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Meghan Markle IMPACT! Outland Denim reached new heights when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, wore a pair of the brand’s jeans four times while on her tour of Australia and was able to create 46 new positions for women who have been rescued from trafficking for the company.

An Australian denim label loved by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was named one of the world’s most innovative sustainable fashion businesses.

Outland Denim is one of ten businesses honoured in the 2019CO Leadership Awards, awarded by fashion technology and business platform Common Objective (CO).

The award was judged by representatives from the British Fashion Council, GQ and Vogue Australia magazine, fashion label Vivienne Westwood and luxury e-commerce retailer Farfetch. The award celebrates “disruptors” in the sustainable fashion space.

Outland Denim was started by James Bartle in 2011 and works with Cambodian women who have been rescued from trafficking to teach them new skills while also paying a fair wage and offering training and employment opportunities.

The brand uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled fabric waste.

Bartle said it was an “honour” to be recognized by what he sees as leaders in the sustainable fashion space.

“[CO] are campaigning for using fashion for good, and that’s always been our dream and desire … to help right the wrongs of the past in fashion.”

Other brands which received awards included Raeburn, a luxury British brand which uses recycled materials in its designs, sustainable fashion stalwart Stella McCartney, and Indigenous, a US brand which invests in Peruvian artisan workers by providing microfinance.

“The CO platform was created to take sustainability in the fashion industry to scale,” said Harold Tillman, chairman of CO.

“We are seeing more and more businesses and business leaders taking sustainability seriously, and this has never been more important. The CO awards are putting the spotlight on the visionaries that will drive change – and inspire a new generation of fashion professionals”

Outland Denim reached new heights when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, wore a pair of the brand’s jeans four times while on her tour of Australia with Prince Harry in 2018 during her Australia royal tour.

“Oh man, it’s hard to put into words [the Meghan Markle effect] it caused a lot of growth and growing pains as well and that’s the awesome and challenging sign of something as miraculous as that.”

As a result of the interest caused by Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex ,Bartle was able to create 46 new positions for women in his company. Something which has a flow-on effect into the communities and dependents the women are responsible for.

Bartle told Vanity Fair magazine at the time that online sales increased by 2300 per cent over the two weeks following Meghan’s appearance in the jeans saw, while traffic to their website spiked by 1000 per cent in the 48 hours after the Duchess wore them.

“She didn’t receive the jeans through us. We’re not sure how she heard of us but are thrilled that the brand’s ethos aligns with her own,” Bartle told Vanity Fair.

“On top of that, the denim is very comfortable and she wore them day after day on the tour. As a company it’s been win-win, but it’s benefitted people who really need help and I hope Meghan knows that.”

Meghan Markle took the time on Ellen DeGeneres show to advocate for paid family leave in the United States—one of her signature causes—emphasizing on how critical it is, in those first few months, to be together as a family.

DeGeneres, who is the couple’s neighbor and close friend in Montecito, joked that she was coming over for Thanksgiving.

Meghan Markle also took the time to advocate for paid family leave in the United States—one of her signature causes—speaking on “how critical it is, in those first few months, to be together as a family.”
Meghan Markle Opens Up About Archie, Lilibet, and Prince Harry on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Megan Markle opened up about her young children, Archie and Lilibet, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show—one of the few times she has done so in public since leaving the royal family.

First she spoke of their Halloween costumes. Archie was a dinosaur, but that lasted “about five minutes,” said Meghan Markle. It’s also Seems Ellen DeGeneres spent the holiday with the Sussex family, as she countered that it was “not even five minutes,” and that “Harry talked him into putting the head on.”

The audience also learned that baby daughter Lilibet is teething and Archie “loves to dance.”

“Someone told H (Prince Harry) and I, when you have one kid, it’s a hobby; when you have two kids, it’s parenting,” joked Meghan Markle.

DeGeneres asked how the family was settling into California—especially Prince Harry. “He loves it,” Meghan Markle responded. “We’ve just been able to spend a lot of time at home, and creating our home.”

“We’re just happy,” she added.

Then, since this is DeGeneres we’re talking about, they had a little fun. The talk-show host sent the duchess out on the studio lot to interact with some vendors who had set up small outdoor gift shops. The twist? She had an earpiece in, connected to DeGeneres, who humorously dictated her every move. She made Markle rub crystals against her head while chanting, don cat ears, and taste-test hot sauce samples. (“Mommy wants some heat,” Markle was forced to tell the salesman.)

At the end, Meghan Markle together with Prince Harry and Archewell foundation donated $20,000 to Twist of Greatness, a nonprofit started by Nashville woman Brittany Starks, which offers free hair braiding to schoolchildren whose families otherwise cannot afford the service.

Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex ‘red dress’ searches explode 1,328% after an appearance at Salute to Freedom Gala, NYC according to

A new finding by casino review experts reveals that online interest in red dresses exploded to 14 times the average volume in one day, an enormous spike in interest for red dresses, according to Google search data analysis. 

The research also showed that online searches for ‘red heels’ exploded 212.5% (3 times the average volume) after the Duchess of Sussex appeared in red satin Giuseppe Zanotti heels at Intrepid Museum on the evening of the 10th November. 

The Duchess of Sussex has also had an influence on the search for the brand ‘Giuseppe Zannotti’ after pairing her stunning red dress with a pair of these heels. On the 11th of November, interest in Giuseppe Zannotti is seen to increase steadily throughout the day. In total, the interest spiked 488%.

Meghan Markle paired her Caroline Herrera red dress with diamond jewellery and a sleek bun for the Salute to Freedom Gala. Her makeup included a sharped winged eyeliner, with searches for ‘winged eyeliner’ increasing 185% on the 11th of November – the day after the Gala.

The Duchess accessorised this with red heels and her Poppy– a touching tribute to Remembrance Sunday and the fallen soldiers in the past World Wars, with her husband Prince Harry having served in Afghanistan.

A spokesperson for commented on the findings:  

 “Meghan Markle is paying homage to the cause behind the Salute to Freedom Gala with her striking red dress – symbolic of the red poppy that is extremely synonymous with veterans. Many people believe red is Meghan’s colour as she stunned in her penultimate engagement in 2020, also in a scarlet dress by Safiyaa.”

“This data proves that Meghan has the ability to blend style and elegance, whilst paying respect and keeping a degree of relevancy towards the events that she attends. It is particularly relevant to her husband, Prince Harry, who served two tours in Afghanistan with the British army.”

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