Vivienne Westwood AW17
55% of artisans paid for school fees with their income
6 Community groups, 67 artisans
45% of the artisans saved their earnings, and 22% invested in education, health, housing and small businesses
Brass metals extracted from broken taps and padlocks
Upcycled dhow sail from the Kenyan coast
East African cotton canvas
33% of Vivienne Westwood autumn-winter 2017/2018 order was produced using recycled materials
I am a mother of one. I worked on Vivienne Westwood’s AW 17/18 order as a beader. Beading the clutch panel was really difficult at the beginning but after training my beading skills improved thus enabling me to increase my income. I used the income to buy new household utensils.
Lenny Achieng, 27 years old
I worked on the Vivienne Westwood AW 17/18 order as a preparer. Besides providing me with income the order also provided a training opportunity. I used the income to pay my rent and to support my mother.
Nickson Akhwale, 22 years old
I am a single mother of one. The Vivienne Westwood AW 17/18 order gave me enough income which allowed me to buy food for my family.
Eunice Nashipai, 32 years old