DO you remember last year King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Namo Sajarattanachote, made the finals of the RECO Young Designer competition?

We are delighted to announce that the conceptual dress Namo designed and made in the prestigious competition features in this month’s edition of L’Officiel Thailand – Thailand’s top couture fashion magazine.

Namo, who joined King’s Ely in Year 10 and who is now in Year 13, wove the garment using polyester-based recycled ribbons and old cassette tape.

Alison Rhodes, Director of Art at King’s Ely Senior, said: “We are all thrilled for Namo and would like to wish him well as this exciting competition and forthcoming fashion show presents further opportunities for him!”

Sponsored by Indorama Ventures PCL, RECO is the largest upcycling design competition in Thailand, which aims to raise awareness on using PET and polyester waste to create brilliant and inspiring designs.

From hundreds and sometimes thousands of entries, Indorama Ventures selects 30 shortlisted candidates to attend eco-design workshops led by professionals in the design industry, providing skills and knowledge for practical execution. 10 finalists then use this knowledge to produce their upcycled-design collection to show at the final event, which Namo achieved.

Congratulations Namo!

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