The Smock Swap
Every time you buy from Smock, we give an item to a child or woman in need. We call this exchange The Smock Swap: when you buy, we give.
Critical to making The Smock Swap a success is hand picking small, well run charities helping children here at home as well as the countries where we make our clothes. We pick charities where we can make an immediate and tangible difference and the donations go directly to the kids who need them.
We are Supporting Children in Vietnam
In 2023 we are thrilled to continue supporting the amazing Blue Dragon children's charity in Vietnam through our buy one give one program. Many of our Smocks are made in Vietnam and we are passionate about helping disadvantaged local children in this incredible country, creating long term change for a better future. Blue Dragon Children's Foundation is a grassroots charity serving children in crisis throughout Vietnam. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities and children who have been trafficked.
Blue Dragon have been receiving an increasing number of calls for help from street children and victims of human trafficking, and our donations help to provide support for these children with the care they need to stay safe and thrive. One of these children is Nga. She is 10 years old but she can't read or write. Her father shines shoes on the streets, saving every penny he earns but it's only enough to buy them food. Despite his hard work, he was never able to afford to send Nga to school. This year, with the support of Blue Dragon, Nga has finally started school and she has learned to read her favorite storybook herself. With support Nga and children like her have a passport for a better future. Thank you as always for your amazing purchases which allow us to support incredible children like Nga ❤️
We are buying pizzas for Ukranian refugees
When we began Smock we wanted The Smock Swap to be at the heart of our business. The pledge to give to a child in need for every order allows us to support children on an on-going basis where needed and in proportion to the growth of our business. The bigger we grow, the more we can help. This commitment is more important than ever at this moment with so much suffering in the world. For every order in April 2022 we have donated a meal to a Ukrainian child in need. We are proud to support the amazing Siobhans Trust who are feeding refugees on the Ukrainian border. Our donation has helped to pay for ingredients and supplies to stock their pizza oven and soup kitchen. It has also helped to pay for snacks, hygiene products, animal food and other essentials for refugees crossing the border.Thank you as always for your wonderful support and purchases which allow us to support this essential cause ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜
We are donating to street children in Vietnam with the Blue Dragon Children's Charity
In January 2022 we are delighted to support the amazing Blue Dragon children's chairty in Hanoi, Vietnam. Many of our Smocks are made in Vietnam and we are passionate about helping disadvantaged local children in this wonderful country, creating long term change for a better future. Blue Dragon Children's Foundation is a grassroots charity serving children in crisis throughout Vietnam. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities and children who have been trafficked.
Our donation will provide much needed help to get children back to school, where they will be safe from slavery and exploitation. This gives them the key to put poverty and hardship behind them, by opening the door to a future of knowledge and opportunities. Our donation will cover 300 days of school fees and provide children with essential items such as uniforms, textbooks and stationery.
We are helping children arriving from Afghanistan with Little Village 🌈🌈🌈
We have been devastated by recent events in Afghanistan and hearing about the many children that have fled their homes and have arrived in London with very little. We are using our 'buy one give one' program to help children arriving from Afghanistan with activity packs, and underwear. This emergency appeal has been organised by the fantastic charity Little Village and we are so pleased that we can continue to support them with this urgent crisis. Thank you everyone for your purchases so we can make this happen, it really does make a huge difference. If you would like to support them with this desperate appeal please find out more here (Sept 2021)
We have donated 200 school meals to Fareshare 🍏🥕🥦🥫🍊
With the coronavirus pandemic pushing thousands of people into financial hardship, many families are struggling to put food on the table this year. At Smock we are delighted to help support the UK’s most vulnerable children with healthy and nutritious food during this crisis by donating 200 meals to Fareshare this March 2021.
Giving Rainbows to NHS charities together 🌈🌈🌈
This Christmas season we wanted to give a bit extra given the worsening of the COVID crisis. In support of all the amazing front line work of the NHS staff, we gave 10% of all proceeds from our Rainbow Nightingale Nighties to NHS Charities together. NHS Charities give £1million a day to the NHS, providing vital funds to help the NHS and its amazing staff do more. As the New Year dawned and Covid cases rose, we made a donation to the charity thanks to all your amazing purchases of our Nighties. It was amazing to start the new year on such a positive note, at a time when the NHS needed it more than ever.
Giving Rainbows to NHS charities together 🌈🌈🌈
On the 24th day of Christmas 2020 my true love gave to me a donation to charity! Let the giving begin! A massive thank you for all of your Black Friday week purchases. For every item sold we gave a child at Great Ormond Street hospital a board game gift for Christmas. Together we will spread the rainbow joy far and wide 🌈🌈🌈
We were delighted to donate craft boxes to Little Village on 12th October 2020!
Little Village are an amazing charity that supports families with children who are dealing with really challenging circumstances - homelessness, unemployment, low wages and domestic violence in central London. We dropped off 100 craft kits which will provide much needed entertainment and joy for little ones who are struggling, especially as covid restrictions get tighter for many. It's your purchases that make these donations possible so THANK YOU! Together we will spread the rainbow far and wide 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
Yay! We are donating T-shirts to children in need in India!
The first charity we wanted to support with Buy One, Give One is Shiksha Prayas, an NGO in field of education for underprivileged children, based in in Gurgaon and other parts of Haryana in India.
“Shiksha Prayas” is a hindi phrase meaning “Endeavour to Education”, the charity builds and runs free education institutions which educate and mentor children from poor families, such as migrant workers or families with no fixed abode, ensuring the children receive an education, and a future, where they might otherwise drop out of school. Shiksha Prayas offers a critical stepping stone for children at the very margins of society, to build a future for themselves.
In May 2020 we sent out two boxes of rainbow coloured T-shirts for all children at the Shiksha Prayas school: plenty of colours for children to express their individuality while kicking off the new school season with a bright beginning.