'I upcycle all my old clothes'

  • Alicia Ihekaji

Fashion and textile student Alicia Ihekaji says everyone can reinvent their wardrobe by being creative with various fabrics. She explained how she likes to "integrate" unique textiles like cardboard packaging into her fabrics "just for fun". Speaking to 5 Live's Hayley Hassall, Alicia said she "never throws anything out", she wants her old pieces to be "extended" and "to have life". An example she gave was turning an "old T-Shirt with a hole in it into a vest" to have as a brand-new item. The 23-year-old fashion influencer is amongst others working with BBC Bitesize as their new 'Regenerators' talking to children and teenagers about how they can lead a more sustainable life.