This year, instead of running a summer sale, we decided to ‘go nude’ for Smart Works Charity. When you order two pairs of nude tights (including our edgy range) we will donate a pair of tights to this brilliant charity that supports unemployed women in need with the clothes, coaching and confidence to help them get the job.
Set up in 2013, Smart Works has centres across the UK and takes referrals from organisations including job centres, work programs, prisons, care homes, homeless shelters and mental health charities to support women into employment.
Once a woman has been referred she receives confidence training and one-to-one tailored coaching with a HR professional or Senior Manager to build awareness of her strengths, learn how to answer questions effectively and better understand interview processes.
Then she is given one-to-one, tailored coaching with a HR professional or Senior Manager to help her feel prepared and confident ahead of her interview. The aim is that when she walks into her interview, she feels like she can boss it. And, these women really do boss it - 65% of those that Smart Works helps get a job within a month. What’s more, once she lands said job, Smart Works provides an additional five pieces of clothing (a capsule ‘work wardrobe’ if you like) to see her through to her first paycheque.
Our vision at Hēdoïne is to celebrate and elevate women - from all different backgrounds and in all stages of life. The support that Smart Works provides is truly life-changing. Not only do they help unemployed women secure jobs, but their coaching provides useful tools women can draw on in future.
This dedication to women is why we decided to get involved. We ditched our usual summer sale and instead we’re donating to Smart Works Charity every time you purchase any two pairs of our nude or edgy tights.
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