Vivienne Westwood x ASOS
Sustainable fashion advocate and all-round design guru Vivienne Westwood has developed a range of ethically produced bags for online retail giant ASOS. Made in Nairobi by women affected by extreme poverty, the Ethical Africa collection uses recycled canvas, repurposed roadside signs and leather cut-offs to create a range of unisex totes and backpacks, along with a zipped clutch. The partnership is part of Westwood’s contribution to the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a project delivered by the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, connecting fashion brands with artisans in Haiti and Africa. It’s not the first time the designer has worked with the EFI: last year, she made a similar collection of bags for Virgin Atlantic ground staff when she helped redesign the airline’s uniforms to give them an eco twist. Bag one of these beauties for yourself and help support this excellent initiative!