Miss Donegal 2022 Hannah Mulcahy put her local charity shop in the spotlight at a fashion show this week, showing that beautiful clothes don’t have to be brand new.
Hannah, from Castlefinn, represented the Cunamh Shop in Stranorlar during Miss Ireland’s fundraising show for Variety Ireland last Sunday.
The theme for this year’s contest is “Our World, Our Future,” which inspired Hannah to think outside the box.
Contestants were challenged to find three looks to wear, but instead of spending hundreds of dollars on new looks, Hannah opted for pre-loved clothes donated to Cunamh. His sustainable choices have been a hit… and cost just €20!
Hannah, who is studying law at Queen’s University Belfast, says she has always had an interest in thrift stores.
“I try to buy a lot of my clothes from thrift stores and Depop. First because I’m a student and I don’t have a lot of money, and it’s always better to be sustainable.
“When I was in school at St Columba we did a lot of work on solar panels, wind power and raising awareness of fast fashion.”
Teaming up with Cunamh gave Hannah the opportunity to promote the stunning style in-store.
She said: “Mary McGinley in the store was very helpful. She pulled out huge bags of clothes for me to choose from. There are some gorgeous clothes there and many still had the tags on them. I would highly recommend people look at their local charity shops if they are looking for something, especially for formal wear or for running errands.
Cúnamh was formed 40 years ago and aims to help people in emergency situations, for example. funeral expenses, house fires, residence expenses for spouses and family and seriously ill persons.
They also support people in serious financial difficulty in the Finn Valley area.
Cunamh can be contacted on 0876510810.
Miss Donegal on the catwalk in clothes from a charity shop worth €20! was last modified: July 30, 2022 by