We suit heroes, U.S. Military Veterans
Empowering Veterans With Confidence and Opportunities Through the Gift of a Suit
Suiting Warriors, a non-profit military service organization, was established in August 2012, by Star Lotta, in Wilmington, Delaware. SW served military community across ten states and did it with great pride and dedication for over a decade. With a heavy-heart , Suiting Warriors closed its doors in July of 2022 4 yrs after moving its main headquarters to North Carolina. Suiting Warriors decade long journey began with the simple idea that a single suit could have a profound impact on the life of a transitioning veteran. That ideal, coupled with Star's eight years of experience as a men's stylist, was the catalyst to assisting over 6500 veterans. Always looking to bring her Suiting Warriors to more veterans in need, Star trained dozens of volunteers and gave them the critical skills needed to join her on hundreds of suiting missions called "SuitUP^" events. Never one to rest on her laurels, after two years of stationary service, Star added a mobile event capability with the Mobile Suiting Unit. This started out with a Box Truck and ended up utilizing a 30 ft Custom Fitted RV! With fashion current clothing donated from retail shops, designer warehouses and generous community members, SW gave free upscale designer suits and professional attire to veterans and their spouses. Indeed, Star started the, now trending pharse: #SuitUP, a phrase that is now used for the pop-up events at veteran educational events, networking events and job fairs between nationwide. Countless hours were driven, and flown, by her and her volunteers who enjoyed the act of giving to over 6,500 veterans at over 150 events. "I couldn’t have done it without the love, support, and help of my friends and volunteers who are showcased on this website". - Star Lotta
*Star's fairwell is written on the following page.
*This website has been updated to inform the public that SW journey has ended. However all of the remaining inventory was passed along to an organization with a similar mission. Please vIsit Boots to Suits located in Richmond, Virginia .
Suiting Warriors existed to deliver the transformative power of a suit and business attire to all job-seeking veterans. The mission was to provide upscale professional attire, wardrobe consulting, and education, all free of charge, to transitioning service members and their families, so that they had every advantage to get hired. And, judging by our many hundreds of testimonials, we'd say that we were pretty good at it! We knew that new threads offer a new outlook on life and that can absolutely kick-start new careers. Through our SuitUp^ Program, we consistently lived and delivered this mantra! And, collaborating with other organizations, we ensured that veterans had all the tools for a successful transition back to civilian life. In a nutshell, Suiting Warriors was dedicated to empowering veterans, one suit or professional outfit at a time. Not stopping there, we also provided dress shirts, dress shoes, dress socks, belts, and ties! We were a full service, head to toe, professional suiting service!