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Chloé Wright uses donated textiles in faux fur coat project

The Salvation Army have supported an up-and-coming fashion designer by providing donated textiles which will be used to create a faux fur coat.

Chloé Wright, founder of ‘Human Wrights’, a new humane coats brand, made contact with The Salvation Army seeking waste textiles for a new collection that will be submitted to the ‘Redress’ design awards.

Chloé said: “The conditions of the Redress design awards are that all textiles used must be a waste product. Knowing that The Salvation Army collect textiles from around the country I thought it would be a good way for me to obtain the materials I need.”

“The Salvation Army team were really accommodating and generous, and I’m really grateful that they are supporting my project which is promoting the use of sustainable fabrics.”

Despite snow and sub freezing temperatures, she visited The Salvation Army warehouse in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Jack Murray, Site Manager at Kettering Warehouse, said: “It seemed fitting that Chloé’s project, and in fact her whole brand, is focussed on sustainability. That is a key part of our ethos here and we were happy to support a budding fashion designer.”

The Salvation Army Clothing Collection is dedicated to the responsible disposal of all donations, and less than 1% of what is collected is sent to landfill.

The Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. Chloé Wright will find out if her designs have been finalised in May 2018.