Vivienne Westwood AW18 Collection


62% Women

64% of artisans paid for school fees with their income

8 Community groups, 62 artisans

64% of the artisans saved their earnings, and 82% invested in education, health, housing and small businesses

Materials used

Brass metals extracted from broken taps and padlocks

Maasai shuka, East African cotton canvas

Cow horn and ceramic beads


Fact File

During the order, the artisans received a fire/first aid drill from the St Johns ambulance service, who trained staff on how to react in an emergency situation.

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“I am a mother of five. I participated in the Vivienne Westwood Autumn-Winter 2018 order as a beader. I was happy to work on the order, since at the time there was little work for artisans due to the disruptive floods in Kenya. The income from the order helped me feed my family and pay school fees”.

Hanna Nguyoto, 40 years old


“I worked on Vivienne Westwood’s Autumn-Winter 2018 order as a preparer. During the order, I was promoted to manage the stock of materials in the store. I used the income from the order to pay rent and meet all my monthly bills.”

Winfred Wangari, 31 years old


“I am a mother of two. I worked on the Vivienne Westwood Autumn-Winter 2018 order as a beader. Beading the panel was very challenging. However, I received on-the-job training that greatly improved my beading skills”.

Eunice Akelo, 28 years old

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.