Ethical designer to hold charity fashion show

Kat Tidey, an ethical clothes designer who is from Allanton, will hold a charity fashion show on the 29th of August. Kat, who created her own clothing label, M.A.D. Clothing (Make A Difference), launched her new collection at the event in Wishaw.

The show was titled ‘Love Kills’ and Kat will donate a percentage of the profits to Cancer Research UK. The show follows a lot of hard work, after graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with honours in a four year fashion business degree earlier this year.

One of Kat’s designs has previously been seen at the Scottish Fashion Awards, on the red carpet. This was an outfit made of recycled materials, with a bodice made from crushed CDs and a three-tier paper skirt, explained the former pupil from Calderhead High School.

Following the boost that this gave to Kat, she decided to concentrate on the design aspects, promoting ethical fashion. M.A.D.

Clothing label was created earlier this year. The pieces are hand-made by Kat, who refuses to use any animal derivative or materials which may be harmful to the environment. She took inspiration for her new collection from the punk era. Cancer Research will receive 10% of the £5 ticket cost.