Meghan Launches Clothing Line To Help Jobless British Women

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 September 2019, 10:12 PM
Meghan Launches Clothing Line To Help Jobless British Women
Meghan Launches Clothing Line To Help Jobless British Women

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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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 ©ï¸Â SussexRoyal / Photo ©ï¸Â @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. 

"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" said the Duchess of Sussex

 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.

First Published: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:12 PM

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