​"The recycling of waste and unwanted materials is of paramount importance."
Maasai shuka
The Maasai people are pastoral nomads. Their wealth, religion and livelihoods all revolve around their cattle. Part of the Maasai tribes traditional dress is the Shuka, which comes in multiple colours and can be worn in a variety of ways.
Leather
The Maasai people are pastoral nomads. Their wealth, religion and livelihoods all revolve around their cattle. Part of the Maasai tribes traditional dress is the Shuka, which comes in multiple colours and can be worn in a variety of ways. Full grain leather means the leather has not been buffed or sanded down to remove the imperfections from the top layer. Only the hair is removed. For this reason the leather is stronger and more durable than any other leather. Full grain Kenyan cow leather usually reflects the life of the animal, sometimes in branding or scratches.
Dhow Sail
There are a variety of traditional boats used for fishing and transport found throughout the Kenyan coast. The most iconic is the Dhow sailboat. The sail of the boat is made from a patchwork of local canvas. ​For the Vivienne Westwood AW17/18 collection old, worn-out and weathered Dhow sails were recycled to ​create the unique look of the bag.
RECYCLED BRASS