Since becoming a duchess, Meghan Markle has emerged as a fashion icon and she is now taking her fashion knowledge to a new level. The former actress has launched her own fashion line for charity.
According to an article written by the Duchess of Sussex in British Vogue, Markle has partnered with Jigsaw, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, and Misha Nonoo to help design a workwear capsule collection. The project will benefit Smart Works, a charity that provides clothing and coaching to unemployed women looking for a job.
“Many of the brands agreed to use the one-for-one model: for each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to the charity,” wrote Meghan, who is guest-edited the September issue of the magazine. “Not only does this allow us to be a part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.”
Meghan was named a royal patron of Smart Works and three other charities in January, her first patronages since marrying Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in May 2018.
“An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, The Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centers and get the job that will transform their lives,” said Juliet Hughes-Hallett, chair and founder of Smart Works, at the time.