag of offcuts, ring Kate on (01670) 522478 or e-mail info@the-all-in-company.co.uk

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