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Searching London, New York, Milan and Paris for the designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress may have been a red herring as it emerges a small Fair Trade cooperative in Bangladesh is busy making a Royal gown.

After Royal jewellers Gerrard hinted that the couple may be considering using Fairtrade gold for their rings it’s entirely feasible that Kate Middleton will break from convention again and select a Fair Trade gown.

Swallows is a Fair Trade women’s project based in Thanapara Swallows, near the Ganges River in North West Bangladesh. Set up to provide opportunities for women who suddenly found that they were the head of the household, after the village was devastated in 1971, when all the adult males were massacred during the war of independence. Swallows has long been making Fair Trade fashion for the UK market through one of the largest Fair Trade fashion brands People Tree.

Raihan Ali, Director of Swallows said today; “It’s a...

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