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The Duchess of Sussex launches “The Smart Set” line for Smart Works Charity


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Yesterday, the Duchess of Sussex launched her Smart Works capsule collection. A line consisting of pieces by British designers, the proceeds will benefit her patronage Smart Works. It is a charity that aims to help women find employment by giving them coaching tips and the proper professional attire for their job interviews.

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Marking the end of her maternity leave, the Duchess stepped out to help launch the five-piece collection. In a statement on Instagram, the Duchess said:

“Since moving to the U.K., it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact. It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good.”

The Duchess went on to add, “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 part of.”

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The collection features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and tote bag. Starting today, the collection will be on sale for two weeks. The goal is to help sell enough units to give Smart Works the funds they need to help dress clients for the upcoming year.

For every item bought, one will be donated to Smart Works allowing customers to directly support the women that the charity helps support.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to go on a royal tour of Africa with their five-month-old son, Archie. That tour will start on 23 September and end on 2 October.