Vivienne Westwood SS17 Collection


51% Women

78% of artisans paid for school fees with their income

3 Community groups, 86 artisans

45% of the artisans saved their earnings, and  15% invested in education, health, housing and small businesses

Materials used

Brass metals extracted from broken taps and padlocks

Upcycled dhow sail from the Kenyan coast

Fact File

98% of the Vivienne Westwood SS-17 order was completed using recycled materials such as Horns, Dhow sail, scrap metals and cans.

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“I am a mother of seven and have 4 other orphan children whom I take care of. I decided to join my husband in performing this order so as to supplement family income. I worked mostly in the furnace. I was very happy to work on Vivienne Westwood order as it gave my family the money we need to settle legal fees for our son who is in his final year of secondary school and was involved in a serious indiscipline case. I pray that Vivienne Westwood continues to send us orders since all that we own now was largely procured through Vivienne Westwood orders.”

Benta Awuor 38

“I am a mother of two. I worked on Vivienne Westwood SS-17 order as a preparation supervisor. This work was very instrumental in terms of helping me take care of my family.”

Grace Imenje 35

“I am the screen printing supervisor at Artisans Fashion. The Vivienne Westwood SS-17 helped me to develop in terms of skills and other needs. I appeal for more work so that the improvement I have hitherto experienced continues in my life.”

Peter Sejero 31

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.