AN ISLAND designer has given residents a new way to show their pride for the Isle of Wight while staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bembridge 16-year-old, Joe Hodgkinson, has designed a series of new bandanas based on the iconic Isle of Wight colours and sporting the slogan 'Where the Isle of Wight leads Britain follows'.

Joe said: " After my school closed down in March I wanted to spend my time productively and to focus my creativity and entrepreneurialism on something for the people of the Isle of Wight.

“My wish is for all young people on the Island and across the UK to be able to have the passion and drive to create something in this lockdown period.

"I hope I can inspire as many people to become entrepreneurs as possible and believe they and their businesses can be successful.”

Alongside scarf's and face coverings, Joe's website,, is also selling mugs sporting the slogan.