Show puts sustainability in the spotlight

02 May 2022
Sustainable fashion will be taking centre stage at Norwich Cathedral next week at a special event encouraging everyone to be kinder to the planet. The Cathedral’s Nave will be the catwalk for Treading Lightly, a fashion show celebrating ethical and organic clothes, which will take place on Friday 6 May at 7.30pm.
Treading Lightly - Ilona Brinton (c) Joseph Hayes

Volunteer models of all ages, shapes and sizes are getting ready to make their debuts on the runway in an array of outfits designed by local and national brands who are all keen to champion the environment.

The event aims to highlight that ‘slow fashion’ is for everyone and that we all have a part to play in protecting the planet.

Esther Platten, from the Treading Lightly team, said: “We all have an important role in the future of our planet and Treading Lightly aims to help spread the word about how we can all make a difference, including by thinking twice about the clothes we choose to wear.
“We hope the Treading Lightly fashion show will provide lots of inspiration for people of all ages and encourage important conversations.”

Treading Lightly
Fashion fans looking for some eco-inspiration will be able to see upcycled artisan attire from Stand, based at The Jade Tree in Elm Hill, organic day to day wear from Norwich-based Hemp on Toast and unique fashion from well known Norwich name Country & Eastern. New-U will also be showcasing some of the latest pre-loved clothing to have graced its Norwich and Cromer shops which aim to inspire people to swap clothes and promote a sustainable approach to fashion.

Also joining the Treading Lightly line-up is Cornwall-based Chandni Chowk which specialises in textiles, Cotswolds-based Madia & Matilda which transforms old garments into new designs, and ethical clothing label Bibico from Bath.

Treading Lightly
Aside from the catwalk show, people will be able to enjoy refreshments in the Cloister, with the  Briton’s Arms serving up local, fair-trade and organic drinks and snacks.

There will also be a mix of stalls including Montezuma’s Chocolate, Chet Valley Vineyard and Bella Nunn Handwoven textiles, all focussing on low carbon footprint, fair trade and local produce.

The event will also be shining the spotlight on Christian Aid, with all proceeds from Treading Lightly being donated to supporting the charity’s important work in helping those most in need around the world.

Treading Lightly is at Norwich Cathedral on Friday 6 May. Doors open at 6.45pm and the fashion show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets £5. To book, click here