Vivienne x Asos
The collection Vivienne Westwood for Asos
was handmade in Nairobi. Recycled canvas,
repurposed roadside signs and leather cut-offs.
Then again, Vivienne Westwood is not your typical fashion designer.
The collection, which features totes, backpacks and a zipped clutch, was
crafted by Kenyan women living below the poverty line. Westwood is the
latest in a line of designers embracing sustainable production in Africa.
Sass & Bide, Maiyet, Edun and Suno are some of the other labels employing
artisans in developing countries to promote self-sufficient economies. The
Vivienne Westwood Ethical Africa collection will be available
on Asos this month.