Clothes donated to a charity in Batley were on display at one of the country’s largest cultural celebrations.
Oxfam’s wastesaver facility, in Grange Road, Soothill, donated the garments to the London Mela — the capital’s annual celebration of British Asian music and culture.
Models strutted their stuff at the charity’s fashion show in London last Sunday as Oxfam promoted the benefits of buying donated clothes and their fight against poverty.
Designer Neishaa Gharat visited the Soothill site to create the new designs from clothing donated to the charity.
Deputy manager Holly Rothwell said: “We were delighted to be involved by using donated clothes for the show.
“Neishaa came to our site and visited both the production side and online store to select the garments she wanted to work with.
“She chose items such as a 1950s-style wedding gown, which she upcycled into something modern and trendy.”
The charity showcased 56 pieces on the catwalk, all restyled and recreated from garments donated to Oxfam.
Mrs Gharat said: “My Oxfam fashion show brought together the true spirit of bringing the vibrant community together and created awareness of the charity’s work in South Asia.”
Oxfam relocated its recycling business to Soothill after a fire at the charity’s old site in Huddersfield wiped out thousands of pounds worth of stock.