Miss Eco

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Miss Eco calendar now available – Limited edition featuring 30 of the Miss England 2018 finalists in their Eco fashion creations with the important theme #plasticoceanrescue

Following on from the success of the Miss England 2018 final ,a Calendar with an important message has been created by the Miss England Contest organiser Angie Beasley who founded the Eco round in 2007. In 2018  the contest had an Ethical fashion theme called #plasticoceanrescue and contestants were given the challenge of creating an outfit made from recycled materials to highlight the issue. The ladies pictured on this page reached the top 15 in this round at the final of Miss England 2018 held at Kelham Hall.

The clever finalists created outfits made from rubbish including plastic bags, crisp packets and bin bags along with charity shop purchases to help raise awareness of the worlds plastic problem.

The winner of the Miss Eco fashion round selected by the judges was Derbyshire Dancer “ Deyonne Best” who features on the front cover of the calendar with her creation made from recycled bin bags.

Deyonne said “My eco dress was made almost entirely from recycled plastics in the form of plastic bags. I got the bags from a recycling firm that tackles ocean plastics, ironed and cut them into the shape of petals, stuck them together to create the flowers all over the dress.  I chose this material because a lot of plastic can’t be recycled so using Pre recycled plastic will mean that all of the waste plastic that hasn’t been used on my dress can be re-recycled rather than adding to the problem. By doing this I hope I have managed to save some sea life somehow.”

The creator of the calendar and organizer of Miss England Angie Beasley based in Leicester said “ The girls created such fantastic outfits from what would be rubbish and by doing this it teaches them the importance of recycling, a message that needs to be promoted to the younger generation”

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Miss Eco Calendar 2019

 

 

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Winner: Deyonne Best is the current Miss Eco

Deyonne won the Miss Eco title at the Miss England National Final at Kelham Hall in September.

"My eco dress was made almost entirely from recycled plastics in the form of plastic bags. I got the bags from a recycling firm that tackles ocean plastics, ironed and cut them into the shape of petals, stuck them together to create the flowers all over the dress.
I chose this material because a lot of plastic can't be recycled so using Pre recycled plastic will mean that all of the waste plastic that hasn't been used on my dress can be re-recycled rather than adding to the problem. By doing this I hope I have managed to save some sea life somehow."

Contestants

Alexandra D

Existing Title
Miss Black Country

Age
22

Height
5'5

Occupation
Entertainer & Singer

Interesting Fact
My eco outfit was inspired by two things - my first inspiration was my Miss England Journey and for me how the competition has helped me blossom & be the confident individual I am today. My 2nd inspiration for my Eco outfit was Mother Nature, and how she has the ability to salvage our oceans due to our carelessness in using plastic

Alissa U

Existing Title
Miss Cambridgeshire 2018

Age
19

Height
5'8

Occupation
Actress/Model

Interesting Fact
My eco outfit was inspired by an incident that happened in 1992 where a cargo ship was transporting toys. Whilst out at sea a crate containing 28,000 rubber ducks fell off the back of the ship and to this day the rubber ducks are still being washed up al over the world. The rubber ducks have been spotted frozen in ice in the Atlantic, in Scotland, Hawaii and washed up in Australia.

Annabella S

Existing Title
Miss Stoke-On-Trent

Age
21

Height
5'5

Occupation
Full Time Performance Artist

Interesting Fact
TBA

Deyonne B

Existing Title
Miss Bedfordshire

Age
21

Height
5'1

Occupation
Waitress

Interesting Fact
"My eco dress was made almost entirely from recycled plastics in the form of plastic bags. I got the bags from a recycling firm that tackles ocean plastics, ironed and cut them into the shape of petals, stuck them together to create the flowers all over the dress. I chose this material because a lot of plastic can't be recycled so using Pre recycled plastic will mean that all of the waste plastic that hasn't been used on my dress can be re-recycled rather than adding to the problem. By doing this I hope I have managed to save some sea life somehow."

Kate F

Existing Title
Miss Hertfordshire

Age
26

Height
5'6

Occupation
Actress,

Interesting Fact
TBA

Katy H

Existing Title
Miss Cheltenham

Age
25

Height
5'3

Occupation
Owner and Head Coach of Weightloss Bootcamps

Interesting Fact
My Eco outfit was a charity shop skirt and a feathers I sourced on a corset

Lolly P

Existing Title
Miss Derbyshire

Age
23

Height
5'2

Occupation
Clinical Assistant

Interesting Fact
My outfit was made Mainly from plastic bottles (from the sportsround) and voils from charity shops

Millie M

Existing Title
Miss South Yorkshire

Age
21

Height
5'8

Occupation
Employment Field Sales Representative

Interesting Fact
The current climate, my family history and my hometown where all key factors and inspirations for my eco outfit for the miss England finals 2018. #plasticpolution My outfit was made from about 200 bottle and then cut into three strips. We’ve given the outfit flow and eb who do beach clean ups on the seafront. They can continue to raise awareness with my dress on show!

Natasha A

Existing Title
Miss Norfolk

Age
23

Height
5'6

Occupation
Registered Nurse

Interesting Fact
My garment was called "Washed up on Wells" was made entirely out of materials that had unfortunately been washed up onto our beautiful North Norfolk beaches including Wells-Next-to-Sea which is my local beach. Materials including fishing nets and rope, even down to the sewing thread which was crabbing line. The bra of the outfit had been created by using the 'Papier-mâché' technique. However instead of using a balloon, an old rubber glove was used. This being recycled but also sadly representing the Risso's Dolphin that was washed up on Norfolk's Gorleston beach- although this was not the main factor of its death, it was found that the dolphin sadly had a thumb of a rubber glove in the stomach. The under garment is a old co-ord which sat gathering dust.

Niamh C

Existing Title
Miss West Midlands

Age
23

Height
5'4

Occupation
Television presenter, host and professional speaker to young people regarding low self esteem, battling bullying and putting on confidence workshops.

Interesting Fact
My eco outfit was predominantly made out of used plastic bags in which I collected from my river clean ups, neighbours and friends. The reasoning behind my choice to use plastic bags was inspired by the trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka where we were fortunate enough to visit a turtle sanctuary. As much as it was a cute visit, getting to hold the one day old baby turtles...It was the first moment where I witnessed first hand the ugly truth behind the damage plastic is doing to our oceans and ocean life. One turtle has made a lasting impression on me as he had swallowed that many plastic bags, he was unable to swim and could only float. So to describe the look - The bottom part of the dress is to resemble fish scales, using craft paint to resemble the colours of the ocean and to remind us all about how important it is to continue to recycle, to make our oceans safe and beautiful again.

Olivia G

Existing Title
Miss Skegness

Age
21

Height
5'9

Occupation
Junior Police Officer

Interesting Fact
t’s made from an old dress that I have covered in fishing net and fishing wire that was collected from my local beach that a seal had been caught in and the I decorated the top with shells !

Rachael B

Existing Title
Miss Worcestershire

Age
24

Height
5'7

Occupation
Visual Merchandiser

Interesting Fact
TBA

Sarah H

Existing Title
Miss Coventry & Warwickshire

Age
22

Height
5'7

Occupation
Head of Social Media

Interesting Fact
The base is recycled polyester, created from plastics collected from the ocean which is crushed and woven into the manmade fabric. It’s very hard to source in the U.K. due to the small amount of manufacturers who choose to use it. The lining is made from leftover polyester lining provided by a friend who made her own wedding dress. The ruffles are created from recycled cotton bed sheets, collected from friends, family and even some posted to me by zero waste activists across the U.K. And the stylish clutch bag is the culmination of all of the plastic I used in the month of August after I challenged myself to go entirely plastic free - there are thread bobbins, an empty micellar water bottle and other annoying items I was unable to avoid.

Sophie H

Existing Title
Miss Bournemouth

Age
22

Height
5'11

Occupation
Estate Agent

Interesting Fact
TBA

Steph W

Existing Title
Miss Dorset & Hampshire

Age
20

Height
5'8

Occupation
Graduating Law Student

Interesting Fact
TBA

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