Working Wardrobe

Donating interview clothing to people looking for work across South Wales.

Because when you're dressed for success, you feel like you can take on the world.

The Working Wardrobe project donates interview clothing to people looking for work in our communities across South Wales.

This project gives people the confidence and self-belief to take that all-important first step towards a new, meaningful career. It runs in partnership with Newydd Housing, CCHA, Monmouthshire Housing Association and Toward.

Why is this needed?

  • 228,000 people are employed in sectors affected by Covid-19 in Wales.
  • 700,000 people living financially precarious lives in Wales. That's 1/4 of the population.
  • 19.5% of 16-24 year-olds in Wales are unemployed.
  • The hidden cost of clothing. The price of a suitable, quality interview attire can quickly creep up on you.

How Working Wardrobe works

Housing association tenants and people engaged with local support services can select, create and keep a 'work suitable' outfit from their local store for free. Clothing is accessible across four key hubs: Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Monmouthshire and Vale of Glamorgan.

By supporting our Working Wardrobe initiative, you'll help us to:

  • Contribute to improving employment rates among the affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Help remove barriers to employment for people in our communities of all cultural backgrounds
  • Help to promote sustainability and reduce to volume of clothing going to landfill.

How you can help

Do you have spare work-suitable clothes clogging up your wardrobe? Or are you happy to pick up extra items next time you're shopping?

We're in the process of filling our hubs with enough clothes to kickstart our project and will be collecting clothing donations of high-quality, new or gently used professional workwear, that doesn't require any mending.

You can also help us raise money to support people in our communities by making a donation. For corporate donations, please get in touch with us at

Hijabi woman representing the diversity of clothing Working Wardrobe will provide to South Wales communities

Get involved

To donate clothing, or discuss corporate donations, please get in touch with us at Or, help us raise money to support people in our communities by making an online donation.

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Our partners

Woman wearing a green suit modelling for an event.

Launch event raises over £10,000.

With over 130+ guests and a real team effort from everyone involved, we were able to raise a whopping £10,033.64 to help support job seekers across South Wales.