Meghan Markle is launching a fashion line for a good cause

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There is simply no stopping Meghan Markle. Fresh from guest editing the September issue of British Vogue, she is now working on a fashion collection to benefit the charity Smart Works, which helps unemployed and disadvantaged women return to work.

According to royal reporter Omid Scobie, the Duchess has enlisted the help of British high street stores M&S, Jigsaw and John Lewis, as well as her designer friend Misha Nonoo, to launch a capsule collection of workwear.

Omid tweeted, '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.'

Meghan is already a patron of the charity, and visited its headquarters earlier this year to share her fashion tips with unemployed women.

According to the charity, since the Duchess joined, they've helped over 50% more women than they did the previous year, making it a total of 187 in London.

We'll update you as soon as we know more, but expect it to sell out fast.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.