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Location: Edinburgh
Date: May 20, 2022
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Last night treen hosted their Smart Works Edinburgh x treen May meet up & what a night it was!

With fizz, shopping and lots of chat, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our partnership with treen as they continually support us. A massive thank you to the treen team, everyone who came along and our volunteers. A room full of likeminded women with a passion for female empowerment and fashion was always set to be a recipe for a great night & what a great night it was!

Can you believe we are already talking with treen about our plans to come?

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: April 29, 2022
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Last night we hosted our spring/summer fashion sale in the wonderful Coffee Saints Cafe (coffee saints cafe edinburgh)
We raised over £2,000 thanks to lots of happy shoppers with some beautiful bargains! Sign up to our newsletter via our home page to be the first to know about our next sale!
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Location: Edinburgh
Date: April 8, 2022
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Fancy joining 300 instrumentalists and singers performing a huge range of music?

Mike McGeary & Friends are hosting a concert to raise funds for local charities & we are honoured to be one of them! So, save the date: Friday 10th June 2022.

With rock bands, wind band, pipe band, choir, classical and folk musicians, a guitar orchestra and much more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets are live and can be bought via the link below. We can’t wait to see you there!

https://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/mike-mcgeary-and-friends-concert-local-charities

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 24, 2022
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Our Smart Works Edinburgh Fashion sale is back!

Join us on Thursday 28 April from 3.30pm – 7.00pm at Coffee Saints, Little King Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SP to shop our curated collection of must-have pieces for Spring and Summer. It’s sustainable, guilt-free shopping at its best and all at discounted prices.

As always, you can expect designer, vintage and one-off sample sale items from some of the most sought after brands.

To bag a bargain and enter the spring and summer season looking and feeling fabulous, click here to purchase your ticket!

 

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 10, 2022
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Cycle for Smart Works 2022 is done and wow!

We want to say a massive THANK YOU from all of us at Smart Works Edinburgh for pushing through those miles!

We’ve absolutely loved seeing where your miles have taken you, from spin classes, the Kelpies and beyond! You’ve all taken Cycle for Smart Works all across Scotland and even to Abu Dhabi!

Put your feet up & thank you again from all of us at Smart Works Edinburgh 💙

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: February 1, 2022
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Join us on Wednesday 23rd February for an evening with Strathberry in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2022.

With a line-up of inspirational women, consisting of Strathberry Founder, Leeanne Hundleby, Head of Immigration Law at Shepherd & Wedderburn, Jacqueline Moore and Karen De Villiers, a Managing Director at J.P.Morgan, it is certainly not to be missed!

In addition to some insightful female-led conversation, guests will have a styling session focussing on the importance of bags and accessories from Colour Analyst and Personal Style Consultant, Moira Cox.

And if that wasn’t enough, guests will also have the chance on the night to win their own exclusive Strathberry East/West Midi Tote handbag with an additional £10 raffle ticket. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get dressed up, this is it!

📍Strathberry’s showroom at 34 Melville Street from 18:00 until 20:30

Tickets are limited but can be bought here: with all funds raised go directly back to Smart Works Edinburgh’s services, supporting unemployed women to succeed at their interview, get the job and change their lives.

 

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: January 27, 2022
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We spoke to Gina, from Lancia Consult about her experience of doing cycle for Smart Works year-after-year. Here’s what she had to say:

“I like the fact I’m supporting the process of setting up each client for success at a time in their lives when they really need it. There is also a real community aspect to Smart Works Edinburgh which is why I’ve been supporting SWE since it’s opened – the idea that I can do something for someone at their time of need which fuels me to do cycle year after year”

“There is nothing but friendly-ness from the way you (Smart Works Edinburgh) come across to supporters, especially through the volunteers and staff. It’s such a nice warming environment with every interaction always being very positive, very supportive and always celebratory of all women.”

Will you join those from SSE plc, Leidos, Copyhouse and Musselburgh Racecourse who have already signed up for Cycle for Smart Works 2022? Contact campaign lead Catriona @ catriona.mackie@smartworks.org.uk for more information or sign up here https://www.cycleforsmartworks.org.uk

 

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: January 14, 2022
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Get ready to pedal for a purpose because #CycleforSmartWorks is here! 🚲

Challenge yourselves by creating a team of five and collectively cycling a total of 500 miles between 1 and 8 March 2022.  

Now more than ever our clients need your support. Cycle for them and cycle to feel like a champion. 🥇 

Join the challenge today at www.cycleforsmartworks.org.uk 

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: November 18, 2021
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Smart Works Edinburgh Fashion Sale

Calling all fashion lovers!

Keen to add a little sparkle to your festive wardrobe with (dare we say it) Christmas just around the corner?

Well, look no further as our Smart Works Edinburgh Fashion Sale is back on Thursday 25 November from 3pm – 7.30pm at Coffee Saints, 1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SP.

As a reminder, our fashion sale rails are curated from beautiful pre-owned, designer, vintage and sample items that our brand partners kindly donate to us that aren’t suitable for our clients to wear for interviews.

Think party dresses, sparkly tops, evening trousers, pretty skirts, stylish long coats, and cosy cashmere knits from the most sought-after brands such as Missoni, LK Bennett, Maison Scotch, and Reiss, all at incredibly discounted prices.

This is guilt-free, sustainable shopping at its best so be sure to pop in for a browse, and why not bring some friends for a little pre-Christmas treat to get you all into the festive spirit!

All proceeds will go to our Smart Works Edinburgh service, giving unemployed women the clothing and coaching they need to get the job and transform their lives.

To buy tickets (£5 each), click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smart-works-edinburgh-fashion-sale-tickets-203765527177

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: September 28, 2021
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Save the Date! 📅

Thursday 21 October, 6pm-8.30pm @ Waldorf Astoria

We are delighted to announce our first in-person event of 2021 and we can confirm it was worth the wait. We invite you to join us in an evening of conversation and debate with Jane Shepherdson CBE and Lady Juliet Hughes-Hallett on sustainability and why fast fashion is a fad.

In the beautiful surroundings of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, the event will showcase some Scottish sustainable brands. Guests can shop from a selection of pieces from our Smart Works Edinburgh Fashion Rail including brands such as Versace, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and many more. You will also have the opportunity to enter a prize draw in an evening of fun, fizz and fashion for a worthy cause.

Purchase your ticket now by visiting our Eventbrite page here.