August 2017: Roaring into August Issue
In June, when we launched our Curves Work campaign with Ashley Nell Tipton, plus size fashion designer and winner of Project Runway, we were driven by our clients’ need for plus size clothing – and that need is great. Over 60% of our clients are plus size yet the majority of clothing donations we receive aren’t.
We knew there was also a fundamental need for plus size clothing across millions of consumers throughout the U.S., but the statistics did surprise us.
When it comes to female consumers in particular, roughly 67% across the nation are now plus size, with the average American woman wearing between a size 16 and a size 18. Even still, the plus size market remains largely underserved at just 17% of the U.S. women’s apparel market overall.
In this issue...
Message from our Board Chair
Our work to help Veterans find jobs is arguably the best in the county, if not the state (maybe the nation). Find out what sets our VetNet program apart.
We Love our Volunteers
This month, we turn the spotlight on the multifaceted Lynn Mally, an incredible volunteer who is "altering" our clients' lives, one outfit at a time.
Let Us Show You Around
There is so much happening behind the scenes at Working Wardrobes.
Come see for yourself. We're looking forward to showing you around.
Our recent Smart Women event was graced with the presence of celebrity fashion designer, Ashley Nell Tipton. Oh what a night it was! Here's why.
What do you get when you combine art and fashion? You get our awesomely spunky store manager, Taysha Lamarca.
There are some wonderful upcoming events you won't want to miss, including Center Club's Hops and Vines Beer and Wine Festival benefiting Working Wardrobes!
As a single mother of three and survivor of domestic abuse, this amazing young woman has become one of our brightest ambassadors. Read her story.
The wonderful folks at the Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently bestowed upon us a generous gift to help our clients find meaningful jobs.
So Many Ways to Give
There are many ways you can support our clients, from volunteering to donating. Find out how.