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