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Working Gear provides industry appropriate clothing free of charge to help individuals enter the workforce in the Lower Mainland. Whether it’s a suit for an interview or construction clothing and steel-toed boots for a job in the trades, Working Gear supports clients to find the clothing (and confidence) they need to find paid employment.

Working Gear also runs a barbershop and provides hair services onsite for clients to assist in preparing them to become work ready, build their self-worth, and reduce societal stigma they may face. We serve clients in our shop by appointment only. To be eligible for an appointment, clients must be approved through one of our referral agencies. You can find a list of our referral agencies here.


Working Gear’s services are for individuals returning to work in the Lower Mainland. For clients to be eligible for an appointment, they are required to book through one of Working Gear’s approved referral agencies (see alphabetical list below). For questions about our services, please visit our FAQ section.

A big thank you to all our referral agencies who partner and collaborate with us to support our clients to find the clothing (and confidence) they need to secure paid employment.

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475 Main, St Unit 228
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7



For Regular Mail Only – No Clothing Donations

PO Box 88495
Chinatown RPO
Vancouver, BC
V6A 4A7

Working Gear operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. As an organization, we are committed to supporting our Indigenous clients, community members and neighbours through our services, and we remain focused on embodying the principles of anti-racism and decolonization in all that we do.

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