The Duchess of Sussex is on a roll with her fashionable projects this week. Days after revealing that she guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, Meghan Markle has announced that she's launching a capsule collection of workwear to benefit her royal patronage Smart Works, a charity that benefits disadvantaged and unemployed women who are entering or returning to the workforce.
Meghan broke the news in her Vogue UK issue, according to royal reporter Omid Scobie. She recruited an impressive set of collaborators for the project: British department stores Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, the brand Jigsaw, and her close friend and fashion designer Misha Nonoo.
The collection will launch later this year and will be sold on a "one-for-one basis," meaning one item is donated for each item purchased. "Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together," Duchess Meghan explained in the magazine.
The collection, launching later this year, will sell on a one-for-one basis. “For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity,” Meghan writes in @BritishVogue. “Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.”
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) July 30, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex became the royal patron of Smart Works in January, and had a public engagement at the headquarters that month. During her visit, she helped style one woman for a job interview.
Meghan said during her trip, "It's not just donating your clothes and seeing where they land, it's really being part of each other's success stories as women."
Smart Works has grown quickly ever since Duchess Meghan became involved. In February, the organization helped 187 women in London, which is almost 50 percent more than it assisted in the same month last year. Considering the ever-persistent "Meghan effect," the phenomenon where an article of clothing will sell out after the duchess wears it in public, we can only imagine the impact her upcoming collection will have on Smart Works.
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