A group of Sixth Form budding entrepreneurs have thought up a sustainable clothing business for their Young Enterprise project.
UpTight Apparel takes used tights and changes them into halter-neck tops, with the scraps being turned into matching headbands. The students’ aim is to combat fast fashion by encouraging people to donate their old tights and pay for them to be transformed- and so reusing their old clothes rather than buying new items.
Each halter-neck top will be unique and the team at UpTight Apparel plan to expand their business to include embroidery and extra detailing in the future.
“The business has environment and sustainability at its centre” says Amelia G, from UpTight. “We intend to have a box of extra tights for anyone who doesn’t have a pair already, to discourage people from simply buying tights so they can be turned into tops.”
UpTight plan to launch their business in the coming weeks.