February 1, 2023

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Mutley Plain’s second-hand clothes catwalk to ‘raise profile’ of shopping strip

Three Mutley Plain charity shops recently pulled together to showcase the best in sustainable fashion. They hope their work will help to raise the profile of the strip as a second-hand shopping destination.

Along with Skekinah, Mutley Plain, Oxfam presented an in-store catwalk show as a platform for spring and summer collections curated from donated items. Both events were supported by students from Plymouth College of Art’s Upcycling Fashion Society and Plymouth High School for Girls.

Children’s Hospice South West also showed off a range of spring and summer outfits in their shop windows and on the fashion rails. The event took place on Saturday, March 26.

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The Mayor of Plymouth and Consort (Cllr Mrs Terri Beer and Mr Colin Beer) opened the event at Oxfam, Mutly Plain, before visiting the other events at both Shekinah and Children’s Hospice South West. Speaking before the event, Oxfam, Mutely Plain shop manager, Kay Challen, expressed her excitement.

“This is the first time we have planned an event in partnership with our charity shop neighbours on Mutley Plain,” she said.



A model showing off some of the items available in the Mutley Plain second-hand catwalk
A model showing off some of the items available in the Mutley Plain second-hand catwalk

“It’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of Mutley Plain. It also highlights how our shops can help people save money and inspire shoppers to think ‘second-hand first’.”

“Pieces on show have been kindly donated to our charities by the public and illustrate the quality and range of fashion that we have in store.”

“Everyone has worked so hard to make this a really fun event. We hope visitors will get into the habit of shopping second-hand on Mutley Plain.”

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