Meghan Markle is using her royal power for good. It was recently announced that the Duchess of Sussex will be launching her own clothing line next year, and naturally, it's all for a good cause. The announcement was made in the September issue of British Vogue, which Markle guest-edited.
Writer and royal reporter Omid Scobie reported the news on his Twitter account, stating that Markle has teamed up with fashion brand Jigsaw, her friend and designer MishaNonoo, as well as British retailers Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, to release her capsule collection of women's workwear. He wrote the collection will benefit Smart Works Charity, an organization that helps women secure employment by providing them the skills, confidence and tools to succeed at job interviews
Duchess Meghan has revealed she has partnered with @marksandspencer, @jlandpartners, @Jigsaw and friend @mishanonoo to launch a capsule collection of workwear to benefit @SmartWorksHQ, the nationwide charity that helps unemployed and vulnerable women back into the workplace. pic.twitter.com/RUgpLTHKPf— Omid Scobie (@scobie) July 30, 2019
Scobie wrote more stating that "The collection, launching later this year, will sell on a one-for-one basis." Meghan reportedly added in her British Vogue feature that "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."
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,” Meghan writes in @BritishVogue. “Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.”— Omid Scobie (@scobie) July 30, 2019
Back in January the Duchess of Sussex was named as Royal Patron to Smart Works and has been working actively with the organization since. "An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, The Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives," Lady Hughes-Hallett, Chair and Founder of Smart Works, said of the Royal Patronage.
"The Duchess’s patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars. We have been honoured to welcome The Duchess to our West London centre and see her engage with our clients and volunteers. Her empathy and insight were obvious. The Duchess is a natural coach and our clients were inspired and helped by her," she added.
While clearly an inspiration for women around the globe, Markle declined to actually appear on the cover of British Vogue. "In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a 'boastful' thing to do for this particular project," said the magazine's editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful.
It's unclear if Markle's capsule collection will be available for purchase outside of the UK.