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Meghan Launches Clothing Line to Help Jobless British Women

The launch came the day before London Fashion Week starts

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    Meghan Markle is keeping her late mother-in-law close as she heads back to work. The Duchess of Sussex was glowing as she returned from maternity leave for the launch of her capsule collection in collaboration with Smart Works charity. Meghan looked chic for the occasion in pieces from the five-piece set as she also paid subtle tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her butterfly earrings and chunky bracelet adorned with blue stones. (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has launched a clothing line for a British charity that helps unemployed women find work.

    The wife of Prince Harry attended a reception at a John Lewis department store to showcase a collection of workwear and accessories she created with designer and friend Misha Nonoo.

    The line includes professional attire such as a blazer, tote bag and trousers. The launch came the day before London Fashion Week starts.

    The Smart Set collection supports Smart Works. Meghan is royal patron of the charity that provides women with training and interview clothes.

     
     
     
     
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    Last month, The Duchess of Sussex surprised Smart Works clients during the capsule collection shoot in west London...Today, The Duchess, alongside @SmartWorksCharity - in partnership with @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo - are incredibly proud to reveal to everyone, #TheSmartSet - a five piece capsule collection that will equip the Smart Works clients with the classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilise back into the work space. • “Since moving to the UK, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact. It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good. Thank you to the four brands who came together in supporting Smart Works on this special project - placing purpose over profit and community over competition. In convening several companies rather than one, we’ve demonstrated how we can work collectively to empower each other - another layer to this communal success story, that I am so proud to be a part of” - The Duchess of Sussex The collection – which features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and tote bag – will be on sale for two weeks starting today, with the objective of selling enough units to give Smart Works the essentials they need to help dress clients for the coming year! For every item bought during the sale of the collection, one will be donated to Smart Works, this 1:1 model allows customers to directly support the Smart Works women by playing a part in their success story - how they look and more importantly, how they feel. Photo © @JennyZarins

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    Meghan said: "As women, it is 100% our responsibility, I think, to support and uplift each other."

    The reception was one of her first royal engagements since the birth of her and Harry's son Archie in May.