Karen Walker Screen-printed fabric & pouch pattern. © Louis Nderi & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative


Karen Walker and the Ethical Fashion Initiative began working together in 2012 to produce an eyewear pouch collection for Spring Summer 2014. The pouches were made in Kenya using screen-printing and beadwork techniques. The pouches came with every pair of Karen Walker glasses which are sold through 500 global stockists. More elaborate and embellished pouches were also made in Kenya and sold as part of an exclusive collection.

To launch the collection and partnership, Karen Walker shot the famous Visible Campaign in Kenya, featuring artisans that were involved in making the eyewear pouches.

Karen Walker Visible from Karen Walker on Vimeo.