Duchess of Sussex unveils fashion line for unemployed women

Duchess of Sussex unveils fashion line for unemployed women

The 38-year-old Duchess has designed a line of workwear clothing in collaboration with Jigsaw as well as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, and her designer friend, Misha Nonoo. The Smart Set collection - comprising a trouser suit, a white shirt, a dress and a leather bag - goes beyond awareness-raising with an ambitious plan to improve the quantity and quality of clothing stock at the charity.

The Duchess of Sussex returned to work with a bang on Thursday, choosing to end her maternity leave by carrying out an engagement close to her heart. Meghan said, "Once moving to the United Kingdom, 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". Meghan is the royal patron of the charity that provides women with training and interview clothes.

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

The duchess had previously worn the earrings and the bracelet while she and Prince Harry were on a royal tour together last October. 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.

Meghan wore the blouse and a pair of the pants by Jigsaw to the launch. Meghan said, "nce moving to the United Kingdom, 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". Everyone needs to know how wonderful she is.

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The duchess was joined on stage by Smart Works staff and clients, who recalled her "really getting stuck in" as a volunteer, putting together outfits and regaling clients with tales of her own first job serving frozen yogurt over the counter in Los Angeles.

Ms Nonoo said: "The duchess told me what she was thinking in terms of a white shirt, that she wanted it to be tailored".

'I think that is something that her and I bonded over from the very early days of our relationship was that she genuinely seeks to help people, ' the New York-based, Bahrain-born designer said of the beginnings of her long relationship with the former actress.

"Her smiles are very direct, involving the kind of knowing head-tilt of recognition that suggests she's happy to be back at work".

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