Alexandra supports local homeless charity with clothing donation

March 2021

The UK’s leading workwear provider, Alexandra, has donated around 100 items of outdoor clothing to support the work of a Bristol homeless charity.

Bristol Outreach Services for the Homeless (BOSH) have now distributed the large assortment of fleeces, waterproofs and outerwear across the local homeless community.

Julie Dempster, Founding Director of BOSH, said: “We were so grateful to receive the donation from Alexandra. The items were superb quality and so relevant for members of the homeless community.  Everyone was pleased to be given brand new clothing and really appreciated the company’s kindness and thoughtfulness.”

Alexandra donated the high-quality samples during renovations to create an all-new Research and Design hub at the company’s Thornbury headquarters.

Ian Northmore, Head of Customer Experience at Alexandra, said: “Our sample room was storing a massive range of high-quality garments that simply weren’t being used to their full potential, so we’re delighted that we have been able to positively help those in real need living in our local community.”

The new R&D hub will help Alexandra’s category and design teams to create and showcase innovative new products during each stage of their design.

Ian added: “The space will allow everyone to become immersed in the creativity of our category and design drive into the business, and we’re really excited for customers to see the incredible impact it will have on our future looks and trends.”

Alexandra, which employs more than 1,500 people, is the UK’s largest workwear solutions provider and has been designing and manufacturing garments since 1854.

The multi award-winning company has transformed its operations during the Covid crisis marshalling its extensive UK and international manufacturing and supply chain operations to support NHS and care staff on the Covid frontline

For more information on Alexandra, please visit www.alexandra.co.uk,