Just days after officially confirming that she guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, Meghan has announced that she’s launching a collection of workwear to benefit her royal patronage Smart Works.
Smart Works is an organization which aims to help unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.
According Harpers Bazaar, Meghan revealed her project in her Vogue issue. To launch the collection, the Duchess of Sussex has teamed up with British department stores Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, the Google tech incubator Jigsaw, and fashion designer Misha Nonoo.
“The collection, launching later this year, will sell on a one-for-one basis. “For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity.
“Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together,” Harpers Bazaar reports.
Back in January, it was announced that the Duchess of Sussex will become a patron of four charities including Smart Works.
And following the announcement of her new roles within the royal family, Meghan also made her first official visit to her new patronage.
While there, Meghan also helped pick out job interview outfits for women, and sat in on coaching sessions for those interviews.
Talking about the charity’s work, she was heard saying: “It is not just donating your clothes and seeing where they land,” she said. “It’s really being part of each other’s success stories as women, right?”
In five years, Smart Works has helped over 13,000 women with the clothes, coaching and confidence to secure employment across their two London offices, and additional bases in key cities across the U.K. — Edinburgh, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham and Newcastle.