An exciting new project is being launched in Leeds this week called Passion4Fashion.

The project is a joint initiative provided by social housing providers in Leeds and will see 70 young people, primarily living in social housing, aged between 17 – 30 years get involved with a project centred around fashion.

Passion4Fashion aims to put the spotlight firmly on the difficulties young people are currently facing, financially and employment-wise as well as helping to increase the confidence, motivation and abilities of everyone involved.

As part of the project the young people will create unique outfits exclusively from charity-shop finds with a budget of £25. The clothes will be re-created and updated as well with some expert coaching from three established ethical fashion designers in Leeds; Ketchup Clothing, Fabrication and Antiform Industries.

As part of the lead up to a fashion show there will be photo shoots and catwalk coaching before the final show at Leeds Town Hall on 21st April.

Support and advice will be provided on key areas including budgeting, basic banking, affordable borrowing and training and employment opportunities.

If you are interested in fashion, care about the environment or would like to help to highlight the issues young people are facing and stamp out exclusion, then ring the Passion4Fashion team on 0113 214 9163 or text 07876 011 555 to register.

You can follow the progress of the young people at their blog; or follow them on Twitter @P4FLeeds.