A PENSNETT singer vowed Miss England judges with her handmade eco dress to bag the title of Miss Eco 2019.

Charlie Jones, aged 25, took to the stage in the grand final of Miss England contest in Newcastle on July 31, after battling it out against 20,000 entrants.

The former Kingswinford School pupil finished in the top 20 of the final and came top in the eco round to be crowned Miss Eco 2019, thanks to her eye-catching way of raising awareness of the impact of fast fashion on the environment.

She won the top prize for her handmade eco dress, which she crafted from rounded basket cane with weaved flat basket cane to form the corset.

She then used sea grass to attach real laurel leaves to the structure.

It took Charlie over a month to make, and she had to spend the night before the grand final attaching each leaf by hand, without any glue.

The dress is 100% compostable and does not contain any toxins that could contaminate soil.

Charlie said: "I am so happy to win and raise awareness of fast fashion. I don't expect people to start walking around in baskets, just to think how many clothes end up in landfill."

Reacting to her win, she added: "I cried, I got really emotional. I had put so much hard work in so it was so good to get recognition."

Thanks to the dress being 100% compostable, Charlie will be able to get rid of her dress by putting it in her garden and leaving it to decompose.

She added: "The final was a very unique experience, I met such a variety of people and everyone was so lovely."

Charlie, who is a professional singer, will now be using her platform to raise awareness of the environmental impact of fast fashion and will also return to the road to perform her Little Mix tribute stage show.