From championing female empowerment to conscious fashion initiatives, we work closely with selected charities that we believe in such as Smart Works. As a small, female-led team, we’re always trying to do things better, giving back and supporting our community as much as we can.


For Giving Tuesday, we’re adding donation bags to every order in the UK while quantities last. We wanted to make it easier for you to donate your pre-loved clothes, and to know that they are going to a great purpose. Smart Works coaches and dresses unemployed women for success at their job interview. They welcome pre-loved items such as smart blazers, trousers, dresses, flat shoes and handbags

Please note the donation bag is not meant for returns. If you’re looking to return item(s), go to our Returns Portal.

Simply follow the steps below to make a donation directly to Smart Works:


Fill the bag with your pre-loved clothes donation.


Drop off at your nearest DPD Drop Off Point.

A pre-paid label is already attached to the bag.

When you buy a dress from ALIGNE on Giving Tuesday, we’re donating a dress to Smart Works


Smart Works is a dynamic, high profile and fast-growing UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for success at their job interview. They empower each woman by giving her the clothes and the confidence she needs to succeed. After visiting Smart Works, 69% of clients secure a job within a month, gaining financial independence and transforming their lives. Over the past ten years, Smart Works has helped over 32,000 women. It is their mission that any woman who needs their service should be able to find her way to a Smart Works centre. Smart Works has been voted Social Action Charity of the Year. As a start-up focused on crafting clothes that make women feel confident, we’re proud to support and partner with Smart Works. 

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