Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle finally launches her fashion line for British charity, Smart Works

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle with a Smart Works client
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle with a Smart Works client

Meghan Markle is back in the public eye and, with her sleeves rolled up, is promoting her new clothing collection for British charity, Smart Works. The line is aimed at assisting unemployed women get back to work with a donation for every item purchased from the five-piece collection.

Any single item purchased from the line will be donated to Smart Works, a charity that helps unemployed women look their best in job interviews.

She says, "You may never meet that person but you'll know when you put on that blazer or that shirt or you carry that tote or put on those trousers or that dress that some other woman on the other side of this country is wearing that piece because you made that purchase."

Sporting black trousers from Jigsaw and a classic white shirt from designer and friend Misha Nonoo, the Duchess' own outfit cost $273 (about R3 972).

In an Instagram post she thanked the collaborating brands for "placing purpose over profit and community over competition".

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Introducing the new Smart Works collection, #TheSmartSet Over the last year, The Duchess of Sussex and @SmartWorksCharity have come together to launch a very special initiative. Following numerous visits to the charity, The Duchess, who is patron of Smart Works, noticed an underlying issue... while the donations were plentiful, the right sizes and classic wardrobe staples were not always available. Since then - having partnered with leading British fashion designers @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo - The Duchess has championed the launch of a new Smart Works capsule collection that will help properly equip these women for their next chapter. • “When you buy any item in the Smart Set Capsule Collection for Smart Works, the same item will be given to a Smart Works client, and with it, the confidence and support she needs to enter the workforce and take an important step in building a career.” - The Duchess of Sussex Created in September 2013 with the goal to help unemployed women regain the confidence that may have been blurred during more difficult times, Smart Works provides invaluable support in these women’s return to employment and towards transforming their lives. Not only do they supply complete outfits for job interviews, Smart Works provides access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development. #TheSmartSet collection – that features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag – will be on sale for two weeks starting today. Please support the women of Smart Works by purchasing one of the pieces and being part of another woman’s success story. Video ©? SussexRoyal / Photo ©? @JennyZarins

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Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude.

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