Meghan Markle Teases New Collection On Instagram

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The Duchess of Sussex has shared more info and images about her workwear capsule

From her role in the hit TV show Suits to writing a cookbook the Duchess of Sussex has been somewhat unstoppable on her various projects. And now, Meghan Markle is adding a new accolade to her ever-growing CV. The new mum is 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.

After breaking the news in the September issue of British Vogue, of which she guest edited, the royal has shared more images and information about her workwear capsule on Instagram.

“After quiet visits to Smartworks over the last year, The Duchess was moved by the impactful work being done by this non-profit organisation that helps women into the workforce, equipping them with both the skills and clothes they need to feel job-ready,” the social media post notes.

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Spotlight on: Smart Works We are proud to be supporting a very special initiative this autumn for @SmartWorksCharity! After quiet visits to Smartworks over the last year, The Duchess was moved by the impactful work being done by this non profit organisation that helps women into the workforce, equipping them with both the skills and clothes they need to feel job-ready. Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colours which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily “suit” the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview. As a result, launching this autumn, The Duchess will be supporting a collective to help equip the women of Smart Works with the key workwear essentials they need as they enter into the workplace. This initiative is supported by four generous brands who share the vision to empower the women of Smart Works to look and feel as they bravely venture in to what can often be a daunting environment for those who have been out of the job market. The brands have come together to work towards this united force for good, “[reframing] the idea of charity as community,” as The Duchess writes in a piece for this month’s British Vogue. They will follow the 1:1 model where an item from the collection purchased is an item shared with a woman of Smart Works because “not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story; it reminds us we are in it together.” For more information on how you can be part of another woman’s success story visit @smartworkscharity. Special thanks to: @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer, @MishaNonoo, @InsideJigsaw for supporting this very special organisation. And to find out more, read the September issue of @BritishVogue and stay tuned for more exciting updates this autumn. Photo©️SussexRoyal

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“Throughout her visits she noticed that while the donations were plentiful, they were also notably a combination of mismatched items and colours which weren’t always the right stylistic choices or sizes that didn’t necessarily “suit” the job at hand: to make a woman feel confident and inspired as she walked into her job interview.”

“As a result, launching this autumn, The Duchess will be supporting a collective to help equip the women of Smart Works with the key workwear essentials they need as they enter into the workplace. This initiative is supported by four generous brands who share the vision to empower the women of Smart Works to look and feel 100 per cent as they bravely venture in to what can often be a daunting environment for those who have been out of the job market.

She will be partnering with Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Jigsaw, and Misha Nonoo. The collection will launch later this year and will be sold on a "one-for-one basis," meaning an item is donated for each item purchased.

The duchess became the royal patron of Smart Works in January and had a public engagement at the headquarters that month. Since her joining, the organization helped 187 women in London, which is almost 50 percent more than it assisted in the same month last year.


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