MISS MIDLANDS INTERNTERNATIONAL, ROSE, IS USING HER SEWING SKILLS TO FIGHT PERIOD POVERTY!
The current Miss Midlands International, Rose Hampton has used her sewing skills and social media to set up an initiative called #Sew4Girls2021. Rose has recruited a volunteer network of over 30 women in the UK that have sewn over 200 sustainable sanitary products to be distributed to refugees around the world.
Here’s what Rose had to say about her appearance:
“Access to hygienic sanitary products is essential, but around the world, millions of women and girls don’t have access to safe sanitary products… I shared the idea to sew reusable sanitary products on Instagram, and over night I had over 30 women volunteer to get their sewing machines out and help!
It just goes to show that lots of small acts of kindness can add up to make a big difference.”
After hearing about Rose’s project, lots of people donated fabric, including local family run fabric store Abakhan Fabrics, who supported the cause by donating fabric to the sewists.
The products are now in Lesbos being handed out to refugees with The Pachamama Project, an organisation set up by University student Ella Lambert.
What a great appearance and such amazing work Rose!
If you are a seamstress and want to get involved in the project, you can visit The Pachamama Projects website at www.thepachamamaproject.org.
You can also download an easy to use Sew4Girls2021 instruction pack which has all of the information you need to get started by visiting www.instagram.com/rosey_sews