Vivienne Westwood Debuts Upcycled Bags for Ethical Fashion Africa

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The Autumn/Winter 2011 range carries 14 different styles of bags and accessories, for men and women. By working with the United Nations International Trade Centre, Westwood and Yoox are creating dignified, sustainable employment while minimizing their ecological impact. “It gives people control over the lives,” Westwood says of the project. “Charity doesn’t give them control. It’s the opposite; it makes them dependent.”

As a climate-change campaigner, Westwood believes in creating options that don’t exploit the environment.

As a climate-change campaigner, Westwood believes in creating options that don’t exploit the environment. “It’s quite incredible to think we might save the world through fashion,” she adds.

+ Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa

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