British maven Vivienne Westwood released her latest line of clutches, crossbodys and totes from her Ethical Fashion Africa project. From the website:
Vivienne Westwood has once again partnered with the ITC (International Trade Centre) in the Ethical Fashion Programme. This programme now supports over 7,000 women, who have a strong desire to improve their lives. Through the Programme’s extensive network, some of the poorest people in the world now have access to a job. The income earned enables children to attend school.
It pays for medical expenses. It ensures other basic needs can be met. All those involved in Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection are empowered by the pride they take in their work and the new skills learnt.
Viv also documents her time in Kenya in a video on the site. Men and women styles are available on Yoox.com.