Saturday, 23 July 2011
Vivienne Westwood Ethical Africa Project
Miss Vivienne Westwood is a designer that I've always admired for many reasons. One of the foremost is her bravery in taking a stance for something she believes in, despite it's potential to be controversial.
From her punk and bondage roots Vivienne has continued this tradition, which in it's current reincarnation focuses on providing funding and a source of income for some skilled women of Kenya, Africa.
Following a recent design trip to the capital, Nairobi, Miss Westwood has commissioned a line of ethically-produced accessories which employ many local female workers, and utilize recycled materials. The collection has been improved by the International Trade Centre's Ethical Fashion Programme, and it looks damn tasty.
The collection was launched at Pitti Uomo in Florence this time around to great acclaim.