Smart Works has just launched its new Smart Set Capsule Collection, which is available in highstreet stores, and online. The new collection is being sold in highstreet shops and online, and comprises women’s workwear pieces, in a variety of styles and pricepoints, for different body-shapes. Each item that is purchased will be matched by an item donated to the charity.
Smart Works’ patroness is the Duchess of Sussex, and she helped launch the collection, which will benefit Smart Works’ clients, who are unemployed women who have confirmed job interviews, but lack the wardrobe and interview skills (and confidence) to do their best in the interviews.
The charity offers a 2-hour session to clients with interviews, with a pair of stylists. They are given an interview outfit, with accessories, plus a one-to-one session with an HR professional, who prepares and coaches them to do their best. Once the client has been offered a job, they come back for a second styling session, and are given further wardrobe pieces, to serve as a capsule wardrobe, and tide them over till their first paycheck.
The Duchess of Sussex has been involved with helping to design and launch the collection, which will be sold through Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Jigsaw and Mishanonoo.
You can see full details of the collection on the Smart Works website.
At present, Smart works has seven bases, and is hoping to set up four more, but none are in the South West. However we can still support others by purchasing the items – and maybe they’ll come to Cornwall in the future…