Beulah London provides wages for vulnerable women

Kate Middleton supported victims of sex trafficking in India by wearing a floaty white dress and matching headscarf to visit the Assyakirin Mosque with Prince William in Malaysia last month.

The Duchess bought the loose-fitting number from friend Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs, who set up ethical clothing company Beulah London in 2011 after a stint teaching English and needlework to girls who’ve been affected.

‘It was heartbreaking, but it helped me to understand slavery and how traffickers work,’ says Natasha, 29.

‘It also taught me the importance of education because traffickers prey on the uneducated, the ones who have no options. I realised that providing skills could prevent trafficking.’

Beulah London‘s aim became to provide a wage for victims, so each garment comes with a canvas bag created by the women through a Calcutta-based charity project.

Kate, 30, is a big fan of the label – she wore their floor-length red dress at a charity gala last year and donned a flower-patterned frock to a wedding in July.

‘I think she just really likes the collection,’ Natasha tells the Daily Mail.

‘And the ethical values behind it.’

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