In the month we celebrated International Women’s Day, FoundPop announced its partnership with the brilliant charity Smart Works. Smart Works empowers women by providing them with suitable attire and the confidence to perform well in job interviews.
Take a deeper dive into what we’ve been up to…
TRAINLINE OPENS 'THE INTERVIEW STORE' POP-UP
Trainline recently launched a pop-up store called ‘The Interview Store‘ at London Waterloo Station to help job interview candidates alleviate the financial and emotional strain of attending interviews.
The store is a result of a survey conducted by Trainline, which revealed that young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 in the UK typically spend an average of £103.15 when pursuing a new job.
The focus of the store was to take away the stress of the interview process by offering pre-loved outfits for free, encouraging a more sustainable and cost-effective shopping experience.
SMART WORKS PARTNERSHIP
FoundPop announced its partnership with Smart Works charity this International Women’s Day!
FoundPop previously provided furniture for the Smart Works pop-up in Covent Garden, contributing to the sale of donated designer items that helped raise over £80,000 for the charity.
This year, FoundPop is collaborating again on several pop-ups and events to continue its efforts in supporting the charity. Content and community manager Sophie visited the Smart Works headquarters this week to gain further insight into the charity’s initiatives in assisting women in the UK.
Smart Works is a dynamic, high profile and fast-growing UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for success at their job interview. They empower each woman by giving her the clothes and the confidence she needs to succeed.
After visiting Smart Works, 72% secure a job within a month, gaining financial independence and transforming their lives. Over the past nine years, Smart Works has helped over 25,000 women. It is their mission that any woman who needs their service should be able to find her way to a Smart Works centre.
In April 2022, Smart Works launched 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.
Smart Works has been voted Social Action Charity of the Year.
FoundPop is so proud to be part of their exciting growth!
Charity No: 1080609
SNEAKHXR FEST PRESENTS KICK GAME
If you’ve not heard of SNEAKHXR FEST before, it’s a festival dedicated to celebrating women through a plethora of unique vendors, panel talks and performances from some of the leading talents in the UK.
Located at Protein Studios in Shoreditch, the event saw thousands of attendees, bringing together the sneaker, streetwear and surrounding communities, providing a platform for some of the leading figureheads in the industry to showcase their work and talents.
Check out the FoundPop SNEAKHXR FEST reel!