A TEAM of sixth formers at Notting Hill and Ealing High School are promoting sustainability in their Fashion Show, Into the Blue, while also raising money for the charity Surfers Against Sewage.

On a catwalk of their own designs, made from materials or using techniques sensitive to the environment, the girls aim to underline their message.

Grace Murphy, one of the team leaders, said: “The fashion industry is a huge contributor to pollution, so we have encouraged the girls to re-purpose old fabrics and hopefully make more beneficial and sustainable decisions.

“We need to stay aware of the waste we are producing when we shop fast-fashion.”

READ MORE: TfL set to lose £500m as passenger numbers fall

READ MORE: Mayor would abandone Tube fare freeze in second term

Surfers Against Sewage tackles plastic waste through beach cleans around the UK.  

The fashion show was judged by Antonia Kraskowski, fashion editor, Tamara Hill-Norton, founder and creative director of Sweaty Betty, and Meg Cope, founder of Zaccys London.

There were two special mentions; to Anika in Year 7 for her Incredible Octopus and to Roma, also in Year 7 for her design called The Shark.

Of the overall winners, third place went to Matilda in Year 8 who designed a wave-themed multi-layered skirt. Second were Georgia amd Jaspreet in Year 7, whose plastic woven bodice was part of a coral-reef inspired dress.

The winner was Georgia in Year 10, whose top-to-bottom outfit, made from IKEA bags, emphasising the role `fast fashion’ has in polluting our oceans.