Sarah, a student from Balborough Hall School, Chesterfield, has beaten over 6,000 budding young fashion experts from across the country to make the Top 10 of a nationwide sock design competition.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Fairtrade products sold in the UK, the Catholic aid agency CAFOD – a founding member of the Fairtrade Foundation – teamed up with SockShop to launch the special competition for 7-11 year olds to design an exclusive Fairtrade-themed sock.
Designs were submitted by more than 6,000 pupils from a staggering 142 schools, and Sarah was selected as one of nine runners-up thanks to her beautifully creative design, and understanding of Fairtrade. The panel of judges impressed by Sarah’s design included award-winning actress Jo Joyner, formerly Tanya Branning on Eastenders, and a senior designer from SockShop. As a prize, Sarah will receive a £25 voucher to spend at SockShop.
When asked what inspired Sarah’s design, she said, ”I was thinking about farming, and how fairtrade helps farmers, so fair trade inspired me”