SLIDESHOW - Step out for Fairtrade fashion in Linlithgow

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A fabulous Fairtrade fashion show at Linlithgow Academy attracted a record audience of more than 200 people.

Pupils from the Academy and friends of Linlithgow Fairtrade Partnership strutted the catwalk to model a range of clothes by Braintree and Nomads.

From brightly patterned prints to cool cottons and warm woollens, all the clothes and accessories on show were fairly traded, supplied by the Fair Tradewinds shop in Linlithgow.

All the amateur models were warmly greeted but the biggest cheer was reserved for the sole brave male model and his young assistant!

Helen Mein, chairwoman of the Linlithgow Fairtrade Partnership, thanked Siriol Hayler for originally suggesting the fashion show and for supplying the clothes.

She also paid tribute to Siriol’s long commitment to Fairtrade and for running Linlithgow’s Fairtrade shop so successfully since it opened in 2005.

The fashion show, organised to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2014, was well supported by local schools.

In the first half, pupils from Springfield Primary delighted the audience with their cheerful songs and foot-tapping drumming.

Linlithgow Academy pupils Ailsa Robertson and Kirsty MacRae spoke about the school’s
Fairtrade group and the fun activities they enjoyed.

They also told the audience about this year’s Fairtrade theme, to make every banana sold in the UK a fair banana.

To mark the campaign, Sainsbury’s donated a box of Fairtrade bananas, which were much enjoyed by young and not-so-young alike!

Pupils of Linlithgow Bridge and Linlithgow Primaries staffed a display of their work on Fairtrade, with a particular focus on cotton.




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