A newly launched campaign to collect and redistribute professional workwear adds another level of meaning to the term, return to office. Organizers are aiming to suit up aspiring and young careerists, extract longer-term value from wardrobe investments and, in some cases, enjoy their retirement with emptier closets.
A network of Toronto-based women in commercial real estate is involved in the effort with an eye to the next generation of talent that the industry, and the economy in general, needs. Beyond the sustainability payback of productively recirculating serviceable clothing, the drive for women’s business attire is a practical approach to assist affordability and perhaps help bolster the confidence of job candidates, interns and entry-level staff as they enter unfamiliar environments and take on new challenges.
KingSett Capital has provided space for a donation depot in the concourse level of Scotia Plaza at 40 King Street West in Toronto’s financial district. Professional workwear and accessories such as purses and briefcases can be dropped of from 8 to 9 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, until February 16th.
In the next step, clothing will be offered, free of charge, at an event in a downtown Toronto location. Details are still in the works, but this may be coordinated with input from post-secondary real estate programs such as Toronto Metropolitan University’s faculty of real estate management.
For more information, contact Lisa Lafave at firstname.lastname@example.org.