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Since leaving the royal family, Meghan and Harry rarely seem to have disappeared from our screens – they preach on everything from voting to the evils of social media.

Not that Meghan just uses her voice to promote her virtuous views – she lets her wardrobe do the talking.

From jeans sewn by victims of human trafficking to gender-neutral knitwear, her outfits proclaim their various causes – all the more so when she returned to Hollywood's bosom.

Here BETH HALE takes a look through Meghan's & # 39; Woke-Drobe & # 39; …

A dress to save the world

For a summit of Fortune's Most Powerful Women last month, where she compared social media users to drug addicts, Meghan slipped into a strappy dress that was tainted with more lively testimonials than fabric.

The £ 253 number came from the sustainable Hope For Flowers label by African American designer Tracy Reese. Tracy – an "advocate for diversity and inclusion" – is a favorite with celebrities like Oprah Winfrey.

Think organic cotton and linen, wood fibers from sustainable forests, and 10 percent of sales to offset the impact on the environment.

Meghan slipped into a strappy dress for a Fortune Most Powerful Women summit last month comparing social media users to drug addicts

SUSTAINABLE SHIRTS DESERVE ITS STRIPES

Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" summit was virtual, and Meghan talked to Ellen McGirt about creating "humane technology" – but the message in her clothes was as powerful as ever.

Her £ 95 striped boyfriend shirt was from British brand With Nothing Underneath.

The label was founded by an ex-Vogue employee. Nothing below the ethos is sustainability – and the shirts are packed in cotton bags instead of single-use plastic.

Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" summit was virtual and Meghan spoke about creating "humane technology" in her conversation with Ellen McGirt, but the message in her clothes was more eye-catching than ever

Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" summit was virtual, and Meghan talked to Ellen McGirt about creating "humane technology" – but the message in her clothes was as powerful as ever

ONE STYLE FITS EVERYONE

Perhaps no surprises with Meghan's choice of a Haiti-born designer for an interview at the start of Black History Month.

But to emphasize her all-encompassing demeanor, Meghan's asymmetrical camel-colored top was actually unisex.

Designer Victor Glemaud says he's all about inclusivity. At £ 290, however, the price isn't quite as cheap.

Perhaps no surprises with Meghan's choice of a Haiti-born designer for an interview at the start of Black History Month. But to emphasize her all-encompassing demeanor, Meghan's asymmetrical camel-colored top was actually unisex

Perhaps no surprises with Meghan's choice of a Haiti-born designer for an interview at the start of Black History Month. But to emphasize her all-encompassing demeanor, Meghan's asymmetrical camel-colored top was actually unisex

Very fashionable friend of the earth

Meghan's 2018 tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji was peppered with ethical fashion choices. Take a stroll through Australia's Fraser Island in her casual striped maxi dress.

It cost £ 166 from US brand Reformation, which prides itself on using sustainable materials salvaged from unsold fabrics and reused vintage clothing.

Then in New Zealand, Meghan opted for a custom dress from a local designer with countless ethical references.

She wowed fans in her white tuxedo dress from the kiwi brand Maggie Marilyn, which uses organic cotton, ethically produced silk and recycled metals that are not harmful to the environment.

Meghan's 2018 tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji was peppered with ethical fashion choices.

Meghan's 2018 tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji was peppered with ethical fashion choices.

GOING GREEN AT A PRICE

For her final outing as a senior member of the royal family on Commonwealth Day in March, Meghan presented a sleek and expensive eco-display.

With her bespoke dress by Emilia Wickstead, Meghan carried a demi bag by New York designer Gabriela Hearst valued at £ 1,695.

Hearst is a supplier of "slow fashion"; 99 percent of their textiles are sustainable and focus on zero waste, upcycling and environmentally conscious processes.

Think cardboard hangers, compostable plastic, and human-grown leather.

For her final outing as a senior member of the royal family on Commonwealth Day in March, Meghan presented a sleek and expensive eco-display

For her final outing as a senior member of the royal family on Commonwealth Day in March, Meghan presented a sleek and expensive eco-display

NOT YOUR AVERAGE SCHOOL BAG

Cherish and appreciate the women in your life, Meghan said when she surprised students in Dagenham with a visit ahead of International Women's Day in March.

She was carrying an ultra-trendy woven bag for £ 300 by Seoul-born London designer Rejina Pyo.

Pyo does not use fur, exotic hides or angoras, and only responsible feathers and merino wool.

Appreciate and appreciate the women in your life, Meghan said when she surprised students at Dagenham with a visit ahead of International Women's Day in March

Cherish and appreciate the women in your life, Meghan said when she surprised students in Dagenham with a visit ahead of International Women's Day in March

TRAINER IN STEP WITH ETHICAL VALUES

Every step was carefully planned when Meghan and Harry took their first major tour of Australia in October 2018, right down to the trainers on the pregnant Duchess's feet.

Their 95 pound Veja sneakers, made from ethical rubber, have since been dubbed the hottest shoes in the world.

The brand's "green" shoes are made from recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton, and some models are vegan, but Meghan's pair of "Esplar" are made from vegetable-tanned leather.

Every step was carefully planned when Meghan and Harry took their first major tour of Australia in October 2018, right down to the trainers on the pregnant Duchess's feet

Every step was carefully planned when Meghan and Harry took their first major tour of Australia in October 2018, right down to the trainers on the pregnant Duchess's feet

Modest but empowering

A low-key outfit was required to visit the oldest mosque in South Africa in September 2019.

But Meghan still made a statement. Her £ 260 Staud dress was made from recycled nylon.

Staud co-founders Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto clearly speak the same LA language as Meghan. Their website states: "Fashion should not only empower women, it should also be accessible."

Though at over 200 pounds for a dress, it's not overly accessible.

A low-key outfit was required for a visit to the oldest mosque in South Africa in September 2019. However, Meghan made a statement nonetheless

A low-key outfit was required for a visit to the oldest mosque in South Africa in September 2019. But Meghan still made a statement

CLUTCHING TO TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES

You can't pack a lot in one of Meghan's favorite handbags, but what does that matter when there is a global message in it?

Meghan wore this elegant 172 pound clutch from California brand Kayu to a society wedding in August 2018.

The bags – made from materials such as straw, wood and shell – are handcrafted by women's cooperatives in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia using indigenous techniques that have been passed down through generations.

You can't pack a lot in one of Meghan's favorite handbags, but what does that matter when there is a global message in it?

You can't pack a lot in one of Meghan's favorite handbags, but what does that matter when there is a global message in it?

JEANS MADE BY NEGOTIATED WOMEN

When Harry and Meghan returned to Canada from a trip to the United States in February, they avoided private jets for a commercial flight.

And as if to underscore the virtuous message, Meghan's outfit was ethical from head to toe.

There was the 225 pound & # 39; Wool Yak & # 39; Cardigan from Cuyana, the £ 174 & # 39; Husband Shirt & # 39; her buddy Misha Nonoo and a pair of £ 111 flats from Rothy, who is known to use recycled plastic water bottles to make her oh-so-trendy shoes.

But maybe the wokest part of her outfit was her black jeans. Hailing from Outland, the £ 155 Harriet Jeans trains women who survived human trafficking and sexual exploitation to make their products in Cambodia.

When Harry and Meghan returned to Canada from a trip to the United States in February, they avoided private jets for a commercial flight. And as if to underline the virtuous message, Meghan's outfit was ethical from head to toe.

When Harry and Meghan returned to Canada from a trip to the United States in February, they avoided private jets for a commercial flight. And as if to underline the virtuous message, Meghan's outfit was ethical from head to toe.

HELP FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE

Meghan visited Cardiff in January 2018 and carried a DeMellier Mini Venice handbag worth £ 295.

The brand works with charities in Somalia and Zambia and promises that for every bag bought, money will be used to fund vaccines and treatments.

DeMellier saw traffic increase 2,000 percent after Meghan was first seen with one of his bags.

Meghan visited Cardiff in January 2018 and carried a DeMellier Mini Venice handbag valued at £ 295

Meghan visited Cardiff in January 2018 and carried a DeMellier Mini Venice handbag valued at £ 295

P .: AND THAT'S BEFORE WE BEGIN WITH THE JEWELRY …

Meghan has worn several pieces from the ethical Canadian jeweler Ecksand, who uses traceable, conflict-free diamonds and is dedicated to minimizing its carbon footprint. A stackable ring like the one she wore at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney costs £ 585.

In January, she wore a pair of earrings from Kimai, a London-based brand that specializes in laboratory-grown diamonds to avoid the controversies surrounding diamond mining.

She also prefers Edge of Ember – most recently she wore a £ 135 evil eye necklace (designed to protect you from negative vibes) for a Zoom call. Edge of Ember prides itself on ethical manufacturing, working with artisans and small factories in Asia. The London base is an all women operation and customers can recycle old jewelry.

PS: AND BEFORE WE EVEN START WITH THE JEWELRY ... Meghan has worn several pieces from the ethical Canadian jeweler Ecksand, who use traceable, conflict-free diamonds and are dedicated to minimizing their carbon footprint. A stackable ring like the one she wore at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018 costs £ 585.

PS: AND THAT'S BEFORE WE EVEN START WITH THE JEWELRY … Meghan has worn several pieces from ethical Canadian jeweler Ecksand, which uses traceable, conflict-free diamonds and is dedicated to minimizing its carbon footprint. A stackable ring like the one she wore at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018 costs £ 585.

In January, she wore a pair of earrings from Kimai, a London brand that specializes in laboratory-grown diamonds to avoid the controversy surrounding diamond mining.

In January, she wore a pair of earrings from Kimai, a London-based brand that specializes in laboratory-grown diamonds to avoid the controversies surrounding diamond mining.

In January, she wore a pair of earrings from Kimai, a London-based brand that specializes in laboratory-grown diamonds to avoid the controversies surrounding diamond mining.

She also prefers Edge of Ember - most recently she wears a £ 135 evil eye necklace (designed to protect you from negative vibes) for a Zoom cal

. Edge of Ember prides itself on ethical manufacturing, working with artisans and small factories in Asia. The London base is an all women operation and customers can recycle old jewelry

She also prefers Edge of Ember – most recently she wore a £ 135 evil eye necklace (designed to protect you from negative vibes) for a Zoom call. Edge of Ember prides itself on ethical manufacturing, working with artisans and small factories in Asia. The London base is an all women operation and customers can recycle old jewelry.

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