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Bethany Williams

She's the deserving winner of the 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Award for Design

Bethany Williams is a streetwear designer committed to effecting social change by collaborating with new charities every season.

She founded her label in 2017 and chose to sourcebook waste, second-hand denim and hand-woven textiles to create 100 per cent recycled garments.

Bethany has collaborated with the Vauxhall Food Bank, The Mobile Library Charity and the Adelaide House women's shelter, providing employment and casting models from the TIH homeless modelling agency.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Bethany teamed up with Phoebe English and Cozette McCreery to create the Emergency Designer Network, a group of UK-based designers who helped manufacture PPE and reusable gowns for NHS workers.

"We use materials made for the military that are more breathable and less intense for key workers and the reception has been great." - Bethany Williams on making PPE for NHS workers

In her work, she shines a light on youth homelessness and hunger in society and donates a portion of her profits to the charities involved, making her the deserving winner of the 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Award for Design.

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