Vivienne Westwood X Ethical Fashion Initiative Equals Africa Bags
The joy in your heart when you know that Vivienne Westwood has the back of the African sisters, and to hold that for ten years is not an easy feat.
The Vivienne Westwood Africa bag collection is made by artisans in Kenya. Over the past five years, Vivienne Westwood’s involvement has supported thousands of micro-producers from marginalised communities in these regions, developing their artisan skills and improving their financial prospects. This has promoted the growth of sustainable business instead of aid dependency.
Over the past ten seasons the Vivienne Westwood EFI Africa bags have been presented in the Westwood mainline Gold,Red Label and MAN runway shows and Anglomania advertising campaigns, demonstrating their growing significance to complete the Westwood look.
The Africa bag collection evolves each season, introducing new styles and in turn skill development of the artisans in Africa. The collections are brought to life through the use of distinctive Westwood archive prints, shapes and finally stamped with Vivienne’s latest political or environmental Climate Revolution message.
It is really great that local traders are being empowered and at the same time, every bad sends a message that speaks to current situation of the world
To celebrate, a special edition 10th anniversary bag collection has been produced revisiting Vivienne Westwood’s iconic squiggle print.
The collection is exclusively available online at www.viviennewestwood.com/shop/womens/accessories/bags . Go check it out because it is the end of the month and your account is smiling at you.