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Date: September 12, 2019
HRH The Duchess of Sussex and Smart Works launch the Smart Set Capsule Collection image

We are delighted to announce that the Smart Set capsule collection is now available in stores, online and in Smart Works Dressing Rooms across the UK. 

HRH The Duchess of Sussex and Smart Works have collaborated with leading fashion designers John Lewis & Partners, Marks & Spencer, Jigsaw and Misha Nonoo to create a perfect working wardrobe for Smart Works clients. 

The Smart Set capsule collection has been informed and inspired by The Duchess’s first-hand insights from her many visits to Smart Works. The Duchess noticed that whilst donations to the charity were plentiful, they weren’t always the right choices or sizes. To help with this, The Duchess and Smart Works collaborated with leading British fashion designers to develop a new and collaborative approach to charitable giving.  

Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works, said: 

“The capsule collection will give us the staples we need for our clients in centres across the country for the next six months. We are incredibly grateful to the brands involved for making this possible. Every woman who walks through our door will know that another woman cares about her, and has invested in her future.” 

Juliet Hughes-Hallett, Chair and Founder of Smart Works, comments:  

“Smart Works changes womens’ lives. Every woman we see is dressed and coached by our volunteers so that she feels exceptional. The Smart Set capsule collection will make a significant difference in our ability to dress our clients. The pieces will give each woman the opportunity to regain her confidence, look fabulous and get the job.” 

The Smart Set brings together a powerful community of designers, retailers and customers who are united in a desire to empower women and consists of the work wear essentials often needed to attend interviews and enter into the workplace: a perfect white shirt, an elegant blazer, well cut trousers, a dress that flatters everyone and the perfect tote. 

A recent Smart Works client, Kate (pictured), spoke about what her visit to Smart Works meant to her: 

“At Smart Works, you’ll experience people who are passionate about helping you not only to look your best, but to be the best you. It is an experience you won’t forget.” 

Whilst wearing the collection, Kate said  

“My outfit made me feel like a boss – powerful and strong. It made me feel amazing and reminded me how far I have come and the future I have in front of me.”   

The Smart Set will be available in stores, online and in Smart Works Dressing Rooms across the UK from Thursday 12th September. To ensure the capsule collection is as accessible and inclusive as possible, the pieces will be available at a range of different price points and in a range of different sizes. 

Full details about the Smart Set capsule collection can be found here