RAGTRADE Atlanta is pleased to announce their official partnership with Dress for Success (DFS) Atlanta, a non-profit organization set to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

The newly formed partnership stems from RAGTRADE Atlanta and DFS Atlanta’s common goal to provide much needed resources to their clients to succeed. As RAGTRADE Atlanta’s mission aims to provide a platform for emerging designers to present their talents and achieve economic independence, Dress for Success aims to provide the same platform for disadvantaged women.

“We are excited for the partnership with RAGTRADE Atlanta,” said Pam Tipton, president, board of directors, Dress for Success Atlanta. “RAGTRADE Atlanta understands our mission at Dress for Success and the linkages between a woman’s self-confidence, her appearance and her job-related skills.”

This relationship marks the first time that RAGTRADE Atlanta has undertaken a charitable partner. Recently recognized by the City of Atlanta as a fashion industry leader, RAGTRADE Atlanta plans to assist DFS Atlanta with several of the organization’s existing programs throughout the year. Such programs include, but are not limited to the annual Little Black Dress – ‘Shop for Success’ Event as well as various volunteer opportunities, a city-wide clothing/accessories drive and much more. RAGTRADE Atlanta is proud to partner with the global organization and extend their network and resources.

“Because of our similar missions, Dress for Success Atlanta poses the ideal partnership for RAGTRADE Atlanta,” said Angela Watts, founder and co-chair, RAGTRADE Atlanta. “We are pleased to join forces in supporting a great cause with such a thriving and successful organization.”

For more information about RAGTRADE Atlanta, please visit: www.RAGTRADEAtlanta.com

For more information about Dress for Success Atlanta, please visit www.DressForSuccess.org/Atlanta

About RAGTRADE Atlanta:

RAGTRADE Atlanta was created by a group of industry professionals who are passionate about creating a vibrant and exciting fashion industry for the City of Atlanta. RAGTRADE Atlanta not only provides emerging designers with a platform to showcase their talent through a premier runway weekend, but also provides them with needed resources through partnerships, industry collaboration, events and education.

RAGTRADE Atlanta received the 2014 Phoenix Award presented by Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed. The Phoenix Award is the highest honor an individual or group can receive from the mayor of Atlanta. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and service to the city, state, nation or world.

Media Contact:

Maire McMahon | RAGTRADE Atlanta | press@ragtradeatlanta.com


About Dress for Success Atlanta:

Dress for Success Atlanta is the local affiliate of an international non-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged women prepare for employment in today’s competitive marketplace. Starting with professional attire and continuing with career development and ongoing support, Dress for Success Atlanta helps women gain the confidence and self-sufficiency they need to succeed.

Media Contact:

Sandy Johnson| Dress for Success Atlanta| atlanta@dressforsuccess.org