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Location: Edinburgh
Date: October 21, 2019

Smart Works Edinburgh celebrates 5th birthday with exclusive fashion event

  • Charity Smart Works Edinburgh to host pop-up of fabulous fashion brands
  • Event coincides with the charity’s 5th birthday
  • Evening to fundraise for Smart Works Edinburgh with raffle featuring international designer names such as Strathberry and Smythson
  • Event to be supported by international law firm CMS

The Scottish arm of Smart Works, the charity supporting women back into employment, has announced an exclusive fashion and beauty pop-up evening in Edinburgh as part of their fifth birthday celebrations.

Fashion magpies can expect discounted pieces from a swathe of covetable brands, including the likes of Rachel Scott Couture, Kakao by K and luxury knitwear brand Cherie Milaney. A raffle to be held on the evening includes a handbag from celebrity favourites, Strathberry, valued at £525, a Smythson notebook worth £47 and a bespoke Bonnie Bra Company bralette with a retail price of £55.

Maggie Darling, Chair of Smart Works Edinburgh comments: “These celebrations are an incredible opportunity to grab some serious bargains while also supporting a seriously good cause: helping women get back into work. All the money raised will go to helping Smart Works Edinburgh make an even bigger impact with local women in the future.”

The event, set to be held on 30th October at the Scottish Café in Edinburgh, with tickets costing £12.50 (plus booking fee), is being supported by international law firm CMS. Emily Catterwell, Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager at CMS has said of the collaboration: “Empowering women to be the best that they can be is truly transformative. CMS is delighted to be working in partnership with Smart Works and supporting the incredible work that they do.”

i-on magazine are also supporting the event for the third year in a row. Laura Wood, co-director of i-on magazine commented: “We’re delighted to celebrate Smart Works with the most exciting fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands in Edinburgh and beyond. Savvy shoppers will not want to miss this event.”

Smart Works Edinburgh provides women with interview training, clothing and styling advice to help those who have been out of work feel confident and succeed. The charity has an impressive success rate: 70% of women who come through their doors secure employment within a month. Smart Works Edinburgh has dressed and coached over 1000 local women for interviews since 2014.

Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite here. Find out more at @SmartWorksEdi on Twitter, or @SmartWorksEdinburgh on Instagram

Event details: Wednesday 30th of October 2019 6.30pm – 9pm. The Scottish Café, In the Scottish National Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh

Shopping partners include:

  • Life with Style – style consultant & personal stylist
  • SXP Designs – handcrafted jewellery, luxurious cashmere and timeless accessories
  • Le Tee Paris – capsule wardrobe pieces with a chic French influence
  • Rachel Scott Couture – special occasion jewellery and accessories
  • Bawbags – Premium Scottish underwear for men and women
  • Kakao by K – Clean lines and Scandi simplicity applied to clothes, accessories and jewellery
  • Scottish Textiles Showcase – Scottish made homeware and accessories
  • Sarah Harran – Beautiful and functional bags for women on the move
  • Cherie Milaney – Italian-inspired lifestyle brand offering luxury knitwear and fragrances
  • The Bonnie Bra Company – Bespoke Scottish bra
  • We are delighted to be welcoming renowned retailer, Jigsaw,  who will deliver a styling session, packed with seasonal fashion tips