Green tea coat on show

Independent British designer Georgie-May Tearle, designs and manufactures her own clothing, shoe and jewellery range as well as creating her own printed clothing and lifestyle brands.
Independent British designer Georgie-May Tearle, designs and manufactures her own clothing, shoe and jewellery range as well as creating her own printed clothing and lifestyle brands.

A fashion designer will showcase her eco-friendly clothing range on the catwalk just a week before her 21st birthday.

Georgie-May Tearle, from Hemel Hempstead, will see her creations take centre stage at Liverpool Fashion Week, which kicks off on Monday, October 15

With the event sponsored by Merseyside Waste and Recycling Authority, Georgie-May’s designs will be introducing ‘the art of the discarded’ with her Trashcan Treasures collection.

Being an avid tea drinker, one of her items is a coat made of tea bags, pictured, which she has named Pret-tea Coat.

Georgie-May, a former Miss Herts contestant, was inspired to make it after discovering that an estimated 370,000 tea bags go to landfill in Britain every year.

She said: “Even the smallest change can make a real difference which is why I hope to encourage more people to recycle through my designs.