Another Fairtrade First for Witney

February 27th, 2013 by Susan Paice Leave a reply »

Next Thursday 7th March is the date for Witney’s first ever Fairtrade Fashion Show – ‘The Great Cotton Stitch-Up’ – at Witney College campus on Holloway Road (off Welch Way.)

Students from Abingdon & Witney College are designing, making and modelling their own creations from Fairtrade fabrics, supported by the Witney Area Fair Trade Action Group.

There will be delicious Fairtrade refreshments donated by the Co-op, a short film featuring Sir Steve Redgrave, stalls run by Oxfordshire companies selling Fairtrade clothes and jewellery etc., information and a raffle of Fairtrade cotton garments. Most importantly, the students will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk to music provided by fellow college students to help get the message across that we can all make good choices in the fabrics we buy, which will help cotton workers in the developing world.

So come along to the campus at 7 pm on Thursday 7th March and join in the fun!

Tickets are £5 (£3 for students) and will be available from mid-February from the College reception, Oxfam in Market Square in Witney, or online ( All proceeds will go to support Fairtrade projects.


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