Oxfam is to showcase a women’s fashion show byentrepreneur and designer Neishaa Gharat at the London Mela to show the benefits of donating and buying clothes from the charity and how this helps fight poverty.
Taking place on September 1 at Gunnersbury Park, London, Oxfam is the events official charity sponsor, and will feature 30-pieces that have been “restyled and recreated” from clothing and accessories donated to the charity in the catwalk show.
Commenting on the showcase, Gharat, said: “I love shopping at Oxfam because it is shopping for a good cause. I have handpicked some fantastic finds from Oxfam donations to create the ensemble called the 'Neishaa Gharat for Oxfam Collection'.
“We have also re-constructed key pieces with hand-made appliqué work. For example we have designed a butterfly garden on a Karen Millen dress and we are designing a scarf dress with beautiful Oxfam-donated silk scarves."
The exclusive preview of the 'Neishaa Gharat for Oxfam collection' will take place at the Oxfam tent, and will also include an art installation called ‘The Wishing Rail’ where visitors can tying their wishes for a better world using strips of recycled clothes. The installation will then be auctioned to support Oxfam in South Asia.