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Charity shops to sell interview outfits for £10

Initiative aims to improve access to those needing affordable job interview clothing

Initiative aims to improve access to those needing affordable job interview clothing

More than 650 UK charity shops have signed up to the Dress to Impress initiative, in a bid to give people from all walks of life a well-dressed start at job interviews. Each shop has promised to set aside dedicated space for interview outfits that cost just £10.

“The UK’s charity shops are brimming with hidden gems that are waiting to go from being pre-loved to re-loved and this campaign makes it easier to find them,” said Amber Butchart, a fashion historian and BBC presenter, who is fronting the project for careers app Debut.

Participating shops will display a window sticker, and the scheme will run “as long as there is demand in-store”, said organisers.

Image: fashion historian and BBC presenter Amber Butchart, who is fronting the Dress to Impress initiative. Photograph courtesy of debut.careers

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