This time of year has always been about detoxing hasn’t it – Dry January, Veganuary….I’m sure many of you have tried something! Well we don’t know about you, but with being in Lockdown 3.0 in the UK, we aren’t feeling those kind of detox vibes at the moment and we wanted to do something else that is equally good for the soul!
We have a very exciting announcement to share with you today that will get you all feeling good about yourselves this month, without having the give up the wine and cheese for a little while!
Atelier is thrilled to be partnering with Smart Works Greater Manchester to help you to detox your wardrobe and raise valuable funds to help women to be their best at a crucial moment in life. Smart Works is an incredible charity that gives unemployed women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and transform their life. They dress and coach women for job success. You may have heard of them as the Duchess of Sussex is an Ambassador and designed her own fashion range with them in 2019.
From today we will be registering and selling gorgeous items to raise funds for Smart Works! We will be donating a proportion of our commission and a percentage of the sale of some of the items will be donated as well. This will culminate in a huge sale starting on Friday 29th January where will be showcasing all of the beautiful stock.
Jan Iceton, Chair at Smart Works Greater Manchester, is looking forward to this fab joint campaign and said “We are very excited to launch our partnership with Atelier to bring a second life for gorgeous, unused designer pieces that we have in our closets. And, by doing so, we are passing on the joy that item brought to you and helping a Smart Works client”.
So, where do you come in? Perhaps you are overdue a clear out of your wardrobe and would like to help to empower other women to gain confidence, be styled and find employment. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on our country, and Smart Works is working tirelessly to help women get back into the workplace. In fact, in Greater Manchester alone Smart Works has helped over 300 women find employment since the first lockdown in March! By paying your preloved item forward, you would be helping to change someone’s life.
Or perhaps you are looking for something beautiful and purchasing from our sale will make a huge difference. Watch this space for more information over the coming weeks.
For more information about Smart Works please visit https://smartworks.org.uk.