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Since 2010, we have been producing an accessories line in Kenya thanks to a collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) of the International Trade Centre – a joint body of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation – which currently supports the work of thousands of artisan micro-producers from marginalised African communities.

Our work with Artisan Fashion

Since 2015, our products have been manufactured through a local social enterprise, Artisan Fashion, which specialises in the production of high-end accessories with community groups of artisans. Originally set up by EFI, Artisan Fashion is now a completely independent and successful business due in part to the continued workflow from Vivienne Westwood, which supports 2,600 artisans. This season, 74% of all the artisans employed by Artisan Fashion are women and 42% of artisans were able to put savings toward school fees, while 85% improved their skills through on the job training.