Hunslet Fashion Show goes ahead after garments stolen in break in

For 12 weeks the young Youth Club members at The Hunslet Club have been working tirelessly towards the success of its sustainable fashion project. A sustainable, youth led fashion initiative aimed at promoting eco-friendly fashion practices among young people.

The project was split into 3 sections: re-cycle, re-use and re-purpose. The project consisted of 12 weeks of fun and creativity, design work and empowering each other to use youth voices and challenge ourselves to change the world. The project culminated in a vibrant fashion show, where youth participants showcased their creations made from recycled and upcycled clothing and materials.

The fashion show, that went ahead yesterday evening of (10 June 2024) was almost cancelled due to a break in at The Hunslet Club at the weekend. The culprit gained entry to the club and took numerous items from the art room, the base for the fashion project. A laptop was taken and garments that the young people have spent months designing, recycling and upcycling. The club, which has served the South Leeds community for over 84 years was extremely disappointed that a member of the public would take from a charity whose sole purpose is to help people. Regardless of this set back the show went ahead with the young people sharing out their designs ensuring no member was left without something to showcase.

The show was a huge success. This project not only highlighted the creativity and talent of the club’s members but also raised awareness about the importance of sustainability in fashion. True resilience was shown after the young people wanted to go ahead with the Fashion Show despite items been missing.

“We’re thrilled with the outcome of this project,” said club CEO, Dennis Robbins. “Our young members have proven that fashion can be both stylish and sustainable. This project has empowered them to think creatively and act responsibly towards the environment.”

The Hunslet Club thanks all volunteers, sponsors including Burberry, The Style Attic, and community members who contributed to this initiative. Plans are already underway for future art projects that provide a safe space for young people in our community to thrive.

Find out more about our future projects by following us on social media or please email or call us on (0113) 271 6489 for more information.

The Hunslet Club is a community hub for young people in South Leeds and surrounding areas. We welcome all young people 5 nights a week to our free youth club. Our junior sessions ages 8-12 run every Monday and Thursday 4:30-8pm and Senior Youth Club sessions Year 8 plus, run every Tuesday and Wednesday 5-9pm and Friday 4-9pm.


This post is based on a press release issued by The Hunslet Club


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One Reply to “Hunslet Fashion Show goes ahead after garments stolen in break in”

  1. How awful that some callous person or persons stole from the Hunslet Club such a shame this happened but lovely to know the fashion show was able to go ahead, some people will know who is responsible for this theft wonder if they’ll do the right thing and report them to the police

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