Vivienne Westwood SS2020

IMPACT
REPORT

This collection was made in Kenya, with our social enterprise partners Artisan Fashion. 

53% of the artisans were women

A total of 101 artisans worked on this order

47% of artisans saved part of their income from the order, and used it to pay for school fees and other needs

100% Worker satisfaction was recorded

Materials Used

East African Cotton Canvas

Brass metals extracted from recycled taps and padlocks.

Rubber from recycled inner tube.

East African Cotton Canvas

East African Cow leather

Recycled cow horn

Fact File

A new embroidery technique was used for two of the styles, so training was provided for this. And the embroidery designs on three of these seasons’ styles took a full day to embroider one artwork! 

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ARTISAN
TESTIMONIALS

“I have been working with Ethical fashion for three years. I am a single mom 2 handsome boys. The earnings from Vivienne Westwood order helped me provide school fees for my two boys as well as well as helping clear hospital bills for my mum who was recently admitted.”

Lucy Wamucci, 27 years old

“For the past 5 years I have worked here, I have been able to provide for my family comfortably. I enjoy working on Vivienne Westwood orders for Artisan Fashion because of a very good, friendly and approachable culture there. With my fellow employees…we are like one big family.”

Grace Wayua, 43 years old

“Before joining Artisan Fashion, I was a cloth Vender in Gikomba market in Nairobi, a business disrupted by the 2017 general elections. I began working with Artisan Fashion in 2019 January and since then my living standards have greatly improved. I have been able to comfortably pay my bills as well as take care of my small brother and my grandmother. I am a genuinely a happy employee.”

Raphael Kimani, 24 years old

“I was born in Mombasa county but relocated to Nairobi in search of job and indeed found it. This job has provided me with a stable salary which has helped me support my family and also save for the future.”

Hudson Madegwa, 34 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.