Paul Costelloe has teamed up with Suit Amnesty to help the homeless and disadvantaged get back into work.
To coincide with London Fashion Week, Suit Amnesty is launching a new initiative, asking the public to donate old suits, in order to help the homeless and long-term unemployed be dressed and prepared for job interviews.
Backed by Brit favourite Paul Costelloe (who launched LFW 2011 with his show this morning), who will be donating some of his old suits, the campaign ensures that unused clothing is put to good use. The initiative is also helping to tackle the UK's current unemployment crisis.
'Presentation really counts when going for a job interview and not owning a suit is a huge barrier,' says Costelloe.
'The Suit Amnesty is an innovative way to re-gift clothing which will make a big difference to someone needing a helping hand to get their first step onto the career ladder.'
As part of the campaign, they'll be running success clinics, with CV writing workshops and interview techniques.
There'll also be a 'second-hand suit' runway walk, with tips on how to make old suits suitable for this season, as well as style advice for women's workwear and how to dress to impress.
The campaign will run to 31st March and unwanted suits should be handed into your nearest branch of The Living Room.
For more information on the charity, please visit www.suitamnesty.co.uk
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