Tuesday, September 27, 2011

autumn/winter 2011-12 Ethical Fashion Africa collection | Vivienne Westwood and Juergen Teller in Africa

autumn/winter 2011-12 Ethical Fashion Africa collection

Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller in Nairobi
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"What I do, making bags, can make a difference," Westwood said. "This project gives people control over their lives - charity doesn't give control, it does the opposite, it makes them dependant."


According to the Vogue UK article, Vivienne Westwood and Juergen Teller in Africa  involves working on the autumn/winter 2011-12 Ethical Fashion Africa collection in association with the International Trade Center. The programme has enlisted thousands of local women to produce bags and earn a fair wage in return.


"Our project enables some of the world's poorest people to enter fashion's value chain as producers, while also allowing designers, who want to source ethically, to do so knowing their collaborators in the slums of Nairobi or impoverished rural areas are being paid a fair wage following the Code of Conduct stipulated by the Fair Labour Association," Simone Cipriani, head of the ITC, added.


Vivienne Westwood Ethical Africa bags are available from www.viviennewestwood.com and www.yoox.com

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