About us

Our objective is simple, to work closely with women’s charities and local community organisations across Dorset and BCP to provide clothing to women in need of clothing support. How? By gifting bespoke clothing gift bags.

There are many women living in the UK who are in desperate need of clothing and many women who have a wardrobe full of clothes they no longer need. Clothes they do not wear, no longer fit or have fallen out of love with. We believe we can bridge the gap by supporting women as well as promoting sustainability and extending the life of garments. 

We hope to move away from the notion of clothing donations arriving with the women who need them in a black bag (the embodiment of a bag of rubbish). We use donated clothing for our gift bags. The clothes are laundered, folded and beautifully presented in drawstring bags, lovingly handmade using up-cycled fabric. Our clothing gift bags are personally tailored to the recipients size, style preference and clothing need. Each gift bag contains 15-18 items, an inspirational message and a hand-made lavender heart.

 

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Meet the Founders

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We are a volunteer led social enterprise.

Each family member has their own set of skills and experience. As a collaboration we hope we can make Wardrobe Foundation a success both environmentally, and socially through the charities we support.

Lisa Grant A Stylist and self-confessed organiser with a passion for fashion and all things creative. 

Stuart Grant A lifetime working in the fashion industry!

Eloise Grant With a degree in Human Geography and Environmental Science and an MSc in Strategic Sustainable Business. We couldn’t possibly do this without her.

"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things." - Mother Teresa

Meet Our Volunteers 

Charlotte Barratt-Sims From the start Charlotte has been involved in all aspects of the Wardrobe Foundation set up - especially everything and anything creative! When Charlotte isn't helping us as a creative coordinator, she is busy working as a floral stylist. Take a look at her Facebook page

Karen Edroff This little lady has the biggest heart and a laugh that fills the room. We have had lots of fun developing ideas for our gifting bags. She is a whizz on her sewing machine and is always willing to lend a hand. Thank you for all your support Karen. 

Ella Taylor Ella is a fashion student studying fashion design at the Retail academy, London. We were very much looking forward to this beauty spending time with us at Wardrobe Foundation HQ. Alas that's going to have to wait for a while, so instead we send her boxes of fabric and she turns them into our fabulous gifting bags. Thanks Ella, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sally Butter We are very lucky to have Sally as a fabulous neighbour. Sally constantly offers to help us at Wardrobe Foundation by sewing the gift bags. She even drops them off as she takes her adorable dog, Barney, for a walk. You are a super star Sally! Thank you.

 

Alice Nichol "Hi I'm Alice, Personal Stylist and founder of Buddy and Noo. A passionate, retail and design veteran with 16 years experience styling women, men, interiors and even mannequins!  As a mum of two I know what it is to juggle the practicalities needed from our clothes (protection against the snotty faces, sick, food, felt tip pens....need I say more) vs the desire to look and feel like you. 

Above all, I know very well what it's like to have your confidence fluctuate, struggle with feeling good in your clothes and that sinking feeling when look at your wardrobe searching for inspiration and find none! I am a preloved fiend and love to channel my love of fashion through sustainable shopping and style. More than just shopping second hand, to me being sustainable and making smart fashion choices for ourselves has a positive impact for both the environment and our bank balances! 

Now a qualified Personal Stylist I am really excited about combining my experience, knowledge and passion to help women feel good through their personal style and confidence." We are delighted to have Alice join the team! 

 

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