Vivienne Westwood SS18 Collection


66% Women

90% of artisans paid for school fees with their income

6 Community groups, 87 artisans

31% of the artisans saved their earnings, and 5% invested in education, health, housing and small businesses

Materials used

Brass metals extracted from broken taps and padlocks

Recycled coffee sacks

Dhow sail collected from the Kenyan coast

East African farmed cotton canvas and Maasai shukas

Fact File

During this order artisans faced the challenge of heightened ethnic tension from the presidential elections.

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“I am a mother of four. I worked on Vivienne Westwood’s spring-summer 2018 order as a preparer. I enjoyed working on the order with the up-cycled materials such as coffee sack and dhow sail materials. I used my income to pay rent, buy food and saved some to use during Christmas festivities”.

Alice Okeyo, 43 years old


“I am a mother of three. I worked on the Vivienne Westwood spring-summer 2018 order as a beader. Beading the panel was very challenging. I received on- the-job training which greatly improved my beading skills”.

Naserian Eunice, 25 years old


“I am a father of one. The Vivienne Westwood spring- summer 2018 order gave me the opportunity to feed and to care for my young family. The order came when my wife had just given birth. I used some of the income to meet maternity bills.”

Isiah Saindamo, 23 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.