Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vivienne Westwood Launches Ethical Fashion Africa Collection

Vivienne Westwood fashion design career spans over 30 years and she has remained true to her own eclectic sense of style. Now she combines that style with eco-friendly fashion and philanthropy.

Vivienne is using her philanthropy power to forever change the lives of women in Africa. She released a limited-edition collection accessories named "Ethical Fashion Africa." She has teamed up with YOOXYGEN to launch The Ethical Fashion Africa Project that has been backed by the International Trade Center, a joint effort of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

Vivienne traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to teach a women how to design handbags from locally-sourced, recycled materials to produce fashionable bags and accessories. This skill gives women the opportunity to earn a living and become self-sufficient. You can see Vivienne's trip to Kenya here.

The limited-edition collection of accessories are 100% handmade in Nairobi from recycled materials. The collection retails for $49-$339. View her handbags, laptop covers and other items on YOOX.