Most of us have in our wardrobes an array of outfits suitable for a work environment; be it for day to day, or for when an occasion calls for it, like a client meeting or interview. But, generally speaking as it is dependent on industry and job roles, dress codes for work have certainly become a lot more relaxed. If you are finding you have an overwhelming amount of clothes you no longer have a use for, or maybe you are going through a refresh, we have a solution on what you can do with your pre-loved clothes.

Donate your clothing to Dress for Success

Dress for Success is a global not for profit organisation whose aim is to empower women to achieve economic independence. There are lots of women that do not have access to, or cannot afford clothing for interviews or work, and of course, we know how important first impressions are in an interview when you have limited time to wow potential employers. That is where Dress for Success come in; not only do they provide women with the attire they need to present themselves for interview or work, but they also provide guidance and support to equip them with the tools and help to build confidence in women to help them feel more prepared and comfortable in the pressures of interview.  

Their aim is simple: a world where women do not live in poverty and are treated with dignity and respect.  

What donations do they need?

If you have lightly worn, almost new business attire, handbags, accessories, shoes and brand new cosmetics you have no use for, your donations would be highly appreciated.

What they accept (as long as they are suitable for a work environment):
  • Suits
  • Blazers
  • Skirts
  • Trousers
  • Dresses.
What they don’t accept:
  • Casual clothing
  • Stained or damaged clothing
  • Used toiletries and cosmetics
  • Coat hangers.

You can send your items to 47 Hobsons Place, Woodseer Street, London E1 5HH on the 15th and 30th of each month, or the first working day thereafter.

How else can you support Dress for Success

Monetary donations are vital to help support their services and the work they do. You can make a one-time donation or set up a regular donation.

Be inspired: you can read some of the success stories of this essential programme on the website.

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