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Style with a conscience

Style with a conscience

Lawfully Chic is delighted to see the Middleton sisters hitting the headlines this month by supporting ethical fashion. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, chose a red Sarai dress from eco-conscious British fashion brand Beulah London to an event at Clarence House hosted by 100 Women In Hedge Funds last Thursday, while her sister Pippa chose a pair of earrings from the ‘Laura Bailey for Made’ collection to wear at the Too Many Women charity event on the same night.

Beulah London employs girls who have been sex trafficked in India in part of the production line, and aims to equip women with sufficient training skills to give them an alternative, sustainable livelihood. The women produce a canvas bag, which accompanies every Beulah purchase.

Meanwhile, Pippa’s cast recycled brass earrings were designed by Laura Bailey for Made, a fair-trade fashion accessories brand which Lawfully Chic first highlighted in a blog “Made: By the people for the people” (28 February). Made creates hand-made products in their African workshop, teaching their Kenyan employees new skills and providing them with sustainable opportunities.

Made’s Flo Hill said: “It’s great to see the girls flying the flag for ethical fashion. They both look stunning and it will encourage women to think about the story behind their clothes and accessories.”