A new era of style is coming to local homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield with a major refurbishment for its popular second hand superstore.

The store at the charity’s Cadman Street headquarters has been given a complete makeover, starting with a new home for its popular range of pre-owned clothing and vintage fashion items.

“We are very pleased with the new look for our boutique,” said Emmaus shop supervisor Kate Morgan.

“We did all the work ourselves and used almost 100 per cent recycled materials, including things such as recycled scaffolding boards, salvaged metal grids and even an old set of ladders!

“The result is something that fits in completely with the Emmaus ethos of sustainability and recycling and we are delighted that visitors are all commenting on how much they like the new layout and how it creates a much brighter atmosphere.

“Our intention now is to continue the refurbishment through all the other areas of the store.”

With the fresh look bringing in new customers, Kate added that there was now a need for more stock.

“We want to keep our clothing rails full as we head into the busy autumn period,” she said.

“Clothes, shoes, bags – we need them all and that includes items for men, women and children.

“The best clothing, of course, goes into the shop, but nothing is wasted as even damaged items will be recycled – so although you may no longer think an item is fit for purpose, that doesn’t mean we can’t find a use for it.”

To find out how to make a donation call 0114 272 0677 or visit the Emmaus Sheffield website at www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk

Emmaus Sheffield is a drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for previously homeless people in the city.