On 12th September 2023, The Smart Works Capsule Collection by Isabel Spearman will celebrate the charity supporting unemployed women across the UK.
About The Smart Works Capsule Collection by Isabel Spearman
An all-female-founded collection of business essentials with exquisite taste forms the Capsule Collection edited by Isabel Spearman, longstanding Smart Works ambassador and founder of the Daily Dress Edit, exclusively for and in support of the UK charity body.
The launch is set for the 12th of September to celebrate the charity's 10th anniversary and its expansion in 11 centres. The capsule collection features 11 well-known female-founded fashion labels.
The collection will take you into the new work season with empowering classics ranging from a striking forest green Jigsaw Wool Maxi City Coat to a poppy red RIXO Zadie dress, to a ME+EM monochrome jacquard vest. The full line-up of brands involved includes autumnal essentials from Albaray, ALIGNE, Camilla Elphick, Cefinn, Jigsaw, Lisou, ME+EM, Missoma, RIXO, TBCo and VARLEY.
About Smart Works
Smart Works (Charity No: 1080609) is a dynamic, high-profile fast-growing UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for success at their job interview. The role of fashion is of paramount importance: by giving women the clothes and the confidence they need to succeed. After visiting Smart Works, 69% of clients secure a job within a month, gaining financial independence and transforming their lives.
Today, the Smart Works service is delivered in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Reading and Leeds. Over the past ten years, Smart Works has helped over 30,000 women and, to expand its impact across the country in the face of the current economic situation, the association launched in April 2022 a new Three-Year Plan that will see the charity double the number of women helped annually from 5,000 to 10,000 women a year. To achieve this, Smart Works is going to grow its existing centres and open new poles in areas of need including Bristol and Liverpool.
The Aim Of The Smart Works Capsule Collection
Every brand involved in the project has made a generous commitment to support Smart Works in helping unemployed women across the UK: for every piece sold from the Capsule Collection, 25% of RRP will go to Smart Works.
The funds and awareness raised by the collection come at a poignant moment for Smart Works, as it works to double the number of women it helps by 2025. Against a landscape of the cost of living crisis and the aftermath of the pandemic, the charity’s support is needed more than ever before.
Isabel Spearman said of the collection: “Smart Works is a brilliantly effective charity: they can truly transform the lives of women. The Capsule Collection with these British brands is not only a way of raising vital funds in their 10th year, but also an important awareness project that I hope brings many more people to this charity.”
Ahead of the collection’s launch, Smart Works CEO, Kate Stephens said: “The belief in fashion as a force for good sits at the heart of Smart Works, and is brought to life perfectly with the Capsule Collection. Every time someone buys a piece from the collection, they will be helping another woman connect to her potential and transform her life. Thanks to each of the inspirational women behind the brands for their generosity, and to our ambassador Isabel, for bringing the Capsule Collection together to celebrate our 10th anniversary year.”
The Smart Works Capsule Collection by Isabel Spearman will be available to purchase from 12th September 2023 until stocks last.
Visit and browse the whole capsule collection, head over to Smartworks.org.uk/capsulecollection.
Photography by Rachell Smith
Creative Direction by Nicola Rose
Styling by Arabella Greenhill