The Duchess of Sussex teamed up with U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer, U.K. department store chain John Lewis & Partners, designer Misha Nonoo and U.K. fashion brand Jigsaw to put together a capsule “work wardrobe” fashion collection. The collaboration will benefit women’s charity Smart Works, which provides clothing and tools to unemployed women. For every piece purchased by a customer, one will be donated back to Smart Works.
Meghan released this statement ahead of the official launch of the collection:
“It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Now, one year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good. 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. Thank you to the four brands who came together in supporting Smart Works on this special project – placing purpose over profit and community over competition. In convening several companies rather than one, we’ve demonstrated how we can work collectively to empower each other – another layer to this communal success story, that I am so proud to be a part of.”
The collection, which débuted on September 12, 2019, made available classic and affordable workwear options for women, including blouses, trousers, blazers, dresses and bags. The pieces will be available for sale for two weeks, which will provide workwear needed for SmartWorks customers throughout the year. We have all the pieces from the collection broken down.
Will you be looking to pick up some pieces?
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