The Duchess of Sussex has launched “Smart Set”, a capsule collection in support of her patronage Smart Works.
Smart Works exists since September 2013 and helps unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives. Smart Works supports beneficiaries by providing complete outfits of high quality clothes for job interviews, interview training and the opportunity to join “Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development.”
Duchess Meghan became Patron of Smart Works in January 2019 and visited the organisation several times this year. During her visits, the Duchess noticed that donations to Smart Works “were plentiful but weren’t always the right choices or sizes”. Duchess Meghan came up with the idea to collaborate with British brands to create this capsule collection for Smart Works. Collaborators on the collection are Misha Nonoo, British retail brands Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Partners and Jigsaw. The work wear includes a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag.
Copyright Jenny Zarins
“For every item bought during the sale of the collection, which will last for at least two weeks, one will be donated to Smart Works – allowing customers to help empower and support other women and play a part in their success story.”
As women, it is one hundred percent our responsibility, I think, to support and uplift each otherThe Duchess of Sussex
Read The Duchess of Sussex’s full speech here.
The Duchess of Sussex’s speech at the launch of the Smart Works capsule collection