New library scheme to lend smart clothes to jobseekers for interviews

New library scheme to lend smart clothes to jobseekers for interviews

To support our local community, ihateironing has been in collaboration with the Brixton Library, to help unemployed residents and ex-offenders look and feel their best for their job interviews.

We have been cleaning and donating formal attire for them to wear, which we hope may contribute to a life-changing moment for someone in need.

We understand that clothes for an interview can be expensive. Not everyone can afford a smart outfit that they may only wear a couple of times. We’re then building a collection of clothes at Brixton Library that can be borrowed by the local community to help everyone dress for success, whatever their circumstances.

Ihateironing is an on-demand laundry and dry-cleaning service, offering collection and delivery across a range of services, from service washes to specialist alterations and repairs. We partner with a network of master dry cleaners across the UK to provide you with the utmost convenience, alongside immaculate cleaning and unparalleled customer care, all at the touch of a button.

How can you benefit?

Ihateironing’s range of smart clothing donations is now available to borrow from Brixton Library 

It’s as easy as borrowing a book. Just show us confirmation of your job interview, and the outfit is yours for up to four days. Then, when you’ve landed your dream, pop back in to drop the clothes off, and give someone else the chance to change their life too.

The clothing, available to anyone with a library card, is stored in the basement. You will have full privacy to try on outfits, and find whichever suits you best.

How can you help?

Thanks to our loyal customers and partners, we’ve already made a great start towards helping our local community. But we know there’s still so much to be done, and we can’t do that without your help.

We, as well as the residents of Brixton, would greatly appreciate any formal clothing or shoes you would like to donate to help give someone a second chance at life.

We’re currently collecting from customers in the following postcodes: CR7, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SW16.

Simply place an order as normal, either through our app, website, or through contacting our lovely customer care team on 0207 060 4939. Then hand over a separate bag kindly marked donation, or just let the driver know.

If you happen to live outside these areas but would still like to help, donations can also be made directly to the ihateironing office at: 

Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Rd, Brixton
London SW2 1BZ

The team will clean and iron the smart clothing donations prior to sending them to the Brixton Library for use.

Please only donate new or nearly new smart wear, which can be worn to interviews.