Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection has officially been nominated for London Design Museum’s, Design of the Year Award.
Now in its third season of production, the collections have helped to create work for women living in some of the most poverty stricken areas of Kenya – along with teaching them lifelong skills for a sustainable income.
The British Council’s Alison Moloney has said of the collaboration, ‘This project shows it is possible to provide wealth to poor communities through business. It promotes sustainable and fair trade practice, yet does not compromise Westwood’s iconic design aesthetic.’
Designs from all of the nominees are on show at the Design Museum until July 15th. Listen out for the winners annoucement on April 24th!