We are delighted and proud to be working with women's charity Smart Works and just recently we've been working with Ash who we met through the charity.
Ash, a Smart Works client, attended a recent networking event the charity runs for women and she was the lucky winner of a pair of our made to measure trousers.
Made to measure was something Ash had never considered, admitting that she thought it was more of a service for men in need of business suits. However, she admits that buying off the peg is tricky for her pear-shaped figure.
"My hip and waist ratio varies so any trousers I buy have to have a bigger waist. So I'm conscious of what tops I buy and tend to go for oversized jumpers...The idea of finding something that fits like a glove was a dream come true" says Ash.
And now that she's been through the process of made to measure she's already seeing the benefits.
"Immediately one of the differences is that I no longer have to wear a belt. I'm not having to hoist my trousers up and it's resolved the fact that I no longer have to worry about 'builder's bum'!" says Ash.
Her trousers now hug all of her curves and in Ash's words "celebrate being a pear shaped woman".
Like all Distinctively Me clients, Ash came along to our studio in Hampstead for her first consultation where Founder Jill White and tailor John Ward discussed what she was hoping to achieve. Ash settled on a pair of kick flare trousers in our beautiful new superfine wool fabric in plum. She's now looking forward to having a pencil skirt made for her.
Over to Distinctively Me Founder Jill White; "It's been amazing meeting and working with Ash. Yes, we make great fitting clothes that look fantastic but more importantly our mission is to help make women feel more confident about themselves. We've seen this in Ash. She's a fantastic girl who deserves the world. If we can help her in this small way by boosting her confidence and a belief in herself, we feel as though we've done our job".
And as for Ash, we're delighted that she's already been recommending our service to friends and family.
"I've been documenting the process and a lot of my friends have already been enquiring. I told my brother about the experience and he's been looking for bespoke suits for work. He was gutted when I told him it was solely for women!".