Models dressed in quality second-hand clothes took to the catwalk at Emmaus Mossley for a special event showcasing alternatives to fast fashion.

On Thursday 9 March, more than 150 guests attended the Re-dress Emmaus Fashion Show & Sale at Emmaus Mossley. The charity event included a catwalk parade of quality pre-loved garments, a cabaret act and a sale of hand-picked designer and vintage clothing, along with shoes and accessories.

Catwalk models of all ages included local supporters, Enmmaus volunteers, staff and companions. The models each paraded a wide range of outfits, with many snapped up by guests after the catwalk show.


Sustainable fashion takes centre stage at the Emmaus Mossley charity Fashion Show. Thank you to all attendees and a very well done to all guest models, companions, volunteers and staff for hosting such a great event. Lots of vintage, designer and preloved wear still available from our Secondhand Superstore charity shop in Tameside, Greater Manchester. #vogue #catwalkfashion #catwalk #catwalkshow #charityfashion #charityfashionshow #charityshop #charityshopuk #reuse #preloved #sustainablefashion #secondhandfashion #secondhandfirst #emmaus #emmausmossley #fyp

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Andrea Ramsey, a volunteer at Emmaus Mossley and one of the catwalk models, said: “The night was awesome! I was out of my comfort zone and had never done anything like that before. I took to the catwalk for the older generation, the more voluptuous ladies and most of all, for Emmaus Mossley.”

Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home, work, companionship and individual support. All proceeds from entrance tickets and items sold at the event will go towards supporting people at our community home.

A lovely atmosphere

The event took place at Emmaus Mossley’s large Secondhand Superstore which stocks a wide variety of furniture, homewares, fashion, bric-a-brac, books, music and upcycled items. Event attendees enjoyed seeing the outfits showcased on the catwalk and being the first to rummage through the many Emmaus sale rails.

Hazel Hodkinson, Retail Manager at Emmaus Mossley, said: “Despite the wild and wintery weather, our Re-dress Emmaus Fashion Show & Sale was very well attended and a great success. We’re extremely grateful to all guests who attended, supported the event and contributed to such a lovely atmosphere on the night.”

“I would like to give huge thanks to those who volunteered as models and helped with organising the event. It was a huge team effort, both in the run up to the event and on the night. We still have plenty of pre-loved garments for sale and hopefully, more people are encouraged to shop more sustainably, especially when they see the quality and affordability of the items at Emmaus Mossley.”

Discover more about Emmaus Mossley. To shop, donate goods or get involved, please call 01457 838608 or visit the Secondhand Superstore at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.