Dame Vivienne Westwood is, as we speak, in Milan launching her latest Ethical Fashion Africa Collection, comprising bags created from recycled materials (unlikely things like electrical wiring, recycled aluminum, and plastic bags) which would otherwise end up in landfills.
As well as utilizing otherwise waste materials, the bags are also ethically produced, being ‘Handmade with love’ in Nairobi, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC), which is a joint body of the United Nations and World Trade Organisation. Available from today, you can purchase one of the bags on on yoox.com or at Vivienne Westwood stores.
Now, whilst we can’t fly you to either Milan or Nairobi, we can show you a very beautiful video of Dame Vivienne talking about her latest collection, and how the project has changed the lives of people in Nairobi. Which is NEARLY as good.
- Alex Butt