Youngsters green up their act to help firm

Designers and students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School.
Designers and students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School.

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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