SUIT MAKE is not just another fashion brand, we are a social brand. We want to be a sustainable business that helps bring good working opportunities for our partners and collaborators. Expand our business model to other cities and continents so more people can run their dream company by working together with us or by following our own model.
Not only that, but we wish to contribute to society with our skills and knowledge in any way we can. All of it while still creating great products that make our client´s wardrobes and lives better. SUIT MAKE is not just about the suit itself, it is about the change that comes with it. A change that can drastically alter someone’s life.
We first started to realize about the depth of our impact when we saw the change our knowlegde brough to our client´s lives. It was then when we started to think about ways with which we could contribute to give back to society that is when we decided to take part in our current social partnership with Open Closet.
HOW DO WE GIVE BACK?
Since June 2018 SUIT MAKE volunteers in a social project with Open Closet. Open Closet is a social venture that offers products and services for job seekers in Korea. Services like office outfit rentals to use in intrviews and other special occasions for those who might need them. Open Closet alike with SUIT MAKE believes that everyone has the right to be able to dress nicely no matter what their current situation might be.
With a mission that so strongly aligned with our own values as a company, we decided to participate in “pride consultant” in which we have been taking part for already three seasons, fourth one coming up soon.
Pride consultant is a social project in which we provide multiple image consulting sessions at all levels to a group of selected young participants and job seekers that need the extra help and encouragement to face their new life and job search in a country as competitive as Korea. Each season has about 10 carefully selected participants, all with different situations and dreams, but all with one goal, the goal of changing their life for the better.
The feedback of participants has been great during all seasons. All of them have a great stories to tell but since we can not share them all, we will leave you one of our most recent feedback stories:
I was unemployed for quite a while and just got a job about two months ago. During my unemployment, I got heavier and I was unable to fit most of my clothes but I also couldn’t afford new clothes since I didn’t have an income.
One day, I realized that I only wore hoodies and trainers because they were only clothes I could fit in. I had arrived at a point in which I had very low self-esteem and pride. When I got my job, I had just started having a salary and my company did not have a specific policy for wardrobe, so I just kept wearing hoodies and trainers, but I always compared myself, I wanted to look good as my other colleagues.
When I got a chance to do ‘Pride Consultant’ with Jen I learned so much, I knew I needed a change but I was worried that a new style would make me look fat. She did tell me that losing weight will have a big impact in helping me look better but what really motivated me to lose weight was the new wardrobe designed by Jen. I saw it when we met for the second meeting of pride consultant. It was so different from what I used to wear, it was mainly in lighter colors even with patterns. I never thought I would look good with such types of clothes yet I did, I felt so good, so I wanted to do what I could to feel and look even better.
At the beginning I wasn’t sure of how much I would be able to improve the way I saw myself with ‘Pride Consultant’ but it worked for me, now I feel better about myself. Thank you so much for offering me this opportunity. I hope that one day I will be able to give back for this opportunity as well. Thank you.