Duchess Meghan launches capsule collection for Smart Works charity

Duchess Meghan launches capsule collection for Smart Works charity

Duchess Meghan launches capsule collection for Smart Works charity

The Duchess of Sussex capped off an eventful day - her return to royal duty from maternity leave by unveiling a capsule collection of women's workwear to benefit her patronage Smart Works - with a fun video she shared on her Instagram story.

The 38-year-old says that the project is in the same vein of the work that she and Prince Harry will continue to do - strong community-based projects - and they will share more about that next year when they launch their foundation, Sussex Royal. After quiet visits to Smartworks over the past 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.

"Taking the root further, loads of the producers agreed to expend the one-for-one mannequin: for every merchandise bought by a customer, one is donated to the charity", she wrote.

She then thanked the manufacturers who supported Sensible Works on the challenge, "putting goal over revenue and group over competitors".

The reception was one of her first royal engagements since the birth of her and Harry's son Archie in May. Meghan has been catching up with women she has previously helped to land new jobs after sessions at the charity, . Meghan described the five-piece collection as one that will "equip the Smart Works clients with the classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilize back into the work space".

So she approached her friend and designer Misha Nonoo, the retailers John Lewis and Marks & Spencer (chosen "because I have worn a lot of their clothes since I moved to the UK"), and also the Jigsaw chain because she was "really touched" by the message "in celebration of immigrant culture in this country" of the brand's award-winning Love Immigration campaign. She has made a amount of visits to its locations of work, both public and non-public, and has in my idea coached shoppers as they advance their first interviews.

The capsule line includes the shirt, plants, a blazer, a dress, and a purse.

The Duchess of Sussex rocked pieces from the collection including black Jigsaw dress trousers, a crisp white Misha Nonoo dress shirt and tan pumps with a matching skinny belt.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a gold cuff bracelet and diamond butterfly earrings - treasured pieces from the late People's Princess's collection. - 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 hard times, Smart Works provides invaluable support in these women's return to employment and towards transforming their lives.

"She is the most positive, fantastic human that I know", she added.

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