Vivienne Westwood AW15 Collection


This order was made by a team composed of 62% Women

88% of artisans paid for school fees with their income from the Vivienne Westwood AW15 Collection

The collection was made in Kenya by 180 artisans from 8 community groups. 

Thanks to this order, 63% of the artisans saved their earnings, and  24% invested in education, health, housing and small businesses

Materials used

East african canvas

Cow horn

Recycled scrap metals


Fact File

The Vivienne Westwood AW15 order allowed the income of artisans to increase up to 2-8 times

Click here to download the full impact assessment report. 


“I am not yet married however I take care of my younger brother. During this Vivienne Westwood order I worked as a screen printer. With the income I received, I was able to move from the slum into a new better house in Kitengela. I also paid school fees for my brother.”

Peter Sejero, 32

“I worked on the order as a stitcher. In addition to good income I received good training which has greatly improved my stitching skills. With my savings from my income , I bought a manual machine which I plan to use for tailoring and dress making.”

Sharon Maluki, 26

“I started working on the order as a preparer, I didn’t have any skill when the order began so I only provided manual labour. During the order I got interested in screen printing and requested to be trained in it. Today I am happy that I have acquired a new skill that will help even after the order is finished.”

Lucy Wamucii, 25

“I used to be a housewife depending on my husband for everything. As a woman there are some things you cannot ask from your husband or any other person. So my situation without work made me feel inferior and timid. With the income from the order I feel truly empowered. Today my husband consults me whenever we intend to buy something for our house. He never even bothered to do this when I lacked income. I am a happy mother thanks to the order’s income.”

Maurine Adhiambo Aliet, 39

People first. Fair supply chain. Living wages. Dignified working conditions.

We carry out a Social Impact Report for every collection made in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative. 

Social workers are embedded in the communities in which we work, and closely monitor the implementation of our code of conduct. 

Extensive data is collected to carefully measure the impact of each order, to ensure that the work is positively impacting the lives of the artisans and that our projects are working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.