Introducing our thoughtful partners
As a sustainable clothing business, we’re always looking for ways to be more thoughtful and help others. So over the last year we’ve been working really hard behind the scenes to develop some key relationships with a handful of businesses and charities that we feel so incredibly passionate about. They all share similar values to ours, so we really couldn’t be more thrilled. If you’d like to know more (and we hope you do!), read on to discover the partners we’re so proud to be working with…
Smart Works are an incredible charity that provides support to aspiring out of work women – through interview training and head-to-toe dressing. They have offices in some of the UK’s major cities and have a great success rate in giving their clients the confidence to secure employment.
Every season we are now donating all of our unworn production samples and a selection of our current range of Thoughtful Clothing, which enables them to offer more choice to their clients and set them up for success. Wonderful work, right?
Our mantra, “Wear Me, Love Me, Mend Me, Pass Me On” could just as easily be Traid’s. The charity stops over 3,000 tonnes of clothing going to landfill every year, often hand-selecting donations to suit the unique personality of each of their 11 stores.
As a partner of Traid’s, we work with them in two ways. Firstly, we are donating re-saleable clothing them every season. Secondly, they are helping us here at Braintree HQ learn new skills like darning and denim patching, skills we can then enjoy passing on to others – so watch this space.
In Kind Direct
Like other clothing businesses, we occasionally find ourselves with a little too much of our clothing. We want our un-sold garments to continue their journey, and so, we work with In Kind Direct – a UK based charity that matches the surplus stock with those in need.
In Kind Direct redistributes products from companies to charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. This can be anything from cosmetically damaged furniture and household goods, to shoes and clothing.
To find out more about every element of Braintree Clothing – from how we began to the fabrics we use, our design process and lots more – have a read of the new information we’ve just added to our website here. We hope you’ll find it interesting and insightful.
And please do get in touch if there’s anything else you’d like to know.