Singer Charlie Jones Wins Miss Eco 2019 With 100% Compostable Dress

Singer Charlie Jones Wins Miss Eco 2019 With 100% Compostable Dress

Singer Charlie Jones, age 25 who is currently working as a professional vocalist and HD brow specialist came 9th in the Miss England Grand Final and also won the title of Miss Eco. Charlie tours England as part of a production show celebrating the music of Little Mix.

The Gainford Group were the official hosts for the contest and the finals took place on the 31st July & 1st August in the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne Over the last 12 years, Miss England has continued to change with the times and banned the swimwear parade back in 2009, before Miss America ever did. In 2019 Miss England launched it’s first-ever make-up free round in its efforts to promote body positivity.

The contest has 10 optional rounds and in order for the contestants to do well, they must either win or do well in each round. One of the rounds was an Ethical Fashion round & this year’s theme was #WEARITGREEN to promote recycling. The contestants were invited to create themselves an outfit from recycled materials & clothing for the catwalk.

Charlie decided to fully invest in this and went all out with her idea of a 100% compostable dress. She made her dress from all natural materials and created it entirely by hand using rounded basket cane for the basic structure. She then weaved flat basket cane to create a corset and plaited sea grass through the structure to then attach real laurel leaves.

“I created my dress to raise awareness of the fast fashion industry which is becoming more of an issue with the demand of clothing being so high.”

“Consumers are buying and disregarding clothes so quickly that more and more are ending up in landfill. Synthetic fabrics like polyester and lycra can take hundreds of years to decompose and the dye’s in the clothing can be harmful to the environment.”
“When I am done with my eco dress I will be able to put it out in the garden and it will decompose naturally, leaving no toxicity in the soil.”
“Of course I’m not expecting people to walk around in clothes made of cane and leaves. I wanted this to be a huge statement and raise awareness of how damaging fast fashion can be and hopefully inspire people to have a more ethical wardrobe.”

Charlie Jones from the West Midlands placed 9th out of the 20k girls who entered in this years Miss England competition and went home with the title of Miss Eco 2019.

Charlie is now a brand ambassador for We do Ethical, an award winning brand, who work with people and businesses to help them ‘be the change’ for a more eco-friendly and socially responsible future. Charlie will be attending events to raise awareness of how we are polluting the earth and how we can be more eco friendly. If you would like Miss Eco 2019 to attend an event near you then you can contact Charlie via the information below.

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