Meghan Markle unveils charity clothing line to help unemployed women

The Duchess of Sussex unveiled the capsule collection in London

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex poses for a photograph with women dressed in clothes from the Smart Works capsule collection during the collection's launch on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle has launched a clothing line for a British charity that helps unemployed women find work.

The Duchess of Sussex  showcased a collection of workwear and accessories she created with designer and friend Misha Nonoo during a reception at a John Lewis department store on Oxford Street, London on Thursday.

The line includes professional attire such as a blazer, tote bag and trousers. For every item of clothing sold, another will be donated to charity Smart Works, for which the Duchess is royal patron.

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street, London, Thursday Sept. 12, 2019. The series of outfits that can be worn in the workplace have been created in aid of Smart Works, a charity which provides training and interview clothes to unemployed women in need, and has Meghan as its royal patron. (Mark Large/Pool via AP)

The charity provides clothing for unemployed women to help them through the interview process and until they receive their first pay cheque.

"As women, it is 100 per cent our responsibility, I think, to support and uplift each other," she said at the launch.

Meghan also worked alongside British brands Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Jigsaw to create the collection.

Thursday's reception, which came on the same day as the start of London Fashion Week, was one of her first royal engagements since the birth of her and Prince Harry's son, Archie, in May.