Vivienne Westwood is really showing the folks of Nairobi some love.
Not only did she employ over 7,000 Kenyans to handcraft her Ethical Fashion Africa collection, she also used some of them as models for her fall campaign!
The designer flew to Africa with photographer Juergen Teller, where she posed amongst the people of Nairobi in the garments she designed as well as the eco-friendly bags they created.
[Images courtesy of Juergen Teller / Vivienne Westwood.]
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Vivienne Westwood has introduced a new handbag collection that's both eco-friendly and bettering the lives of some of the poorest people in Nairobi.
For her Ethical Fashion Africa collection the British designer provided jobs for over 7,000 people living in Kenya who handcrafted the bags out of recycled materials like electrical wiring, tent canvas, aluminum and plastic bags.
Dame Vivienne said of the project: "'This is not charity, it is work."
Westwood's bags are available on her website and Yoox.com and range in price from $49 for a keyring to $339 for a white crochet bowling bag or fabric bag.
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