It's no secret that whatever Meghan Markle wears almost instantly sells out. The exposure she gives brands has become known as the "Markle Effect," and now one brand says it's helping expand its humanitarian mission.
Markle has worn a pair of Outland Denim jeans twice during her recent visit to Australia, and the company just tweeted that the recent spike in sales has allowed them to hire more seamstresses in their Cambodian production house.
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"Thanks to the Duchess' choice in denim, we're pleased to announce that it will be possible to employ a further 15 to 30 seamstresses in our Cambodian production house in the coming weeks, and the recruitment process has already begun," the brand announced on Twitter.
According to their website, Outland Denim strives to "set a standard for the treatment and remuneration of young female workers in the garment manufacturing industry" by providing a living wage and fair working conditions for the women working it its production house. It specifically aims to help women affected by human trafficking, and those most at risk of falling into poverty. It looks like the "Markle Effect" is certainly real, and it may just be helping a few good causes as well.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child in spring, as confirmed by the Kensington Palace's Twitter profile. The couple exchanged rings in May 2018, in a grand ceremony that took place at Windsor Castle outside London. However, no further details of their first expected child or how Meghan is feeling after the first months of her pregnancy, have been revealed. The news of Meghan Markle's pregnancy surfaced right before the royal couple's 16-day tour to Australia and the South Pacific.
Taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Kensington Palace announced: " Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019."