An eco fashion event which featured around 700 items of preloved clothing, shoes and accessories proved a smash hit with Romsey residents.

Go Eco: Fashion, which was held at Romsey Methodist Church on Saturday, March 26, attracted people from across the town, including Caroline Nokes MP, who were keen to browse the sustainable selection.

Organisers were joined by a host of Hampshire businesses including Vintage Trainers from Waterlooville, which offered a collection of restored big brand trainers for people to buy, plastic-free refill shop and Romsey based cafe Lemon & Jinja and Slow & Fearless from Southampton.

A repair cafe also ran throughout the afternoon, with four volunteers mending over 25 various garments brought in by the public which ranged from denim jeans to suits.

Visitors were encouraged to enjoy refreshments from the cafe and browse several exhibits on 'how to make your wardrobe more sustainable'.

In total, the event raised more than £1,000 for Traid, an international charity which looks to reduce clothes waste and improve working conditions for those in the textile industry.

Event organiser, Heather Nurse, said: "The fashion industry is thought to account for eight-10 per cent of global emissions, as well as 20 per cent of global water pollution. Furthermore, it’s the second largest contributor to pollution after the oil industry.

"Go Eco: Fashion looks to help people consider how to change both their mindsets and their shopping habits when it comes to their wardrobes."