Win tickets to Vintage at Southbank Centre and be a fashion judge

27 June 2011

Retread-Your-Threads: Energy and fashion from unwanted materials

Retread-Your-Threads: Energy and fashion from unwanted materials

Supplier of 100% green and 100% renewable electricity, Green Energy UK has teamed up with Wayne Hemingway and the Hemingway Design team to run a live Retread-Your- Threads fashion catwalk at Vintage at Southbank Centre, and you can use your fashion expertise and be one of the judges.

As well as being a Retread-Your-Threads judge, Green Energy UK will also give you and a friend tickets to a day and night at Britain’s cultural event of the year. To win this fantastic prize and £100 to spend on travel and Vintage goodies, Green Energy UK is issuing a fashion challenge. Green Energy UK buys energy generated from things that would otherwise go to waste, and using the company’s ethos of giving new life to old, they want you to retread threads and turn sad rags into glad rags.

Visit to upload a picture of yourself wearing the new outfit you’ve created using old or vintage clothes, and tell the company why you should win. The first 20 entrants will also receive a limited edition Vintage designed rosette.

Green Energy UK chief executive, Doug Stewart, says: “Vintage at Southbank Centre promises to be a great event celebrating the rich history of 20th century British culture. Like Vintage we love the idea of breathing new life into old and using it to good effect. We do this in our own way by taking what’s discarded and recycling it into cleaner greener electricity to power people’s homes and businesses. With Retread-Your-Threads we hope to show that giving new life to old clothes is fun, creative and rewarding. Throwing things away is crazy- there is no “AWAY” so lets have fun instead.”

The winner of Green Energy UK’s online Retread-Your-Threads competition will receive a Vintage Friday Pass + The Electronic Phuture Revue ticket that gives exclusive access to the Vintage at Southbank Centre celebrations at Royal Festival Hall on Friday 29 July, and the '80s revue show that evening, with new acts and legends performing throughout the day, (for more information The competition closes Saturday 16 July.