Welcome to Smart Works

Welcome to Smart Works.  We provide high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low incomes. Smart Works helps them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.  

This year we will dress more than 2,000 women in a complete outfit of stylish, high quality clothes donated by retailers and professionals.  A visit to Smart Works can change the course of a woman's life.

The new Smart Works DVD is now available to view on this page.  Listen to the moving stories of some of our amazing clients.

Latest News

  • THE OUTNET hosts Smart Works Volunteers at a fabulous fashion breakfast

    A huge thank you to THE OUTNET for hosting our stylish, talented and inspiring volunteers for breakfast yesterday.  

    We were given a privileged glimpse into the magical world of THE OUTNET and the YOOX NET-A-PORTER group as we were taken on a guided tour of their awe-inspiring space.  With white walls, dark wooden floors and stunning chandeliers, it felt as if we were floating through the pages of a fashion magazine come to life.  It was a treat to have the opportunity of peeking behind the scenes of this global fashion superstar. 

    As we settled back down with croissants and coffee, we were expertly guided through the key trends of A/W 2016 and then took a little time for staff and volunteers to talk and share ideas about the latest plans and developments at Smart Works. 

    THE OUTNET and Smart Works share a vision for empowering women through fashion. Together, we help more women believe in themselves, succeed at their job interview and start a new chapter in their lives.  A particular thank you to THE OUTNET who are also our Saturday dressing volunteers, and who give their talents to help organise fundraising events, such as our fashion show. 

    Given yesterday's film premier, just this once we will allow ourselves to say it. Absolutely fabulous. 

    The Smart Works Team 

  • The Smart Works Designer Sale

    The Smart Works Designer Sale was held on 21 May and we are thrilled to be able to say that it was our best ever fundraising event.  We took almost £70 000, which is a fantastic achievement and a great credit to the extraordinary work that goes in to the event, not just over the weekend but in the weeks and months leading up to it. 

     Thank you to everyone who helped, whether sorting, pricing, unloading, hanging, merchandising, selling or, of course, shopping.

     The money raised will make a significant contribution to our core costs over the coming year, as we build the platform to keep our London service first class, whilst taking the Smart Works model to new locations around the UK.  Raising money under our enterprises, such as the sale, helps keep the Smart Works ethos strong and focused on this mission.  Thank you so much to everyone who makes this possible.

     Here is to a fantastic year ahead.  And in the meantime, Victoria and her team are already planning on how we build on this for 2017. 

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