AN inter-town endeavour between a sustainable clothing supplier and a youth club was a success at a recent beer festival.

Zero Negativity Clothing, based in Blackburn, teamed up with Bolton Lads and Girls Club (BLGC), who will benefit from funds raised by October's Bolton Beer Festival 2021, held at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The company, which also has offices in Bolton, specialises in the print and supply of exclusively organic and recycled clothing - particularly for educational and cultural institutions and sports clubs through their ZN Sport sister-brand.

Counting the Royal Opera House, Manchester Museum, Stonyhurst College and Lancaster University among their customers, they were 'delighted' to be able to team up with BLGC for the festival.

Owner of Zero Negativity, Dan Gaunt, said: "It’s great to be able to support a local event for such a worthwhile cause.

"We already supply other clubs in the YouthZone network, so it was only natural that we’d lend our support to the lads and girls club when the opportunity arose.

"We supplied 460 organic cotton t-shirts to the event, making huge ecological savings compared to standard cotton alternatives."

The company estimates that over a million litres of water were saved during production, a 91 per cent saving compared to the use of standard cotton, which is enough to sustain drinking water to 1,548 people for a full year.

In addition to that, they saved over 4 tonnes of CO2 emissions (a 97 per cent saving), equivalent to a 43,000km car journey.

Kelly McFadden, head of fundraising and communication at BLGC said: "A huge thanks to the team at Zero Negativity for supplying us with the volunteers, staff and merchandise t-shirts we used at our legendary Bolton Beer Festival this year.

"The festival raises vital funds for our club and its services and after a tough 18 months, we were over the moon to be able to hold this fundraiser again.

"The team at Zero Negativity were brilliant and the quality of the t-shirts provided was fantastic.

"Not only that, it has been great to be able to say this year that the t-shirts ordered and used at the festival were eco-friendly, and we were amazed by how much CO2 and water had been saved."